Daily News Wrap-Up_ Tesla to Make Cobalt Free Batteries

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tesla to Make Cobalt Free Batteries

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Tesla, a U.S.-based electric vehicle manufacturer, announced that it would make electric vehicle batteries with cobalt-free cathodes ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
News Wrap-Up_ Meyer Burger Buys SolarWorld’s Plant, BP to Build 50 GW of Renewables

News Wrap-Up: Meyer Burger Buys SolarWorld’s Plant, BP to Build 50 GW of Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements from the around the world week: Meyer Burger, a Switzerland-based engineering company, announced that it had secured new locations to set up ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Set to Extend Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

India Set to Extend Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the extension of the safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India for another year starting July ...
Vietnam Set to Make Aquaculture Farming Sustainable with Solar Energy

Vietnam Set to Make Aquaculture Farming Sustainable with Solar Energy

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German research institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), have signed an agreement together with other partners from the private ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Vietnam’s SkyX Solar Forms a Joint Venture to Install 50 MW of Rooftop Systems

Vietnam’s SkyX Solar Forms a Joint Venture to Install 50 MW of Rooftop Systems

Vietnam’s SkyX Solar announced that it signed a joint venture agreement with SAIGONTEL to build and operate rooftop solar projects for industrial facilities within the industrial parks affiliated with the latter in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
IFC Announces $212.5 Million Loan to Vietnam Bank to Boost Lending for Renewables

IFC Announces $212.5 Million Loan to Vietnam Bank to Boost Lending for Renewables

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that it would provide a loan to the Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VP Bank) ...
Vietnam to Go Back to Solar Auctions, Decides to Ditch Feed-in-Tariffs

Vietnam to Go Back to Solar Auctions, Decides to Ditch Feed-in-Tariffs

After months of confusion and uncertainty over the future of renewable projects in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced that the country will go back to conducting solar auctions, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

India’s solar imports declined significantly in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2019. Solar modules and cells worth $399 million (~₹27.75 billion) were imported by India in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

LONGi Solar Bags 200 MW Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

LONGi Solar, a Chinese manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules, has inked a supply deal with Hexagon Peak, the project development arm of Hexagon Holdings. Under the agreement, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ADB Grants $37 Million for a 47.5 MW Floating Solar Project in Vietnam

ADB Grants $37 Million for a 47.5 MW Floating Solar Project in Vietnam

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $37 million loan agreement that would finance the installation of a 47.5 MW floating solar project in Vietnam. The global lender has ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
NSEFI Cautions MNRE Against Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Mounting Structure Products

NSEFI Cautions MNRE Against Anti-Dumping Duty on Solar Mounting Structure Products

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) expressing its concerns over the levy of anti-dumping duty on aluminum and ...
88 Solar Projects Likely to be Added to Vietnam’s National Grid by June 2019

88 Solar Projects Likely to be Added to Vietnam’s National Grid by June 2019

State-owned Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has been accelerating the completion of 61 solar power projects so that by the end of June 2019,  a total of  88 solar power projects can ...
MNRE Extends Deadline for Self-Certification of Solar Modules to September 20, 2018

B.Grimm Power Enters PPA for a 257 MW Solar Project in Vietnam

Thailand’s B.Grimm Power has entered into a power purchase agreement  (PPA) with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) for solar projects totaling 257 MW in the country. The project is located in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USTDA Awards Grant to Study Advanced Energy Storage Technologies in Vietnam

USTDA Awards Grant to Study Advanced Energy Storage Technologies in Vietnam

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Vietnam Electricity (EVN), Vietnam’s state-owned power company, to examine the feasibility of deploying advanced energy storage technologies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

Jinko Solar, a Chinese solar module and cell manufacturer, has signed a 240 MW solar module supply agreement with Powerchina Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited for the second phase of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Odisha Tenders 200 MW of Solar Projects with Pass Through Option for Duties

B.Grimm Power Buys 80 Percent Stake in 257 MW of Solar Projects in Vietnam

Thailand’s B.Grimm Power has acquired an 80 percent stake in Vietnamese firm Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company. Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company is involved in developing solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Trina Solar Signs $30 Million Credit Agreement with VietinBank

Trina Solar Signs $30 Million Credit Agreement with VietinBank

The Vietnamese arm of Trina Solar, a Chinese module and cell manufacturer, has signed a $30 million credit agreement with VietinBank in the province of Bac Giang, Vietnam. This is the first ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Auction Cancellations Need a Fix for Market Sentiment to Improve

Thai and Vietnamese Firms Come Together for a 420 MW Solar PV Project

Thailand’s B.Grimm Power and Vietnam’s Xuan Cau have signed a development cooperation agreement for a 420 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project located in Tay Ninh, south-west of Vietnam. The project ...
Siemens to Provide Equipment for 258 MWp Solar Project in Vietnam

Siemens to Provide Equipment for 258 MWp Solar Project in Vietnam

Siemens, a Germany-based supplier of transmission, distribution and smart grid solutions, has won a contract with Trung Nam Group to supply equipment for Vietnam’s largest solar park in operation. Under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
JA Solar Receives $68.4 Million Loan for a 1.5 GW Solar Wafer Factory in Vietnam

JA Solar Receives $68.4 Million Loan for a 1.5 GW Solar Wafer Factory in Vietnam

JA Solar Vietnam, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese solar manufacturer JA Solar, has completed a long-term buyer credit loan agreement of $68.4 million from China Minsheng Bank Corporation Limited. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar