ARENA launches AU$20 million PV R&D funding round

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is to provide AU$20 million (US$15 million) for its third competitive funding round for PV research and development (R&D).

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‘Confusion’ around India’s GST tax on solar cells and modules

After announcements that India will hit solar cells and modules with an 18% tax under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, some confusion has arisen about what level the tax will actually be set at.

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12 countries join India to commission ISA study on solar risk mitigation

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is starting to make tangible progress after several countries agreed to support commissioning of a study on a common risk mitigation mechanism (CRMM) for PV generation.

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QOS Energy sets up Indian office as demand grows for analytics software

Renewable energy O&M analytics software provider QOS Energy has opened an office in New Delhi, India, to meet growing demand from the booming Indian market.

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Germany’s Wirsol expanding into Australia

German developer Wirsol has bolstered its business activities by expanding into the Australian market and opening a new office in Sydney.

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Trump effect leaves US trailing China and India in world renewables investment rankings

China and India have surpassed the United States as the most attractive countries for investment in renewable energy projects following a marked shift in policy by President Trump, according to global consultancy EY.

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Yet another India solar tariff record of 2.44 rupees in Rajasthan

After Indian solar tariffs breached a jaw dropping US$0.04/kWh earlier this week in a Rajasthan auction, prices have dropped to yet another record in the same location.

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Indian solar tariffs well below three rupees in new Rajasthan records

India solar prices have continued their downward spiral, this time with record low bids of INR2.62/kWh (US$~0.04) from Phelan Energy Group and Avaada Power in the state of Rajasthan.

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Sunseap receives US$10.7 million UOB funding for commercial solar in Singapore

Leading South East Asian renewable energy firm Sunseap has received US$10.7 million (SGD$15 million) from the United Overseas Bank (UOB) for commercial solar projects in Singapore.

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Vietnam’s draft solar PPA template leaves key issues ‘unresolved’

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (MOIT) has released a draft circular containing guidelines on how to develop solar PV in the country, but has failed to address a range of issues that could impact large-scale project bankability, according to analysis from multinational law firm Baker McKenzie.

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BHEL’s Indian PV portfolio hits 370MW at end of fiscal year, mulls trackers and storage

Vertically-integrated solar firm and industrial goods company Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) had 370MW in its solar PV portfolio at the end of FY2016/17, of which 360MW was ground-mount and 10MW was rooftop.

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