The two-year period of the recommended safeguard duty is very short, discouraging any investment in setting up new solar manufacturing capacity, say analysts and companies pv magazine spoke to. At the same time, for solar project developers, the duty will impact tariffs to the tune of 12-15%, posing an immediate threat to viability of projects under execution, they add.
The Kuala Lumpur-based manufacturing subsidiary of PA Group has signed a deal worth 600 million Malaysian Ringgit to supply certain materials and goods to First Solar for the production of its thin film modules.
Scatec Solar will construct 40 MW plant, which is expected to be grid connected in the second half of 2019.
The large-scale PV project will be built in Malaysia’s Kedah state in the northwest of the country. Tenaga Nasional Berhad was awarded the development rights following a competitive bidding process overseen by the Energy Commission.
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.
The Spanish inverter specialist is to supply solar farms being built in Malaysia by Norway’s Scatec Solar, which in turn is working with local ITRAMAS-led consortium on three 21-year PPAs with the country’s largest electricity utility, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).
The project will become the largest single solar site in Malaysia once completed. Chinese inverter company Huawei is installing its SUN2000-42KTL string inverters at the plant.
New research sheds light on the benefits of demand response applications in a low voltage distribution network with an integrated PV system.
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