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The revised surcharge on renewable electricity will increase from 1% to 1.6% from January 1st, 2014.
The company's DemandLogic smart energy storage system has been designed to use stored energy during peak demand hours, while also providing backup during grid outages.
The electronics giant plans to sell solar power to residents at lower prices than utilities. Toshiba will initially install 3 MW serving 750 apartments with the aim of increasing capacity to more than 100 MW by 2016.
The Solar Trade Association applauded the move but took issue with some aspects of the country's new Electricity Market Reform, adding that developers may continue to rely on the existing Renewables Obligation scheme until 2017.
Total grid-connected solar capacity in China is set to triple to 10 GW by the end of the year. The country installed nearly 36 GW of new and renewable energy capacity in the first 10 months of 2013.
New figures have revealed that Australia has now installed 3 GW of solar PV. Rooftop arrays continue to dominate the market.
The British government says it will "rebalance" renewable energy subsidies in order to encourage private investment in offshore wind projects.