Tråd for nyheter i solindustrien

grabein
REC 11.11.2017 kl 11:07 30125

"Italia dropper kullkraft

Regjeringen i Italia vil slutte med kullkraft innen 2025 og i stedet satse hardere på fornybar energi.

Statsminister Paolo Gentiloni presenterte fredag en plan å investere 175 milliarder euro i infrastruktur, fornybar energi og energieffektivisering. Summen tilsvarer over 1.600 milliarder kroner.

Innen 2025 skal kull ikke lenger brukes til strømproduksjon i Italia. I dag utgjør kullkraft 15 prosent av strømproduksjonen, ifølge Det internasjonale energibyrået (IEA). Mesteparten av strømforbruket dekkes med gasskraft og ulike typer fornybare energikilder.

Regjeringen understreker imidlertid at også regionale og lokale myndigheter må bidra hvis målet om å fase ut kullkraften skal nås.

Italias nye energistrategi innebærer også konkrete mål om kutt i klimautslippene. De skal reduseres med 39 prosent innen 2030, og med 63 prosent innen 2050.

Gentiloni la fram energiplanen i Roma samtidig som klimaforhandlere fra hele verden er samlet til en ny runde med klimaforhandlinger i Bonn i Tyskland."

http://www.hegnar.no/Nyheter/Naeringsliv/2017/11/Italia-vil-dropp-kullkraft
Redigert 14.02.2018 kl 07:24 Du må logge inn for å svare
grabein
30.07.2018 kl 07:23 3811

India:

Solar industry seeks urgent clarity on rate of GST on projects

Country’s solar industry has sent out an SoS to policy makers, including key officials in the finance ministry, seeking urgent clarification on the rate of goods and services tax (GST) on solar projects after controversial Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) held these would face 18% and not 5%.
This, the industry fears, could not only derail its whole arithmetic on tariffs and render projects unviable but also dent Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan for 100 gigawatts by 2022.
The problem has genesis in the fact that concessional GST rate of 5% applies to solar power generating system, but solar power generating systems (SPGS) are is not defined in the law.

Absence of a definition has led to ambiguity and different interpretations with regard to meaning and taxability of SPGS. The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) in a representation to the finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia has petitioned that the ambiguity in interpretation and diverse advance rulings on the issue should be examined by the Law Committee and taken up in the GST Council meeting scheduled for August 4, 2018.

The association has also represented to finance minister Piyush Goyal. “Complete clarity on the quantum of tax applicable is very essential to arrive at fair cost and tariffs,” said Shekhar Dutt, director general, SPDA. “Continuity of ambiguous tax structure is affecting the solar tariffs and recent advance rulings by various states authorities has been very alarming towards additional tax burdening on the projects as their interpretations aren’t aligned with 5 % GST guided by the law. It raises serious concerns on economics/viability of the projects,” Dutt said.
Different views have been expressed by different state Authorities for Advance Ruling regarding taxability of SPGS. This has further accentuated confusion amongst the industry players and leading to varied practices.

Two rulings from the Maharashtra authority favoured a GST rate of 18%, treating installation as a whole works contract. A Karnataka authority ruling held installation be taxed at the concessional rate of 5%, applicable on equipment. The solar power sector enjoyed concessions under excise, customs as well as value added tax under the previous tax regime.
“The issue needs an urgent resolution by way of an amendment or a clarification that solar equipment and parts are taxable at 5%, which appears to be the intention of the government as well,” said Pratik Jain, lead-indirect taxes, PwC.
“Generally, over 90% of the contract value pertains to equipment only. GST Council has recently clarified many complex issues and one would hope they take up this one in the next meeting scheduled on August 4.”
The current situation is impacting solar industry and hence, there is an urgent need to address the same, the solar power developers said in their representation.

https://m.economictimes.com/industry/energy/power/solar-industry-seeks-urgent-clarity-on-rate-of-gst-on-projects/articleshow/65190072.cms
Inord
30.07.2018 kl 11:46 3598

Fra kinesisk nyhetsside:

25. til 26. juni 2018 ble lederplanen og subsidiebaneseminaret i Beijing holdt. På møtet gjorde Wang Bohua, generalsekretær i Kina Photovoltaic Industry Association , en analyserapport om første halvdel av PV-industrien og utsiktene for andre halvår. Han påpekte at i første halvdel av 2018 nådde selvforsyningsgraden av polysilikon en rekordhøy høyde.
Produksjonen av polysilikon oversteg 140.000 tonn, en økning på 24% fra året før.
Produksjonen av silisiumplater oversteg 50GW, en økning på om lag 39% fra året før. Produksjonen av solceller var rundt 39GW, en økning på om lag 22%. Utgangen av modulen er ca 42GW, som er ca 24% fra år til år. Eksportvolumet på komponenten er ca. 19GW. Eksportvolumet har økt vesentlig fra år til år, og PV-markedet fortsetter å opprettholde en kraftig utviklings trend.

Kilde:
https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=no&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.no&sl=zh-CN&u=http://guangfu.bjx.com.cn/news/20180726/915995.shtml&usg=ALkJrhhBqGEG1FmC3x_yBDTmpgYB7wVn_g

Inord
30.07.2018 kl 12:00 3573

Nå høres 140.000 tonn mye ut, og man kan lett tenke at selv om Rec får tilgang til Kina, så er markedet mettet.

Men det holder ikke til mer enn 25 GW, så behovet i forhold til Rec sin årlige produksjon er fortsatt enormt.

Ser man litt nærmere på tallene, ser man at wafer-produksjon i Kina økte mye, og dette har nok vært en hovedgrunn til at vi nå ser tørke i polymarkedet.

Så på andre kinesiske nyheter at de har vedlikeholdsstopp tilsvarende 96.000 tonn produksjonskapasitet. Og det må bety at det har vært levert fra lager, enten polysilikon eller wafere, for produksjon av solceller har vært stor nok til å ta unna mer enn gjenstående produksjon av poly.

Dette stemmer også bra med at det ble produsert 50GW i wafere, men bare 42 GW i solceller.
Dvs. 8 GW overproduksjon i wafere, som tilsvarer ca 40.000 tonn polysilikon.
Dette betyr rett og slett at man la opp til en større produksjon av solcellepanel i blant annet juli, enn det som ble realiteten. Dermed stoppet det opp på etterspørselen etter polysilikon.
Samtidig som Kina måtte kjøpe wafere fra Taiwan, og dermed polysilikon fra Rec, for å klare å produsere 42 GW i første halvår.


Kilde:
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/polysilicon-capacity-growth-to-accelerate-enabling-85-gw-of-solar-panel-pr#gs.U7drxtI

A total of 130 thousand metric tons (kilometric tons or KMT) of polysilicon manufacturing capacity, equivalent to roughly 25 gigawatts of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar PV panels, is estimated to come on-line in 2015 and 2016, according to GTM Research’s newest report,
Redigert 30.07.2018 kl 12:09 Du må logge inn for å svare
Sofafilosof
30.07.2018 kl 12:10 3554

To ting må klaffe for REC nå: etterspørselen etter polysilicon blant Taiwankundene må ta seg raskt opp i august, og dessuten må prisen også opp igjen. Det holder ikke å selge fra lager i månedsvis når de produserer for USD15/kg (pga kun 25% utnyttelse i Moses Lake) og dagens markedspris ligger på USD 11.
Redigert 30.07.2018 kl 12:12 Du må logge inn for å svare
JohnnyBGood
30.07.2018 kl 12:33 3503

Tror du ikke bør ha store forventninger om vesentlig prisøkning. TT har vært og snakket med kundene, og spurt dem hvor lav polypris de trenger for å kunne selge sine produkter. Husk at fastlands-Kina er hovedmarkedet til Taiwan, men der er det for det meste mono som er i vinden.
grabein
30.07.2018 kl 18:26 3404

The world's largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-egypt-green-power-20180730-story.html
grabein
30.07.2018 kl 18:29 3397

Thin-film solar: Stuck in second place, even with c-Si tariffs

https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2018/07/thin-film-solar-stuck-in-second-place-even-with-c-si-tariffs/
grabein
30.07.2018 kl 23:19 3250

Government imposes safeguard duty on solar cells import for 2 years

Bengaluru: The Ministry of Finance has notified the Directorate General of Trade Remedies decision to impose safeguard duty on solar panels imported from China and Malaysia, which is certain to raise tariffs of future solar projects. More than 90% of solar panels and modules used in Indian solar projects come from these two countries.
The DGTR had recommended the imposition of 25% safeguard duty on solar panels from these two countries about a fortnight ago for one year, followed by 20% for the next six months and 15% for another six. It did so on the grounds that such imports were causing “serious injury” to domestic solar manufacturers. The duty comes into effect from July 30.
The DGTR had responded to a complaint from the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) last December by conducting its own investigation. The probe concluded that indigenously made solar cells and panels, which constituted just 10% of Indian solar projects in 2014-15, had fallen even further in subsequent years. Solar developers preferred Chinese and Malaysian solar equipment, as it was cheaper than that manufactured in India.

Solar developers had been opposing strongly on the grounds that it would raise tariffs, as they would have no option but to pass on the extra charge to discoms and ultimately consumers. This in turn might slow down India's ambitious solar programme which aims to have 100,000 MW of solar capacity by 2022. They noted that local manufacturers do not have sufficient capacity to meet their needs.
Solar tariffs are currently at around Rs 2.75 per unit, on par with that of thermal power, but safeguard duty is expected to raise it by at least 50 paise, according to developers.

https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/policy/government-imposes-safeguard-duty-on-solar-cells-import-for-2-years/articleshow/65203361.cms
Inord
31.07.2018 kl 00:38 3182

Det verste som kan skje nå , er at Kina produserer nok wafere selv.
Da trenger de bare å kjøpe polysilikon fra utlandet, som Rec ikke kan levere pga. tollen.
Ifølge den kinesiske nyhetssiden, så kan kineserne allerede klare å produsere nok wafere.
Ihvertfall mer enn forbruket i første halvdel av 2018..
Men hvor fikk de polysilikon fra, til å produsere tilsvarende 50GW i wafere?
Det blir 250.000 tonn i løpet av et halvt år.
grabein
31.07.2018 kl 07:55 3058

China’s Solar Industry in Deep Trouble Following US Tariffs, With Predicted Billions in Losses

The solar-panel industry in China is facing operational difficulties because of anti-dumping tariffs of as much as 50 percent imposed by the United States.

Japanese newspaper Nikkei Shimbun reported on July 26 that the solar-panel industry centered in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province—also known as the “Eastern Silicon Valley”—has been severely affected since the United States imposed the tariffs in January, especially in combination with Beijing reducing government subsidies, and falling electricity prices.

Domestic factories’ operating rates have dropped sharply, while some factories have closed, employees have been laid off, and salaries have been reduced, according to the Nikkei Shimbun. Former employees of solar-panel factories told the newspaper that workers’ wages dropped in June to about 2,000 yuan (about $290)—about half of last year’s typical monthly salary.

In early July, 800 former employees of GCL-Poly, a solar-product manufacturer based in Changzhou, staged a protest. Some employees were let go beginning in June, while others left the firm after the company requested they take pay cuts, according to local media reports.

China surpassed Germany in 2015 as the country with the most installed solar capacity. In 2017, China’s photovoltaic market topped the 100-gigawatt milestone—enough energy to power 70 million homes.

And in 2017 alone, the country’s solar output increased by 40 percent, reaching 75 billion watts. That amount is three times as much as five years ago.

China’s solar-panel products occupy 70 percent of the global market, a result of years of dumping government-subsidized panels in other countries’ markets.

In June, Chinese-imported solar cells and modules were the target of the United States’ 25 percent tariffs, part of the $50 billion worth of Chinese products to be targeted, amid the trade war between China and the United States.

In addition to such tariffs, China’s National Energy Administration at the end of May announced reforms to pricing structures, including lowering the price of renewable energy by an average of 10 percent. Then, Beijing cut subsidies for solar-panel manufacturers in June.

China is attempting to cool an oversaturated solar industry that is already supplying more than the demand, and likely announced those changes to curb unsustainable growth.

State funds for subsidizing domestic renewable energy companies were also running low, resulting in a deficit of 12.7 billion yuan (about $16.6 billion) as of the end of 2017, according to data from the National Energy Administration.

In addition, several Chinese media have cited recent comments by Wang Sicheng, a researcher at the National Development and Reform Commission, a state agency in charge of monitoring and planning the Chinese economy. He said China’s solar industry is expected to lose 1 trillion yuan ($146.8 billion) and 2.5 million jobs as a result of the latest decline.

https://m.theepochtimes.com/chinas-solar-industry-in-deep-trouble-following-us-tariffs-with-predicted-billions-in-losses_2608805.html
grabein
31.07.2018 kl 07:58 3049

I hvert fall et insentiv for Kina til å ettergi straffetollen på amerikansk polysi, for å få tilgang på det amerikanske solcellemarkedet igjen.
Redigert 31.07.2018 kl 07:59 Du må logge inn for å svare
JohnnyBGood
31.07.2018 kl 09:12 2954

@ Inord

Kina har lenge vært i stand til å produsere nok wafere. Nettopp det er problemet til REC Silicon. Det aller meste av avsetninga for polysilisium er nettopp i Kina for der er størstedelen av waferproduksjonen. Tilsynelatende er det "ingen" som kan konkurrere med de store waferprodusentene i Kina som har over noen år nå bygget opp kjempemessig kapasitet. Dette gjør det vanskelig for f eks små taiwanske produsenter å konkurrere med dem. Mener dette er blant de aller største problemene med PV-industrien i dag.
grabein
31.07.2018 kl 21:54 2725

Govt ignores court stay, slaps 25% duty on solar imports

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry has notified imposition of a 25% safeguard duty on imported solar modules and cells, ignoring last week’s Odisha High Court order staying any such move till August 20.

The safeguard duty, ostensibly to protect domestic industry against cheap supplies from Chinese-owned units in the mainland and Malaysia, will deepen the uncertainty in India’s solar industry and raise tariffs for projects in the pipeline.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/govt-ignores-court-stay-slaps-25-duty-on-solar-imports/articleshow/65218698.cms
grabein
01.08.2018 kl 19:10 2560

Solar power production reaches new high in Germany in July

With over 6.17 TWh, solar power generation surpassed its previous record of 5.93 TWh, set just two months earlier.

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/08/01/solar-power-production-reaches-new-high-in-germany-in-july/
grabein
02.08.2018 kl 10:37 2352

China solar manufacturers raise first-half output despite capacity cap: association

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s solar power component manufacturers raised output in the first six months of the year despite dwindling market opportunities caused by a government decision to curb new capacity, an industry association said on Thursday.

But the state planning agency said in June that it would cut subsidies for new projects and cap capacity additions at 30 gigawatts (GW) for this year, down from a record 53 GW in 2017, as it tried to “optimize” the pace of construction amid overcapacity fears.

Despite the policy adjustments, manufacturers continued to ramp up production in the first half of 2018, even though total installed generation capacity remained unchanged compared to the same period of last year, China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) Vice-Chairman Wang Bohua said.

...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-solar/china-solar-manufacturers-raise-first-half-output-despite-capacity-cap-association-idUSKBN1KG0J9
Sofafilosof
02.08.2018 kl 11:00 2305

"manufacturers continued to ramp up production in the first half of 2018, even though total installed generation capacity remained unchanged compared to the same period of last year"
- De har tydeligvis ikke lært NOE av lignende historie i polysegmentet for noen år siden. Og nå sitter de (og REC) i deep shit.
nemi's
02.08.2018 kl 11:24 2273

China's Solar Industry Will Lose 2.5 Million Job Opportunities Due to Trade War and 531 New Policy.

https://pv.energytrend.com/news/20180802-12406.html
grabein
03.08.2018 kl 07:43 2131

China installed 24.3GW of solar power in the first half of 2018

https://www.pv-tech.org/news/china-installed-24.3gw-of-solar-power-in-the-first-half-of-2018
grabein
03.08.2018 kl 07:55 2119

Is Wacker dreaming of a white Christmas amidst a polysilicon heat wave?

Chemicals firm Wacker Chemie has painted a rosier picture of polysilicon supply and demand in 2018 than most when reporting a small second quarter decline in polysilicon revenue.

https://www.pv-tech.org/editors-blog/is-wacker-dreaming-of-a-white-christmas-amidst-a-polysilicon-heat-wave
grabein
03.08.2018 kl 10:22 1978

Dubai’s 700MW solar park has a planned capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/23/vast-solar-power-plant-gets-significant-investment-from-chinas-silk.html
Sofafilosof
03.08.2018 kl 10:46 1952

Polysilprisen i Kina og utenfor har gått inn i tilsynelatende stabilt sideleie.

"This week, the overhaul of China’s domestic polysilicon manufacturers continued according to plan, and the polysilicon market hasn’t changed too much. Although last week mono-si wafer price dropped, multi-si wafer had sufficient demand support, making the price become flat. However, the current market conditions also prevent it from rising. So far, China’s domestic multi-si material price has reached RMB 80-90/KG, and mono-si material price has maintained the level of RMB 95-105/KG. Overseas multi-si material price hasn’t changed much."

https://pv.energytrend.com/price/20180802-12408.html

grabein
03.08.2018 kl 21:35 3

Innlegget er slettet
grabein
07.08.2018 kl 07:44 1592

Fitch revises up outlook for French solar market

The U.S. rating agency expects France will reach a cumulative capacity of 28 GW by 2027, 3 GW more than previously forecast. The reasons for the increase are the renewed efforts of the French government to push for more solar, and the solar plans of big energy players such as EDF and Total.

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/08/06/fitch-revises-up-outlook-for-french-solar-market/
grabein
07.08.2018 kl 18:37 1432

India’s booming solar sector has one major flaw: poor quality

In recent years, India has been adding thousands of megawatts of solar power capacity which has led to record-low tariffs. So much so that solar power now costs even lesser than thermal in the country.

But this boom is riding on an uncomfortable truth: poor quality.

The solar modules or panels that form the industry’s backbone are sub-par and the many plants mushrooming across India are flawed in their construction, besides being poorly maintained, according to a study by PI Berlin, a German technical advisory firm.

PI Berlin analysed six projects in collaboration with the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) and two state-run organisations, the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). These plants were chosen based on India-specific environmental factors: various climates, modules and mounting structures, and state-wise solar capacity.

“The Indian market is one of the most profitable yet risky for project developers and investors in photovoltaics (PV or silicon-based solar panels). While large-scale projects of over 100 megawatts (MW) are now common, the investment risks caused by the climate, poor installation, and lack of proper maintenance is on the rise,” PI Berlin said in a statement.

...

https://qz.com/india/1345508/poor-quality-solar-panels-may-ruin-indias-renewable-energy-boom/
grabein
07.08.2018 kl 18:52 1405

Med andre ord er potensialet i India enda større enn antatt, når halvgamle anlegg skal fornyes.
grabein
07.08.2018 kl 21:50 1297

How Google cleared a path for companies to buy clean power

https://www.fastcompany.com/40584636/how-google-is-clearing-a-path-for-companies-to-buy-clean-power
grabein
07.08.2018 kl 21:52 1288

Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid

Wind and solar farms are glutting networks more frequently, prompting a market signal for coal plants to shut off

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-06/negative-prices-in-power-market-as-wind-solar-cut-electricity
grabein
08.08.2018 kl 16:21 1057

Daqo’s solar wafer sales set to sink 70% in Q3 as China caps bite

https://www.pv-tech.org/news/daqos-solar-wafer-sales-set-to-sink-70-in-q3-as-china-caps-bite
JohnnyBGood
09.08.2018 kl 09:36 919

En nyhet som er forbigått i stillhet: REC Silicons største PV-polykunde doblet salget i juli. Samtidig opplevde de at waferprisene stabiliserte seg og etterspørselen økte. Samtidig framskyndet de nye lovende waferprodukter og etablering av skjæring av tynnere wafere.
kongkveite
09.08.2018 kl 10:07 869

Hysj....Nå må du ikke komme med noe som kan være positivt .. Her er det det kun EDER & GALLE som gjelder!
gitte
09.08.2018 kl 10:28 836

Testkjører soldrevet bil som kan lade mens den kjører
Over 6500 har forhåndsbestilt bilen.
Dagens Næringsliv
Publisert: 09.08.2018 — 09:26 Oppdatert: 09.08.2018 — 09:46











Den varme og solrike sommeren i store deler av Europa har vært godt nytt for produksjon av solenergi. Storbritannia er et av landene der produksjonen av solenergi har slått alle tidligere rekorder.
Mye sol har også satt fart på testkjøringen av den delvis soldrevne elbilen Sion, skriver Reuters.
Sion har innebygget solcelleanlegg på tak, panser og begge bilens sider, slik at bilens batteri kan lades opp mens den kjører.
Bak Sion står den relativt nystartede tyske bilprodusenten Sono Motors, som blant annet hentet inn en million euro gjennom såkalt crowfunding i 2016.
Tre mil ekstra per dag om sommeren
Batteriet som er montert i testbilen skal rekke til å kjøre 250 kilometer før det må lades.
De total 330 små solcellene på bilen vil imidlertid ifølge selskapet øke kjørelengden med 30 kilometer per dag om sommeren. På vinteren vil den ekstra kjørelengden som solcellene gir falle til rundt fem kilometer per dag, skriver NBC4i.
Sono Motors forventer at produksjonen av Sion vil starte i siste halvdel av 2019, med en forventet startpris på 16.000 euro (i overkant av 150.000 kroner). I overkant av 6500 har allerede forhåndsbestilt den nye bilen.
Tyskland har fra tidligere et mål om at det skal rulle én million elbiler på tyske veier i 2020. Regjeringen er skeptisk til om målet vil nås, og planlegger ifølge Reuters nå økonomiske støtteordninger til bilprodusenter som lager elbiler, deriblant Sono Motors.(Vilkår)





grabein
10.08.2018 kl 01:56 734

Hong Kong kicks off solar FIT scheme

China’s autonomous province, Hong Kong has officially opened up its feed-in tariff (FIT) policy scheme for solar PV systems.

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/08/09/hong-kong-kicks-off-solar-fit-scheme/
grabein
10.08.2018 kl 12:22 558

Tariffs Not Hitting Solar Industry Jobs Yet

When a 30% tariff hit imported solar panels earlier this year, many expected solar prices to rise in the US, which could wilt demand enough to cause job losses. With Indeed data we find that although solar job postings initially declined around the time of the tariffs, they are back at their pre-tariff level. This is consistent with the overall labor market, which has yet to show evidence of any meaningful response to changes in trade policy.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tariffs-not-hitting-solar-industry-121758810.html?guccounter=1
grabein
10.08.2018 kl 23:36 432

World Solar Capacity to Hit Major Milestone

Despite the fact that China’s recent policy changes weigh on short-term forecasts, global solar capacity is expected to reach the 1 terawatt threshold by 2023, the latest quarterly report by GTM Research shows. In early June, market researchers rushed to lower their solar capacity addition forecasts for this year after China surprised everyone by announcing that it would not issue approvals for any new solar power installations this year and would also cut the feed-in tariff subsidy that had been a major driver of the solar business in the country that accounts for as much as 50% of global capacity, Oil Price reported.

GTM Research reduced its China new solar capacity additions forecast by as much as 40 % to 28.8 GW. “When the industry talks about China, it’s always about how demand in the region exceeds expectations. That is not going to be the case anymore,” an analyst said.

The new Chinese policy will have “significant ramifications for the global PV market,” says GTM Research’s Solar Market Outlook Update for Q2 report, as carried by BusinessGreen.

China is now likely to install 141 GW of solar capacity between now and 2023, compared to previous estimates of 206 GW, according to the report.

“Annual installations of 20-25GW will be the new normal for China, rather than 30-40 GW,” it says. After 2019, however, global solar capacity additions will be around 120 GW each year, with total solar capacity expected to cross the 1 TW mark by 2023. Last week, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said its data indicated that there were 1,013 GW—crossing the 1-TW milestone—of combined wind and solar PV generating capacity installed worldwide as of June 30, 2018.

According to BNEF estimates, the second terawatt of wind and solar will arrive by the middle of 2023 and cost 46% less than the first.

https://financialtribune.com/articles/energy/91502/world-solar-capacity-to-hit-major-milestone
Redigert 10.08.2018 kl 23:36 Du må logge inn for å svare
grabein
11.08.2018 kl 08:34 365

US: EIA forecasts modest, uneven solar market growth in 2019

The organization’s short-term energy outlook forecasts that 10.3 GW-AC of solar will be installed in 2019, a 7% growth from 2018 – but for 60% of this solar to come online in December.

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/08/09/us-eia-forecasts-modest-uneven-solar-market-growth-in-2019/
grabein
13.08.2018 kl 09:06 173

What Changed In The Solar Industry In June & July?

- Latin America will be getting its first combined CSP–PV solar power plant. Naturally, it will be in hot solar market Chile.

- SunExchange & Powerhive partnered to bring solar power to 175,000 Kenyans.

- Japan’s TEPCO announced it is aiming to develop 6–7 GW of renewable power to move away from nuclear.

- Portugal will be getting 31 new solar power plants totaling 1 GW of capacity by 2021.

- India’s largest solar power tender to date, meanwhile, landed the lowest solar bids in the country to date. Acme Solar placed the lowest bid, Rs 2.44/kWh (3.55¢/kWh), and Azure Power secured a contract at Rs 2.53/kWh (3.69¢/kWh).

- A record-low US solar power price was also set, 2.155¢ per kWh (with an escalator) for a project in Nevada. That was right after a US record-low solar price bid in Arizona.

- Sydney, Australia, started its massive clean energy virtual power plant — 1,600 solar power installations coupled with 500 kWh of Tesla Powerpack battery installations.

- A solar power program for renters and landlords was also launched in Moreland, Australia.

- Small-scale solar is expected to grow strongly in the EU thanks to details in a new legally binding EU-wide target of 32% renewable energy by 2030.

- SunPower unleashed a new solar + storage offering.

- Sunrun expanded its solar as a service and energy storage offerings in Florida.

- Tesla laid off 9% of its staff, many of them in the solar & energy storage side of the business, including a dozen SolarCity facilities across 9 states.

- Genex Power secured financing for a 520 MW Australian solar PV & pumped-hydro project.

- Residential battery storage is surging in the US, especially in California and Hawaii.

- A Tesla Powerwall network in Vermont saved Green Mountain Power $500,000 during a recent heatwave.

- Irvine Ranch Water District estimated that a new Tesla Powerpack installation would save $500,000 per year.

- Tesla debuted its Grid Controller in Samoa as part of the effort there to bring the country to 100% renewables.

- Going much bigger, California utility PG&E proposed a massive 730 MWh, 567.5 MW battery storage project.

- SDG&E, another California utility, approved energy storage projects that double its utility-scale energy storage capacity.

- A new US DOE loan program provides $2 billion for renewable energy projects on tribals lands. Don’t get too confused, this was approved in the Obama years. However, the the surprising plus side, the funding was cleared in 2017.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/11/what-changes-in-the-solar-industry-in-june-july/