A shortage of glass for solar panels is limiting China’s solar panel production and is expected to continue to do so through mid-2021, Reuters reports. The Chinese solar industry, which produces nearly 80% of the world’s solar panels, was minimally hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, but increased demand for bifacial modules and larger solar panels are driving the increased glass demand, analysts say. New glass production capacity is expected to come online next year, but in the meantime, prices are expected to rise. “In the short term we cannot do anything. We just accept the high price of the solar glass,” Leon Chuang, global marketing director at solar module maker Risen Energy, told Reuters. (Reuters)