The fall in Chinese demand in 2019 had led to a sharp fall in the prices of the upstream solar supply chain namely polysilicon, wafers, and solar cells. This has put a lot of pressure on the players which focus exclusively on those parts of the supply chain. Wacker the German chemicals giant which has […]

Even before the election of Donald Trump, solar energy had witnessed a war between the USA and China with both countries having imposed anti-subsidy and anti-dumping duties on each other. The USA started the war by imposing duties on imports of Chinese solar cells and panels which was followed by China putting stiff duties on […]

The solar capacity additions in China dropped to just 30 GW down from around 45 GW in 2018. The 30 GW was also much ahead of forecasts as almost 40% of the year’s entire total capacity got added in December of 2019 itself. China peaked at 53 GW in 2018 and since then the total […]

Thin film technology in the early parts of the decade was looked upon as a competitor for crystalline silicon solar technology. However, the rapid scale-up and reducing costs of silicon solar technology made many of the thin film startups go bust one by one, as they could not climb up the technology curve fast enough. […]

Huawei has become the poster boy or rather the whipping boy of the US-China trade war with the USA going hammer and tongs against the Chinese giant and the way it operates. USA has almost banned Huawei from supplying its telecom equipment in the USA and is also trying to persuade other countries to stop […]

EVs in India The Indian solar industry is dominated by Chinese solar companies which push huge amounts of cheap solar products into the country which has driven the domestic manufacturing into the ground. This has been the common modus operandi of Chinese companies not only in the solar industry but even in other industries where […]