The UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee has called for a ban on the import of solar panels from Xinjiang Province, China, to tackle forced labour in the supply chain.
The UK government has confirmed it is investigating allegations of forced labour in the global solar supply chain, but refused to state whether or not it would be shortly following the US in enacting import sanctions on specific upstream manufacturers in Xinjiang, China.
Renewable energy product manufacturer myenergi has completed a major product redesign in response to shortages in silicon globally.
Having installed 660MW of new solar PV in the 12 months to 31 March 2021, large-scale solar sites across the UK are now eagerly awaiting expected declines in module prices, allowing 2021 deployment to reach and exceed the GW-levels forecast earlier in the year.
The Solar Media podcast returns for another episode, as we look to uncover how a materials crisis in solar manufacturing could impact on deployment.
The UK solar industry continued its sustained growth in a zero-subsidy environment, posting 175MWp-dc of new capacity in the 3 months to 31 March 2021 (Q1’21).
Members of the UK solar industry have voiced support for plans to develop a supply-chain transparency protocol to tackle concerns over forced labour.