Major PV inverter manufacturer will supply DAT Technology Co with 50kW-110kW inverter solutions for commercial & industrial (C&I) installations across Vietnam.
Country’s largest PV auction to date targets smaller projects and locally-owned developers to ensure procurement drives ‘immediate’ boost to post-COVID economy.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan deal for its first wind energy-plus-battery storage project in Thailand, which is also the country’s first private sector initiative to combine the two technologies at scale.
Module manufacturer Seraphim has landed a 183MW module supply deal with Philippine EPC ERS Energy.
Updated: High-performance PV manufacturer SunPower has idled all of its manufacturing plants located in the US, Mexico, France, Malaysia and the Philippines to restrict the financial and operational impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Having already guided expected GAAP net losses of US$145-195 million for 2020, high-performance PV manufacturer, SunPower is planning to make operating cuts to save around US$50 million, due to ongoing impact of COVID-19 and has withdrawn previous financial guidance for the year.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member concludes facilities in Ohio and Malaysia are exempt so far from government restrictions, while Vietnam factory remains ‘not affected’.
Government approves previously floated plans to allow renewable developers to invoke ‘force majeure’ clauses to win more time as virus continues to disrupt PV supply chains.
Facility’s location at out-of-the-way Si Racha zone, preliminary stocking of raw materials and the still-healthy state of global freight have helped minimise impacts, manufacturer tells PV Tech.
Squabble over individual amendment leads to vote against entire American Energy Innovation Act, potentially delaying until 2021 deal on new US$270m-a-year solar research programme.