Explosion at Hoshine Silicon’s Polysilicon Plant in China Threatens Supply

Explosion at Hoshine Silicon’s Polysilicon Plant in China Threatens Supply

A massive explosion was reported at a polysilicon factory in the city of Shihezi in China’s Xinjiang region. The plant produces raw materials for polysilicon used in the production of ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
First Solar Clocks 32% Rise in Net Sales QoQ in Q1 2021

First Solar Clocks 32% Rise in Net Sales QoQ in Q1 2021

First Solar, a U.S.-based manufacturer of solar modules, has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021). Net sales for Q1 2021 touched $803.4 million, an ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Coal India Prepares for Solar Manufacturing, Project Development

Daily News Wrap-Up: Coal India Prepares for Solar Manufacturing, Project Development

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Coal India Limited (CIL) has announced the formation of two wholly-owned subsidiaries for undertaking solar photovoltaic manufacturing ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Mitsui India’s BIS Accredited Solar Testing Lab in Gujarat Kickstarts Operations

Mitsui India’s BIS Accredited Solar Testing Lab in Gujarat Kickstarts Operations

Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated has started at its brand-new solar testing facility and certification laboratory in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The lab, which is a Bureau of Indian Standards accredited (BIS) testing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
The Netherlands Asked to Pay €659 Million for Not Imposing Duties on Solar Imports

The Netherlands Asked to Pay €659 Million for Not Imposing Duties on Solar Imports

The European Commission (EC) has asked the Netherlands to pay €659 million (~$798.6 million) to the European Union for not imposing anti-dumping and countervailing duties on solar panels imported from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ China Adds 1.3 GW of Residential Solar Capacity in October 2020

Daily News Wrap-Up: China Adds 1.3 GW of Residential Solar Capacity in October 2020

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: China has installed 1.3 GW of residential solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ 95 MW Solar Project in Kazakhstan with Sungrow Inverters Goes Online

Daily News Wrap-Up: 95 MW Solar Project in Kazakhstan with Sungrow Inverters Goes Online

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Inverter solution supplier for renewables, Sungrow, announced that 95 MW of its 1500V medium-voltage central inverter solutions ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Trump's Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

Trump’s Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

The United States President Donald Trump's attempts to revoke the exclusion of imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition may have failed. President Trump had earlier asserted to raise ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Researchers Identify the Source of Impurity in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Researchers Identify the Source of Impurity in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (Fraunhofer IISB) have claimed that they have identified how impurities are formed in silicon crystals during their manufacturing process ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers at NREL Assess Ways to Recycle Silicon Used in Solar Modules

Researchers at NREL Assess Ways to Recycle Silicon Used in Solar Modules

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have conducted the first global assessment of various approaches used to manage solar photovoltaic (PV) modules at the end of their life ...
/ / Solar, Technology
DGTR to Hold Oral Hearing on Anti-Subsidy Investigation of Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

DGTR to Hold Oral Hearing on Anti-Subsidy Investigation of Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has announced that the second hearing in the anti-subsidy investigation concerning the import of textured (tempered) glass from Malaysia will take place on ...
Ground-Mounted Solar Projects Not Part of Shams Dubai Program Anymore

Ground-Mounted Solar Projects Not Part of Shams Dubai Program Anymore

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that ground-mounted solar power projects are no longer included under the Shams Dubai program. DEWA’s Shams Dubai solar program, which was introduced ...
US-Based Solar Panel Maker SunPower Raises $1 Billion Financing

US-Based Solar Panel Maker SunPower Raises $1 Billion Financing

A U.S.-based solar panel maker, SunPower Corp., has announced a strategic partnership of $1 billion (~₹74.97 billion) with Technology Credit Union (Tech CU), one of the leading credit unions in ...
Abu Dhabi’s 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar Project Records World’s Lowest Tariff of $0.0135_kWh

Abu Dhabi’s 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar Project Records World’s Lowest Tariff of $0.0135/kWh

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower), has received the lowest ever tariff for its 2 GW solar project. The record low ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
COVID-19 Impact_ Solar Module Manufacturer SunPower Halts Production Temporarily

COVID-19 Impact: Solar Module Manufacturer SunPower Halts Production Temporarily

Companies across the globe are trying hard to tackle the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In one such case, a U.S. solar panel maker, SunPower Corp, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Singapore’s CapitaLand Receives Over $282 Million for Green Buildings

Singapore’s CapitaLand Receives Over $282 Million for Green Buildings

Headquartered in Singapore, CapitaLand has secured a total of S$400 million (~$282.65 million) in a green loan to increase its green assets and enhance its global portfolio by 2030. Out ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Inferior Backsheets Will Cut the Life of Solar Projects

Inferior Backsheets Will Cut the Life of Solar Projects

Solar project development in India has always been very competitive due to the reverse auction process and also lately because of tariff caps, which forces developers to bid unrealistically low ...
Sembcorp Signs Deal with Singapore Airlines to Install Over 20,000 Solar Panels

Sembcorp Signs Deal with Singapore Airlines to Install Over 20,000 Solar Panels

Sembcorp Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has signed a power purchase agreement with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) to install, own, and operate over 20,000 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Sunseap Group Secures $50 Million for Solar Projects in Singapore

Sunseap Group Secures $50 Million for Solar Projects in Singapore

Sunseap Group, a Singapore-based renewable energy solutions provider, has received a total sum of S$50 million (~$36.7 million) from ABC World Asia and Temasek. The investment will be used for ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Robotic Cleaning of Solar Modules Gaining Traction in India Amid Water Scarcity

Robotic Cleaning of Solar Modules Gaining Traction in India Amid Water Scarcity

Water is a scarce commodity in a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, and the use of water in energy generation is a big concern. The rise of solar and ...
Yellow Door to Help APICORP Install Solar and Energy-Efficient Technologies in Saudi Arabia

Yellow Door to Help APICORP Install Solar and Energy-Efficient Technologies in Saudi Arabia

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, has signed two agreements with Yellow Door Energy to install a rooftop solar system at APICORP’s headquarters in Dammam ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Indian Railways Plans to Source 1 GW of Solar, 200 MW of Wind Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways Plans to Source 1 GW of Solar, 200 MW of Wind Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways is planning to source approximately 1,000 MW of solar power and nearly 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22 across zonal railways and production units. Out of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ecoppia to Provide Cleaning Solutions for Fortum’s Solar Projects at Pavagada and Bhadla

Ecoppia to Provide Cleaning Solutions for Fortum’s Solar Projects at Pavagada and Bhadla

Ecoppia, a company providing automation and robotics for large-scale solar projects, has been chosen by Fortum to deploy its field-proven cleaning solutions across its solar projects in India. Ecoppia develops fully ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Researchers Find a Way to Extract Silicon from Discarded Solar Panels and Use it in Batteries

Researchers Find a Way to Extract Silicon from Discarded Solar Panels and Use it in Batteries

Researchers at the Deakin University have come up with an innovative way to extract silicon for discarded solar panels and turn it into nano silicon for batteries. This latest innovation ...
/ / Solar, Technology