A late rally boosted China’s domestic solar installations in 2019 to a better-than-expected 30.22GW. But Frank Haugwitz asks whether a renewed interest in locally available coal and an economic slowdown could conspire to slow recent momentum in China’s energy transition, in which solar has played a central role
Ahead of next month’s PV Expo in Japan, PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao takes a look at some of the key drivers for a market expecting as much as 8GW of additional solar capacity this year as well as a surge in domestic energy storage.
A standalone Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for energy storage in the US holds the potential to be more immediate and impactful than any other policy, the head of the US national Energy Storage Association has said.
With stricter quality standards due to be brought in for Indian solar tenders, including inspections for modules, cells and wafers, energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal has warned the industry about failure to keep equipment quality high.
Andre E. Susanto, senior vice president and founder, PT Inovasi Dinamika Pratama, explains how the new regulation requires all renewable energy-based power plants to sell electricity at or below the state-owned utility PLN’s prevailing generation cost.