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Chinese PV Industry Brief: DMEGC to build 20 GW TOPCon cell factory

DMEGC has revealed plans to build a 20 GW solar cell factory in Sichuan province, while Daqo said it has secured long-term polysilicon supply agreements with Longi and another undisclosed Chinese company.

India surpasses 7 GW of unsubsidized solar capacity

India added 1.9 GW of open-access solar capacity between January and September, up 96% year on year.

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Romania provides funding for C&I battery storage systems

The Romanian government has allocated EUR 103.5 million ($108.6 million) to support investments in battery energy storage systems and deliver at least 240 MW/480 MWh by 2025.

France installed 1.71 GW of solar in January-September period

France’s cumulative installed PV capacity reached 15.8 GW at the end of September.

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US Customs clears solar panels after holding them over forced labor fears

The US authorities have cleared a significant supply of JinkoSolar modules, made with Wacker polysilicon, for sale in the US market, according to ROTH Capital Partners.

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Heat pumps competitive with gas boilers in some markets, says IEA

Th International Energy Agency (IEA) says unsubsidized heat pumps are already competitive with gas boilers in mature markets like the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, and China. It says global sales will soar to record levels by 2030.

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Spain provides financial support for 600 MW of utility-scale storage

The Spanish government say it will finance five hybrid battery energy storage projects, with a cumulative installed capacity of at least 600 MW. Each project can secure up to €15 million ($15.68 million) in funding.

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EDPR Sunseap testing solar floaters made of recycled plastic

PlasticBean, a manufacturer of recycled plastic pellets, has agreed to work with EDPR Sunseap to use 100% recycled plastic in floating PV solar projects in Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea.

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Big solar already pulling its weight on emission reduction – especially in Chile

Following a disappointing COP27 climate change summit in November, solar industry veteran Philip Wolfe reviews the contribution utility-scale PV is starting to make to emissions reduction.

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Germany installed 706.5 MW of solar in October

Germany added 6.1 GW of new PV systems in the first 10 months of 2022.

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