USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China’s Solar Subsidy Backlog Estimated to be Approximately $17.4 Billion

Many solar power projects in Ningxia, in the northwestern region of China, are finding it difficult to stay afloat, according to a report published by Reuters. These projects may face ...
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India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

India was the second largest solar market in the world surpassing the United States in terms of solar capacity addition in the first half (1H) of 2018. While China added ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
US Accepts China’s Invitation to Enter WTO Consultation over its Solar Safeguard Measures

US Accepts China’s Invitation to Enter WTO Consultation over its Solar Safeguard Measures

The United States has accepted China’s request to enter consultations with regards to U.S. safeguard measures on imported solar photovoltaic products and domestic subsidies. In its communication to the dispute ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Safeguard Duty and Market Slowdown Lead to Decline in Indian Solar Imports in Q2 2018

Safeguard Duty and Market Slowdown Lead to Decline in Indian Solar Imports in Q2 2018

India’s solar imports declined drastically in the second quarter (Q2) of calendar year (CY) 2018. Solar modules and cells worth $436.6 million were imported by India in Q2 CY 2018, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China Disputes US Solar Safeguard Measures and Domestic Content Requirement with WTO

China Disputes US Solar Safeguard Measures and Domestic Content Requirement with WTO

China has requested the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) dispute settlement body (DSB) for consultations with regards to U.S. safeguard measures on imported solar photovoltaic products and domestic subsidies. In a statement ...
US Imposes 25 Percent Import Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules from China

US Imposes 25 Percent Import Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules from China

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a 25 percent additional tariff on the import of 279 Chinese products, worth approximately $16 billion. Among these products, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China Added 24.3 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half Of 2018

China added 24.3 GW of solar PV capacity in the first half (1H) of 2018. This takes China’s total installed solar PV capacity to 154.51 GW, out of which 112.6 ...
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Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

ReneSola Ltd, a fully integrated solar project developer and operator, has signed an exclusivity agreement with an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management. Under the agreement, ReneSola has agreed to negotiate ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Development Bank Approves $300 Million Loan for South African Energy Sector

New Development Bank Approves $300 Million Loan for South African Energy Sector

New Development Bank (NDB), an initiative by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, has approved $300 million loan for sustainable development projects in South Africa. A loan ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Investments into Renewables in India Surpassed Fossil-Fuels in 2017: IEA

Investments into Renewables in India Surpassed Fossil-Fuels in 2017: IEA

Investment into India’s renewable energy sector were more than the investments made in the conventional energy (fossil-fuel based) projects in 2017. This milestone was the first of its kind, according ...
DGTR Recommends 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports to India Recommended

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended a 25 percent safeguard duty on solar cell imports from China and Malaysia for the first year, followed by a phased ...
Apple to Invest $300 Million in China Clean Energy Fund

Apple to Invest $300 Million in China Clean Energy Fund

Apple, a global tech giant has announced it will invest $300 million in the China Clean Energy Fund over the next four years. In a media statement, the company announced ...
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SECI Meets Chinese Investors, Asks them to Set up Solar Manufacturing Units in India

SECI Meets Chinese Investors, Asks them to Set up Solar Manufacturing Units in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Indian embassy in China’s capital Beijing recently organized a seminar named “Business Opportunities in Solar Sector in India”. The seminar was ...
China’s ZNShine Solar Wins BHEL’s Contract to Supply 37.5 MW of Solar Modules

China’s ZNShine Solar Wins BHEL’s Contract to Supply 37.5 MW of Solar Modules

ZNShine Solar, a Chinese PV module manufacturer, has won a tender to supply 37.5 MW of PV modules to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), which is India’s largest manufacturer of ...
China Ends Wind Feed-In Tariffs and Opts for Auctions

China Ends Wind Feed-In Tariffs and Opts for Auctions

China’s renewable story is going through a transformation in 2018.  After many years of growth in renewable energy, the country is beginning to change its policies that will influence its ...
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US-South Korea Solar Safeguard Case_ EU, China, Malaysia & Thailand Join Consultations

US-South Korea Solar Safeguard Case: EU, China, Malaysia & Thailand Join Consultations

The United States has agreed to accept the request made by China, the European Union (EU), Malaysia, and Thailand to participate in dispute consultations between the United States and South ...
Domestic Manufacturers Ask for 95% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels

Domestic Manufacturers Ask for 95% Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Panels

The growth of India’s solar sector is being hampered by the proposed safeguard duty. Earlier this year, more than 2 GW of planned solar tenders were postponed across the three ...
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Indian Solar Imports Were Up by 20% in FY 2018

Indian Solar Imports Were Up by 20% in FY 2018

Compared to FY 2016-17, Indian solar imports witnessed a 20 percent spike from approximately $3.19 billion in FY 2016-17 to nearly $3.83 billion in FY 2017-18. Imports increased toward the ...
With Over 3 GW Installed, Indian Solar Installations Surpass the US in Q1 2018

With Over 3 GW Installed, Indian Solar Installations Surpass the US in Q1 2018

The Indian solar market had its best quarter in which it surpassed the United States during the first quarter (Q1) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the recently released ...
Major Policy Change in China Could Rock the Global Solar Industry, Reduce Module Prices

Major Policy Change in China Could Rock the Solar Industry Globally, Reduce Module Prices

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Finance and the National Energy Administration (NEA) jointly released the 2018 Solar PV Power Generation Notice, imposing installation caps and ...
Trina Solar Acquires Spain’s Solar Tracker Manufacturer Nclave Renewables

Trina Solar Acquires Spain’s Solar Tracker Manufacturer Nclave Renewables

Trina Solar, a Chinese solar module and cell manufacturer has completed the acquisition of Nclave Renewable S.L., a Spanish solar tracker system manufacturer. The value of the deal has not ...
Solar Cell and Module Technologies in India Will be on Focus if Duties are Imposed

Solar Cell and Module Technologies in India Will be on Focus if Duties are Imposed

The Indian solar industry currently is consumed by whether a safeguard duty will be imposed or not and all the pros and cons around it. If a safeguard duty is ...
India conceded the second position due to investor concerns on its domestic market, the report noted

EY Report: India Slips to Fourth Position on Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

India has fallen from second to fourth position on the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) compiled by global consultancy firm EY. The report cited investor concerns as the main reason ...
China’s Solar PV Installations Reach Almost 10 GW in Q1 of 2018

China’s Solar PV Installations Reach Almost 10 GW in Q1 of 2018

China’s solar industry continues to grow with the addition of 9.65 GW of solar PV capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018. According to the data released by the ...
DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar EVA Sheet Imports

DGAD Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation into Solar Imports of EVA Sheets

The office of Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has initiated an investigation on import of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) sheets for solar modules imported from China PR, Malaysia, ...