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Germany adds 116 MW of solar in November

Between January and November 2017, new PV installations with a combined capacity of 1,580 MW were connected to the German grid. Cumulative installed PV power in the country reached 42.8 GW.

Chile’s PV capacity tops 1.8 GW

In the first eleven months of 2017, new PV additions reached a total of 761 MW. Cumulative capacity now sits at 1.8 GW.

USITC delivers report to Trump: China’s circumvention unforeseen

The U.S. International Trade Commission delivered a report to President Trump that should bolster Section 201’s petitioners, SolarWorld and Suniva’s efforts to get the president to impose sanctions on solar imports as the January 26 deadline looms.

SunEdison emerges from bankruptcy as Brookfield closes on TerraForm Global

The long and tragic collapse of SunEdison has finally come to an end, and Brookfield now owns both of its former yeildcos.

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Oman launches tender for 500 MW solar plant

The huge tendered solar plant will be located in Ibri, 300 km west from Muscat. Requests for qualification must be sent by February 22.

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China to see another PV installation rush in 2018

China is likely to experience another solar PV installation rush in H1 2018, as the June 30 FIT deadline looms, although it will not reach more than 7.2 GW, says EnergyTrend. Q4 is, however, expected to see “hectic” activity topping 20 GW ahead of a December 30 deadline.

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Romania to introduce net metering for solar up to 100 kW

Net metering contracts will have to be signed with the four local power distributors. The new rules will come into force after their publication in the Romanian official journal.

2017: The PV year in review

Trade cases, insolvencies, record-breaking low auction prices, China’s eye watering installation rates – all this and more characterized the 2017 solar PV industry. pv magazine reflects on the biggest stories, trends and developments of the past year; and summarizes what the industry can expect in 2018.

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The weekend read: Six trends that will shape the inverter landscape in 2018

Inverter overview: As 2017 drew to a close following a record-breaking year for solar, pv magazine sat down to discuss the global inverter landscape with Cormac Gilligan, senior solar analyst at IHS Markit. With China dominant, India’s soaring solar market still very much up for grabs and technical innovation a perennial route to market leadership, these are the six trends that we believe will shape the solar inverter landscape this year.

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Foresight announces Spain’s first solar PPA

The British investement firm said its 3.9 MW solar facility currently under construction in the southern region of Murcia will sell electricity to the power provider Energya-VM under a 10-year PPA.

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