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Major merchant solar cell producer Gintech Energy Corp has reported August 2015 sales of NT$1,435 million (US$40.04 million), down 3% from the previous month but up 65.2% year-on-year as the impact of US anti-dumping duties hit sales with Chinese module manufacturing customers.
Despite a vast increase in generation, difficulties in integrating renewable energy to Japan’s electricity networks shows that the country’s utilities are still “at the very first stage” of learning to do so, the director of the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF) has told PV Tech.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Solartech Energy Corp overcame a blip in sales reported in July to report a new record in monthly sales of NT$106.5 million (US$32.7 million).
India’s total solar energy installations reached 4.1GW by the end of July this year, according to data released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
Independent power producer Sky Solar Holdings has announced that its subsidiary Sky Solar Japan has signed off on definitive financial agreements with its existing tokumei kumiai (TK) partner to increase the TK’s capital contribution to the partnership in regards to 67 solar projects with a total capacity of 107.9MW in Japan.
Major monocrystalline wafer producer Longi Silicon Materials has reported a first-half 2015 operating income of around US$264.2 million, 15.3% higher than the prior-year period.
China-based integrated PV manufacturer Hareon Solar has reported a steep decline in PV module shipments in the first half of 2015.
In the wake of reports that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of the US over its complaint about India’s local content policies for solar equipment, an American Trade representative has said that the US supports the rapid deployment of solar energy in India.
Module installation at the 70MW Moree Solar Farm in Australia is in full swing, according to the supplier, JA Solar.
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer JA Solar and India’s Essel Infraprojects are planning to build a solar cell production plant ahead of a PV module assembly plant, according to Bloomberg.
Monocrystalline wafer producer Comtec Solar Systems Group has reported first half year financial results that included a shift to the production of larger wafers to meet demand from US-based customer Mission Solar.
The first reported quarterly figures for PV module shipments in Japan in the country’s current financial year show a drop below the 2GW mark for the first time since JFY2013.
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.