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PV Industry Price Trend: End Sector Forces an Incandescence State in Module Prices amidst Apparent Inflation from Upstream Sector

Polysilicon Polysilicon quotations continued to rise this week, where most concluded transactions had come from sporadic orders. The demand for sporadic polysilicon orders has ascended significantly amidst the continuously increasing operating rate from downstream wafer businesses, while most first-tier businesses are currently delivering products according to the September orders that were previously locked on, with essentially no additional products for sales, and individual businesses are also successively signing for October orders. ...  more



[Storage] Tesla Will Arguably Produce Large-Scale Battery Storage System Megapack in California with Secret Factory Expansion Plan

Tesla’a new facility in Lathrop of California broke ground in a low-profile manner. The new facility, known as Megafactory, is expected to produce the electric car maker’s largest utility-scale battery storage system Megapack....  more


[Solar] Energy Taiwan 2021 Postponed to December 8–10

The most iconic energy industry gathering in Taiwan, Energy Taiwan 2021—which was supposed to be held between October 27 and 29 at TaiNEX 2—has been postponed. On September 9, the organizers, SEMI and TAITRA, announced that the show has been put off to December 8–10....  more


[Solar] Golden Solar’s Xuzhou Base Begins Shipments of 182mm Mono-Si Wafers

Golden Solar New Energy Technology Holdings Ltd. (Golden Solar) announced on September 17 that its first batch of 182mm mono-Si wafers was shipped to its client Taoistic Solar from its manufacturing base in Xuzhou, a city in China’s Jiangsu Province. The announcement followed an earlier notice released by the company on September 7 stating that it secured an order for 1 million pieces of 158.75mm mono-Si wafers from the same client. Hence, the latest shipments represent upside demand....  more


[Solar] Solar Panel Reduced by 50% Weight with Glass Replaced by Plastic

Can one lift up a piece of solar panel simply with one hand? Dutch solar startup Solarge has replaced the glass layer on solar panels with reinforced plastic, which managed to cut down 50% of the weight, and does not impact the conversion efficiency of the solar panels....  more


[Solar] Indonesia‘s rule for the improvement of the net metering legislation for rooftop PV

Indonesia‘s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) has enacted the law MEMR 26/2021 that improves the net metering legislation for ...  more