Best Chinese Solar Panel Companies in 2023

China ranks first by a distance on the list of the largest renewable energy producers. The country generates about 329GW annually. That’s a lot of power. As an established superpower in the solar industry, it makes sense that the top solar panel manufacturers in the world are from China. The country easily out-competes the UK and even the US and has invested billions of dollars in producing high-quality solar panels. If you want to buy a solar system, you’ll most likely buy a solar power system from Chinese solar panel brands. Let’s talk about the best solar panels in China and the top Chinese solar manufacturers.
An Overview of the Solar Industry in China
You may not fully appreciate China’s …

Solar Panels Made in the USA vs. China

Truthfully, the future of solar power is here and now. However, which country is ruling the solar energy industry? Which country’s solar panel do you use if you want to fix a solar panel in your home? This article compares solar panels made in the USA vs. China.
China globally dominates 80% of solar panel production. That is why 78% of produced solar cells in 2019 were made in China. Also, the percentage of polysilicon and solar modules produced in China is 66% and 72%, respectively. However, the USA solar industry reduced in 2004 from 13% to 1% today.
Recently, solar capacity overtook the net growth of coal, the biggest previous power generation source. Solar power has an estimated value of $86bn in 2015, and it’s …

Best MPPT Solar Charge Controllers in 2023

MPPT solar charge controllers are popularly used for small-scale solar systems, not exceeding 2kW. These solar system accessories are usually pocket-friendly, and their voltage ranges between 100-150V, typically manufactured for solar systems with 12V or 24V batteries. However, you can use many of them on 48V batteries as well.
This article will discuss some of the most commonly used solar charge controllers. You can find more solar charge controllers on this Solar blog. These accessories usually have built-in …

What Is a Solar Charge Controller?

A solar charge controller (also known as a regulator) is identical to a traditional battery charger. Its function is to manage the solar charging process to ensure that the battery is effectively filled or, more critically, not overloaded. While solar charge controllers come in a wide variety of budgets, supply voltage, and functionalities, there are two major types: PWM and MPPT solar charge controller units. PWM variants are less complicated, utilizing a switch between the solar plant system and the storage devices. We will dive deeper into the difference later in this article.
Various battery kinds are supported, much like with any standard battery charger. Normally, the absorption and float voltages are selectable. In addition…

Solar Summit 2020

Now marks the 13th year of Solar Summit. However, to adapt to the ‘new normal’, it returns as a full virtual conference. With hundreds of notable attendees, the topics to be covered are concerning with the latest improvements in solar markets.
This includes the impact of ‘deep decarbonization’ policy changes across the US and in the international scene, the result of the decreasing ITC, the next-generation for digitalization, and innovative technology that can revolutionize solar energy’s future, the mandate on California’s New Home Solar and other essential issues.
As the industry of solar energy prepares for the decrease of ITC World, asset owners and developers are searching to enhance their pipeline, and now…

Power and Renewables Summit 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has unprecedented effects on the global economy since the aftermath of World War 2. As the world enters the battle and now has a decent fighting chance with the recently rolled out vaccines from different manufacturers, energy stakeholders might have been asking crucial questions such as: “Will decarbonization of the US grid be accelerated or decelerated during the battle against COVID-19 pandemic?” and “How can the pandemic affect the project returns for wide-ranging development of renewable energy systems across the US?”
Beyond the crucial questions revolving around the speed at which energy systems will become ‘renewables-centric’, C-level executives and their utilities, comprehensive …

Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2020

Grid Edge Innovation Summit is a 4-day virtual conference that talks about the different and recent innovations used in the electric grid and what can be expected in the near future. The presentations are likely to be data-intensive in which notable companies at the forefront of the energy sector will handle the preparations.
The topics can be diverse and deep. These include data analytics, artificial intelligence usage, virtual power plants or VPPs, DERMS, and more digital tools. One main point of the discussions will be how those things mentioned can enhance further the resilience and flexibility of the grid.
Featured Speakers:

Nichole Owens – Vice President, Customer Channels…

What Is Going On With China’s Crazy Clean Energy Installation Figures?

After China announced their official 2020 report on their figures in solar and wind system installations, plenty of analysts cannot believe what they have witnessed. According to China’s National Energy Administration, or NEA, the additional capacity for renewable energy systems is in a whopping total of 120 Gigawatts, which is an unrealistic number.
Given the circumstance in 2020 where China has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, achieving numbers beyond what all expected is simply impossible to happen. The official predictions by International Energy Agency and other entities won’t even exceed 50 Gigawatts on either renewable energy source.
Experts are surprised with the numbers on solar energy but it is …

The Pandemic Rages On: Some Solar Companies Are Still Selling Door-To-Door

If you think that selling cleaning items and encyclopedias are some of the most common items to be sold using the door-to-door method, then maybe a solar vendor has yet to knock on your door. Vivint Solar has been practicing door-to-door selling in order to attract potential buyers to their rooftop solar panels.
There is a challenge in the technical explanations but it turns out to be very effective. As the company is gaining momentum, the COVID-19 pandemic happened and the global economy is the biggest casualty. New rules and regulations impose restrictions on any social interaction, and that includes door-to-door selling.
Vivint Solar and another large vendor, Sunrun, have joined forces and confirmed that they are …

Bloom Energy Sees Future in Hydrogen Fuel Cells Electrolysis and Carbon Capture

Due to the 4th quarter sales surge, Bloom Energy’s profitability target is projected as a year earlier. The annual deliveries of fuel cell increase to 132.6 Megawatts. Together with the effort of reducing cost, K.R. Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy, sees that 2021 will be the best year yet for the company.
Although the progress is consistent, Sridhar is expecting to fully adapt the company’s solid-oxide fuel cell technology. This technology aims to generate electricity from hydrogen. The plan was to obtain ‘green’ hydrogen through electrolysis and capture carbon in ‘blue hydrogen’ coming from natural gas. With this, the estimates will appear off the charts as the impacts are on a very large scale.
Bloom Energy …