Solar Tariffs Could Be Driving Up Solar Manufacturing in the United States

JinkoSolar announced that it had signed an agreement to supply 1.75 GW of high efficiency modules to a U.S counterparty yesterday. They announced that the company’s board of directors had authorized JinkoSolar to finalize planning for the construction of an advanced solar manufacturing facility

China doesn’t need US polysilicon for solar industry

In President Trump's statement which imposes a 30% import duty on all the foreign made crystalline silicon solar cells and modules which reference was made to renewed efforts.


Giant 480MW Japan solar plant plans refreshed with five new participants

Plans for a colossal 480MW solar project in Japan have received a boost with the original three developers and announced another five participants. Construction will start in FY2019. The eight companies that is involved will now work with the Nagasaki prefectural government.


US solar tariffs to hike module costs 9-10 cents in year one - GTM and Deutsche Bank

The Trump administrations 30% tariff on the imports of solar cells and panels results in modules cost increases of 9-10¢/W in year one.


China officially installed 52.83GW of solar modules in 2017

In accordance to the China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the solar PV installations has reached 52.83GW in 2017, from 34.54GW in 2016, and accounting for around 50% of expected global solar demand last year. 


Fotowatio secures financing for 342MW PV portfolio in Mexico

Utility-scale PV project developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has reached financial close for the 342MW Potosí Solar Farm in Mexico. The project, which stands as FRV’s first to be operated in Mexico. FRV closed the financing agreement with KFW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau), Bancomext and ING.

ZSW and IPVF plan five year research project on next-gen flexible CIGS solar cells

An initial five-year R&D program n the German-based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württembergis starting to develop next-generation flexible photovoltaics.


ACWA Power picks Chint to build Egypt PV projects, adopts SolarCoin cryptocurrency

Acwa Power finished contracting China’s Chint Group to provide EPC services for the three solar PV plants totalling 165.5MW at the Benban Solar Park in Aswan, Egypt.


MIGA to provide US$102.6 million in financing for 250MW Egyptian PV project

The World Bank Group member Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is to provide US$102.6 million in financing six PV projects in Egypt.

Source: PV-TECH

Daqo finds quick CEO replacement in former JinkoSolar CFO

Dr. Gongda Yao with a former JinkoSolar CFO, Longgen Zhang, were quickly replaced by China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy. Daqo said that Zhang had been appointed the new CEO with immediate effect, enabling its founder and chairman, Guangfu Xu to step down from the acting CEO role. Dr. Yao was