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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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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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ACWA Power to deploy 1 GW of solar in Bangladesh

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power is now seeking land to build 1 GW of solar projects in Bangladesh. It is negotiating power prices with the Bangladesh Power Development Board.

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Brazil’s first large-scale battery goes online

Grid operator ISA CTEEP has started commercially operating a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) at the Registro substation in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. The 30 MW/60 MWh BESS is expected to provide backup power to the grid during hours of peak demand in summer.

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Amea Power to add storage to 70 MW of solar in Togo

Dubai-based Amea Power will expand the Mohammed Bin Zayed solar plant in Togo from 50 MW to 70 MW, making it West Africa’s largest project. It will also add a 4 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).

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