More Solar Capacity Expansion in China The Chinese solar manufacturers across the value chain are rapidly expanding capacity as the global demand has crossed the 100 GW level and is set to continue to rise given the cost competitiveness of solar energy. With solar energy already the cheapest energy source in many parts of the […]

China is all set to use its 2 km long solar powered expressway. Jinan, the capital city of Shandong launched weight-bearing solar panels stretching for 2km into the city, just before the year-end. The road is made of three different layers, with a top transparent concrete layer, that allows sunlight to penetrate, protecting the solar […]

Some of the top Chinese solar companies are all set up to set up capacities of 20 GW plus in the near future as they look to tap increasing global demand for solar PV given the record low prices being seen across the world. The Chinese solar capacity has always exceeded the rapidly growing demand […]

Industrial 4.0, AI and Data Analytics in Solar Manufacturing The Chinese solar companies are rapidly improving their technology and scale of operations further extending their lead over the few remaining non-Chinese solar players. Canadian Solar recently announced that it would become the first company to have a 10 GW+ solar module capacity in 2018. It may be beaten […]

United Renewable Energy – Taiwan Three of the largest solar cell makers in Taiwan have agreed to merge themselves to form a larger entity which can reap economies of scale and survive the solar industry competition. Taiwanese cells makers such as Motech, Gintech, NSP etc. have always found themselves on a backfoot as they were […]

The Middle East Continues to make new records Saudi Arabia recently held its first large solar energy reverse auction and discovered another abysmally low price of below 2 cents/kWh. Even though some analysts have said that the real price may be higher as the contract terms and conditions may provide additional allowances to the project […]