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The recent announcement from India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) to approve a 12GW solar scheme for central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) – crucially mandating the use of domestically sourced solar cells and modules – represents the first key step towards India finally creating a route to stimulate multi-GW expansions for new cell and module facilities.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/editors-blog/india-takes-giant-leap-to-becoming-major-cell-production-powerhouse

Pakistan’s attempt to support manufacturing of solar and wind energy components through a five-year tax exemption is not enough and more incentives are needed to encourage such investments in the south Asian nation, according to the director of a local firm that is planning to set up its own domestic solar module assembly production facility.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/pakistans-solar-manufacturing-needs-more-incentives-than-tax-exemption

Both major parties in the election race for the Australian state of New South Wales have put forward plans focusing on solar and storage for households, with some mixed but mostly positive reaction from the industry.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/solar-and-storage-becomes-key-focus-in-new-south-wales-election-battle

No space to put a solar array? Lakes, dams, reservoirs and even the sea can fit the bill - and the costs are falling fast, experts say

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20190208102615-bye4f/

New figures just released show that renewable energy now accounts for one-fifth of all power generated in Australia, the first time it has done so since the 1970s.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/59983/renewable-energy-reaches-40-year-high-in-share-of-australias-power/

A tax break aims to spur manufacturing at home—but companies say obstacles remain.

Read more: http://news.trust.org/item/20190129014107-j2o45/