Asia

Downstream solar meets upstream innovation at PV ModuleTech 2019
Bifacial module yields, manufacturer bankability probing and quality benchmarking strategies have all taken centre stage at this year’s edition of PV ModuleTech in Malaysia.
Oct 22, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Malaysia, First Solar, solar pv, pv modules, Asia, PV module, bankability, pv moduletech
Solar power plant commissioned at Hamirpur village
The first solar power plant was commissioned under the state bona fide entrepreneurship programme at Mundkhar village in the district.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Hamirpur, Rijul Dewan, Wattan Singh Mehla, Barsar, Himachal Pradesh Electricity Board Limited
India to build solar, wind farms along Pakistan border
India plans to build a string of renewable energy projects along its sun-baked, wind-whipped western border, officials said Monday (Oct 21), as New Delhi continues an ambitious programme to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Pakistan, narendra modi, Anand Kumar, R.K. Singh, AFP
IFC backs Uzbekistan's 900-MW solar PPP plan
The Uzbek government will rely on support from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for new public-private partnership (PPP) tenders that will award up to 900 MW of solar projects.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Asia, ifc, Uzbekistan, Georgina Baker
Only domestically manufactured solar cells will be eligible for use under mandatory local sourcing category: MNRE
Solar photo-voltaic cells that are predominantly domestically manufactured will be the only ones eligible to be used under the mandatory local sourcing category according to a statement from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Residential, India, Asia, mnre, KUSUM, Solar PV cells
Thai Tesco deal for solar on stores
Thailand hypermarket chain Tesco Lotus has entered into a solar PV power purchase agreement with Singapore-headquartered renewables company Cleantech Solar.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, India, Thailand, Asia, Cleantech Solar, Tesco Lotus, Miroslav Friml
China Power International reveals details of 500 MW grid-parity project
The Chaoyang facility is the largest of the first batch of central-subsidy-free solar projects approved in the world’s biggest solar marketplace. China Power has awarded three construction contracts to entities owned by its SPIC parent company.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Hong Kong, Asia, China Power International, CPI Power Engineering Co Ltd, SPIC
Bangladeshi industrial sector embraces leasing model for solar rooftops
The affordable public financing packages on offer for solar rooftops are attracting developers who have clients happy to lease out roofspace without any capital outlay in order to secure cheaper power.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, Bangladesh, Asia, SREDA, Siddique Zobair, Nahid Hasan, Infrastructure Development Company Ltd, Ahmed Imtiaz, Sharp Solar Solution Asia Ltd, Exelon Bangladesh Ltd
Tesla gigafactory orders see LG Chem supplant BYD as third biggest global battery supplier
The Chinese e-mobility company has been hammered since Beijing’s abrupt reduction of electric vehicle subsidies in the summer. Korean outfit LG Chem’s shipment volumes have gone in the opposite direction.
Oct 20, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, storage, LG CHEM, TESLA, China, Asia, BYD, CATL
Sub-standard PV equipment worries Bangladeshi solar developers
Visitors to this year’s Solar Bangladesh Expo have called for the implementation of quality standards on solar imports – action which the government is currently pursuing – with one industry insider rubbishing Indian-made products.
Oct 20, 2019 // Solar, India, Bangladesh, Asia, Shamim Ahsan, Nuher L Khan, Joules Power Ltd, Debdeep Majumdar
Yingli in talks with creditors over break up
The Chinese solar manufacturer today admitted it is in talks with its lenders and strategic investors about a break up of the company after its 2018 annual accounts revealed an apparently unserviceable debt pile. Any strategic investor is likely to constitute a Chinese state-backed bail-out.
Oct 20, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, yingli
Taiwan’s solar makers fight back to escape market turbulence
The rollercoaster witnessed in recent years by Taiwan’s solar manufacturers is written all over the words of Jenny Hsu, global sales manager of Motech Industries.
Oct 20, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, PV cells, Taiwan, energy taiwan, auo, ks terminals, motech, Jenny Hsu
Race Heats Up For Title Of Cheapest Solar Energy In The World
Dubai has narrowly missed out on reclaiming the title of having the world’s cheapest solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, after receiving bids for the latest phase of a massive solar park on the desert outskirts of the city.
Oct 17, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, China, Asia, ACWA Power, Dubai, Tom Heggarty, mbr solar park, Abu Dhabi, Concentrated solar power
Improving solar cell efficiency using nanotechnology
A microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell.
Oct 17, 2019 // Technology, Italy, Europe, Asia, Russia, Danila Saranin, NUST MISIS, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Anna Pazniak, Di Carlo, MXenes
Andhra Pradesh regulator approves solar power tariffs
The latest blow in the political battle between clean energy project developers and an anti-renewables state government has seen the electricity regulator order power distribution companies to honor PPAs signed after a public tender.
Oct 17, 2019 // Tariffs, Policy, PPAs, India, Asia, APERC, Andhra Pradesh