Industry Focus


TrendForce: Global PV Demand Will Reach 158GW for 2021 as Many Regional Markets Rebound, but Risks Remain as Subsidies Drop

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the release of the global PV demand. However, the impact of the pandemic was not as significant as expected because the global market also showed considerable r...  more



[Solar] Rolls-Royce Believes that Fuel Still Has a Future in Aviation, and Advocates the UltraFan Engine with Elevated Energy Efficiency

Replacing fossil fuel vehicles of internal combustion engines with electric vehicles has become an apparent tendency, where many have started to target at transportation outside of vehicles, including electric boats and planes, and believe that fully electrified transports are on the horizon, which means that engines that utilize fossil fuel are marching towards the end. However, major aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce believes otherwise....  more


[Solar] Meyer Burger signs distribution partnership with Solarmarkt for its high-performance solar modules in Switzerland

2020 is the year of transformation from a supplier of production equipment to a leading technology manufacturer of solar cells and solar modules Largest Swiss distributor of solar products adds Meyer Burger to its portfolio Market launch planned for 27 April, delivery starting in July Meyer Burger's solar modules can be ordered from Solarmarkt and other distribution partners beginning with the market launch For the distribution of its new high-performance solar modules in Switzerland, Meyer Burger will partner with Solarmarkt GmbH. The largest distributor of solar products in Switzerland is the first official distribution partner announced by the company....  more


[Solar] Apple Invests in New Renewable Energy and Plans to Achieve Carbon Neutrality in Supply Chain and Products by 2030

Apple has announced that over 110 manufacturing partners from its production line will be adopting 100% renewable energy, and investing in nearly 8GW of clean energy. The realization of these promises will reduce over 15 million tons of carbon dioxide emission each year, which equals a decrement of 3.4 million units of vehicles on the road....  more


[Solar] VRB Energy Will Build a Gigafactory in Hubei for Flow Battery Production

VRB Energy, a developer of energy storage solutions based on vanadium redox batteries (VRBs), announced on March 15 that it has signed a framework agreement with the municipal government of Xiangyang to supply energy storage equipment for a local PV-plus-storage project. VRB Energy is formerly known as Pu Neng and has offices in Vancouver and Beijing. ...  more


[Solar] Preparing for 100% Electrification, MINI to Launch Its Last ICE Vehicle Model in 2025

It appears that another automaker is planning to phase out its internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle production in the near future. MINI, a BMW-owned brand, announced recently that it will go fully-electric by 2030. By 2025, it will introduce its last fossil fuel vehicle....  more