Energy expert survey finds admiration for German energy policy, but they don’t plan on copying it

A recent survey of energy experts from 42 countries conducted by the German member committee of the World Energy Council has found that the majority of the experts follow and admire the German policy, but do not consider it to be the blueprint for the rest of the world.

Marubeni to develop world’s largest PV plant in UAE, according to reports

Japanese conglomerate Marubeni is planning to build a mega 1.18 GW solar plant, making it the largest in the world, in the United Arab Emirates, with support from JinkoSolar and the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei.

The pv magazine weekly digest

It’s ‘business as usual’ in the solar industry as the novelty of 2017 starts to wear off, and how better to get back into the swing of things with more, uncertain, developments in the possible extension of EU trade duties against Chinese cell and module manufacturers, leaving us with as many questions as answers.

Scatec Solar enjoy a strong end to 2016 with revenue and EBIT increases

Norwegian integrated solar power producer Scatec Solar has posted strong quarterly and yearly results, which show increases in all of the right areas, including significant revenue and EBIT growth, as well as an increase in power production.

Conflicting votes on solar trade duties by EU trade committee

Two important votes on the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy trade measures against solar cell and module imports from China took place amongst the Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Committee of the EU Member States yesterday, during which the committee voted to approve the proposed extension of anti-subsidy measures, but voted to oppose the extension of the anti-dumping measures.

EuPD Research predicts tough year ahead for solar PV

Along with the majority of other market analysts, EuPD Research is forecasting a drop in solar installations in 2017, mainly as a result of a reduced installation target in China, which is likely to ramp up the pressure on PV manufacturers.

SMA’s yearly financials show record sales output, but a drop in revenues

Last year was a goody for German solar inverter manufacturer, by posting recording breaking sales figures alongside a rise in EBIT, however, the increase in price pressure in 2016 saw revenues fall, while this trend is expected to continue in 2017.

PERC technology is coming home

Passivated Emitter Rear Contact (PERC) solar technology is returning to its birthplace, as JinkoSolar has been chosen to supply its PERC modules for a rooftop solar system at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia, where a number of solar technology breakthroughs were made.

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ReneSola enters partnership with China Resources Leasing worth US$145 million annually

Chinese fully-integrated solar developer ReneSolar has signed the partnership with the significant holding company that would see China Resources Leasing provide it with an annual credit facility no smaller than RMB 1 billion (US$ 145.8 million) to expand its downstream project development.

Another 100 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar being tendered in India

Government enterprise Central Electronics Limited (CEL) is tendering the new rooftop capacity using the RESCO model for projects nationwide, with bidders given until March to apply, according to market analyst Mercom Capital.