India to hit 20GW of solar this fiscal year – Bridge to India

While India will hit 20GW of installed solar PV capacity this year, its annual deployment is expected to slow down to 5GW, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India, which released its latest ‘India Solar Map 2017’ today.

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Vietnam’s final solar PPA still short of bankability

Vietnam’s final solar power purchase agreement (PPA) has to a large extent ignored recommended changes from a group of international Chambers of Commerce and therefore its attractiveness to foreign investors remains in doubt, according to representatives from law and finance sectors.

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Vikram Solar commissions 80MW solar project in Gujarat

India-based integrated PV module manufacturer and EPC Vikram Solar has commissioned two 40MW solar PV power projects for Gujarat Industries Power Company (GIPCL), in the state of Gujarat.

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ADB to boost Indonesia’s energy sector, spur renewable-energy access with over US$1 billion in loans

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved two loans, adding up to US$1.1 billion, that will help strengthen and round out Indonesia’s energy sector — spurring growth within the country and increasing access to renewable-energy sources.

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Phinma approved to develop 45MW solar project in the Philippines

Filipino power firm Phinma Energy Corporation, the energy arm of Philippine Investment Management, has been granted rights by the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a 45MW solar PV project in the Province of Batangas, according to an SCE filing.

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Windlab bags PPA for large-scale solar, wind and storage park in Queensland

Australia-based renewables firm Windlab has bagged a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Queensland government owned corporation, CS Energy, to offtake power from and purchase some of the large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) from a major hybrid 60.5MW solar, storage and wind park.

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New reservoir holds Acme back from full Telangana solar completions

Acme Cleantech Solutions has 410MW of solar PV project completions in the Indian state of Telangana, but is facing a transmission issue for another 80MW, according to the company’s head.

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India’s ReNew Power launches renewable energy R&D centre in Delhi

Goldman Sachs-backed clean energy firm ReNew Power Ventures has launched a new renewable energy R&D centre at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India.

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Goldman Sachs to purchase US$300 million in home solar loans from Mosaic

Goldman Sachs Bank has agreed to purchase US$300 million in home solar loans originated by US home solar financing solutions provider Mosaic.

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Photon Energy details two major solar projects from 1GW Australia pipeline

Photon Energy has provided details of two more major utility-scale projects that it is developing in New South Wales, Australia, as part of a 1GW pipeline in the state.

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Motech plans 400MW solar in southern Taiwan, mulls 200-300MW module factory

Taiwan-based PV cell and module manufacturer Motech Industries plans to deploy 400MW of solar in Pingtung County in southern Taiwan, according to a company executive, while it is also in early talks with other cell makers about setting up a module factory.

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