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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.
Tier-one PV manufacturer and system provider Canadian Solar has introduced a new 320W multicrystalline module under its MaxPower brand.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Motech Industries has secured NT$6.4 billion (US$196 million) in a new syndicated financing round.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Solartech Energy Corp’s strong first half year increase in sales ended in July, 2015 with a 10.48% decline from a record high set in June.
India is expected to install 2.5GW of solar in 2015, significantly up from the previous forecast of 2GW, under the latest quarterly ‘India Solar Market Update’ from Mercom Capital Group.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has described solar energy as the “ultimate solution” to India’s energy problems and called on domestic scientists to work on developing more efficient solar equipment.
ZN Shine has been formally removed from the minimum import price (MIP) undertaking agreed between China and the EU.
The number of small-scale solar PV panel installations on residential rooftops in Australia has reached 1,441,876, with 74,756 installed so far this year, according to Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator.
The Indian state of Gujarat has released a new solar policy aiming to scale up solar power capacity in the state to 10GW by 2020, having jump-started utility-scale solar in 2009.
Module manufacturer Wuxi Suntech has agreed to supply around 200MW of solar panels to Indian conglomerate Adani Power for a PV project, which is under development in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Neyveli Lignite Corporation, an Indian state-owned mining and power company, plans to set up 600MW of solar capacity in states across India, according to local reports.
Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for 100MW of solar PV projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh under the National Solar mission (NSM) Phase-II, Batch-II, Tranche-I.
Major Chinese PV manufacturer and project developer Hareon Solar has established a US subsidiary as it looks to explore opportunities in the downstream market.
Developer and PV plant services company Phoenix Solar has followed news of a 300% jump in year-on-year revenues with the award of six projects in Turkey.
Chinese solar energy company Hareon Solar has agreed to a joint venture (JV) with Nereus Capital and Treasury Group, with the JV company — Nereus Capital Investments Singapore — will be majority owned by Hareon Solar and will invest in PV projects in India.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a year-by-year breakdown of its 100GW solar by 2022 target.
Chinese solar project developer and investor United PV has issued a profits warning.
Renewable energy construction firm PES Engineers Private Limited has entered into a 400MW supply agreement with single-axis solar tracker manufacturer NEXTracker in India.
The EU has increased anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar glass to a maximum of 75.4%. The highest original anti-dumping tariff was 36.1%.
Solar energy developer Conergy has partnered with Symbior Solar group company ATC Enviro to plan three new solar farms for Thailand.
An airport in the Indian state of Kerala will become “absolutely power neutral” when it inaugurates a 12MWp solar power plant onsite next week.
Clean energy firm and PV developer Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) has acquired a majority stake (63.13%) in US-based solar cell and module manufacturer Suniva with an investment of US$57.76 million.
India is capable of a sharp ramp up of solar deployment on a level with China’s spike in recent years, according to a new report on India’s energy market.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy’s financial results were impacted by a sharp decline in polysilicon prices in the second quarter of 2015.
The solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) arm of Sterling & Wilson, an Indian mechanical, electrical and plumbing services company, will install its first Philippines-based PV plant.
Spanish developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has installed nearly 100,000 solar panels at the 56MW Moree Solar Farm currently under construction in New South Wales, Australia.
Daiwa Lease has put the finishing touches on a 1MW floating PV power plant in the Western Prefecture of Osaka, Japan.
meteocontrol China, a subsidiary of Shunfeng International Clean Energy, is set to offer integrated remote control systems to PV development and investment company Zonergy’s 100MW phase-one set for a power station in Punjab Province, Pakistan.
Grid parity for solar at household level may already have been reached, an advocacy group for renewable energy in Japan has said. At the same time, the first nuclear reactor to be fired up in Japan since the Fukushima crisis went online on Tuesday.
Tawian-based solar wafer producer Green Energy Technology (GET) continued to operate plants above 95% in July, increasing sales 3.1% from the prior month.
Australia has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% by 2030, from 2005 levels, but the plans have been criticized by environmental campaigners for falling behind other countries.
Major merchant solar cell producer Motech Industries continues to demonstrate increased monthly sales.
India’s central government ministries, state government departments and institutions such as schools have been requested to take up rooftop solar by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
Renewable power developer Concord New Energy has placed a 50MW order with Shangluo BYD Industry Company.
Materials supplier DuPont has partnered with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to debate quality standards for India’s PV market to ensure safety, reliability and profitability of solar projects in the country.
Major Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported preliminary July, 2015 sales of NT$1,713 million (US$54.15 million), down around 5% from the previous quarter, which has been the highest sales month for the company in 2015.