Portocolom AV | China currently dominates the solar industry, with Chinese companies controlling around 80% of the global solar supply chain, from raw material refining to panel production and assembly. In 2020, 45% of the global supply of poly silicon, the key refined material that comprises 95% of solar panels, came from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The governments of the US, UK, Canada and the Netherlands have declared that China has committed genocide and crimes against humanity in its treatment of Uighurs and other Muslim-majority peoples in Xinjiang.
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has fixed the global growth of solar and wind power and other clean energies at double digits for this year. 200 GW of new clean energy capacity is expected to be installed by the end of 2019. The largest part of the new capacity will come from solar energy with 115 GW, despite a small contraction in the China market.