Higher Performance of Mono- and Multi-Si Modules Broaden Application of Superposition Technology

2017 shipment volume topped 103 GW, 50 GW of which was contributed by the five major IDMs (integrated device manufacturers), Jinko Solar, Trina Solar, JA Solar, Canadian Solar, and Hanwha Q Cells, plus two leading wafer suppliers G.. more

Revisiting Taiwan's Energy Policy Following Aug. 15 Power Outage

The Aug. 15 extensive power outage disrupting local people's life, triggered by CPC Taiwan's error in gas supply for Taipower, has prompted rethinking of the nation's energy policy. At the heart of the issue is DPP government&#.. more

Tesla Proposes to Acquire SolarCity; Emergence of Musk’s Clean Energy Empire?

Tesla Motors proposed to acquire SolarCity in an all-stock deal valued at US$2.8 billion on June 20. When the acquisition – or merger under Elon Musk, who works at Tesla as CEO and is also the founder of SolarCity – is comp.. more

Future of Sharp's Solar Business Still Uncertain after Foxconn's Acquisition

Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group on April 2nd, 2016 formally paid 388.8 billion Japanese yen for a controlling stake in Japan's Sharp Corporation. As the Taiwan firm has recalled the original commitment of not selling off any part .. more

Utilize Floatovoltaics: The Renewable Energy of the Future

With more people than ever before now aware of the disastrous consequences associated with fossil fuel emissions and the impending impact of severe climate shifts, there is considerable interest to explore renewable, clean energy solutions. Solar po.. more

The Benefits of Electric-Powered Driverless Cars

Author: Maria Ramos Several firms have been working on a new type of product that could transform the automotive industry: driverless cars. Although there have been a few halting steps towards this development over the years, such as cruise cont.. more

The thin film solar cell industry in transition: knockout phase is over – profitability and vertical integration next

Author:Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer Prices of solar cells and solar panels have fallen dramatically over the last few years. This (and state subsidies) has been good for the advancement of this amazing renewable energy source, and solar energy can today be seen a.. more

Solar Leases Bring the Sun’s Energy Home

Author: Maria Ramos Solar Power in Arizona Arizona has more sun than it knows what to do with, but not everywhere is so privileged. Engineers in the Northeast scrounge for every square inch of murky winter sunlight, carefully orienting rooftop photovoltaic panels (.. more

Sustainable sector stocks and investment ideas

Not everyone is ready or able to fit solar panels on their property or install a wind turbine in their garden; however, the potential for making money on sustainable energy sources doesn’t end there. Investing in renewables is an established p.. more