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Indian solar market observers have downplayed the likely impact of a World Trade Organization ruling against local content policies in the country’s flagship solar programme.
Chinese integrated PV manufacturer LDK Solar is to supply 67MW of modules to Thai project developer EA Solar Phitsanulok for projects planned in the Southeast Asian country.
Enphase claims it has continued its “aggressive growth” into the Oceania region with the formation of a distribution agreement with a wholesaler, distributor and training and support company in New Zealand.
Rajasthan has approved an order to reduce transmission charges by 50% for open access solar projects in the state.
Australian utility Ergon Energy is launching a tender for 150MW of renewable energy projects for its regional grid in Queensland, a state which up till now has been largely devoid of large-scale renewable projects.
Chinese tier-1 PV manufacturer Hareon Solar Technology’s product testing laboratory has recently met TÜV SÜD’s on-site testing standards.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is to hold an auction for for 500MW of solar projects in Maharasthra and 250MW in Gujarat.
As Australia’s national politicians continue their bitter dispute over the country’s espousal of renewable energy, the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is setting its sights on reaching 100% renewable energy generation by 2025.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer E-Ton Solar Tech has reported record sales in July, topping its previous recent record set in May, 2014.
India has selected 50 municipalities across the country to develop plans to become ‘solar cities’.
Global infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital has invested in Amplus Energy Solutions, which owns and operates distributed rooftop solar in India.
Indonesia is to introduce incentives for renewable energy investors including a reduction in import taxes for equipment.
PV manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN) has secured a 260MW module supply deal with China state-owned utility, China Power Investment Corporation.
Taiwanese module maker WINAICO has been awarded tier-one manufacturer status by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Indian state utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for 750MW of solar PV projects in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.