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Is China really opening its energy market to EU enterprises?

In an interview with pv magazine, Frank Haugwitz – the director of the Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA) – explained how the recent China-EU investment deal could offer more opportunities to European companies in China’s renewable energy market. He said the agreement shall provide transparency over policies, regulations, financing, and subsidies. And competition shall grow, especially in the C&I solar segment, he added.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: JA Solar commissions 3.5 GW module factory in Shanghai

And Risen has agreed to buy 2.25 billion wafers from monocrystalline wafer manufacturer Wuxi Shangji Automation, while Trina has cornered another 30,000-ton slice of the global polysilicon market.

China: 2018 installations could drop by more than a third

On Friday, three Chinese government ministries issued a joint “2018 Solar PV Power Generation Notice.” Its impact has been hotly debated since, with two key conclusions: the largest market segment – utility-scale PV – will take a pounding and not come close to last year’s record installation figure of just under 34 GW; and the expanding distributed generation market segment, which rose 360% from 2016 to 2017, will also be severely impacted by a 10 GW cap on new projects.

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