Russian Aluminum Imports Sanctioned With 200% Tariff by The US
President Joe Biden signed a proclamation to impose a 200% tariff on aluminum imports from Russia, citing threats to national security. This tariff will affect solar panel frames, racking, and structural mounts used in photovoltaic arrays.
Feb 28, 2023 // Tariffs, Policy, USA, Aluminum, North America, Joe Biden
India's Solar Targets Will See Aluminum Demand Tripling
The green-energy change is poised to nearly triple India's intake of aluminum by the end of the decade, according to a market team.
Jan 20, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, Aluminum, Rahul Sharma
Risen Energy switches over to steel frames on photovoltaic panels due to aluminum's high carbon-footprint
Chinese photovoltaic panel maker Risen Energy has launched a brand-new solar panel with an alloy steel frame rather than the standard aluminum.
Nov 11, 2021 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, PV module, Risen Energy, Aluminum
Solving seasonal storage with aluminum cycling
Scientists at Switzerland’s University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil have demonstrated an aluminum conversion process which could be valuable for long-term renewable energy storage. Simulations suggest that by employing the process, a new multi-family building in Switzerland could meet all its energy demand from a 7-11 kWp solar system.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Europe, hydrogen, Switzerland, Aluminum, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
New aluminum batteries for renewables storage
The devices, developed by a European research team, are said to have twice the energy density of conventional aluminum devices. The scientists used a cathode made of anthraquinone, instead of one based on graphene, increasing energy density.
Sep 30, 2019 // Technology, Storage, storage, Sweden, Europe, Aluminum, Slovenia, Chlorine, Patrik Johansson
Car industry copper demand to surge 250% due to EVs
By considering use of the metal in charging infrastructure, analyst Wood Mackenzie has found higher demand from the mobility sector than is the case if only the volume of the material required for vehicle construction is examined.
Aug 12, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Wood Mackenzie, Global electric vehicle, UBS Evidence Lab, Henry Salisbury, Aluminum, ads-tec GmbH, HPC Booster, battery