Japan to install up to 7 GW in 2018 despite cancellation of 14.6 GW of approved capacity — report

Japan will likely install 6 GW to 7.5 GW (DC) of solar in 2018, from about 7 GW in 2017, despite government efforts to cancel approvals for projects that were registered under the country’s old feed-in tariff (FIT) program, according to a new report.

Kyocera’s net income falls 17% to $261.7 million in Q3

Kyocera posted a net profit of JPY 28,880 million ($261.7 million) in the third quarter of the current Japanese fiscal year, down 16.8% year on year, as the group continued to consolidate its PV manufacturing operations in the face of falling sales in its home market.

Solar Philippines bids $0.058/kWh in Meralco price challenge

Solar Philippines has offered to provide continuous PV-generated electricity to power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) at a rate of PHP 2.99 ($0.058)/kWh.

Annual solar installations to surpass 105 GW on Chinese deployment, European rebound — report

Global solar installations could reach about 106 GW this year, largely on the back of high deployment in China and an anticipated demand recovery in Europe, according to a recent report.

Longi to invest $300 million in 5 GW module plant in China

Longi Green Energy Technology has revealed plans to invest CNY 1.95 billion ($299.5 million) in the construction of a 5 GW solar module assembly plant in eastern China.

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China’s capacity additions approach 50 GW mark in 2017

China’s cumulative solar installations reached approximately 125.8 GW by the end of November, suggesting that PV developers completed nearly 50 GW of capacity in the first 11 months of 2017, according to new government statistics.

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Aiko Solar’s annual PERC output hits 4 GW

Guangdong Aiko Solar Energy Technology’s mono-Si bifacial PERC production capacity has reached 4 GW per year, following a series of phased upgrades throughout the second half of 2017 at two of its production facilities in China.

GCL-Poly Energy reveals O&M, leasing deals following share sale

GCL-Poly Energy has announced a handful of service deals among several of its subsidiaries dating back to 2016, in line with disclosure requirements related to a recent share subscription by its Hong Kong-listed solar O&M unit, GCL New Energy (GNE).

PowerChina unit signs 100 MW EPC deal in Pakistan

PowerChina Guizhou Engineering Corp., a subsidiary of Beijing-based construction group PowerChina, has signed an agreement to provide EPC services for a 100 MW solar project in southwestern Pakistan.

China sets lower solar FIT rates for 2018

The Chinese government has revealed its new feed-in tariffs (FIT) for different types of PV projects, with rates set to fall by as much as 15% from the start of January.