India plans to tender 30GW of solar in each of the next two years to give developers time to complete projects ahead of the flagship 2022 targets.
Malaysia’s intent to progress its renewable energy sector was made clear in a number of announcements this week, including plans to install solar along a major highway, introducing both the first solar insurance scheme and monitoring system, as well as inking support agreements with powerful foreign organisations.
For all intents and purposes, 2018 may be remembered as the year that Taiwanese solar manufacturing moved from its former cell-making glory days of the past (Taiwan solar 1.0) to adjust to the new reality as defined by China’s bulldozing annihilation of cash-struck overseas manufacturing regions in recent times.
According to a new Solar Citizens report Queensland’s planned renewable energy projects could inject $24 billion into the state’s economy and support up to 35,000 jobs if the state Labor government strengthens policy and support for the sector.
India’s Ministry of Finance has temporarily deferred its imposition of a 25% safeguard duty on solar cell and module imports in compliance with a stay issued by the High Court of Orissa.
A mixed picture for global clean energy investment in 2018 is emerging, with dollar investment in solar under pressure while commitments to wind power and energysmart technologies such as electric vehicles and batteries are running above last year’s levels.
The World Bank has committed US$100 million of funding to support 400MW of solar energy projects in the Sindh Province of Pakistan.
A Chinese energy official has revealed in an interview with state news agency Xinhua that China’s decision to curb solar power capacity growth and cut subsidies will help the sector focus on quality rather than quantity and ease the financial burden on the government.
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The year is 2050. The world is more polluted, unequal, and dangerous than ever. Megacities like New Delhi, Mexico City, and Lagos are suffocated by smog. More than a billion people around the world still lack access to reliable electricity.
No sooner than all of the huge exhibition stands at SNEC 2018 were dismantled last Thursday, China’s regulatory organisations overseeing the solar industry, instigated new policies Friday that could have a similar effect on the utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) markets in the country.
As of the end of February 2018, China was home to 24 polysilicon makers — including those that had shut down production lines in order to undertake regular maintenance — with an effective production capacity totaling 293,000 metric tons a year. Production for the two months of January and February totaled 47,700 tons, an increase of 27.2 percent year on year.
India and China are driving a rapid global expansion in large-scale, solar power developments as the cost of building new projects falls , according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
The global smart solar market is expected to grow at a healthy rate throughout the forecast period. The rising investments in the smart energy market and the reduction in solar PV cost are some of the factors that are projected to fuel the growth of the market in the near future.
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