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US solar safeguard and subsidies ‘seriously damaged’ our trade interests, says China at WTO
15 Aug 2018 at 11:24am
China has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the US’ 30% safeguard tariffs on solar imports as well as its renewable energy subsidies, claiming that they distort the global PV market – a move which comes as part of wider trade battle between the two global powers.


BayWa r.e. hires new UK leader to take up ‘tremendous opportunity’ of subsidy-free transition
15 Aug 2018 at 11:11am
BayWa r.e. has appointed former RES managing director Gordon MacDougall to head up its UK projects business as the company eyes the developing market for subsidy-free projects.


Urban Grid sells 240MW of PV projects to Dominion
14 Aug 2018 at 6:45pm
US PV developer Urban Grid has sold off two projects totalling 240MW in Surry County, Virginia, to Dominion Energy.


India ROUND-UP: Sungrow Kolkata office, Open Access nears 2.9GW, KfW €200m loan
14 Aug 2018 at 6:08pm
Sungrow opens Kolkata office, Indian Open Access solar market nears 2.9GW, KfW offers €200 million financing for Indian renewables


SECI to invite bids for 160MW solar-wind-storage project in Andhra Pradesh next week
14 Aug 2018 at 5:17pm
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will issue a request for bids (RfB) for a 160MW hybrid solar and wind project combined with battery energy storage in the state of Andhra Pradesh on 20 August.


Indian solar prices at 2.59 rupees in 2GW NTPC auction
14 Aug 2018 at 4:37pm
The lowest bid quoted in Indian state-run utility NTPC’s auction for 2GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar was INR2.59/kWh (US$0.037), a 14 paisa rise from the L1 tariff in the most recent 2GW PV auction in India.


Australia’s NEG progresses despite widespread criticism
14 Aug 2018 at 2:43pm
Australia’s Coalition Party room has signed off on the controversial National Energy Guarantee (NEG) moving it onto the next stage of consultation.


Canadian Solar misses revenue target in Q2
14 Aug 2018 at 2:26pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar continues to push its PV power plant business development to fill a growing demand issue as revenue for the second quarter of 2018 missed company expectations.


Canadian Solar feels the pinch: key guidance figures for 2018 lowered
14 Aug 2018 at 1:47pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has lowered its full-year shipment, sales and capacity expansion plans for 2018, citing a number of global market and policy changes impacting its business.


JinkoSolar and Hanwha Q CELLS update US manufacturing plans
14 Aug 2018 at 12:43pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) members JinkoSolar and Hanwha Q CELLS have both updated plans to start solar module assembly manufacturing in the US, post the US Section 201 trade case.


Conergy acquired by Green Investment Group
14 Aug 2018 at 11:58am
Developer and EPC firm Conergy Asia has been acquired by the Green Investment Group (GIG).


India suspends solar safeguard duty ‘for the time being’
14 Aug 2018 at 11:55am
India’s Ministry of Finance has temporarily deferred its imposition of a 25% safeguard duty on solar cell and module imports in compliance with a stay issued by the High Court of Orissa.


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Solar power for UN refugee camp in Jordan
2 Jan 2018 at 10:41am
The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live in Jordan, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.

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