Asia

Goa to replace traditional clay tiles with solar ones
State energy minister Nilesh Cabral says householders will be offered the chance to reduce energy bills without any upfront cost by leasing roofspace to installers as part of plans to add 15 MW of solar capacity in Goa by March.
Nov 13, 2019 // Residential, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, Nilesh Cabral
SunPower Corp is spinning off production activity
United States-based solar energy corporation SunPower is spinning off the majority of its manufacture into a separate company, Maxeon Solar. The latter is going to include Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the Chinese silicon wafer supplier, as an investor.
Nov 12, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, SunPower, China, Asia, North America, Maxeon Solar, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, silicon wafer
Moixa has 100 megawatts of VPP total capacity in Japan
The energy company insists it has the biggest battery network managed by VPP in the world.
Nov 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Storage, Grids, Japan, UK, Europe, Asia, Moixa
Flixbus plans hydrogen buses on long-distance routes
Parent company FlixMobility plans to test hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe.
Nov 12, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Transport, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, BYD, FlixMobility, hydrogen fuel cell buses, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, André Schwämmlein, Yutong, Claus Möhlenkamp
NASA is launching a solar power generation prototype created in Israel into space
Next year, NASA is planning to forward a Ben-Gurion-created photovoltaic prototype to International Space Station, which is supposed to become a huge move toward nongovernmental individual space operations, as was stated in Tazpit Press Service.
Nov 11, 2019 // Technology, USA, NASA, Asia, Israel, North America, J.Gordon
Fukushima Is Becoming a Renewable Energy Hub Making Use of the Area Tainted by Radiation
Japan is deploying a 300b ($2.75b) yen venture to turn disaster-stricken Fukushima to a green-energy farm, with the project’s first solar plant scheduled to be launched in January 2020.
Nov 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Japan, Asia, Fukushima
JinkoSolar is adding 5 gigawatts more of mono wafer capacity at the Leshan facility
The solar supplier keeps speeding up production capacity expansion and expects 10 gigawatts of mono wafers production within the framework of Sichuan project annually starting with Q2 of the next year.
Nov 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, JinkoSolar, Asia, mono wafer
IT waste recycling firm launches Singapore- and France-based facilities
TES has published the press statement on the new recycling factories, which are promised to become top in e-waste recycling. As well the recycler is planning to give second life to spent EVB for commercial and residential use.
Nov 8, 2019 // Storage, France, Europe, Asia, recycling, Singapore, TES
Tuvalu receives a $6 million grant for renewable energy goals
Asian Development Bank allocates a grant for the country in South Pacific to help it reach its goal to become fully renewable in 2025.
Nov 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, Australia, Asia, rooftop PV, Oceania, Tuvalu
Uzbekistan invites Thailand-based Helios to implement a 110 megawatt solar solution
A new huge solar project is under development in Uzbekistan. The country has invited the foreign supplier to install the system in the southwestern part of Tashkent.
Nov 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Thailand, Asia, Uzbekistan, Helios Energy
Pyrazine polymer PHATNs up cathode in sodium-ion batteries
Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed an organic polymer electrode which they claim demonstrates stable function for a sodium-ion battery over 50,000 cycles and also offers encouraging performance in magnesium-ion and aluminum-ion storage devices.
Nov 7, 2019 // Technology, Storage, China, Asia, lithium, University of Maryland, sodium-ion battery, polymer electrode
Chhattisgarh Floats Tenders for 5,000 Solar Pumps and 700 Solar Trees
The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued two tenders for the supply and installation of 5,000 small solar irrigation pumps and 700 solar trees in the state.
Nov 7, 2019 // BIPV, Technology, Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, tenders, CREDA, pumps, solar trees
Ginlong Solis informs of an 82% revenue growth in the third quarter of 2019
The major string solar inverter supplier is going to focus on large-scale solar projects development along with engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning in China
Nov 6, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Inverters, China, Asia, Ginlong Solis
LONGi boosting M6 solar-grade mono-Si wafers
The largest China-based solar-grade mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology has been pushing for usage of M6 solar-grade mono-Si wafers (in a square shape eith side width of 166mm) through adopting such wafers for its in-house production of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) mono-Si solar cells, according to industry sources.
Nov 6, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, solar cells, Asia, wafers, LONGi, mono-Si
Tata and Rockefeller launch India-focused clean energy microgrid unit
Two giants in financing and Indian power are collaborating on a clean energy microgrid operation they claim will deliver power to five million Indian households with 10,000 grids over the next decade.
Nov 5, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, India, Asia, maharashtra, Ashish Khanna, Microgrids, rockefeller foundation, tprel, tata power, Praveer Sinha, Rajiv J. Shah