Many countries such as Brazil, Germany, etc. have combined renewable energy auctions of both wind and solar energy to get the cheapest prices for green power generation instead of going for separate auctions for solar and wind energy. This gives them greater optionality and variety in terms of load generation and prices. However, solar energy’s sharp technological improvement […]

Solar energy was one of the first fronts of the trade war between the USA and China which had started as early as 2016. Under Trump, the war has not only expanded into many fronts but also deepened in the solar sector where high safeguard blanket duties were imposed not only for solar panel and […]

The Chinese solar industry is by far the dominant country in terms of solar product manufacturing with 9 of the top 10 manufactures of solar panels coming from China. The major Chinese companies have continuously added capacity at a far greater level than global demand as they look to kill their competitors through sheer scale […]

Chinese solar company Longi has transformed the global solar industry by managing to produce monocrystalline solar ingots and wafers at a much lower cost than the overall industry and has almost single-handedly transformed the industry’s dominant technology. The company has been rapidly expanding capacity to take advantage of its low-cost production process and currently has […]

The upstream part of the solar supply chain was the only part where Chinese companies were not dominating the market completely. Due to the complex chemical processes of making high-grade polysilicon, Chinese companies imported large quantities of pure grade silicon from Germany, the USA, and Korea. The initial years of the solar boom had led […]

Australia like most of the Anglo Saxon countries such as the USA and Canada have been extremely reluctant to make meaningful contributions towards the fight against climate change. Despite the populations in these countries pushing their policymakers to move more strongly against the defining crisis of mankind, the politicians have not done really much. Austalia […]