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Deregulation of the Japanese electricity market, expected to begin next year, could “breathe new life into PV”, according to Shawn Qu, chief executive and chairman of Canadian Solar.
The Indian cabinet has approved plans by state-run power producer NTPC to build 15GW of solar capacity, including 7GW of unsubsidised solar power.
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and module manufacturer TSEC will feature the latter’s new “V-Series” high-efficiency solar panels for the first time during PV EXPO 2015 in Tokyo, Japan from later this week.
The panel that sets Japan’s feed-in tariff (FiT) has proposed a cut of 16%, the country’s Ministry for Enterprise, Trade and Industry (METI) has said.
An agreement between the Government of Nepal (GoN) and the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group to generate 25MW of solar photovoltaic generated electricity was signed today.
Australia’s environment minister Greg Hunt has ordered an inquiry into the quality of solar system installations.
Indian developer, Acme Solar Energy, has been selected to build 74MW of PV in the state of Punjab.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), one of Japan’s major electric utility and transmission providers, will conduct a microgrid demonstration project on a remote Japanese island, incorporating solar, storage, wind and diesel.
A new review from energy watch dog International Energy Agency (IEA) has listed high grades for Indonesia’s operation of energy groups and state-owned institutions, but also noted that the country still has much to do in order to ensure a sustainable future.
The market for decentralised renewable energy in India could grow 70% annually to be worth more than US$150 million by 2018, while around five million residential solar systems are predicted to be sold in the country between last year and 2018, according to a new report.
Financial services firm ORIX Corporation and engineering company Kyudenko have started work on a 23MW PV plant in Nara prefecture, Japan.
Total shipments of PV modules in Japan for the third quarter of the 2014 Japanese financial year stood at 2.46GW, representing a 4% fall from the previous quarter, according to new figures from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).
Turkey is targeting 5GW of installed PV by 2023 as part of a new strategy on renewable energy deployment developed with Deloitte and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Taiwanese solar cell producer, Solartech Energy Corp reported flat sales for January, 2015, compared to the previous month.
China installed 10.6GW of solar in 2014, according to official data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA), but the final figure could in fact be higher.
An inauguration ceremony has been held in Tokushima, Japan, to mark the start of operation of a 21MW solar farm constructed by Mitsubishi Corporation and its joint venture (JV) partner Nippon Paper Industries.
The RE-Invest India summit has brought Indian government figures of the very highest level together with politicians from overseas, senior solar industry figures and renewable energy advocates.
India will enforce renewable generation targets as part of impending new energy policy, Piyush Goyal, minister for coal, power and new & renewable energy (MNRE) has said.
The hype surrounding India’s plans to install 100GW of solar by 2022 went to a new level at the weekend as India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for power attended the first government backed event to kick-start investment in Modi’s plans.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) reported a decline in solar cell and PV module sales in the fourth quarter of 2014.
PV equipment and automation specialist, Spire Corporation has secured a ‘Spi-Sun Simulator 6013i SLP’ order with a Chinese producer of large-area thin film modules.
Chinese PV manufacturer Zhongli Talesun has officially started construction of a 500MW integrated solar cell and modules assembly plant in the Thai-China Industrial Park in Rayong, Thailand.
The third memorandum of understanding (MOU) in almost as many days has been signed for a multi-gigawatt pipeline of PV power plants in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
Korean polysilicon producer, OCI Company has reported a 17% increase in polysilicon sales in 2014 as its plants run at full capacity.
Trina Solar has secured loan agreements with two major investors for up to 1GW of PV projects in China during the next three years.