Industry Focus


Global Demand for PV Modules Temporarily Decreases in 3Q19, But Annual Demand May Still Go Above 120GW, Says EnergyTrend

Ever since China’s 531 New Policy came into effect back in 2018, Chinese manufacturers impacted by the policy actively sought expansion overseas in order to lessen the risks from the policy. Adding th...  more



[Solar] Can Canadian Solar Meet Shipment Expectation in Q2?

The Q1 shipment volume of Canadian Solar hit 1,423 MW, compared with the company's original forecast of 1.3-1.4 GW. The company racked up revenues of US$484.7 million in Q1, but incurred a net loss of US$17.2 million. ...  more


[Solar] Renewable Energy Capacity Ready for Open Biddings in Italy in September

Italy will reportedly hold up to seven rounds of open biddings for 4.8 GW of renewable energy capacities during 2020-2021, according to the country’s Ministry of Economic Development....  more


[Solar] LONGi Lands Order for 1.31 Billion Mono-Si Wafers

LONGi on July 16 announced that it has inked contracts with the Vietnamese PV Cell manufacturer Vina Solar for the supply of 1.31 billion mono-si wafers. The deal, which is valued at US$540 million, is equivalent to 17% of the company's entire 2018 sales, according to the company....  more


[EV] Taiwan’s Government to Continue Subsidizing Purchase of Electric Motorcycles in 2020

The Taiwanese government will continue with its plan to subsidize the purchase of electric motorcycles in Taiwan in 2020, said the nation’s Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai during her visit to Gogoro’s plant on July 15th....  more


[Solar] Researchers at KAUST Achieve Breakthrough in Solar-Powered Seawater Desalination

Solar photovoltaics is not only a well-established form of renewable generation but also an extremely versatile power source for a wide range of applications. Hence, we often see large and small solar panels embedded onto various multi-purpose products that are popular in the consumer electronics market. ...  more