China’s solar boom to continue through 2020 as install targets revised

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has released new guidance on solar installation targets as part of the current 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020), after recent record first-half year install figures put doubt on whether the solar boom would continue as the original targets would be met two years ahead of expectations.

China could top last year’s record solar installations: AECEA

According to independent industry advisory firm AECEA PV installations in the second quarter of 2017 in China could reach between 16-17GW, pushing first half year figures to a new record high of over 24GW, compared to around 21GW in the prior year period.

What follows privatisation for Trina Solar?

Trina Solar investors are widely expected to vote in favour of privatisation on Friday. The move would see the company unshackled from the reporting requirements of NYSE and potentially better placed to raise equity funds. But could the loss of transparency do more harm than good?