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AFASE: minimum price should have regression built in

Trina solar module production.

The anti-tariff lobby group AFASE says the reported minimum purchase price for Chinese solar modules is too high -- at 20% or more above previous prices -- and does not have regression built in to match FIT rates.


EC, China reach agreement on module imports

EU China flags

Further details regarding the trade deal between the EC and China are expected to be announced on Monday. The EC and China reportedly agreed on 56 euro cents per watt.


SolarWorld wins projects in South Africa

Ceres Fruitgrowers.

The German company has landed a deal with two prominent global brands. Its 1 MWp installation with Ceres Fruitgrowers is a prime example of self-consumption.


Sunowe lands 20 MW module supply deal

Hainan.

The Chinese manufacturer will supply 20 MW of solar panels to state owned power company Hainan Xianshou Waterpower. The deal follows 80 MW of orders last month as Sunowe looks away from Europe.


Both camps express disapproval with EU-China deal

Karel De Gucht.

The anti-tariff AFASE lobby group is calling on EU member states to reject the deal while EU ProSun is reportedly drawing up court papers. Commissioner De Gucht has yet to confirm details of the agreement.


Canadian Solar fits 30 MW of rooftops in Suzhou

Suzhou.

The Chinese manufacturer installed its panels across 129 buildings in the city as part of the Chinese government's Golden Sun plan to drive distributed generation in the country.


Hanwha Q Cells lands 60 MW Japanese order

A Q Cells module.

Korean manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells will ship 60 MW of its Q.PRO G3 modules, part of its new G3 product range, for three solar schemes in Japan. Sumitomo Corp and NTT facilities are partners on the deal.


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