Industry Focus


New Wave of Inflation Fermenting within the Industry Chain as Constrained Polysilicon Provision Persists

Polysilicon Polysilicon prices continued to surge under a slightly expanded degree this week, where mono-Si dense materials were quoted at a mainstream price of RMB 263-275/kg, while mono-Si compound feedings were quotes at a mainstream price of RMB 265-278/kg, with an average concluded price of RMB 271-273/kg. ...  more



[EV] CATL Announces New EV Battery with Record-High Energy Density and 1,000+ km Range

On June 23, China’s leading battery manufacturer CATL unveiled a new EV battery—the CPT 3.0 “Qilin”—claiming to have ultra-high energy density with a range of >1,000 km on single charge.   ...  more


[Solar] Supply Chain Raw Material Issues and Competition From EV Industry Impedes Progress of Energy Storage construction in US

Electric vehicles (EV) can be considered a boost to carbon reduction but the electricity that needs to be used must come from green energy that does not produce carbon emissions. However, as EVs are starting to take off together with and green energy development, new issues have arisen. ...  more


[Lithium Battery] Battery Lithium Prices Soar! BYD Rumored to Acquire Six African Lithium Mines

With global sales of new energy vehicles hitting new highs, the price of lithium, a rare metal used in battery raw materials, has soared. In response to the soaring price of lithium, Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD is rumored to have found six lithium mines in Africa and has reached acquisition agreements. The mines are expected to meet its battery demand for the next 10 years....  more


[Solar] Longer Lasting, New Perovskite Solar Cells May Operate for 30 Years

Perovskite solar energy conversion efficiency is high but it is also known for its endurance. American scientists have now used new solar testing technology to find that perovskite solar cells have high efficiency and can be used for 30 years and their service life even exceeds that of the 20 year lifespan of silicon solar energy....  more


[Solar] Sonnen Acquires Webatt to Expand Market Share for Integrated PV-Storage Systems

Sonnen Group, a German manufacturer of residential energy storage batteries, announced on June 2 that it will be acquiring 100% of Webatt Energia, a Spanish company that provides PV and energy storage solutions. ...  more