Why Solar Execs Say the Game Is Already Over for Non-Renewable Energy

Why Solar Execs Say the Game Is Already Over for Non-Renewable Energy

It’s game over,” said Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower, the California-based solar company, speaking at the Fortune Global Sustainability Forum on Thursday in Yunnan, China.

JinkoSolar Strikes Upbeat Tone on Market Signs in China and the US

JinkoSolar Strikes Upbeat Tone on Market Signs in China and the US

In April, Jinko also announced it would also invest in a new manufacturing facility in China to help meet global demand for high-efficiency solar products.

China Power figures show how much cheaper solar is than coal

China Power figures show how much cheaper solar is than coal

The figures published by China Power International Development Ltd on Thursday showed the company incurred capital expenditure of RMB2.78 billion for its coal plants and only RMB699 million for its solar operations, even though 474.4 MW of new PV capacity was added during the period.

Already Cheaper Than Gas, China’s Renewables to Undercut Coal by 2026

Already Cheaper Than Gas, China’s Renewables to Undercut Coal by 2026

In 2019, new-build ultra-super critical coal plants are the key conventional low-cost power supply option with an LCOE of below $50 per megawatt-hour, while offshore wind is at the high end of the range, hitting $116 per megawatt-hour.

We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

Researchers at North Carolina State University set out to determine how much harm to the climate results from each portion of a scooter’s “life cycle.” They found that most of the harm comes from manufacturing the device, which is typically done in China, and from transporting it around a city, which is typically done by — you guessed it — cars.

ABB to provide control system for China solar gig

ABB to provide control system for China solar gig

Building on the successful delivery of power at the first 50 megawatt CSP in Delingha with China General Nuclear Power Group in late 2018, ABB has been awarded a second contract to deliver an integrated automation solution for a 100MW Urat solar energy project in Inner Mongolia province, China.

GS-Solar Enters an Agreement With Shanxi Coal to Build a 10GW Production Base for Heterojunction Cells

GS-Solar Enters an Agreement With Shanxi Coal to Build a 10GW Production Base for Heterojunction Cells

China’s PV cell manufacturer GS-Solar has signed a cooperation agreement with Shanxi Coal International Energy Group (here referred as Shanxi Coal) to build a 10GW production base for double-sided heterojunction (HDT) cells.

China Pursues More Renewable Energy At Home & Abroad

China Pursues More Renewable Energy At Home & Abroad

“We consider Kenya a strategic market for our solar products as the government promotes use of clean energy in homes and industries,” said Tan, adding that the expo presents an opportunity for her company to conduct extensive research on sustainability of solar solutions market in Kenya and the region.

Eastern Europe going cold on nuclear power

Eastern Europe going cold on nuclear power

to build two new reactors at the aging plant near the town, there’s still no start date for the bulk of the work. Romania, which debated for a decade whether to add new reactors to its Cernavoda plant near the Black Sea, signed a preliminary deal in May with China General Nuclear Power Corp.

China’s AVIC offers to finance, build HPP Buk Bijela, 4 small hydropower plants

China’s AVIC offers to finance, build HPP Buk Bijela, 4 small hydropower plants

China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation (AVIC) has expressed interest in the construction of three large hydropower plants (HPPs) – Buk Bijela, Foča, and Paunci – and four small hydropower plants (SHPPs), the Ministry of Energy and Mining said on its website.

Fading Electric Vehicle Support in US and China Could Delay Peak Oil Demand

Fading Electric Vehicle Support in US and China Could Delay Peak Oil Demand

Policy support for electric vehicles is waning in key markets around the world, potentially softening EV sales and pushing back forecasts for a peak in global oil demand, according to a new report by Rapidan Energy Group.

Chinese solar manufacturers guiding big hikes in 1H 2019 financial results

Chinese solar manufacturers guiding big hikes in 1H 2019 financial results

China-based integrated polysilicon and the largest merchant cell manufacturer, Tongwei Group has guided net profit was expected to increase in a range of 55% to 65% in the first half of 2019.

Nanobowl arrays endow perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

Nanobowl arrays endow perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors

They succeeded in using TiO2 NB arrays as a photonic ETL to integrate with a uniform thin overlayer of CH3NH3PbI3, achieving high-efficiency colorful perovskite solar cells . More information: Wenhui Wang et al, High-efficiency colorful perovskite solar cells using TiO2 nanobowl arrays as a structured electron transport layer, Science China Materials (2019).

UPDATE 1-China sets 2019 subsidies for large-scale solar power projects at $248 mln

UPDATE 1-China sets 2019 subsidies for large-scale solar power projects at $248 mln

BEIJING, July 11 (Reuters) - China has estimated government subsidies for centralised solar power projects in 2019 at 1.7 billion yuan ($247.64 million), involving total installed capacity of 22.79 gigawatts (GW), the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Thursday.

JinkoSolar Sees Surge of Demand for Bifacial Modules on the Horizon

JinkoSolar Sees Surge of Demand for Bifacial Modules on the Horizon

China’s JinkoSolar expects bifacial modules to become the “mainstream” choice in the solar market in the coming years, as the technology rides a wave of optimism following its exemption from U.S. import tariffs.

Vestas retakes turbine top spot from Siemens Gamesa

Vestas retakes turbine top spot from Siemens Gamesa

It claimed that although China installs a large number of turbines each year, they are installed “almost exclusively in China”. It added that only a small number of firms install outside of China.

China’s father of electric cars says hydrogen is the future

China’s father of electric cars says hydrogen is the future

While China plans to phase out the long-time subsidy program for the maturing EV industry next year, government funding for fuel-cell vehicles may stay in place to some extent, Wan said.

Jolywood supplying 320MW of N-type bifacial modules for Dubai Expo 2020

Jolywood supplying 320MW of N-type bifacial modules for Dubai Expo 2020

China-based PV panel materials and N-type mono module manufacturer Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co, has signed a deal to deliver 320MW of its N-type bifacial solar modules to a plant being built by Chinese firm Shanghai Electric in Dubai.

Trump Administration Strips India of Special Trade Status

Trump Administration Strips India of Special Trade Status

The measure will hit some Indian exporters of products like textiles, jewelry, auto parts and agricultural products, and aggravate tensions between the United States and a country the Trump administration has described as an ally to counter China.

World's second EPR nuclear reactor starts work in China

World's second EPR nuclear reactor starts work in China

The two EPR reactors at the Taishan nuclear power plant will be the most powerful in the world when fully completed and can supply five million Chinese users, its owners say A next-generation EPR nuclear reactor in China has carried out its first chain reaction, French energy giant EDF announced Wednesday, becoming the second using the much-delayed European technology to reach the milestone.

Chinese Firms Could Rule Offshore Wind Market Without Ever Leaving Home

Chinese Firms Could Rule Offshore Wind Market Without Ever Leaving Home

The potential size of China's surging offshore wind market means that, despite having less advanced technology than their Western peers, Chinese original equipment manufacturers could lead the global offshore wind order rankings in years to come, said Luke Lewandowski, director at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

China boosts electric car sales by removing license plate quotas

China boosts electric car sales by removing license plate quotas

The Chinese government is currently phasing out most of its electric vehicle incentives, but it is still trying to boost sales of EVs by not allowing cities to impose license plate quotas on electric vehicles.

UPDATE 1-China to allocate $435 mln subsidies for solar projects in 2019

UPDATE 1-China to allocate $435 mln subsidies for solar projects in 2019

BEIJING, May 30 (Reuters) - China will allocate 3 billion yuan ($434.55 million) worth of subsidies for new solar projects this year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Thursday.

Redflow lands potentially massive battery supply deal with Soul Energy

Redflow lands potentially massive battery supply deal with Soul Energy

And as we reported here , Redflow also revealed over the weekend that it had cracked the China battery market, with a deal to supply 100kWh of its ZBM2 zinc bromine flow batteries for a solar and electric vehicle smart grid project.

China to build multi-billion-dollar offshore wind farm near east coast

China to build multi-billion-dollar offshore wind farm near east coast

NANJING, May 20 (Xinhua) -- China will build an offshore wind power project with an investment of 160 billion yuan (about 23.5 billion U.S. dollars) in waters off eastern Jiangsu Province, according to the provincial government of Jiangsu.

Redflow cracks China battery market, with deal on EV charging station

Redflow cracks China battery market, with deal on EV charging station

ASX listed energy storage company Redflow has been tapped to supply 100kWh of its ZBM2 zinc bromine flow batteries for a solar and electric vehicle smart grid project in China, in a deal with Beijing-based flow battery maker ZbestPower.

GCL-SI expects China to install 25GW in H2 2019

GCL-SI expects China to install 25GW in H2 2019

China will install 25GW in the second-half of this year, according to the module manufacturer GCL-SI.

Redflow expands into China

Redflow expands into China

Redflow Limited (ASX: RFX) is pleased to announce that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chinese zinc-bromine flow battery company ZbestPower Co., Ltd, to supply a large scale (100kwh) Redflow battery energy storage solution for a demonstration project for a key smart grid project in China.

WoodMac: Solar Plants Cheaper Than Natural Gas ‘Just About Everywhere’ by 2023

WoodMac: Solar Plants Cheaper Than Natural Gas ‘Just About Everywhere’ by 2023

New gas plants remain competitive with new utility solar in a number of big markets today, from China to the U.K. to South Korea. “It’s not just utilities and [independent power producers] that can enter these kinds of markets; there’s a whole range of companies starting to bid from a whole range of countries,” Heggarty said.

China Poised to Dominate EV Battery Manufacturing

China Poised to Dominate EV Battery Manufacturing

China currently owns a majority of global lithium-ion battery production, with more than 60 percent of global manufacturing capacity today, according to Wood Mackenzie. The key driver of China’s battery manufacturing ramp-up has been the generous subsidies offered by the Chinese government solely to domestic vendors.