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 […]

Gintech, Motech, Tainergy, and NSP to Form an Alliance Taiwanese solar cell manufacturers have always been in a troublesome spot due to their lack of end customer touchpoints. These companies which mostly make solar cells are known for their quality and scale. However, they remain dependent on solar panel makers for their sales as they do not […]

India a Huge Market for Second hand Chinese Solar Panels While India has always been a major market for low quality Chinese solar panels, what is interesting is now that even second-hand Chinese solar panels are finding their way into the Indian market which is always receptive to low cost equipment. The Indian market’s obsession […]

Could Result in Major Drop in Prices & Bankruptcies The USA government regulator on trade rules found that there was a case to be made of Chinese solar imports hurting the domestic USA solar panel manufacturing industry. This ruling which was made on 22nd September followed months of acrimonious to and fro between the solar panel […]