SECI extends deadlines for 500MW residential rooftop solar tender

The deadline for developers to complete their allocations and encash the bank guarantees that's under a 500MW residential and non-profit rooftops solar tender in India has been extended from 31 March to 30 June this year.


Nissan backing big brand and supply chain know-how to crack UK solar

Nissan is backing its big brand presence to crack the UK solar market and expect to complete its first installation in UK in a matter of weeks.

Source: PV-TECH

Indian firm partners Dubai conglomerate for solar in the UAE

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, a Dubai-based conglomerate, has partnered with the Indian solar EPC and manufacturer Jakson Group in order to expand into the solar energy space.

Source: PV-

Pacifico starts construction on 55MW solar project in Japan

Pacifico Energy started construction of a 55MW solar project in Gujo City, Gifu, Japan. The Minami Mega Solar Power Plant is planned to be constructed on the site of a golf course and operations are expected to be started in July 2019.


Kyocera completes work on 21MW PV project in Japan

Kyocera TCL Solar, a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, completed the construction of a 21.1MW utility-scale solar power plant in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

Source: PV-TECH

Huawei starting ‘FusionHome’ smart energy system sales in Australia

The Leading solar PV inverter supplier Huawei first starts the supply of the long-awaited FusionHome Smart Energy Solution which provides solar plus storage capabilities to the Australian residential market during the first quarter of 2018.


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.