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US probe into solar imports threatens almost 2/3 of planned capacity additions in 2022: Rystad Energy

As much as 17.5 gigawatts (GWac) of planned US solar capacity installations in 2022 are in doubt after the Department of Commerce (DOC) opened an investigation into panel imports from southeast Asia, Norway-based Rystad Energy research shows. The US was expected to install 27 GWac of solar energy capacity in the utility, residential, and commercial […]

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As Global Rooftop Solar Booms, India Goes Missing

Energy research and business intelligence firm Rystad Energy has released a new report on global rooftop solar installations. The firm predicts that rooftop solar PV installations are set to surge in the next three years, with total capacity reaching 94.7 gigawatts (GW) by 2025. This growth reflects the broader solar market, which has been on […]

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Curbs On China Imports Fail To Slow Down Solar Imports For US In 2021

A research report from Rystad Energy lays bare the failure of US efforts to reduce dependence on Solar Imports, especially by curbing imports from China. According to the report, the US is on track to import a record 27.8 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV panels in 2021 from a range of countries, up from 26.7 […]

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56% Solar Projects Planned for 2022 at Risk due to Mfg Cost Hike: Rystad

The earliest estimates on the impact of price volatility and rising costs on solar projects worldwide are finally coming out, and the news is not good. The surging cost of manufacturing materials and shipping could threaten 50 gigawatts (GW) – a staggering 56% – of the 90 GW of global utility PV developments planned for […]

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Geothermal Power Push Points to Record Well Count in 2021: Rystad

Renewed interest in the geothermal sector in recent years, which has seen oil and gas majors make investments in numerous startups, is set to see a new record in the number of wells drilled for power generation, surpassing 200 this year for the first time. Spending on geothermal activity is expected to boom in the […]

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Solar Supply Chain Glitches To Drag On Climate Change Targets

In order to meet the 1.5°C 2050 scenario under the Paris Agreement, global solar manufacturing capacity has to quadruple to 1,200-1,400 GW by 2035 to handle the peak installations needed, shows analysis by Rystad Energy. Grid parity, resilient networks and strategic partnerships have spurred growth in such capacity in recent years, to 330 gigawatts in […]

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Investments Worth $810 Billion Expected in the Offshore Wind Sector This Decade

The combined capital and operational expenditure in the offshore wind sector for the decade is set to add up to a massive USD 810 billion A new report by Rystad Energy has predicted that the offshore wind industry’s global installed capacity will exceed 250 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, driven by a surge in coming projects. […]

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Electric Vehicles Market Share to Exceed 50% From 2033: Rystad

The share of electric vehicles in global passenger car sales is set to quadruple in 2026 from 4.6% last year and exceed 50% from 2033 onwards. The market penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing rapidly as a result of the accelerating energy transition, and demand for batteries is expected to skyrocket going forward for […]

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Coal Could Boom in India if Renewables Can’t Keep up With Growth: Rystad

A report by Rystad expects Coal in India to come back with a vengeance, growing by 43 percent to 1,523 TWh in 2037. Power generation from coal in India fell to a five-year low of “just” 1,064 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2020 due to the COVID-19 induced slowdown. This was only a dip, however, as coal […]

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