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Solar module prices rose by up to 15% in China, Jinko’s vice president says

JinkoSolar VP Dany Qian said that high demand cannot stop prices from rising for at least the next six months or longer, until sufficient capacity ramps up.

China’s cheap electricity crowds out foreign polysilicon

Imports from South Korea and the U.S. dwindled, year-on-year, ensuring Germany’s Wacker and the Malysian unit of Korean company OCI will supply the bulk of the world’s non-Chinese solar polysilicon this year.

Panasonic says it will exit solar manufacturing

The Japanese brand plans to shutter its Malaysian factory, liquidate its Panasonic Solar Energy Malaysia subsidiary, and lay off staff by March 2022.

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Another week, another wave of solar PPAs

Unsubsidized solar keeps moving forward in Germany, the US, Egypt, the Philippines, and South Africa.

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QuantumScape finally unstealths — with breakthrough performance in solid state batteries

After ten secretive years, several hundred million dollars spent, and the efforts of hundreds of scientists and engineers, QuantumScape went public on a video call today with the performance results of its solid-state battery — and its potential impact on the electric vehicle industry.

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Solar needs aluminum, but the metal has a carbon problem

Few doubt that aluminum frames will be a part of the solar module for some time to come. And with PV manufacturing continuing to scale, the carbon footprint of this versatile metal may prove a sustainability challenge.

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New process to recover PET and EVA from recycled solar panels

Researchers in China are proposing a new technique to recover polyethylene glycol terephthalate (PET) and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) in solar panels at the end of their lifecycle. The two materials represent around 15% of the total material in a wasted solar cell, with a share of 10% for EVA and 5% for PET, respectively.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: JA Solar sells solar farms while Tongwei announces lower cell prices

JA Solar has agreed to sell three solar farms to China Power Investment Corporation, while Tongwei announced lower prices on a number of cells. Eight leading players are calling for the standardization of PV products with 210 mm wafers.

Morning Brief: Ambri deploying its calcium-antimony battery? China could install 75 GW of solar next year

Also: Despite a rosy forecast, creating energy storage projects with competitive economics has been an elusive endeavor. Plus, rate design innovations are boosting the energy transition and Plug Power raises $1 billion for U.S. green hydrogen infrastructure build-out.

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Longi releases statement on patent dispute with Hanwha Q-Cells

The Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer said the recent invalidation procedure for its patent at the Chinese Patent Office’s examination and invalidity department is only an administrative examination procedure that only examines whether or not the authorized Chinese patent complies with patent law requirements.

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