US and India agree December date to shut down India’s local content solar policy

Delegations from the US and India have agreed that India has until 14 December this year to enact the ruling of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against its local content policy for solar equipment.

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Energy Renaissance building 1GWh of lithium-ion battery storage manufacturing in Darwin, Australia

Energy Renaissance is constructing a 1GWh per annum lithium-ion battery storage manufacturing plant at Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia, while CEFC has financed a 2Mtpa lithium concentrate mining project in Western Australia.

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Uttar Pradesh targets 10.7GW solar with 4.3GW on rooftops under draft solar policy

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is targeting 10.7GW of solar power by 2022, with 4.3GW from rooftop, under its draft ‘Solar Power Policy 2017’.

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ADB partnering Cambodia utility for 100MW solar park programme

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is collaborating with Cambodian state-run energy utility Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) to set up a 100MW national solar park programme.

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India ROUND-UP: Weather and low cost power portals, Maharashtra 2GW tenders, Tamil net metering cuts

Piyush Goyal launches lowest-cost power ‘Weather Portals’ for the industry, Maharashtra set for 2GW of solar tenders, Tamil Nadu proposes ‘drastic’ net metering cuts

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Sharp to develop 16MW rooftop PV portfolio in Thailand

Sharp Corporation, through its Thailand subsidiary company Sharp Solar Solution Asia, has signed off on an agreement to develop rooftop PV projects for Big C, one of Thailand’s largest hypermarket retailers, through Impact Solar.

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Yes Bank signs charter with Dutch, French, German development banks for green finance in India

Three major development banks have joined major Indian private sector financier Yes Bank and signed a charter to mobilize green investments in India.

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Indian solar to create 125,000 army of rooftop installers in five years

India’s 175GW by 2022 renewable energy target could create up to 330,000 jobs in the next five years, predominantly in the rooftop PV sector, according to a report from India’s CEEW and NRDC.

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SECI tenders another 750MW at record-luring Bhadla Solar Park

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched another 750MW of solar tenders for the Bhadla Solar Park in the state of Rajasthan.

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Australian utility increases solar feed-in tariff

An Australian utility has increased its solar feed-in tariff (FiT) rates to ensure the benefits are not eroded by increasing wholesale electricity prices.

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Larsen & Toubro bags 50MW solar EPC contract for NHPC in Tamil Nadu

Larsen & Toubro, also known as L&T Construction, has won an EPC and O&M contract from State-run hydro power giant NHPC for a 50MW solar PV project in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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