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Video: China market not to disappoint in 2017

Far and away the largest PV market in the world, China’s development has broad consequences for the entire PV industry. Nowhere was this more evident than at the SNEC trade show in Shanghai last month, where the question of China’s projected installations for 2017 was hot on everyone’s lips.

Sunseap nails $15 million loan from UOB

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has offered the financing package to support a handful of PV installations that Sunseap is building in Singapore.

Manz sets up CIGS joint venture with Chinese partners

The German PV equipment provider will partner with Shanghai Electric Group and Shenhua Group to further develop the CIGS technology. NICE PV Research has already started R&D activities.

Malaysia releases net metering guidelines

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has published guidelines for the new net metering scheme the Malaysian authorities launched in January 2016 to replace the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, which will close at the end of this year.

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Vietnamese utility to build 350 MW

A unit of utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has announced plans to build two projects totalling 350 MW of solar capacity in southeastern Vietnam.

China installs 7.2 GW of solar in Q1

The 7.21 GW of fresh capacity that was completed in the January-March period marks an increase of just 70 MW from the first three months of 2016, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).

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Kyocera’s net profit falls 4.8% to $925 million in 2017

The Japanese group’s net income attributable to shareholders fell from JPY 109,047 million ($970.9 million) to JPY 103,843 million in the 12 months to the end of March 2017, partly due to declining sales from its solar business. It did not reveal its total PV module shipments for the year.

Trina hits 24.13% total-area efficiency for IBC mono cell

The new record is just 0.24% below the Chinese company’s small-area laboratory cell record and has been achieved on an industrial, large area cell.

India misses 2016 renewable target by 5 GW

Despite installing record capacities of solar power, India’s renewable energy additions for financial year 2016-17 were 11,319.17 MW – some 5,340 MW below the targeted capacity, data shows.

India: Andhra Pradesh tenders 100 MW solar project

The Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation releases tender details of $70 million solar project to be built in Talaricheruvu.

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