PSUs to set up 10GW polysilicon manufacturing capacity to cut solar dependence on China

A senior official from the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) told FE that the Chinese manufacturers have increased the price of wafers that goes into the manufacturing of cells after India increased the production of cells under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. Public sector companies such as NTPC and BHEL may set up polysilicon […]

Punjab: Talwandi plant stops generating power

Polysilicon price spike puts pressure on solar developers in Australia

In light of the recent events that have caused the polysilicon price to skyrocket, solar developers in Australia are being warned about module supply constraints and price volatility over the coming quarter. In anticipation of polysilicon shortage, prices have been rising across the entire PV industry supply chain since the middle of July. The troubles […]

South Korea’s Moon targets carbon neutrality by 2050

Polysilicon Industry Awaits Certainty on US-China Trade Deal

U.S. producers of the solar feedstock offer cautious optimism after the trade agreement includes polysilicon. The trade deal signed between the United States and China this week brought a jolt of positivity to U.S. polysilicon manufacturers, who have for years struggled to stay competitive while tariffs hampered access to the Chinese market, which accounts for […]

US pitches cheaper solar tech to India amid high dependence on China

REC Silicon May Sell Montana Facility

The polysilicon company draws another bad hand in the trade war. A cash-strapped REC Silicon announced Thursday it’s considering the sale of its Butte, Montana facility, which produces silane gas for use in semiconductors. Though the company hasn’t finalized a decision — REC spent months warning of the shutdown of its polysilicon plant in Washington […]

State Launches $21.7M Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Project in SD County

The Status of US Solar Manufacturing, One Year After Tariffs

On Tuesday, JinkoSolar will officially open its Jacksonville, Florida solar module factory. The Chinese company announced that plant in January of last year, roughly a week after the Trump administration unveiled its final tariffs on crystalline silicon solar cells and modules. It was the first of a string of such announcements as foreign manufacturers stared […]

PV Module Improvements to Drive Down Solar Prices in 2020s: WoodMac

Struggling US Polysilicon Producers Are a Forgotten Casualty in the Solar Trade War With China

Polysilicon production, once dominated by America, has been taken over by China. It’s a direct consequence of tariffs and failed negotiations In January, Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office next to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and delivered a verdict thesolarindustry had anticipated for months: A 30 percent tariff would be levied on imported […]

US pitches cheaper solar tech to India amid high dependence on China

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