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JA Solar expects minimum disruption from cell fab fire, signs 50 MW supply deal

Fire at the Chinese solar firm’s Yangzhou cell facility raged for a few hours but was contained to old production lines. Production disruption is expected to be minimal. Company also confirms 50 MW module deal in Malaysia.

Cypark to develop 14.5 MW in Malaysia

Engineering firm Cypark Resources has signed contracts to build two utility-scale PV projects for MYR 75.01 million ($17.4 million) in the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan.

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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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Tien Ching, UMILE to invest in 49 MW floating PV in Malaysia

The Taiwanese company has agreed to start a feasibility study next month on the possibility of developing the country’s first floating solar array, in cooperation with UMILE Ltd Liability Partnership.

PLB Engineering unit to develop 20 MW in Malaysia

PLB Green Solar — a subsidiary of Penang-based construction group PLB Engineering — has secured approval to build the project from the Malaysian Energy Commission.

Edra to complete 50 MW in Malaysia by early 2018

The Kuala Lumpur-based independent power producer (IPP) will finish building the project in the state of Kedah by the first quarter of 2018.

Malaysian PV investment hits $544 million in 2016

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) approved 2.42 billion ringgit ($544 million) of solar investments in the 12 months to the end of December.

Comtec Solar and Longi agree to asset purchase

Chinese monocrystalline silicon firm Longi has agreed to purchase the assets of Comtec Malaysia, a subsidiary of Comtec Solar Systems Group, for a fee of RMB 200 million (USD 28.74 million), which adds to the company’s expansion across Malaysia after announcing a new manufacturing facility in the country in 2016.

Panasonic to supply PV modules to Tesla from Japan, Malaysia

The collaboration between the two companies is moving beyond Panasonic running the Tesla/SolarCity gigafactory, and will enable Panasonic to re-open a factory in Japan.

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