PVinsights: Solar tumbled, hurt by fragile demand recovery

Although polysilicon suppliers attempted to leverage facility maintenance as a strategy to hold the prices, their attempts failed as major buyers remained conservative at procurement particularly and tried to control low inventory level ahead of the fiscal quarter end. Hence, for 2nd and 3rd tier polysilicon suppliers, who struggled the most from declined orders, the inventory pressure forced them to adapt aggressive pricing for stock clearance, resulting lowered price of polysilicon this week. Meanwhile, despite the declined polysilicon demand from multi-crystalline wafer makers, the demand for high-purity mono grade polysilicon remained solid as the major mono-crystalline wafer makers were still in its expansion phase. Hence, the drop of mono-grade polysilicon prices were relatively limited in contrast with the conventional ones. On the other hand, polysilicon prices in overseas were also set to dwindle further following the accelerated slump of polysilicon in China. Both Korean and American polysilicon suppliers could feel the tremendous selling pressure, as the utilization rates of non-China wafer makers remained depressed. Due to concerns over demand weakness as well as renewed fears that rapid output increase in China flood the market with worsening glut, overall benchmark of polysilicon prices plunged with downstream components.


Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP will be delivering a keynote address in the opening plenary conference session at All-Energy, the UK's largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference on Wednesday 2 May.


Situated on a former golf course, Shoreham will produce 24.9 MW AC of photovoltaic energy for the town of Brookhaven assisting the local utility, Long Island Power Authority, in reaching New York's 2030 fifty-percent clean energy goal.

SMA Inverters Help Sacramento International Airport Go Solar

Sunny Central Inverters Deliver Robust Power to Nearly 8 MW System

Freedom Solar Honored with SunPower 2017 "Residential National Dealer of the Year" and "Residential Regional Top Producer of the Year" Awards

Freedom Solar, an Austin-based solar designer and installer, has received the SunPower "Residential National Dealer of the Year" award as well as the "Residential Regional Top Producer of the Year" award for its outstanding performance as a SunPower dealer in 2017.

Solar Advocates Welcome Bills to Advance New Jersey's Clean Energy Economy

A3723 and S2314 Pave Path Forward for Residential, Community and Large-Scale Projects

SEPA Report: Utilities Should Boost, Share EV Planning Strategies

3 out of 4 utilities are only in early stages of EV programs and activities

Schneider Electric to Build Advanced Microgrid in Foxboro, MA Facility

- REC Solar tabbed as the Investor Owner of the project - Project will be Schneider Electric's third Microgrid-as-a-Service project with Duke Energy Renewables and REC Solar - Microgrid will offer power resilience and prevent productivity loss

Natural Power doubles up on wind farm acquisitions for Greenbacker

Natural Power provided technical due diligence reviews on behalf of Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC on two recent wind plant acquisitions, Georgia Mountain Wind Farm in Vermont, and Wagner Wind in California.

Saft deploys Intensium® Mini for solar energy storage at industrial plant in Spain

• EXKAL has installed two Saft Intensium® Mini lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage systems (ESS) 'behind-the-meter' to optimize the utilization of the existing solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its manufacturing site in Navarra, Spain. • The Saft ESS is helping to achieve a 20 percent reduction in peak power demand from the local grid together with increased self-consumption of solar power. The net result is a reduction of up to eight percent in the site's energy bills.

Canadian Solar Launches New Business Unit to Deliver Operations & Maintenance Services at Solar Asset Management and O&M Conference in San Francisco

"Our O&M business was born out of necessity to operate and maintain our own utility scale solar power plants in Ontario, Canada," said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and chief executive officer of Canadian Solar.

Antaisolar presented at PV EXPO 2018 in Tokyo, Japan

From 28th Feb. to 2nd Mar., the 9th PV EXPO Exhibition was held in Tokyo. Antaisolar's leaders and sales team went to the exhibition after the Chinese New Year. Unique design of the booth and bright aluminum solar rackings attracted lots of clients.

New York Makes Billion Dollar Commitment to Solar Energy

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an unprecedented commitment to renewable energy. Awarding $1.4 billion, New York is now set to advance 26 large-scale renewable energy projects, including 22 utility-scale solar installations.

The Solar Industry Welcomes Legislation Encouraging More Solar Energy Development in Virginia

The measure, Senate Bill 966, encourages the growth of renewable energy in the Commonwealth by designating 5.5 gigawatts of solar and wind energy to be in the public interest and initiating a process to modernize the state's power grid to make adoption of renewables easier.

JinkoSolar Receives "Top Brand PV" Seal from EuPD Research in Australia, Germany, and Austria

The Top Brand PV seal is awarded based on survey responses from close to a thousand installers and intermediaries in markets with mature residential and commercial rooftop PV sectors such as Australia, Germany, and Austria.

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