Solar Industry

Meyer Burger to Expand into Solar Roof Tiles, Acquires Related IP

Meyer Burger Technology AG is planning to expand its portfolio to include a roof-integrated high-performance solar system, which can be easily installed like traditional roof tiles. Thun-headquartered mechanical engineering company, Meyer Burger Technology AG develops and produces systems with which solar cells can be manufactured and electrically connected. To accelerate the product launch, the firm […]

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TSEC Begins Trial Production of New 500 MW Solar Cell Line in Taiwan

TSEC, a Taiwan-based solar cell and module manufacturer, has announced the beginning of its trial production of a new 500 MW solar cell line at its Yuanjing factory in Taiwan. The company has said that the new line is currently operating with an annual capacity of 400 MW. It is expected to produce cells with wafers […]

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Canadian Solar Secures EUR 50 Million For Project Development in EMEA

One of the leading solar PV module manufacturers, Canadian Solar Inc. has announced securing a Euro 50 million bilateral corporate facility with Banco Santander, S.A. The facility will support growth at Canadian Solar’s Global Energy business as it executes and expands on its project development pipeline in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, and […]

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Sri Lanka To Purchase 75% Equipment from India For India-funded Projects

Recently, we reported that India extended a USD 100 million Line of Credit (LOC) to Sri Lanka for various solar energy projects. Now, for those solar projects, Sri Lanka will purchase the equipment and materials from India itself. That USD 100 million LOC is a 15-year loan of a fixed rate of 1.75% and that […]

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US Solar Capacity Surpasses 100 GWs with 58% Electricity Generation

The US solar market has surpassed the 100 gigawatts (GWs) of installed electricity generation capacity, which marks the doubled size of the industry over the past 3.5 years, says a report entitled ‘U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2021’. According to the report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, the solar […]

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Aurora Solar Raises $250 Million to Digitize Solar Installations

Funding Round Led by Coatue Signals Market Interest in the Growing Solar Industry Aurora Solar, the industry’s leading software platform for solar sales and design, today announced it has closed a $250 million Series C funding round led by Coatue, with follow-on participation from existing investors ICONIQ Capital, Energize Ventures, and Fifth Wall. In just over two years, Aurora […]

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US Solar Industry in 2020 saw Jobs Decline by 6.7% From 2019: Report

The US solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop in jobs from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7 percent drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released by […]

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