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Grace Solar advised that it will be building a 902kW ground-mounted PV project in Auckland. The company expects for the installation to be completed by August 5. Located in Hamilton, the project is said to be the largest individual PV power station built by Grace Solar in Auckland to date.
The Business Standard issued a report stating that the government of Madhya Pradesh has approved the Solar Energy Policy 2012 legislation, which will see the development of four solar PV parks that each generates 200MW of power. The projects will be set up in a public-private partnership.
Indonesian State oil and gas company PT Pertamina has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PT LEN to develop a local PV industry, the company has announced. The current Indonesian solar capacity is 17MW and PT Pertamina hopes to boost the solar industry by producing solar cells locally instead of having to import them. To date, only modules and PV systems are manufactured in Indonesia, cells have to be imported.
Kyocera has installed the largest PV system in Majuro, in the Marshall Islands, the company has announced. The 208.98kW PV installation has been installed at Majuro Hospital in collaboration with the Marubeni Corporation and Wakachiku Construction.
During Intersolar North America’s opening session in San Francisco this week, the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced its membership of the newly-formed Global Alliance of Solar Energy Research Institutes.
Perth Zoo is sporting a new 146.5kW solar array, becoming Perth’s largest solar installation. The PV array is built on a 334 foot long canopy and uses 452 SunPower panels. Funding for the project was jointly received from the Western Australian Government and the Australian Government through the Perth Solar City program.
Over the next two years, Solar Frontier will be supplying its CIS thin-film modules to Lawson, a Japanese convenience store chain, which will be installed on 2,000 of the store’s locations. Lawson plans to install solar panels at 1,000 of its domestic stores this fiscal year and 1,000 next year. Each store will sport a 12kW installation using 150W Solar Frontier modules. Lawson has additionally ordered Solar Frontier’s Frontier Monitor technology for the first 1,000 stores.
Yingli has topped other Chinese companies in terms of shipments of PV modules in Q1 ‘12, it has been announced. According to Digitimes, the top five Chinese PV module companies in Q1 ’12 are Yingli, Trina, Suntech, Canadian Solar and Hanwha SolarOne. Yingli managed to increase its shipment volume despite the steady drop in solar panel prices, which has caused many companies losses in the first quarter of 2012. In Q1 ’12, inventory values have surpassed revenues, which will affect Chinese companies.
Speaking with PV-Tech at Intersolar last month, TSEC vice president Robin Chien confirmed that the recent anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Chinese manufacturers by the US had helped the company to ramp up operations from 400 to 500MW in one month.
Anji Dasol Solar energy recently revealed that since it uses silicon cells imported from Germany and Norway, it has been excluded from the anti-dumping and countervailing PV investigations occurring between China and the US. The company noted that if another US company chooses to import solar panels from Dasol, no anti-dumping or countervailing duties will be added.