2017-12-13

Google Fulfills Its Renewable Commitment as Its Purchases of Solar and Wind Power Have Topped 3 Gigawatts

Technology giant Google LLC recently fulfilled its renewable energy commitment made about a year ago with purchases of electricity generated by wind power infrastructure located in the U.S. states of South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Idaho. G.. more
2017-12-12

Report Says India’s Growing Renewable Energy Industries Could Create 330,000 New Jobs but They Are Not a Cure-All to Rural Poverty

World Resources Institute (WRI), a non-profit research organization, reports that India’s growing renewable energy industries could create as many as 330,000 new jobs over the next five years. The construction of wind farms and solar.. more
2017-12-12

First Solar Records a 90% Increase in Stock Value Since the Start of 2017; Next-Year Guidance Indicates the Company Will Be in a Strong Position

First Solar Inc., a major U.S. photovoltaic (PV) solutions provider, released its 2018 financial guidance at an analyst day event on December 5. For next year, the company forecasts net sales of US$2.3-2.5 billion (with median at US$2.4 b.. more
2017-12-11

SEIA Gives Pres. Trump Plan to Make America First in Manufacturing, National Security and Solar Job Growth

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a blueprint to put America First on economic growth, jobs, manufacturing and national security. SEIA's America First Plan for Solar Energy recommends six steps Presi.. more
2017-12-08

Neo Solar and Gintech to Take Over Laid-Off Workers of Solartech

Neo Solar Power Corp. and Gintech Energy Corp. have expressed willingness to hire more than 80 workers laid off by Solartech Energy Corp., in the wake of the latter's recent fire incident. The two companies offered help, due to their.. more
2017-12-07

Siemens Gamesa signs MoU with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for offshore wind development

On December 6, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and the Taiwan International Ports Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to begin a collaborative investigation into the development of areas of the Taichung harbor in Taiwan for .. more
2017-12-06

China Energy Investment Group Comes Into Being

China Guodian Group and Shenhua Group have merged into "China Energy Investment Group," which was incorporated on Nov. 28, with assets exceeding 1.8 trillion yuan, posing as the world's largest company for coal production, .. more
2017-12-04

Taiwan Life Insurance Invests in Taiwania Capital Buffalo Fund and Whole Max Green Power in Response to 5+2 Industrial Innovation Plan

Taiwan’s government in its latest efforts to transform the island’s economy has launched a campaign to promote what it calls “5+2 Major Innovative Industries” (here referred to as the 5+2 Plan). In support of this campaig.. more
2017-11-29

Insights into India’s Energy Transition at Intersolar India – Opening in less than a week

November   28,   2017   Intersolar   India   Exhibition   and Conference will open its doors in less than a week on December 5 -7, 2017 at the Bombay Exhibition  Centre  (BEC)  in  Mumb.. more
2017-11-29

3D-Micromac is Manufacturer of Choice for Laser Contact Opening Systems for PERC Solar Cell Production at Hanwha SolarOne

3D-Micromac AG, a leading supplier of laser micromachining and roll-to-roll laser systems for the photovoltaic, medical device and electronics markets, today announced that it has installed three of its microCELL OTF laser systems at Hanwh.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

Si-Wafer Price Decreases Again; Market Condition will Improve after Chinese New Year: Price Trend

PolysiliconThe decrease of prices for PV cell and si-wafer in January was quite large. Many medium and small manufacturers needed poly.. more

RESEARCH

N-Type Solar Cell Technologies Are Expected to Enter Mass Production in 2018, Driven by China’s Top Runner Program

EnergyTrend, a division TrendForce, has recently published a new report Market of Advanced PV Technology. According to the report,.. more

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