China's Mega Renewable Project: 11GW & Beyond
China Energy Investment Corp. and China Longyuan Power Group Corp. are investing $416 million to build the world's second largest renewable energy project. This 11-gigawatt power plant in Gansu province will reduce emissions and provide back-up energy storage. Construction will begin soon after government approval.
Nov 20, 2023 // Plants, China, Asia
China's Renewables Surge: Emissions Fall 2024?
China is on track for an historic decrease in carbon emissions by 2024 due to unprecedented growth in renewable energy production. Learn how this shift is at risk of resistance from coal and local governments in Carbon Brief's new analysis.
Nov 14, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, China, Asia
China Widens Solar Gap: WoodMac
China to remain the global leader in solar supply chain for the next 4 years, controlling 80% of global capacity. USD 130B invested, cost, tech & policy advantages. Capacity sufficient to cover global demand until 2032. US & India to add 200 GW, but Chinese imports remain.
Nov 8, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia
Climate Tech Funding Hits $16.6B in Record Q3
Climate tech investments jumped 224% in Sweden and surged to $16.6 billion worldwide in Q3 2023. China led the way with $4.5 billion, followed by low-carbon energy and transport. 34 new venture capital and private equity funds are expected to inject $8.2 billion.
Nov 3, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Sweden, China, Europe, Asia
China's DMEGC Solar: Carbon Neutral Factory Achieved
DMEGC Solar has made history, becoming the first PV module manufacturer to be certified as CO₂-neutral by TÜV SÜD. With energy-saving modifications, renewable energy usage and zero-carbon goals, DMEGC Solar sets the standard for sustainable PV production.
Oct 19, 2023 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, DMEGC Solar
17.48% Efficiency: Printable Mesoscopic PV Cells
Researchers from East China University of Science and Technology have developed a new manufacturing process for printable mesoscopic carbon perovskite solar cells (p-MPSCs): replacing metals & vapor deposition with carbon & screen printing for cost-effective production & high efficiency.
Sep 18, 2023 // Technology, China, Asia, efficiency, East China University of Science and Technology, perovskite solar cell
Acwa Power to Enter China in 2021: CEO
Acwa Power Co. is expanding to China and other Asian markets in 2022, focusing on desalinization, power plants and renewable energy. The move is part of the company's global expansion and carbon emission neutralization plans. CEO Marco Piero Arcelli, appointed in 2021, is driving the firm's ambitions to also build partnerships and establish operations in Europe and Saudi Arabia.
Sep 5, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Saudi Arabia, China, Asia, ACWA Power
GCL Tech Eyes Saudi Arabia for 1st Foreign Plant
GCL Technology Holdings Ltd. is in advanced talks to build its first foreign plant in Saudi Arabia. The plant will produce 120,000 tons of polysilicon a year and could start operations as early as 2025. Lower solar prices have increased demand in China and around the world, making this expansion into new markets possible. GCL is considering opportunities in Mexico and Australia as well.
Sep 5, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Saudi Arabia, China, Asia, GCL Technology Holdings
Renewable Energy Investment Hits Record-Breaking $358 Billion in 1H 2023
Global new investment in renewable energy skyrocketed to $358 billion in the first six months of 2023, a 22% rise compared to the start of last year and an all-time high for any six-month period. This is based on the latest investment data from BloombergNEF’s 2H 2023 Renewable Energy Investment Tracker report, published on August 21, 2023.
Aug 22, 2023 // Market Research, USA, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, North America
Sekisui Chemical Charges Ahead With Bendable Perovskite Solar Cells
Sekisui Chemical is investing $68 million to mass produce perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with 10-year durability and 15% efficiency. Japanese gov't is supporting this cutting edge tech to install in public facilities.
Aug 21, 2023 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Sekisui Chemical
US-China Solar Trade: Billions at Stake
US Commerce Department's 17-month probe is set to rule on trade practices related to Chinese-made solar equipment. Sanctions could include antidumping and countervailing duties up to 254% next June, impacting US clean energy growth and job opportunities. Ruling may also affect domestic manufacturers and treatment of silicon wafers used for solar cells and modules.
Aug 18, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, China, Asia, North America
GCL SI Launches 10GW N-Cell Factory
GCL System Integration Technology Co Ltd has launched its 10-GW N-type solar cells factory in Wuhu City, China. USD 1.12 billion project with cell production capacity of over 22% efficiency, to be completed soon, complies with GCL Group's full PV industrial chain.
Aug 7, 2023 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, GCL SI
2023 Solar to Surge to Record 270 GW
Solar installations to reach historic high in 2023 with 270 GW of new capacity. China to remain leader in panel manufacturing while US sees boom in utility & residential solar. UK to lead in residential solar, Romania in distributed projects. Solar LCOE falling; 330 GW capacity by 2032.
Aug 4, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Market Research, USA, China, Europe, Asia, North America
Passivating SnO2/Perovskite Interface: FA+/Oxalate Dual Action
New research strategy to modify Tin dioxide (SnO2)/perovskite interface by passivating buried defects and modulating carrier dynamics achieves record-breaking power conversion efficiency of 25.05%. Improved energy level alignment and superior interface contacts offer enhanced stability.
Aug 3, 2023 // Technology, China, Asia, Korea, perovskite
Trina Solar Powers Hybrid Hydro-Solar Plants
Trina Solar has supplied 463.18 MW of Vertex 580 W modules with 210R technology to two hybrid hydro-solar power plants in Sichuan province, China. On July 7, Trina Solar led the standardization of module dimensions, providing comprehensive solutions to support the PV industry's growth and advance towards a net-zero future.
Jul 31, 2023 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, Trina Solar, PV Power Plant