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First Solar mulls US manufacturing expansion in wake of Trump tax boost
23 Feb 2018 at 12:51pm
First Solar could establish new US-based manufacturing capacity citing President Donald Trump’s corporate tax reforms as the key enabler.

SunPower to reduce workforce by 3% in new restructuring round
23 Feb 2018 at 12:24pm
US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower Corp has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 3%, due to the Section 201 trade case decision by US President Trump to impose new import tariffs of solar cells and modules imported into the country.

Karnataka extends deadline for 1.2GW solar tender due to ‘technical issues’
23 Feb 2018 at 7:38am
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has extended the bid submission deadline for a 1.2GW solar PV tender at the Pavagada Solar Park to 5 March, due to technical issues.

AES and KIUC break ground on Hawaii’s largest solar-plus-storage system
23 Feb 2018 at 7:00am
AES Distributed Energy (AES DE), a subsidiary of AES Corporation, and nonprofit transmission firm Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) have broken ground on a 28MW solar and 100MWh five-hour duration battery energy storage system in Kauai, Hawaii.

Latin America was largest market for solar trackers in 2017 – GTM Research
22 Feb 2018 at 3:04pm
According to a new report from market research firm GTM Research, solar tracker systems market in 2017 increased by 32% to a record 14.5GW, led surprisingly by Latin America.

Indian government to punish veiled use of imports in DCR solar projects
22 Feb 2018 at 2:32pm
The government of India will come down hard on those flouting the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) rules – in WTO permitted cases – where imported solar modules are used, but declared as locally made.

Greencoat lands highly sought after Canadian Solar UK portfolio
22 Feb 2018 at 12:33pm
Greencoat Capital has won the race to acquire the highly sought-after portfolio of UK solar assets developed by Canadian Solar.

Voltalia to install solar and batteries at Myanmar telecom towers
22 Feb 2018 at 12:07pm
French renewable energy company Voltalia is to install renewable energy systems at 171 telecom towers in the Bago and Ayeyarwaddy regions of Myanmar for MNTI, the local owner of a network of such towers.

Coal firm plans Pakistan’s largest industrial solar project
22 Feb 2018 at 9:07am
A Pakistani coal and power firm has contracted Karachi-based solar EPC firm Reon Energy to build a 5MW PV project to help power its mining operations, in what will be a first for Pakistan.

Malaysia and the Philippines demand consultations with US over solar tariffs - WTO
22 Feb 2018 at 8:19am
Malaysia and the Philippines have joined the growing list of countries heading to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to request consultations with the US over its 30% solar import tariffs, according to WTO filings both dated 21 February.

First Solar adds 200MW project from Georgia Power to pipeline
21 Feb 2018 at 6:46pm
Leading solar thin-film manufacturer First Solar is to build a 200MW (AC) PV power plant for Georgia Power’s REDI Program, using over half a million CdTe modules.

Aurora Solar Technologies expects orders to reach record levels in 2018
21 Feb 2018 at 1:51pm
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) is expecting 2018 to be a record year for new orders, as major PV manufacturers continue to migrate and ramp high-efficiency solar cells such as monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) and bifacial cell technologies.

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Solar power for UN refugee camp in Jordan
2 Jan 2018 at 10:41am
The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live in Jordan, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.

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