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Toyota debuts new Prius with rooftop PV option in Japan

The 2017 Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) is the first commercially available, mass-produced passenger car to feature an optional solar charging system.


Jolywood breaks ground on 2.1 GW bifacial cell factory

Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt will produce n-type monocrystalline bifacial solar cells at the plant in Taizhou, just to the north of Shanghai in China’s Jiangsu province.

Japan’s solar shipments fall 5% in fiscal Q4 — JPEA

Deliveries of PV cells and modules hit 1.7 GW in the three months to the end of December, down from 1.8 GW in the July-September period, according to the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).

NSP shifts CFO to downstream developer ahead of Hong Kong IPO

Neo Solar Power (NSP) has shifted Thomas Hsu, senior vice president and CFO, to serve as CFO of Clean Focus Yield (CFY).


Itochu completes 37 MW in western Japan

The Tokyo-listed trading firm built the project with its partners in Okayama, Okayama prefecture.

GCL-SI signs Mexican distribution deal with DMSolar

GCL System Integration (GCL-SI) did not disclose the financial terms of the master distribution agreement, under which Guadalajara-based DMSolar will offer the Chinese PV maker’s components, as well as its GCL-P6/60 and GCL-P6/72 panels.

BE Clean Energy to install 50 MW in eastern China

Beijing Enterprises Clean Energy (BECE) has signed a development agreement with the authorities in Weishan county, Shandong province, to build the solar project in the city of Jining.

Yingli again faces prospect of NYSE delisting

The Chinese PV module supplier has 90 days to regain compliance with the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange, according to a letter it received last week from the market regulator.

DSM acquires Chinese backsheet manufacturer Sunshine

The Dutch science-based company has announced plans to expand its product portfolio for solar, with the acquisition of China based Suzhou SunShine New Materials Technology (Sunshine), a manufacturer of PV backsheets.

Asian Development Bank climate funding rose 42% in 2016 to $3.7bn

Investments steered by the ADB into climate financing reached record levels last year, with more than $2.65 billion alone going towards tackling climate mitigation, report shows.


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