China added 18.7 GW of PV capacity in the first nine months of 2020
The National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Oct. 30 that China’s installed renewable capacity hit 837 million kWh at the end of September.
The past three quarters have been bumpy for solar market
The PV market has gone through corona, polysilicon shortage, a growing monopoly in the module market, and U-turn on bifacial exemption so far. But solar demand is expected to pick up in the year ahead.
European solar generation drops 26% in Q3, the lowest since 2016
Europe’s solar generation hit a historic high of 47.6 TWh in the second quarter. However, in the following quarter it slumped by 26% to 35.1 TWh, the lowest in the third quarter since 2016.
China added 16 GW of solar in the first 8 months of 2020
China installed an estimated 16 GW of new PV generation capacity in the January-August period.
Price hikes drive module demand down and make PV giants even more dominant
In face of price increases caused by monopoly, module manufacturers will pursue vertical integration to improve profits through better control over its business.
Overseas market share growth continues among key module players
Tier-1 company Jinko, having come first in the module shipment rankings for four consecutive years, retained the top spot with 7.8 GW of module shipments for the period.
Large format module race intensifies as China enters grid parity era
Debate is reemerging about 182mm and 210mm formats as Longi, Jinko, and JA Solar achieved volume production of modules based on 182mm wafers recently.
China’s upcoming 14th Five-Year Plan could drive 45 GW of annual solar additions
China's solar installation capacity could experience growth if it raises the overall renewable energy targets for the coming 14th FYP cycle. PV InfoLink projects that annual solar installation additions will be as high as 45 GW in the years ahead.