Asia

India launches AD probe against Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian solar cells

Country’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping states that it has identified a causal link between dumping and injury of Indian firms, enough to warrant the initiation of the investigation.

U.S. court upholds strict scope for duties on Chinese, Taiwanese imports

A pair of court rulings has shot down challenges by a range of solar manufacturers related to the details of 2014 import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan.

Hacking for a chance to change the energy game

The Smart Energy Hackathon Southeast Asia taking place in Bangkok on September 8 – 10, 2017 will serve as a starting point to a larger support program to build smart energy startups in the region.

China H1 solar panel production surges 25% in a year

Data from the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) reveals a 25.9% rise in solar module production over the first six months of the year, reaching 34 GW. Q2 utilization rates stood at 85%, data shows.

Construction begins on 30 MW solar plant in Iran

The solar facility is being built under the country’s FIT program in North Khorasan, a province located in northeastern Iran.

CP Clean Energy’s H1 output declines offset by PV

China Power Clean Energy Development’s (CP Clean Energy) total power generation fell 10.67% year on year to 4,659,796.77 MWh in the first half of 2017. However, the completion of several solar projects — as well as improvements related to the PV curtailment rate in China — helped to balance out the declines.

Etrion completes 9.5 MW in northern Japan

Etrion has connected 4.2 MW (DC) of solar capacity to the grid at two sites in Japan’s Aomori prefecture. The two arrays are part of a 9.5 MW project spanning four locations.

Sparx completes 13 MW near Tokyo

Sparx Green Energy and Technology — a unit of Tokyo-based asset manager Sparx — has switched on a 12.8 MW solar project in eastern Japan. It claims that the installation — which stretches roughly 10 kilometres between Shiroi and Inzai, Chiba prefecture — is the “longest” PV project in Japan.

Solar Philippines to build 1 GW by 2018

Solar Philippines plans to finish building 1 GW of solar by next year, with roughly half of that capacity to be constructed outside of the Philippines.

Tata Power DDL deploys its first 15 KWp microgrids in the Indian state of Bihar

Tapping into the high potential for the implementation of microgrid projects for reliable electricity supply to rural areas, the Indian utility is piloting two such installations in the state of Bihar.

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