SunAlpha Energy Offers Financing Scheme for Rooftop Solar Plants
During the initial launch of the facility, SunAlpha Energy wants to target around one thousand homes and businesses with rooftop solar plants.
Nov 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, Rajasthan, SunAlpha Energy, Raghav Mittal
Abdul Latif Jameel unit launches solar plants in Jordan
The four solar plants will supply more than 600 GWh per year in Jordan
Nov 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Jordan, Asia, Abdul Latif Jameel, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Omar Al Razzaz, Tristn Higuero, Raad Al Saady
Singyes shareholders approve China bail-out
The margin of support for the proposed $198 million takeover by a Beijing entity came as no surprise and the deal now hinges on the holders of $430 million of defaulted debts supporting a delayed settlement of their claims. First up, though, is a date with a winding-up petition on Monday.
Nov 2, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, Singyes, Zhuo Jianming, Xiong Shi
Solar electricity can retail for $0.027-0.036/KWh as renewables close in on global grid parity
The latest figures released by BloombergNEF show new solar and onshore wind power plants have reached parity with average wholesale prices in California, China and parts of Europe. The technologies are winning the race to be the cheapest sources of new generation for two-thirds of the world’s population.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, California, USA, India, China, Australia, Chile, South america, Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America
Russian Far East sees 75 MW of large scale solar come online
Five PV power plants, each with a generation capacity of 15 MW, were grid-connected in the Russian Republic of Buryatia and the Zabaikalsky Territory. The projects were built under a program which offers generators capacity payments and the ability to trade on the wholesale energy market.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Asia, Russia, Far East
Another 5 GW of module capacity for the Longi juggernaut
The mono giant has announced the latest aspect of a strategy to massively increase production capacity which is currently set to cost around $3.32 billion. Longi last week issued $710 million of new convertible bonds for investors.
Nov 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, longi solar
Solar sales recover for electronics brands LG, Kyocera and Panasonic
Korean conglomerate LG reports increasing demand for its high-efficiency PV products in key markets while Kyocera said its solar business is improving profitability. Panasonic posted a slight increase in sales for its PV segment, including solar manufacturing.
Nov 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Panasonic, Kyocera, Asia, Korea, LG
Large orders from Asian solar manufacturers boost Centrotherm
Enormous order intake is ensuring high production capacity utilization at the German PV equipment provider. The company said demand was particularly strong for high-efficiency solar cell production equipment in Asia. Thus far this year, however, that has not been reflected in the balance sheet.
Nov 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Asia, Centrotherm International AG
Off-grid solar sector witnesses sales of 4.1 million products in six months
Industry body Gogla and the World Bank’s Lighting Global program said the last six months set a record for off-grid solar deployment. Solar home systems and other small off-grid appliances are being used in ever larger numbers.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Asia, Africa, Gogla, Lighting Global
Export analysis
PV InfoLink analyzed the key markets of China’s big module manufacturers, as well as product trends, based on export statistics. According to trade figures, the nation’s module exports totaled 34.2 GW in the first half of 2019, up by more than 90% from the corresponding period of 2018. In a nutshell, overseas demand has been strong in 2019.
Nov 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Canadian Solar, Spain, Portugal, Germany, India, SunPower, China, Ukraine, Australia, JA Solar, Europe, JinkoSolar, Asia, Risen Energy, Oceania, Trina Solar, PV InfoLink
Indonesia improves rules for rooftop PV
The government has amended two regulations and introduced a new one to spur development of rooftop PV. The new provisions increase the size of systems eligible for net metering payments and reduce fees for industrial installations.
Oct 31, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Indonesia, Fabby Tumiwa
Haryana opens 20MW solar tender
Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGCL) has issued a tender for a 20MW grid-connected solar project at an old ash dyke, Faridabad, in the North Indian state of Haryana.
Oct 31, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, Haryana, tender, Asia, hpgcl
Adani puts ambitious Australia solar energy plans on hold
Adani has put on hold ambitious plans to invest A$2bn-A$3bn in solar plants in Australia, blaming regulatory hitches that it said were causing delays for renewable operators seeking to connect to the National Grid.
Oct 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, Australia, Asia, Oceania, Adani, Lucas Dow, Andrew Blakers
Risen profits for HJT manufacturer
Ukraine’s favorite solar module manufacturer has posted another encouraging set of returns, after a difficult year in 2018. And Risen – which boasted 6.6 GW of annual production capacity at the end of last year, according to analysts at PV InfoLink – is committed to adding another 2.5 GW before 2022.
Oct 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, Risen
Singapore water agency awards 3MW of floating PV contracts to local firm
Singapore's national water agency PUB has awarded contracts to build two 1.5MW floating solar projects on the Bedok and Lower Seletar Reservoirs to local engineering firm BBR Greentech.
Oct 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, floating PV, Asia, Singapore, Chan Chun Sing