As China enters its usually frantic solar build-out season, a shadow is being cast by module price hikes and supply bottlenecks. PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao gets the inside scoop on how solar deployment in China risks being pushed into next year.
PV Tech’s Carrie Xiao speaks to Yingge Wang, head of global marketing at LONGi Solar, about the firm’s commitment to particular wafer sizes, and how the upstream sector opening up to new sizes is akin to opening Pandora’s box.
The latest episode of the Solar Media Podcast sees Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe discuss how the clean energy economy is responding to Covid-19 while Andy reports from PV Expo in Tokyo, which itself felt the effects of the virus outbreak.
Softbank Vision Fund (SBVF) and GCL Group holding company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a US$930 million joint venture in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, primarily to manufacture PV ingots, wafers, solar cells and modules.
Aiming to make its local solar manufacturers competitive on the global stage, the Indian government has proposed direct financial support of INR110 billion (US$1.7 billion) and a 12GW allocation of public sector tenders mandated to include locally sourced PV equipment.
Finlay Colville talks to Linda Koschier and Stuart Wenham about University of New South Wales (UNSW) alumni having prominent solar cell industry positions and technology issues such as advanced hydrogenation,
India has sanctioned plans to implement 10 ‘Solar Zones’ each consisting of at least 10,000 hectares of land to encourage solar PV project developers, manufacturers and investors to help achieve the country’s massive 100GW by 2022 solar targets.