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Interview with Trina Solar on BNEF Summit Shanghai 2019

Dec. 3rd, 2019, Shanghai, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) holds its annual conference, the BNEF Summit Shanghai 2019, in Ritz-Carlton Pudong. More than 300 experts of renewable energy industry from China and other countries of the world joined the meeting.

PV Magazine had an interview with Mr. Rongfang Yin, executive vice president of Trina Solar, about Trina’s business and view.


Hopper at SEIA completes women’s superfecta

When Abigail “Abby” Ross Hopper assumes her duties as president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association next week, it signals a new course for the national association and ushers in an era when the five most powerful association positions in the U.S. solar industry will be held by women.

BREAKING: SEIA expected to name Abigail Hopper as new CEO

The reported choice to lead SEIA served as the head of the Maryland Energy Association and was an energy advisor to Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, during whose administration Maryland developed a progressive solar policy.

Sonnedix Completes EUR 197 million refinance in Italy

Independent solar power producers Sonnedix have announced a non-recourse refinancing worth EUR 197.1 million, for its 66 MW portfolio of pv plants in Italy.

Two more Chinese companies ousted from EU price undertaking

Seraphim and Huashun have now been added to a growing list of Chinese solar manufacturers that have either left, or been excluded from, the European Commission’s minimum import price (MIP) for PV modules and cells, inviting questions of the scheme’s continued viability.

Mercom Capital forecasts 76 GW of solar installations for 2016

Solar industry analyst Mercom Capital has reported encouraging annual solar installation forecasts of 76 GW across the globe for 2016, driven by record-breaking installation figures from China, while the anticipated slow-down in 2017 is now expected to be less dramatic than originally thought, with forecasts of 70 GW.

Volkswagen announces shift toward clean energy and electric vehicles

In an effort to rebuild its reputation after last year’s emissions cheating scandal, the German car manufacturer has announced plans to become the world leader in electric vehicles by 2025.

First Solar to ramp Series 6 production in 2018, lay off 1,600 workers

The thin-film maker has announced a shift in strategy which will eliminate its Series 5, reduce 2017 output to 2.2 GW, and reduce its global workforce by 27%.

UK power regulator opens dialogue on smarter energy system

Ofgem and the UK Government have announced a call for views on how a smarter and more flexible energy system could create better value for the country’s energy customers. Ofgem estimates that smarter energy use could benefit both consumers and the industry to the tune of £8 billion a year.

IBC Solar completes eight German tender projects

IBC Solar has completed 23.5 MW of projects across eight sites in Germany. The PV power plants were developed under Germany’s large-scale solar tender program and will receive the full FIT awarded under the tender process, as they have been completed within 18 months of having been awarded.

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