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PV Talk: Net metering, guidelines and economics in Thailand’s rooftop solar sector
19 Nov 2017 at 10:52am
PV Tech caught up with Thomas Chrometzka, energy programme director for GIZ Thailand, to discuss the country's rooftop PV situation on the eve of the Solar and Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia conference, which kicks off on Monday 20 November in Bangkok.


JA Solar leaving NASDAQ in all-cash transaction
17 Nov 2017 at 4:47pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar is following another SMSL member, Trina Solar in leaving the NASDAQ and going private via an all-cash transaction led by its founder, chairman and CEO, Baofang Jin.


OCI shifting more polysilicon capacity to serve mono wafer demand
17 Nov 2017 at 3:22pm
Major Korean-based polysilicon producer OCI Chemical is expanding its production of high-purity polysilicon to meet greater demand for P-type monocrystalline wafers used with PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology.


UK firm gets permission for 309MW project in Australia
17 Nov 2017 at 1:50pm
UK developer Hadstone Energy has received planning permission for a 309MW plant in Queensland, Australia.


Yingli Green using bifacial modules in 100MW ‘Top Runner’ project
17 Nov 2017 at 12:27pm
Major PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is building a 100MW ‘Top Runner’ project in Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China using its ‘PANDA’ monocrystalline bifacial modules, the largest project to date deploying bifacial modules in the world.


Trade barriers alone won’t promote domestic solar manufacturing – Bridge to India
17 Nov 2017 at 5:13am
If India’s anti-dumping duty petition results in the introduction of trade barriers without other policy level reforms, it will fail to achieve its original goal of supporting domestic manufacturers, having already created huge uncertainty in the whole sector, according to a report by consultancy firm Bridge to India.


ABO Wind starts constructing 1.4MW solar project in northern Iran
17 Nov 2017 at 3:40am
German firm ABO Wind has started constructing a 1.3MW solar PV project at Saidabad, Semnan province, in northern Iran.


ET Energy to build 61MW solar project for UiTM in Malaysia
17 Nov 2017 at 3:13am
China-based PV solutions provider ET Energy and engineering consultancy Northwest Electric Power Design Institute (NWEPDI) have signed an EPC agreement with Malaysian PV developer UiTM Solar Power for a 61MW solar project in Malaysia.


Azure Power’s quarterly revenue down but new project wins topped 581MW
16 Nov 2017 at 5:34pm
India-based independent solar power producer Azure Power Global reported new contract wins totalling 581MW in its fiscal second quarter of 2018, while revenue dropped and losses spiked, due to the issue of India’s first green bond in the quarter.


Canadian Solar continues raising finance for Japanese PV power plant projects
16 Nov 2017 at 2:08pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has secured US$66.0 million in project financing in its second green project bond placement with Goldman Sachs Japan.


Rietech Solar selects Heraeus’ new crucible barrier coating technology
16 Nov 2017 at 1:48pm
Dedicated mono and multicrystalline wafer producer Rietech Solar, a subsidiary of diversified renewable energy firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) has selected Heraeus Photovoltaics new multicrystalline crucible barrier coating technology.


Ciel & Terre to launch floating solar manufacturing in Thailand next year, Vietnam to follow
16 Nov 2017 at 1:12pm
France-based floating PV specialist Ciel & Terre is expecting to launch a floating solar equipment manufacturing facility in Thailand next March and is in the final stages of approving a Vietnam facility.


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The world's largest BiOPV installation completed in France
17 Nov 2017 at 11:14am
ENGIE, Heliatek and the Departement of Charentes Maritimes officially inaugurated the world's largest BiOPV installation on a roof.

Government of Wallonia of Belgium Commits €1 Million to IRENA
16 Nov 2017 at 10:44am
The Government of Wallonia of Belgium has committed €1 million to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of the Government’s support of renewable energy as a key pillar of international climate efforts.

A world in transformation: IEA-World Energy Outlook 2017
14 Nov 2017 at 6:21pm
The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand, according to the World Energy Outlook 2017 of the International Energy Agency (IEA). A cleaner and more dive...

Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin creates subsidiary in India
14 Nov 2017 at 12:52pm
The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has created a subsidiary based in Delhi, India. In one of the most important markets worldwide for photovoltaics, there is particularly high demand for PI Berlin’s services, such as laboratory tests for modules and quality assurance in the planning, construction and operation of photovoltaic plants.

First Solar delivers 19MWDC to Obton in the Netherlands
13 Nov 2017 at 1:18pm
First Solar today announced that its thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules would power two utility-scale photovoltaic solar power plants in the Netherlands, developed by Denmark’s Obton.

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations
10 Nov 2017 at 1:59pm
Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Largest experts’ meeting on integrated solar heating and cooling
9 Nov 2017 at 2:02pm
500 experts from more than 50 countries attended the 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 30 October to 2 November 2017. It was the first time that this biennial conference by the IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme had been organised jointly with the Solar World Congress by the Internatio...

Efforts to address Climate through Clean Energy lag in Emerging Markets
8 Nov 2017 at 10:26am
Two years post-Paris, Climatescope research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance highlights slowing investment from OECD countries and limited policy-making follow-through in non-OECD nations.

Building Energy begins PV-plant in Maryland
7 Nov 2017 at 2:47pm
With a capacity of 18 MW, the Annapolis Solar Park will be the largest solar project installed entirely on a capped landfill in the United States.

Kaco new energy sets up presence in Taiwan
6 Nov 2017 at 9:26am
The German inverter manufacturer sees great potential on the island that aims for 20 gigawatts of photovoltaic capacity by 2025.


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