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US solar tariffs to hike module costs 9-10 cents in year one - GTM and Deutsche Bank
23 Jan 2018 at 6:16pm
The Trump administration's 30% tariff on imports of solar cells and modules will result in modules cost increases of 9-10¢/W in year one, reducing to 3-4¢/W in year four, according to separate analyses by GTM Research and Deutsche Bank.


SECI consults industry on 160MW solar-wind-storage hybrid in Andhra Pradesh
23 Jan 2018 at 4:21pm
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reached out to industry to establish how much interest there is in providing EPC services for a 160MW solar-wind hybrid project coupled with energy stroage in the state of Andhra Pradesh.


US modules prices will still be lower by end of 2018 than 2017, says ReneSola chief
23 Jan 2018 at 1:39pm
Module costs for US firms in 2018 will still be lower than 2017 prices, despite the impending 30% import tariffs, according to the CEO of Chinese manufacturer turned project developer ReneSola.


Two large-scale Vietnam solar projects underway from PEN-VN and Conergy
23 Jan 2018 at 1:23pm
PEN-VN has started constructing a 13MW project and Conergy has broken ground on a 30MW plant.


‘Surprise’ four-fold oversubscription in Karnataka’s 860MW PV tender just as another 1.2GW issued
23 Jan 2018 at 12:29pm
Karnataka’s 860MW solar tender has been oversubscribed by four times and the state has released another 1.2GW tender, to the surprise of a top analyst firm that foresees grid integration troubles ahead.


Reaction to Trump’s 30% solar import tariffs
23 Jan 2018 at 11:01am
The solar industry, trade bodies, companies and countries react to president Trump's 30% tariff on solar imports to the US.


Besieged regulator causes ‘collateral damage’ to Philippines solar industry
23 Jan 2018 at 4:59am
Filipino energy secretary Alfonso Cusi has euphemistically admitted that the suspension of four commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) may cause delays in power projects, while the already inert solar industry has seen conditions go from bad to worse.


Trump’s solar tariffs will cost 23,000 jobs, says SEIA
22 Jan 2018 at 11:37pm
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has claimed that the 30% tariffs on solar cells and modules will cost the US 23,000 jobs.


Trump reveals 30% solar tariffs
22 Jan 2018 at 10:45pm
President Trump has announced the tariff rates to be applied on global solar imports as a result of the Section 201 trade case.


Off Grid Electric using US$55 million financing from EDF, GE and others for Ghana expansion
22 Jan 2018 at 5:21pm
Africa’s largest private equity firm has led a round of financing for Off Grid Electric to fuel the microgrid provider’s expansion in the continent, with investors including an arm of General Electric (GE).


ROUND-UP: Chinese PV donations to Nepal, Fortum India Solar2Go pilot, BBOXX task management platform
22 Jan 2018 at 1:26pm
Fortum, Futurice and Boond start the first Solar2Go pilot project in India, China donates thousands of solar systems to Nepal, BBOXX launches cloud-based task management platform


InfraCo Africa commits US$3.1 million to Guinea’s first grid-connected solar project
22 Jan 2018 at 12:44pm
InfraCo Africa has partnered France-based developer Solvéo Energie by committing up to US$3.1million for a 45% equity interest in the development of a 40MW solar project in the Republic of Guinea.


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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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