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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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IHS Markit at SNEC: Grid parity within reach in China

At their 2018 PV Market Workshop, across the street from the massive SNEC solar exhibition in Shanghai, IHS Markit offered interesting insights into the further development of China’s PV and energy storage markets, as well as the global PV market as a whole.

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Record-breaking SNEC in Shanghai

The annual SNEC photovoltaic power expo 2018, in Shanghai, closed yesterday after the 12th edition of the world’s biggest PV exhibition. Reflecting the rapid development of China’s PV industry, the scale of SNEC increased from 15,000 sqm at the first exhibition to 180,000 sqm last year and 200,000 this year – a 10% year-on-year increase. Preliminary figures show more than 220,000 visits to this year’s edition, with more than 5,000 industry professionals attending the expo and series of high-level conferences.

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The weekend read: Solar Trade Show Highlights 2018

Solar exhibitions: Next year’s solar trade show calendar looks more packed than ever, with at least two noteworthy gatherings globally each month. To help you plan your travel itinerary for 2018, pv magazine selects the shows that are set to surprise and impress next year, based on our own unrivalled experience of the PV trade circuit.

Interview: China’s Growatt talks markets, inverter service and storage

Felix Fang, Growatt’s Marketing Director, talks to pv magazine about the Chinese firm’s central and string inverter technology, global expansion, post-sales service and the growing importance of storage.

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Video: Solar Superheroes return to SNEC

The Solar Superheroes made their live action debut at the SNEC show in 2016, and this year they returned, once again drawing huge crowds wherever they prowled or performed.

SNEC 2017: news roundup

This year’s busy SNEC exhibition delivered its usual steady stream of news, new products and market insight. pv magazine rounds up the main stories and trends from the three-day event.

SNEC: JA Solar launches residential bundle for China rooftop market

The bundle includes a new JA Solar inverter as the Tier-1 solar firm pursues larger market share of China’s distributed generation sector. Growatt also bullish on rooftop potential in China.

Issue one of the SNEC Daily newspaper published on first day of SNEC Exhibition

Published in conjunction with Heraeus, the SNEC Daily is an eight-page newspaper featuring live and direct report from the exhibition and conference floors.

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