News Article

Global Solar Council Engages Solar Businesses To Track Effects Of COVID-19 Emergency And Understand Possible Scenarios


The Global Solar Council is today launching an industry-wide survey to understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on companies operating in the solar energy sector. The Global Solar Council is directly engaging solar companies in collaboration with its members (regional and national solar associations covering all major developed and developing markets) to complete this survey and contribute their experience and outlook.

The GSC survey seeks to discover how solar companies have been impacted by the current business conditions and gauge their short-term outlook, in terms of orders, prices and supply disruptions.

“The Global Solar Council, as the voice of the world's solar industry on the global stage, stands together with its members and all companies as we face the current extraordinary situation,” says Gianni Chianetta, Chair of the Global Solar Council. “The GSC survey will provide a timely global picture of how businesses are being affected and how they are responding. The GSC will take the findings to governments so they understand the critical role solar can play in a clean, sustainable recovery for our economies.”

The latest International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) report shows that renewables accounted for almost three quarters of new power generation capacity in 2019, largely due to investments in solar and wind plants. The figures show that solar photovoltaic capacity expanded globally by 98 gigawatts in 2019, far more than any other renewable technology. Asia, led by China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam, accounted for more than half of the new installed solar capacity while other major increases were recorded in the United States, Australia, Spain, Ukraine and Germany. All of these countries have been impacted in different times and to different degrees by the COVID-19 emergency.

This highlights the broader importance of the GSC survey to chart how the global solar industry is being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and of identifying actions that can be taken to help PV companies continue operations and to avoid longer term damage to investments.

The results of the GSC survey will be published on Thursday, 23 April when the findings will be discussed in a webinar (14:00 CET) that will provide updates on the state of the solar industry from Asia, Europe and the Americas alongside perspectives from sector experts.

SunBrush Mobil Delivers Its New Cleaning Device For PV Tracking Systems To Chile
UK'S Largest Battery Ready To Balance The Grid
BayWa R.e. Sells Subsidy-free Solar Farm In Spain To Commerz Real’s Impact Fund Klimavest
ENGIE And Kiwi Power Enter Netherlands’ Grid Flexibility Market
Going Green In Lancashire – Hundreds Of Houses Installed With Solar Panels In Ground-breaking Project
Sonnedix Named ESG Global Solar Power Generation Sector Leader By GRESB
Azelio And JET ENERGY In MoU To Develop Storage Projects With Solar PV In Africa
SUNfarming Secures EUR 10 Million In Fresh Money For Poland
Oakapple Renewable Energy Appoint Stuart Gentry To Head Business Development
Ingeteam Supplies Solar Inverters For PV Project Of More Than 100MW In Chile
EnBW Chooses Delta Inverters For 2.62 MWp Solar Farm In Kenzingen
Sunstore Solar Launches WattGrid, A New Range Of Turnkey Off-grid Power Systems
Array Technologies Announces A 1GW Purchase Agreement With RP Construction Services
US Solar Fund To Acquire Up To 50% Of 200MWDC Mount Signal 2
EnergyLink3 And C4V Lead Tesla In Race To Less Toxic Mobile Battery Solution
What Role Can Solar Energy Play In Enabling A Better Future
New Energy Scout GmbH Becomes Part Of Basler & Hofmann AG
AEG Power Solutions Equips The Microgrid Laboratory Emulator Of Paderborn University
SUNfarming Reaches Financial Close On Project Financing For 26 MWp PV Portfolio In Poland
Luxcara Acquires Largest Independent PV Project In Germany From BELECTRIC
Analysis Of UK Commercial Roof Space Shows Solar PV Film Can Achieve Net Zero Without Greenfield Sites
Sonnedix Acquires 150MW Utility Scale Project Located In Central Chile
Sonnedix Adds 40 MW Of Capacity To Its Portfolio In Chile
Everoze Creates Skyray To Design And Engineer Great Solar PV Projects

Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Solar + Power Magazine, the Solar + Power Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.

Please subscribe me to:


You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in:
{taasPodcastNotification} Array