Markets & Policy

Canadian Solar to list fund in Tokyo

The Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has approved Canadian Solar’s plan to list the Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund (CSIF) on the Japanese exchange’s infrastructure investment fund securities market.

Fraunhofer ISE announces 22.3% efficiency for polycrystalline solar cell

The German research institute said this new result has beaten its own world record, which it set in Februrary reaching a 21.9% efficiency.

Afghan utility DABS to buy solar power from 10 MW facility at $0.073 per kWh

The 10 MW PV plant will be built by Indian developer Dynasty. The facility will sell power to the local grid under a 15-year PPA.

Sonnedix refinances Spanish solar portfolio for €74m

The Spanish renewable power developer has announced a non-recourse finance package for 18.17 MW of installed solar PV capacity in Spain.

Argentina to extend exemption from custom duties for solar imports until the end of 2018

The announcement was given by the country’s energy minister, Juan José Aranguren, during a conference, according to local newspaper Clarín.

Jordan: financing for 51 MW PV plant secured; country’s largest solar plant of 103 MW built

Jordan continues to send the world positive solar PV news and updates. pv magazine examines the latest PV developments in the Middle Eastern country.

USITC find serious injury in Section 201 trade case

In the most anticipated decision for the U.S. solar industry since the Investment Tax Credit vote in 2015, the industry now braces to see what sanctions the USITC will recommend to President Trump on November 13.

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Innogy to invest €1.2 billion in PV, electric cars, fiber networks

Germany’s Innogy has revealed plans to invest €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) in PV, electric mobility and broadband technologies such as glass fiber networks by 2019.

Hanergy to provide thin-film solar panels to MTbike

China’s Hanergy Holding has signed a CNY 300 million ($45.5 million) strategic agreement with bike-sharing company MTbike, following several other agreements it has recently concluded to generate power with firms in the transportation industry.

Mozambique launches $500 million electrification program based on hydro, solar, microgrids

The government of the eastern African nation has revealed plans to bring power to remote areas in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Manica, Tete, Zambézia, Nampula, Niassa and Cabo Delgado.