Commercial & Industrial PV

APVIA sees steady Q1 growth in Asian PV

The expansion of the Asian solar market in the first quarter of 2017 was broadly similar to the growth seen in the first quarter of last year, although most countries in the region have yet to reveal official installation statistics for the January-March period, the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) said in a new report.

Japan’s solar shipments fall 5% in fiscal Q4 — JPEA

Deliveries of PV cells and modules hit 1.7 GW in the three months to the end of December, down from 1.8 GW in the July-September period, according to the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).

JinkoSolar signs 100 MW supply deal in China

The Chinese PV manufacturer has agreed to provide its Eagle series solar panels for undisclosed solar fishery projects being developed by Jing Bei New Energy. It did not disclose the terms of the deal.

ARENA announces AUD $20m PV R&D funding round

In order to help reduce the future cost of solar PV, ARENA is set to launch its third competitive funding round for solar R&D.

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador launches net metering

Renewable energy power generators installed under the scheme will sell power surplus to local utilities Labrador Hydro and Newfoundland Power starting from July 2017.

Cypark to develop 14.5 MW in Malaysia

Engineering firm Cypark Resources has signed contracts to build two utility-scale PV projects for MYR 75.01 million ($17.4 million) in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan.

GCL unveils 165 MW of EPC deals with Xi’an Datang Electric

Subsidiaries of GCL New Energy Holdings have selected Xi’an Datang Electric Power Design and Research Institute to provide EPC services for 165 MW of solar capacity at three sites in China.

Tunisia launches tender for 70 MW of solar

The Tunisian government hopes to allocate 210 MW of wind and solar capacity through the tender. Bids for PV projects must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2017.

Israel to hold tender for over 150 MW of large-scale PV in July

In the latest tender for PV projects up to 12 MW held in March, the Israeli government allocated around 235 MW of solar capacity. Overall, the Middle Eastern country has reached cumulative PV capacity of over 900 MW.

Test operation of solar glas façade completed succesfully

A façade including 75 glass-glass module with a total output of 15 Kw had been installed on a surface area of an office building in Lithuania. After six months of test operation the involved companies expect that the system’s yield could be up to 800 kWh/kW.