Category Archives: Solar

The French Government Plans to Renege on Fixed PV Rates to Cut Down on €2 Billion in Yearly Subsidies, but at What Cost?

published: 2020-11-27 18:30 | editor | category: News
PV cost has plummeted within the past 10 years due to an increase in equipment installation and improvement in PV technology. Since 2010, PV cost has dropped by 82%. Although this spells good news for consumers and developers alike, the price drop also means the earlier fixed electricity rate (FIT, or feed-in-tariff) has become much more expensive than the rates offered by newly built PV power stations. In light of this discrepancy, the French government has now deemed it appropriate to adjust the earlier fixed rates. Should the proposal pass into law, this will likely have dire ramifications for PV power plants with capacities exceeding 250KW built between 2006 and 2010. ...  more

Trina Solar Signed orders to Ensure Supply

published: 2020-11-27 10:36 | editor | category: News
Since the beginning of the year, Trina Solar has signed four long-term purchase orders, locking in 3.567 billion wafers and 85 million square meters of pv glass. The total purchase contract value is estimated to be about 20.107 bi...  more

Toshiba Announces Halt of Coal-Fired Power Build-Out, Steps up Renewable Energy Strategy to Curb Carbon Emission

published: 2020-11-26 18:30 | editor | category: News
The future of coal-fired power is looking bleaker than ever in the face of the current trend of reduced carbon emissions. Case in point, Japan-based industrial equipment manufacturer Toshiba has announced that it will stop all its future constructions of coal-fired power plants and refuse all client orders for said plants while stepping up its renewable energy strategy. ...  more

Photovoltaic Industry Price Trend: Cell and Module Quotations Rise amidst Stabilized Prices during Stocking Period with Relatively Tight Supply of G1 Resources

published: 2020-11-25 18:03 | editor | category: Price Trend
Polysilicon The quotations for polysilicon have slightly decreased this week, and the overall reduction of the polysilicon market has decelerated evidently. The volume of concluded transactions has not increased with the continuous decrement of polysilicon quotations from weeks ago, and the downstream sector remains cautious on procurement, where the majority of polysilicon businesses are no longer lowering prices blindly, thus the overall reduction has decelerated. ...  more

Audi Launched Digital Virtual Exterior Mirrors that E-Tron Owners Can Upgrade for Free

published: 2020-11-23 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
Audi has recently announced to offer digital virtual exterior mirrors for production cars. The glass covers of this system's camera lens are heated, so they aren't blocked in bad weather conditions such as rain or frost. Moreover, the aerodynamic drag can be reduced. This system can work with active and passive safety systems. For customers who preorder e-Tron or e-Tron Sportback, they can upgrade to the virtual exterior mirrors for free. ...  more

GlidePath Will Work with Renewance to Form a Supply Chain for Recycling Lithium Batteries in the US

published: 2020-11-23 18:30 | editor | category: News
The market growth of electric vehicles and the widening adoption of energy storage systems in the utility sector have led to booming demand for lithium batteries worldwide. However, the surge in the use of lithium batteries has also raised concerns about the disposal and recycling of these devices at the end of their lifecycle. Recently, GlidePath Power Solutions and Renewance have entered into an alliance to build a supply chain for recycling lithium batteries in the US. GlidePath is an independent developer of renewable energy projects, while Renewance specializes in software solutions and management services for industrial batteries. Both companies are based in the state of Illinois. ...  more