Category Archives: Solar

PV Industry Price Trend: Deadlock in Price Negotiation Persists for Polysilicon and Downstream Sectors as Cell and Module Quotations Deplete

published: 2021-07-08 17:24 | editor | category: Price Trend
Polysilicon Polysilicon quotations remained sturdy on the weaker end this week, where partial businesses remained in a deadlock for price negotiation. Having entered July, although wafer businesses are constantly suppressing the prices during procurement, polysilicon businesses are maintaining previous quotations without easy compromises owing to the near absence of inventory and fund-related pressures, though high level quotations are now scarce in the market. ...  more

Latest Energy Poll: Taiwan’s Public Supportive of Renewable Energy Development with Opposition Placed on Thermal Power and Fourth Nuclear Power Plant

published: 2021-07-07 9:30 | editor | category: News
The results of the “2021 Survey by the National Renewable Wind Energy Team” recently published by the Taiwan Social Innovation and Sustainable Development Association (TSISDA) indicate that the public is highly receptive to the idea of renewable energy, where 80.8% supports the government in fully implementing the development of green power, and 73% is in favor of the government establishing a Taiwanese offshore wind team. However, over 60% of the public is also concerned about a crisis of power outage. ...  more

US Solar Exceeded 100GW amidst Major Impacts of Cost and Pandemic

published: 2021-07-07 9:30 | editor | category: News
According to the report of the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie, the installed capacity of solar energy in the US has surpassed 100GW, and the new installed capacity during the first quarter of 2021 had also arrived at a new height. However, the simultaneous increase in the cost of materials and modules of solar energy still imposes numerous challenges for the future. ...  more

Mytilineos Entered into an EPC Contract with Total Eren for the Development of a New Solar Project in Uzbekistan

published: 2021-07-06 9:30 | editor | category: News
Greek industrial conglomerate Mytilineos obtained an EPC contract from French IPP Total Eren to develop a new solar project in Uzbekistan. Named “Tutly”, the project is located near the city of Samarkand and set to have a generation capacity of 131.3MWp. The signing of the contract was formally announced by Mytilineos on June 8.  ...  more

Indian Railway Issues a 740MW Solar Tender via Its Joint Venture

published: 2021-07-06 9:30 | editor | category: News
Railway Energy Management Co. Ltd. (REMCL), a joint venture of Indian Railway and Rail Indian Technical and Economic Service Ltd. (RITES), has released an invitation for bids for the installation of 750MW of ground-mounted PV systems on vacant parcels of land owned by Indian Railway. According to reporting by various green energy news outlets and research agencies, REMCL has been designated by the Indian Railway as the entity that oversees the tender proceedings, project development efforts, and power supply distribution for 3GW of PV generation.  ...  more

SRE Invites Tien Li, Yeongguan, and J&V Energy to Establish the “Taiwan Team” for Offshore Wind Power

published: 2021-07-05 9:30 | editor | category: News
In order to further realize the autonomous development of offshore wind power, as well as the localization target of the supply chain, Taiwanese offshore wind power developer SRE announced on July 5 the partnership with Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology, Yeong Guan, and J&V Energy regarding the establishment of the first “Taiwan Team” co-funded by local developers and supply chains. ...  more

First Solar Will Invest US$680 Million to Raise Its Production Capacity in the US by 3GW

published: 2021-07-03 9:30 | editor | category: News
First Solar, a manufacturer of PV modules and a PV project developer from the US, announced recently that it will invest US$680 million to add 3.3GW of production capacity in its home country. This capacity expansion initiative mainly involves setting up a new manufacturing plant in the state of Ohio. The plant will be the company’s third in the US. ...  more

Linde LienHwa’s SMR Hydrogen Production Reduces Carbon to Respond to Semiconductor Carbon Footprint

published: 2021-07-03 9:30 | editor | category: News
Taiwan-based gas producer Linde LienHwa is heavily invested in hydrogen that is the eco-friendly energy currently under the spotlight, and claims that its steam methane reforming (SMR) method is the eco-friendliest and energy conserving hydrogen production process, which also captures more than 97-99% of carbon dioxide while producing high purity hydrogen.  ...  more

Working with Ritek, Pontex, and Acelon, the ITRI Develops a Corrosion-Resistant Solar Panel Frame Material

published: 2021-07-02 17:43 | editor | category: News
As the concept of net zero emissions becomes a trend, companies have shifted towards green manufacturing, aiming to grasp opportunities for renewable energy business. The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) just announced that it worked with Ritek Group, Pontext Group, and Acelon Chemicals & Fiber to develop a new corrosion-resistant engineering plastic frame material suitable for solar panels in coastal PV plants. ...  more