Solar to Become Europe’s Most Competitive Energy by 2030

Solar will become the continent’s most competitive source of energy by 2020. That’s the verdict from Sun Investment Group, which suggests the elimination of the Minimum Import Price (MIP) allowing solar modules to become up to 30% cheaper. It says the decision to lift trade tariffs on the import of …

EU Ends Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Measures on Chinese Solar Imports

The EU has ended anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures imposed on solar cells and modules from China. It announced minimum import price (MIP) measures will officially expire at midnight tonight. In a statement it said after considering the users and producers solar panels, it decided it was in the EU’s best …

India Plans To Increase Rooftop Solar Subsidy By 5X, To $3.7 Billion

The Indian government is planning to revamp its incentive program for rooftop solar power systems in an attempt to expedite implementation of the capacity across various segments of power consumers. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has proposed a new-look rooftop solar power incentive program that targets commercial, industrial, …

Indian Module Makers Beat Chinese Prices In 300 Megawatt Tender

In a major boost for the Indian solar module and cell manufacturers, Energy Efficiency Services Limited recently acquired 300 megawatts of modules for multiple uses. The order has come at a time when Indian manufacturers await a decision by the government to levy anti-dumping duties on Chinese modules. According to …

China Brings 13.5 Gigawatts of Solar PV Online in a Single Month

China has installed 24.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV in the first six months of 2017, including an extraordinary 13.5GW in the month of June alone, as developers rushed to complete installations to capitalise on a higher feed-in tariff that expired on July 1. According to the data from the …

Panasonic HIT Solar Panel Sets New Record For High Temperature Efficiency

When we think of solar panel efficiency, we usually think in terms of how much of the sunlight hitting the panel gets converted into electricity. Output efficiency is normally computed by laboratory testing, where the ambient temperature of the test environment is carefully controlled. That number is important, of course, …