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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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Respite for South East Asia Manufacturers, As US Delays Decision on Solar Tariffs

The complaint by a group of manufacturers calling themselves the American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention, or A-SMACC that sought higher tariffs on Southeast Asian solar-power imports has led to an interesting situation with the US department of commerce asking the firms to identify themselves first. The issue had been raised by the largest body […]

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Power Roll, Filia to Develop Solar PV-enabled Window Blackout Blinds

Power Roll and Filia Solar have signed an Application Development Partner Agreement to explore the use of Power Roll’s solar film for solar PV-enabled window blackout blinds. Power Roll claims to have developed a unique, flexible, lightweight solar film capable of producing ultra-low-cost green electricity that is up to 10 times cheaper to make than […]

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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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In Boost to US, WTO Rules Against China On Solar Tariffs Dispute

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with China over tariffs on solar panels that were imposed by the previous American administration on imports from China. The tariffs had been slapped on in January 2018 by the Trump administration, setting off a chain of events that continues […]

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Solar Recycling Is Becoming A Race Against Time

In the last two decades, millions of solar panels have been installed, with an expected lifetime of between 25 and 30 years. That means  over the coming years, a trickle of discarded panels will gradually turn into a flood, requiring effective recycling techniques to be in place soon. Solar recycling technologies, have their task cut […]

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Texas’s Winter Crisis Helps Build A Case For Solar Storage . Will It Be The Turning Point?

Earlier this year, Winter Storm Uri swept across North America in the month of February and thrust the U.S. state of Texas in the grip of a major power crisis, causing electricity outages, disrupting telecom facilities, and creating food, medical support, and heat shortages. Like many other power-dependent infrastructures, the Ullrich Water Treatment Plant in […]

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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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