Category Archives: Solar

Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Association Established to Create an Industry-Government-Academia Communication Platform

published: 2021-03-23 9:30 | editor | category: News
The Bureau of Energy, MOEA, is expected to announce the rules and site proposals for the third phase of offshore wind power that is block development at the end of March, and the Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Association has proposed three major recommendations regarding the new rules, including the provision of a robust investment environment, the incorporation of the selection experience into the development and stipulation of flexible policy, as well as the encouragement on new technology and investment on innovative technology such as floating offshore wind power. ...  more

Singapore Hit with a Predicament in the Development of Floating Solar

published: 2021-03-22 9:30 | editor | category: News
Singapore merely occupies 728.3km² in land area, which is equivalent to the size of two and a half Taipei Cities or half of Los Angeles. As it is a relatively small country, the first issue that is likely to be talked about when it comes to developing renewable energy in the region is, are there enough locations for generating green electricity? As surprising as this may sound, the answer is actually yes. Not only does Singapore currently have the available resources for developing green energy, but it is also planning to use these resources to establish the largest floating solar power plant in Southeast Asia. ...  more

GCL-Poly Announces Breakthroughs in Development of FBR Process for Production of Granular Polysilicon

published: 2021-03-22 9:30 | editor | category: News
Chinese polysilicon supplier GCL-Poly announced in early March that it has made significant breakthroughs in the development of its FBR process. GCL-Poly has built a production line specifically for the manufacturing of granular polysilicon. It has a production capacity of 10,000MT, and the quality of its granular polysilicon has been verified by clients in the downstream section of the supply chain. GCL-Poly said there are notable improvements in the key indicators of the quality standard. ...  more

Photovoltaic Industry Price Trend: Transfer of Partial Demand for Polysilicon and Wafers to Multi-Si Products amidst Continuous Inflation Unable to Alter the Predicament of the Supply Chain

published: 2021-03-18 17:40 | editor | category: Price Trend
Polysilicon Polysilicon quotations continued to elevate this week, though the actual transaction volume has been relatively insignificant. As most first-tier polysilicon businesses have fully signed for March orders, the polysilicon quotations this week are primarily targeted at a small number of sporadic orders, with a low level of concluded transactions, and do not affect the mainstream quotations of first-tier businesses. ...  more

Field Study Indicates that Frozen Wind Turbine Blades Result in 80% Reduction in Power Generation Volume

published: 2021-03-18 9:30 | editor | category: News
Are wind turbines afraid of the cold? Will frozen wind turbine blades derive any ramifications? The wind storm that raged Texas last month and resulted in the most severe power outage from the impact inflicted on wind and thermal power plants had prompted the society to ponder on the possible consequences of cold weather on wind turbines and the reasons behind. ...  more

LONGi Plans to Acquire a 27.25% Stake in CENTER Technology as Part of Its Strategy to Develop BIPV

published: 2021-03-17 9:30 | editor | category: News
Major Chinese PV product manufacturer LONGi announced on March 4 that it is proposing to obtain a 27.25% stake in CENTER Technology. Specifically, LONGi will be purchasing roughly 130 million shares of CENTER for a price of around RMB 1.635 billion. This translates to about RMB 12.5 per share. If this stock-for-cash deal goes through, LONGi will be the second-largest shareholder of CENTER. However, the transfer of shares will not alter the controlling interest of the company. ...  more

SENS and KGAL Will Expand Their Joint PV Projects in Sicily to 690MW

published: 2021-03-15 9:30 | editor | category: News
STEAG Solar Energy Solutions (SENS) announced in mid-February that the Sicilian PV projects that it is jointly developing with KGAL Investment Management (KGAL) will expand by 250MW to 690MW. SENS is a subsidiary of the STEAG Group that designs, constructs, and operates various types of power plants. KGAL is an investment firm that is involved in real estate and energy infrastructure. Both entities are based in Germany. ...  more