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China has confirmed its installation target of 17.8GW for 2015.
Singapore is hoping that their first ever dual solar and conventional electricity contract will help reduce the city-state’s nearly complete dependence upon fossil fuels for electricity.
Japan has confirmed it will make big cuts to the feed-in tariff (FiT) payable for solar, which have been expected for some time, dropping the rate by around 16%, from ¥32 (US$0.27) per kWh to ¥27 per kWh by July.
China-based PV manufacturer Risen Energy is to build a 99MW PV project on land leased adjacent to fish ponds in the Shepantu area of Ninghai county Zhengjiang Province.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar is to use finance leasing from China Development Bank Leasing Limited (CDBL) to build 1GW of PV projects over the next five years.
According to China media news reports ahead of official statements expected from China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the new target for PV installations in 2015 is to be set at 17.8GW, up from the 2014 initial target of 14GW.
In a joint statement from the Australian Minister for the Environment and Minister for Industry and Science, the government proposed a new approach to Australia’s renewable energy target (RET).
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has been impacted by a serious fire at its wafer production facility at the National Shangrao Economic and Technical Development Zone in Jianxi Province, China.
India-based renewable energy project developer Welspun Renewables has entered into a 100MW supply deal with Solar Frontier, marking continued efforts by the Japanese CIS thin-film producer to broaden its geographical sales footprint outside Japan.
Chinese module manufacturer Yingli has broken ground on a 50MW project on a former mining site in eastern China.
Trina Solar will supply 48MW of solar modules to Indian firm ACME Cleantech Solutions (ACME).
Tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar is planning to partner on both solar cell and module production in Southeast Asia to expand its shipments to the US market and avoid anti-dumping duties.
The Indian government has released bidding guidelines for 3GW of grid-connected PV projects as part of its flagship national solar programme.
AGL Energy’s 102MW Nyngan Solar Plant in western New South Wales is expected to begin its first generation next month, and be fully operational by July 2015.
ReneSola has confirmed it is to exit the minimum import price (MIP) undertaking between China and the European Union.