SB Energy operates 455MW solar plant in Andhra Pradesh with Trina modules

SB Energy, a joint venture between Japanese tech firm Softbank, Bharti Enterprises and Foxconn Technology Group, has started operations at a 455MW solar project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, according to a release from the module supplier Trina Solar.

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Australia’s Finkel Review recommends energy security obligations for renewables

Australia’s chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel has delivered his major energy review to the Australian government recommending various changes that will impact the solar PV sector.

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India’s large-scale solar-plus-storage tender held up by record low PV prices

India’s first grid-scale solar-plus-storage tender has been held up by the extreme drop in the country’s solar PV prices this year, according to Rahul Walawalkar, executive director of the Indian Energy Storage Alliance.

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India’s large-scale solar-plus-storage tender held up by record low PV prices

India’s first grid-scale solar-plus-storage tender has been held up by the extreme drop in the country’s solar PV prices this year, according to Rahul Walawalkar, executive director of the Indian Energy Storage Alliance.

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Vietnam’s TTC Group plans up to 1GW of solar parks – reports

Ho Chi Minh City-based conglomerate TTC Group plans to spend up to US$1 billion on 10 to 20 solar parks with a combined capacity of around 1GW, according to Bloomberg.

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India approves IPO of IREDA to help fund more renewables projects

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the IPO of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) aiming to help fund more renewable energy projects.

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Taiwan to increase PV project size cap in Q3

Taiwan’s Energy Bureau is expected to approve an increase of the cap on individual solar project sizes from 500kW to 2MW in Q3 this year.

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ADB supporting clean energy schemes in the Pacific

Manila-based bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities and the private sector to support clean energy projects in the Pacific region.

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Indian Navy to install 19MW of PV capacity by 2018

In an effort to assist with India’s national mission of reaching of 100GW in PV installations by 2022, the Indian Navy announced a number of new measures in order to spur renewable-energy development within the department.

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Indian PV manufacturers file anti-dumping petition against China, claim reports

UPDATED: India solar manufacturers have filed an anti-dumping petition with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce against Chinese solar cells and modules, according to a report from consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group, although no official notification has been released so far.

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NEXTracker hits 1GW of solar tracker sales in India

The firm noted that the milestone marks a shift in demand for smart solar trackers from the Indian PV industry as it matures.

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