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Despite some lower estimates by industry sources, IHS is standing by its earlier forecast for distributed PV installations in China this year.
The market is on the path for growth but still faces major hurdles: European equipment and inverter manufacturers in particular face intensifying Chinese competition, while the country's ambitious targets won't be reached unless...
Seen by the partners as another step towards energy alternatives for remote mining operations, the project will initially offset up to 20% of the existing grid demand and drastically reduce diesel usage.
Mid-scale solar farms, above 5 MW and below approximately 30 MW, are the group most at risk from DECC's recent proposals. After March 2015, this size category would be unable to access ROCs.
The Chinese group is aiming to develop 400 MW to 500 MW of downstream PV projects in 2014 and expects to realize its module shipment target of 3.6 GW to 3.8 GW in 2014.
PV players attending the SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai say a lack of regulations covering subsidies for distributed solar will keep installations from meeting the ambitious goal this year.
Barclays provided a £15 million loan towards the financing of three new solar parks in southwest England developed by British Solar Renewables.