Industry Focus


Annual Decline for Feed-in Tariff Should be Set at 4% in Order to Meet 2025 PV Installation Goals, Says EnergyTrend

According to the latest “Solar Powering Taiwan: Special Report” by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, Taiwan’s PV installations made it past the 1GW mark for the first time in 2018, attracting man...  more



[Solar] Real world field testing of new power-enhanced ribbons for photovoltaic modules demonstrates outstanding gain of 2.1 percent in energy yield

HANAU, Germany and SHANGHAI, China, August 22, 2019- Heraeus Photovoltaics, a leading technology solution provider for the renewable energy industry, today announced that an outdoor field test of its Selectively Coated Ribbons (SCR™), the industry’s first “plug and play” power-enhancing ribbons for PV interconnection, has overachieved compared to previous tests conducted at standard testing conditions (STC)....  more


[Solar] Price Trend: Value Chain Shows Signs of Recovery, Aspiring for a Resounding Rebound

This week the overall market still maintains its wait-and-see approach. There has been less than active trading in the past few weeks. There may be some price changes between the various stages of the industrial value chain. ...  more


[Wind Energy] Danish Wind Turbine Tvindkraft in Operation for Over 40 Years

As the pioneer for wind power worldwide, Denmark currently houses the world’s first wind turbine Tvindkraft, which has been in operation for 41 years and counting. Its lifespan is a lot higher than the standard lifespan of wind turbines, which is usually around 25 years....  more


[Solar] Subsidy-Free Solar Power? Study Shows Chinese Major Cities Enjoy Solar Power Cheaper Than Grid

Credit: Shutterstock The PV levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) in China is declining year by year. A team led by Professor Jinyue Yang of KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm pointed out that the cost of a lot of unsubsidized solar installations is already lower than the general electricity tariffs. ...  more


[Solar] Holland Rolls Out Renewable Energy Tower for Festivals

In its collaboration with nine enterprises, Holland’s Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has rolled out a green-energy device, dubbed “GEM tower” that can be used as a power generator at festivals....  more