European solar production on the horizon

An increasing demand for photovoltaics, technological innovations and decreasing costs are making the manufacturing of photovoltaic products in Europe attractive. This trend is further boosted by the research and mechanical engineering expertise represented on the continent as well as problems with global supply chains induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the still tangible effects of the corona pandemic, European companies such as Meyer Burger and NexWafe are setting up new production facilities in Europe.

Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) report dissects why African solar sector is growing

The Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) has published its first annual Africa Solar Outlook to help solar professionals keep track and better navigate the fast-evolving solar environment across the continent.

Solar corporate funding increased globally by 24 % in 2020 (Year-over-Year)

Mercom Capital Group, llc, published its annual report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in 2020. Total corporate funding into the solar sector globally, including venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), debt financing, and public market financing, came to $14.5 billion, a 24 % increase compared to the $11.7 billion raised in 2019.