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The first wave of public listed China-based, China centric PV manufacturers reporting first half year financial results offers insight into the impact on companies after the Chinese Government capped utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) PV power plant projects at the end of May, 2018.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/round-up-chinese-solar-companies-start-posting-profit-warnings-and-revenue

JAKARTA — A far-reaching corruption scandal centered on a proposed power plant in Indonesia has cast a shadow over the country’s risky reliance on coal as a supposedly cheap source of energy.

Read more: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/08/graft-and-government-policy-align-to-keep-indonesia-burning-coal/

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents in a Bangkok neighborhood are trying out a renewable energy trading platform that allows them to buy and sell electricity between themselves, signaling the growing popularity of such systems as solar panels get cheaper.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-renewables-tech/in-a-posh-bangkok-neighborhood-residents-trade-energy-with-blockchain-idUSKCN1LD0Z8

Pakistan has responded to its energy crisis largely through coal, and the new government can do little to change that, especially because coal-fired power plants are being set up by China.

Read more: https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/28/government-unhappy-but-pakistan-to-stay-with-coal/

The top-5 module suppliers to the PV industry shipped more than 20GW of modules during the first half of 2018, representing Y/Y growth of 10%.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/editors-blog/top-5-solar-module-suppliers-shipped-20gw-in-first-half-of-2018

Smaller companies are finding it increasingly difficult to enter the Indian large-scale solar market and partake in the multi-gigawatts of competitive auctions for PV capacity.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/smaller-players-still-being-edged-out-of-indian-solar-market