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Trump DOE transition team issues vague threat to energy subsidies

Wikimedia image by Gage Skidmore

A leaked memo on the Trump Administration's Energy Plan focuses more on expanding fossil fuel infrastructure and stopping federal regulation of carbon, but also says that all energy subsidies should eventually be eliminated.


India: Demonetization issues add to curtailment concerns in Tamil Nadu solar auction

Tamil Nadu landscape.

Bids of just 117 MW have so far been received in the Tamil Nadu Distribution and Generation Company 500 MW auction as difficulties caused by Modi's demonetization program exacerbate existing curtailment issues, says Mercom...


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Japanese domestic module shipments dip slightly to 1.7 GW in Q2 FY 2016

The latest report by JPEA shows 6% year-over-year fall in domestic shipments, but the utility-scale sector was a bright point.


Cross-border solar: Denmark gets 50 MW of German tender with bids of 5.38 euro cents/kWh

Solar installation, Denmark.

The first cross-border solar tender in Europe sees five Danish solar developers with 50 MW of PV capacity in German auction. Winning bids of EUR 5.38 cents/kWh almost two cents lower than previous German solar tender.


SolarPower Europe drafts 10 solar+storage policy steers for European Commission

European Commission.

The European solar power body believes that with the right policy priorities delivered by the European Commission, solar and storage can fulfil its potential in helping the EU meet its climate change targets.


Yingli preliminary Q3 financials hint at further earnings slump

Yingli production.

As expected, the third quarter financials for China's Yingli Green Energy reveal large contraction in module shipments, while gross margin limps in way below already lowered expectations.


JA Solar breaks ground on $1bn Vietnam solar cell factory: reports

JA Solar HQ.

Chinese Tier-1 solar developer to invest an initial $320 million in the creation and initial operation of the solar cell factory, rising to $1 billion as the fab is expanded to serve international demand.


India: ReNew Power secures 49 MW in SECI solar rooftop tender

Indian rooftop PV.

The renewable energy company snaps up 10% of the 500 MW rooftop solar mega tender allocation from the Solar Energy Corporation India.


Global Solar Council elects GCL chairman as president

Launch of the SC last year.

Zhu Gongshan to assume role of president of the second committee of the Global Solar Council; issues call to ease malignant competition and resolve trade disputes across solar industry.


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Öresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen.

Sweden made some sweet solar sounds this week, while Tesla finally dotted the Is and crossed the Ts on its SolarCity acquisition, and India deepened its solar love affair.


Meyer Burger reshuffles board, Peter Pauli steps aside as CEO

Peter Pauli.

The Swiss solar technology provider confirms management and board changes that include appointment of Hans Brändle as new CEO from January 1.


A green Queen? Buckingham Palace refurb could include solar

Buckingham Palace.

British Queen's London residence is due a $458 million makeover starting April next year, and official report by the Crown includes suggestion to install solar panels across its vast roof.


Adani confirms $300m Australian solar investment

Mining area in Queensland.

The India conglomerate will build one of the world's "most advanced" solar farms near a mining site in Queensland, with an additional PV plant planned for the Whyalla region in south Australia.


Turkey: a new wave of solar PV deployment?

Asunim PV plant in Turkey. Image: Asunim

Turkey recently installed its largest PV project; the first of 600 MW of solar farms that have been tendered in the country. But does this mean that those 600 MW of solar PV will actually be installed in Turkey?


Six polysilicon manufacturers could be wiped out by end of 2018

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A new polysilicon market outlook report from Bernreuter Research predicts a rise in competition in the market, which will drive prices down and push some manufactures out of business, in the face of falling demand from the solar...


India increases its solar exports 66% YoY, says Mercom

Floating solar plant by Vikram Solar.

Analysis by Mercom Capital Group finds 66% growth in Indian-made solar cells and modules between April-August this year; export figure dwarfed by imports, which topped $763 million during that period.


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