Tag: solar

China launches tax rebate for solar power

China has begun offering tax rebates to its photovoltaic panel manufacturers to boost domestic adoption of this clean energy source and support its domestic PV industry, hard hit by tumbling prices and  excess capacity.  (continue reading…)

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China’s PV sector aims to be greener

Compared to other forms of energy generation in China, the photovoltaic industry enjoys a squeaky clean image.

So it might seem surprising that China’s PV sector feels the need to create an evaluation system to prove how green it is.  (continue reading…)

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Chinese solar cells achieve record

csun-logoChina Sunergy, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) cells, has developed a new generation of high-efficient mono-crystalline cells which have reached a record 20.26% conversion efficiency. (continue reading…)

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China’s great solar shakeout

solar-panels-in-sunAfter the storm, the calm. China’s solar industry is going through a big shakeout, and consolidation and bankrupcies.

However, this dramatic process or readjstiment is not going to change the Asian giant’s global dominance over the resurgent sector anytime soon, according to Lux Research. (continue reading…)

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JA Solar inks tie-up

innovalight.jpgJA Solar, one of China's biggest solar cell manufacturers, hopes to leapfrog its rivals using innovative “solar ink” manufacturing technnology from a Silicon Valley start-up.

The announcement is just the latest example of how Chinese tech firms are challenging the commonly-held prejudice in the west that Chinese businesses do not innovate.

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Chinese solar market to eclipse west

appliedmaterials.jpgChina makes a lot of solar panels but most of them currently go for export causing western rivals to complain that Chinese over-production and price competition is destroying their once healthy markets.

But that situation could soon change, says Mark Pinto, corporate CTO at Applied Materials, the US maker of chip manufacturing equipment, in this WSJ article.

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