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Increased Demand For Solar Panels Pushing Up Solar Prices

At a time when price drops are taken for given in the long term, researchers from the University of Kent warn that high solar panel demand could lead spike in silver prices, with production costs soaring in the future. According to the researchers from Kent Business School, the rising demand for solar panels is pushing up […]

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Chinese Module Maker Yingli Solar Seeks A Comeback

Yingli Solar, which was once the largest manufacturer of solar panels in the world and the first Chinese company to sponsor the FIFA World Cup TM, has announced plans to make a serious comeback. The Hebei province-based firm, which slipped from a peak turnover of over $2.4 billion in 2011 to less than $650 million […]

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Solar Generated Maximum Electricity Among all Renewables in Australia

Solar passes all other renewable resources in terms of Australia’s electricity generation in 2020. According to ‘Australia Energy Statistics’ 2020, published by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources, the total electricity generation in Australia was estimated to be 265,232 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in the calendar year 2020, remaining materially unchanged since 2019. Interestingly, solar […]

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AER Report Q1 FY21: Solar Eclipses Gas as Electricity Source in Australia

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) recently published its Quarterly Wholesale Markets Report for the first three months of this year, reporting that large-scale solar generated more electricity than the average amount produced by gas for the first time in Australia. In Q1 FY21, wholesale electricity spot prices were lower than expected, with volume weighted average prices […]

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Regulatory Over-reach in South Australia’s Switch-off of Household Rooftop Solar

IEEFA has detailed a ‘worrying’ precedent in South Australia where rooftop solar systems can be remotely switched off without householders’ knowledge. A new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) details a ‘worrying’ precedent in South Australia where new measures allow for rooftop solar systems to be remotely switched off […]

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Ahead of Sunset On Brazil’s Solar Subsidies, Developers Race to Secure Projects

Brazil, which has disappointed as a market for solar so far, is preparing to bring a new law, passed in March 2021, that will end the country’s transmission network price subsidy. Since only those projects which have been registered with the electricity industry regulator ANEEL by March 2022 will benefit from the soon-to-be scrapped subsidies, […]

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Solar O&M Gets Set For The Big League In India

As India’s solar footprint has grown, from a tentative 3.7 GW in 2015 to over 40 GW now, a little appreciated, but growing opportunity is finally getting its place in the sun too. The Solar Operations and Maintainance (O&M) business. A $4 billion business worldwide in 2019, it is set to be a $9 billion […]

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