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All the latest reaction to the Section 201 solar trade case
22 Sep 2017 at 5:28pm
All the latest reaction to the Section 201 solar trade case as the ITC unanimously finds injury to domestic US manufacturers from global imports.


US ITC vote backs Suniva injury claims
22 Sep 2017 at 3:42pm
The US International Trade Commission has voted 4-0 in favour of proceeding with the Suniva Section 201 trade case having seen enough evidence to convince them that imports are the major cause of injury to US solar manufacturers.


Innogy plots €1.2 billion investment in solar and other techs
22 Sep 2017 at 1:38pm
Innogy has outlined plans to invest as much as €1.2 billion in solar and other technologies as part of a new strategy to target a top three market position in various activities.


JinkoSolar provides 1500V mono-PERC modules to 28.2MW project in US
22 Sep 2017 at 1:24pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) leader JinkoSolar has supplied the Jacumba Solar Project in San Diego County, California with mainstream leading-edge PV modules.


Mahindra launches India’s first mobile PV testing lab as some project performances plunge
22 Sep 2017 at 11:01am
Some solar projects in India have seen module performance drop 10% in first year or 8% in the third year alone, according to Mahindra Susten field tests.


Gensol launches online bidding platform for solar equipment in India
22 Sep 2017 at 9:35am
India-based solar advisory, EPC and O&M firm Gensol Group has launched an online marketplace for PV equipment installers within India, as well as a new plug-and-play solar inverter.


India to review rooftop solar subsidies in November
22 Sep 2017 at 7:24am
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has nearly finished approving all sanctions for rooftop solar subsidies and the sanctioning process will be reviewed in November, according to Hiren Borah, who heads Solar City, Green Building, grid-connected roof top programmes at MNRE.


Taiwan releases tentative renewable energy FiTs for 2018
22 Sep 2017 at 5:26am
The island is still looking to reward the use of high-efficiency solar modules in both halves of 2018.


MRC Allied purchases stake in 50MW solar project in Philippines
22 Sep 2017 at 4:46am
MRC Allied, a property and mining firm that is diversifying into the energy market, has acquired a stake in an operational PV project in the Philippines.


Heraeus opens Delhi office to serve Indian market
21 Sep 2017 at 5:26pm
Heraeus Photovoltaics has opened a new office in Delhi and brought on more staff at its Engineering & Technology Center in Singapore to help focus on the Indian market.


Lessons from PV Tech’s unscientific Section 201 straw poll at SPI
21 Sep 2017 at 1:23pm
The results of our first (last) ever attempt at polling are in and they are very much predictable. But regardless of popular opinion, it's worth considering the views of those not speaking up. While the industry is largely against Section 201 trade measures, that alone is not the most likely reason the ITC might choose not to recommend hefty tariffs come November.


Vietnam utility and World Bank install solar measurement stations to encourage deployment
21 Sep 2017 at 7:36am
The World Bank and Vietnam’s monopoly utility EVN have installed five solar measurement stations in order to promote renewables deployment.


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Wircon and Hep announce Cooperation
22 Sep 2017 at 12:17pm
Hep Capital and Wircon confirmed cooperation for joint implementation of solar projects. Wircon and associated professional partners will engage in the project development of major solar energy projects in Canada and the USA through the recently established fund of hep “Hep-Solar Projektentwicklung VI”.

Winner of the international "Solar for All" competition
22 Sep 2017 at 11:06am
Within the framework of the international "Solar for All" competition, the two winners of the competition, initiated by the Canopus Foundation and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), are now financing the crowdfunding platform Bettervest.

Hanwha Q Cells Japan Surpasses 3 GW Milestone
22 Sep 2017 at 10:00am
Hanwha Q Cells Japan announced to have surpassed the milestone of accumulated solar module shipments of 3 GW in Japan in the second quarter of 2017. The company entered the Japanese solar market in August 2011.

Energy Storage Europe will continue its success story
21 Sep 2017 at 11:39am
Over the past three years, the visitor numbers of the trade fair and conference Energy Storage Europe grew by an average of 54 per cent to most recently more than 4,200 industry representatives. Energy Storage Europe 2018 will take place in Düsseldorf from March 13th to 15th.

A solar cell you can put in the wash
20 Sep 2017 at 9:44am
Scientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.

Total Partners With EREN Renewable Energy to Expand Its Renewable Business
19 Sep 2017 at 11:57am
Total has signed an agreement with EREN RE to accelerate its growth in the production of power from renewable sources.

VCU physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stability
19 Sep 2017 at 10:50am
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have achieved a feat that is a first in the fields of physics and chemistry — one that could have wide-ranging applications.

NREL Investigates Coatings Needed for Concentrating Solar Power
19 Sep 2017 at 10:22am
New research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is aimed at mitigating corrosion levels in CSP plants with nickel-based coatings.

Quality Assurance Underpins Investment Confidence in Global PV Market
18 Sep 2017 at 11:31am
Quality assurance plays a crucial role in achieving a robust photovoltaic (PV) market and confidence from investors, policy makers and consumers, according to a new report launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Wirsol acquires 110MWp solar project in Australia
15 Sep 2017 at 11:12am
Wirsol Energy Pty Ltd heading the Australian strategy and operations within international Wircon group has started yet another new utility scale solar project in Australia.


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