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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Equis commissions 130MW of solar projects in south India

Singapore-based renewable energy developer Equis Energy has completed two solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 130MW in Sadasivpet and Minpur, in the southern Indian state of Telangana.

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Vietnam solar PPA is ‘non-bankable’

A consortium of international chambers of commerce has advised the Vietnamese government that its draft solar PPA template is “non-bankable” and cannot attract financing for PV in Vietnam, particularly for medium and utility-scale projects, according to documents seen by PV Tech.

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Queensland launches 400MW renewables and storage auction

The Australian state of Queensland has announced a 400MW renewable energy auction with 100MW ring-fenced for energy storage.

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India ROUNDUP: Official 5% GST for solar, SBI 100MW rooftop, US$100m ADB loan to Punjab rooftops

India’s GST Council officially confirms 5% tax on solar equipment, SBI 100MW rooftop approval, ADB US$100 million loan for Punjab rooftops.

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Piyush Goyal warning on Indian solar quality – ‘We are watching your performance’

With stricter quality standards due to be brought in for Indian solar tenders, including inspections for modules, cells and wafers, energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal has warned the industry about failure to keep equipment quality high.

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Indian power minister challenges Munich to 100% renewables race with world’s oldest city

India’s energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal has challenged Germany and the city of Munich to a race with the ancient holy city of Varanasi to become the first large city in the world to be 100% powered by clean energy.

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Vikram Solar hits 1GW solar module capacity in Kolkata

India-based PV manufacturer and EPC firm Vikram Solar has expanded its module manufacturing capacity from 900MW to 1GW at its fab in Kolkata.

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