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100 MW PV project in Inner Mongolia announced by Yingli Energy

Yingli Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy Company Limited is to develop a 100 MW “Top Runner” solar project in Wuhai City, in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

Solar Frontier reveals production halts in Japan

Solar Frontier has halted operations at its 150 MW Tohoku plant in northeastern Japan and has revealed plans to shut down production at its flagship 900 MW Kunitomi plant in late December, in line with plans to consolidate production in the southern prefecture of Miyazaki.

India committed to its renewable energy targets, MNRE says at COP23

Panel consisting of government officials and industrialists organized discussion on ‘Innovative Financing and Market Evolution to achieve 175 GW renewables by 2022’ at the India pavilion at COP23 in Bonn. The government remains ambitious to meet its target and to follow sustainable development.

Japan: Canadian Solar raises $66 million with dual-tenor green project bond

The solar PV giant has completed its second green project bond placement with Goldman Sachs Japan.

Indian government planning ‘rent a roof’ policy for solar rooftop

Under proposed ‘rent a roof’ policy, solar developers will rent rooftop space to install a PV array and offer to lease to each household and then feed the solar power to the grid, said MNRE Secretary Anand Kumar.

ADFD and IRENA invite application for renewables funding for developing countries

ADFD and IRENA invite application for renewables energy projects as it enters fifth round of funding, having already made 100 MW of clean energy available to developing nations throughout the world.

Anti-dumping petition has created huge uncertainty for entire Indian solar sector, Bridge to India says

Indian renewable analyst firm notes that anti-dumping comes at inopportune time with the industry already reeling from a slowdown in new project procurement, extra costs due to GST, import duties and increased module prices. It is expected to come by October 2018 and may affect all stakeholders and projects in the pipeline as well as those awaiting auction.

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ET Energy to build 61 MWp solar project in Malaysia

With over 220,000 solar modules installed on 110 hectares of land, the project is expected to be switched on by the end of 2018.

Polysilicon shortage in China drives 35% price spike, Bloomberg reports

Amid an unexpected shortage of a key raw material, solar manufacturers in China are now under pressure of higher costs and narrowing margins.

Mudajaya to finance 49 MW in Malaysia with Islamic bonds

Mudajaya, a Malaysian engineering and construction group, aims to raise up to 245 million ringgit ($58.7 million) by issuing sukuk Islamic bonds. It will use the proceeds to finance the construction of 49 MW of solar capacity in northern Peninsular Malaysia.