Category Archives: Analysis

Australian Environmental Groups Ask Government to Institute Recycling Scheme for Solar Panels

published: 2019-03-19 13:28 | editor | category: Analysis
Thanks to high electricity prices and declining installation costs, more and more homeowners in Australia are putting up solar panels on their roofs to cut down their utility bills. While this is a very positive development for the country’s solar market, a serious environmental downside has emerged from the surge of demand for residential PV systems. ...  more

Demand for xEV Batteries Grow Steadily, but Chinese xEV Battery Market Faces Reshuffle as Subsidies Phase Out, Says TrendForce

published: 2019-01-24 11:29 | editor | category: Analysis
According to the latest research by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, the market of new energy vehicle will continue to grow steadily, driving the demand for xEV batteries, despite the slowdown in global automotive market since 2018. The global demand for lithium-ion batteries used in new energy passenger cars is estimated to reach 155GWh in 2019, a growth of 63% from 95GWh in 2018. ...  more

Obscured policies in Taiwan’s FIT scheme to impact on sustainable development of local solar supply chain

published: 2018-12-17 10:22 | editor | category: Analysis
The Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced a 10.17% decrease to next year’s feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for solar PV installations, which is much higher than the average decrease of 4.25% in the global PV industry. This will make 2019 a tough year for Taiwan’s PV industry, with wider-than-expected impacts on the whole market. ...  more