Category Archives: News

Huawei Hosts 2020 Europe Smart PV FusionSolar Day Online

published: 2020-07-22 12:00 | editor | category: News
In the beginning of July, Huawei hosted its 2020 Smart PV FusionSolar Day in Europe with 5 speakers and 5 panelists from leading research firms, customers and partners. The online event gathered attendees from more than 40 countries covering topics from PV market trends during and post COVID-19 to experience sharing for utility-scale projects. ...  more

American Electric Companies Pondering on Shifting to the Production of Renewable Energy as Natural Gas Pipeline Becomes the Object of Hatred

published: 2020-07-22 10:30 | editor | category: News
Various states in the US are conforming to different level of engagement in renewable energy policy, and most electric companies are now more interested in gas-fired power generation from the affordable natural gas due to the majority of disinterest in the implementation of renewable energy sources, especially subsequent to the shale gas revolution. However, this status is about to undergo changes as the oil and gas pipelines in the US became the object of hatred, which resulted in the exorbitant cost for establishing natural gas pipelines. Electric companies might as well forfeit the relevant planning, and shift to the production of renewable energy sources, should this phenomenon become the new norm. ...  more

Xpeng Motors Announces ~US$500mn Series C+ Financing

published: 2020-07-21 13:00 | editor | category: News
Xpeng Motors (the “Company”), a leading smart electric vehicle (“Smart EV”) company in China, today announced the signing of its Series C+ financing of around US$500 million with a group of investors including Aspex, Coatue, Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital China. ...  more

Taipower Restarted No. 1 Coal Unit of Taichung Power Plant in Preparation for a New Record High in Summer Electricity Consumption

published: 2020-07-21 10:30 | editor | category: News
Taiwan has broken record in electricity consumption for two days straight as the island reels under the oppressive heat of this summer. Anticipating that electricity demand will continue to climb, Taipower reactivated the first coal-fired generation unit (here referred to as the No. 1 Coal Unit) of the Taichung Power Plant late at night on July 14 and reconnected it to the grid in the morning of the next day. The public utility stated that ramping up the capacity of the power plant is necessary to ensure an adequate supply of electricity. ...  more

JinkoSolar Large-Area N-Type Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cell Reaches Record High Efficiency of 24.79%

published: 2020-07-21 4:00 | editor | category: News
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (the "Company," or "JinkoSolar") (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 24.79%, and have set a world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells. This result was independently confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH), Germany.  ...  more