2013-01-08

US and Middle East to be Key to CSP’s Return

According to EnergyTrend, Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) has a great chance to return to the mainstream market and shine specifically in the field of solar power plants. Data showed that CSP has been greatly applied to the power plant projects in the United States.. more
2012-12-18

Analysis on Energy Storage System: Lighter and more Family-Friendly

With the increasing awareness of emission reduction, the development of renewable energies takes over the spotlight from the petroleum industry. The spectrum of renewable energy businesses now includes not only energy generation and energy saving but also energy storage system,.. more
2012-12-12

U.S. Solar Opposition to Tariffs Grows

By D.A. Barber Solar Trade War Background The highly controversial U.S .trade case against China began on October 19, 2011, when the U.S. arm of Frankfurt-based SolarWorld and six other U.S. solar manufacturers filed a petition claiming that Chinese PV co.. more
2012-12-05

Sustainability becomes the “New Normal” for U.S. Utilities

By D.A. Barber On May 16, 2012, just two weeks after the official groundbreaking by MidAmerican Solar and First Solar, the first of nearly 9 million thin-film PV panels was installed on the world’s largest solar project currently under construction: The Topa.. more
2012-11-27

Artificial Photosynthesis to Drive Solar Energy Technology Forward

Dr Dino R Ponnampalam Solar energy technology is based on the principle that energy from the Sun can be absorbed and then converted to generate electricity, a form that is useful to society.  This usable form is one significant part of the transition away from what h.. more
2012-11-20

Solar Energy’s Real U.S. Employment Impact

By D.A. Barber The role that solar energy can play in not just the total energy mix of the U.S. but also job creation has been addressed in a number of recent studies all of which project strong but varied rates of growth. But much of the assumptions were based on past l.. more
2012-11-13

Liquid Solar Cells: a New Phase in Solar Technology Development

Dr Dino R Ponnampalam The world is made up of matter, and matter can be divided into three phases: solid, liquid, and gas.  Our concepts are based on the world around us being one of those three states.  Now imagine if a specific object, with a particular and co.. more
2012-11-06

PV Costs Could Fall 40 percent by 2015

By D.A. Barber A report from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, says that the cost of a typical commercial PV system could fall 40 percent by 2015 and an additional 30 percent by 2020. The report concludes that PV costs are likely to contin.. more
2012-10-31

BIPV Thin Film Market Analysis Report

According to EnergyTrend, the solar research division of TrendForce, rooftop solar system is likely to be widely accepted and used in the residential sector. Manufacturers will make use of thin-film’s characteristics, such as being semi-transparent and producing less .. more
2012-10-23

U.S. Feed-in Tariffs will Increase PV Demand

By D.A. Barber Feed-in tariffs (FIT) have been the preferred policy in many regions of the world to help support investors to rapidly increase installation of renewable energy installations projects and markets. Under most FITs, homeowners, businesses, and private in.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

Solar Product’s Prices and Transaction Modes Could be More Flexible Due to the Preliminary Rulings of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties

  It was a low period for Chinese and Taiwanese PV industry before U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to anti-du.. more

RESEARCH

Effects of US-China Trade War to Emerge Next Year, High Inventory will Delay Price Recovery

PV manufacturers are now on their toes anticipating the preliminary verdict for product dumping announcement by the end of July. Prices .. more




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