Industry Focus


PV Industry Price Trend: Module Quotations Continue to Decline amidst Unrecovered Demand in Short Term

Polysilicon The polysilicon market had slightly fluctuated this week, with a shrinkage in the quotation interval at the same time. With the power restrictions now phasing out, the upstream supply of polysilicon powder is now replenished, followed by a downward adjustment in quotations, and businesses are slightly mitigated in production pressure amidst a gradually alleviating provision status in polysilicon....  more



[EV] Apple Snatches Auto Talent, Headhunts Former Ford, Rivian, and Mercedes Employees

Just when we thought Apple Car was nothing but boring news put out by foundries, Apple has made another move. Sources pointed out that Apple has once again begun aggressively recruiting auto industry talent since May, including senior employees from Ford, Mercedes, and start-up Rivian on their headhunting list....  more


[Solar] Waaree Energies Has Captured Bifacial Module Orders Totaling 5GW in Generation Capacity and US$2.37 Billion in Value

Indian PV module manufacturer Waaree Energies announced on May 19 that it has captured orders valuing at US$2.37 billion from customers in the domestic and foreign markets....  more


[Solar] IKEA Residential Solar Comes to the US, Adding One More Direct Competitor for Tesla

Renowned Swedish furniture company, IKEA, announced that it will deploy residential solar systems in the United States this fall and Tesla will face a new competitor in the future....  more


[Solar] SolarEdge Opens 2GWh New Battery Cell Facility in South Korea to Meet Growing Demand for Battery Storage

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”), a global leader in smart energy technology, and SolarEdge’s subsidiary, Kokam Limited Company, a provider of lithium-ion batteries and integrated energy storage solutions, announced today the opening of “Sella 2”, a two gigawatt-hour (GWh)  battery cell manufacturing facility. Located in the Eumseong Innovation City of Chungbuk, South Korea, Sella 2 is currently producing test cells for certification, with ramp-up expected during the second half of 2022.  ...  more


[Solar] Gamesa Electric signs with Siemens AG a strategic cooperation agreement on the utilization of its Proteus central inverters for PV and Energy Storage projects

The company will supply its central inverters, winners of the Photovoltaics Intersolar Award 2022, to Siemens AG to integrate them into Siemens’ portfolio of PV and Storage solutions...  more