Asia

Solar Battle: China vs India – “the fight” or “hand in hand”? Pranav R. Mehta, Chairman of NSEFI (National Solar Energy Federation of India), Co-Chair of Global Solar Council & Vice-Chair of APVIA

During SNEC 2017 in Shanghai we spoke on Solar Leaders TV Stage with unexpected guest, Pranav R. Mehta, Chairman of NSEFI (National Solar Energy Federation of India), Co-Chairman of Global Solar Council & Vice-Chairman of Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA). India and China seem to be amongst the nations that aim at leading the world’s transition towards […]

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM ASIA 2017 Visionary Debate: Solar & Cleantech Revolution in Asia: Towards 100%!

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM ASIA 2017 at SNEC 2017 in Shanghai – PILLAR I. POLICY Visionary Debate: Solar & Cleantech Revolution in Asia: Towards 100%! (one of our most controversial debates ever) Hans-Josef Fell, President of the Energy Watch Group, Author of draft of German Renewable Act 2000, Member of the German Parliament 1998-2013 & Chair of […]

Solar Disruption: SoftBank and Foxconn Bring India Some of World’s Cheapest Solar

Government auction sees bids below 4 cents a kilowatt-hour Offers to build solar farms help Modi reach clean energy goals Companies led by SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan and Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd. are bringing India some of the cheapest solar power in the world, helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi reach his ambitious clean-energy goals. In two auctions […]

SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY & Solar Business Club Leaders at BYD Dynasty Launch, SNEC 2017 & FORUM ASIA 2017 in Shanghai, China

“SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY FORUM ASIA” was held from 18 to 20 April 2017 in Shanghai, China on the occasion of  SNEC 2017 – 11th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition. The Forum brought together Chinese and Asian solar and cleantech industries as well as notable policy-makers, personalities, business leaders and investors with its international peers and featured  “Black-Tie Gala Asia Celebration” held in the House […]

Cambodia makes first solar power play

Cambodia has made its first major investment in solar energy. A US$9.2 million solar farm, slated to be operational by August 2017, will be Cambodia’s first sun-powered electricity source to be connected to the national grid. The farm will provide Southeast Asia’s second poorest country with 10 megawatts of power. This is enough to meet […]

20,000 schools to install rooftop solar in Pakistan

The government of Pakistan’s second largest province – Punjab – has affirmed its commitment to the installation of rooftop solar power systems on around 20,000 schools.  Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, recently reviewed the progress of the government-backed Khadam-e-Punjab Ujala Programme which aims to install rooftop solar arrays on schools, health centres and higher education […]

ENGIE enters solar PV business in China

ENGIE (Paris, France) on April 18th, 2017 announced an agreement for a 30% equity investment through capital increase in UNISUN, a Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) company. According to the press release, since 2014, UNISUN has successfully developed PV projects totaling around 500 MW. ENGIE aims to support UNISUN in the field of photovoltaic business’ development, […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: Revolution in the Japanese electricity system – Bin Guo, Director of Energy Storage Business Development, BYD

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Bin Guo, Director of Energy Storage Business Development at BYD about the company’s expansion in Japan. According to Bin Guo, we experience true revolution in the Japanese electricity system, where owners of solar power […]

Modi’s Aim to Spread Solar to Poorer Nations Wins IEA Support

Solar Alliance aimed at countries clustered around Equator IEA will encourage financing for more solar projects The International Energy Agency will help support Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal to spread solar power to more developing nations, especially those clustered around the Equator. Fatih Birol, executive director of the Paris-based agency that oversees energy policy in industrial nations, […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: Brining German Quality & Worldwide Experience to Japan – Yuka Matsuura, Mounting Systems

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Yuka Matsuura, Key Account Manager, Mounting Systems K.K. about the company’s activities in Japan but also other neighboring markets. Mounting Systems GmbH, an ISO certified company, headquarters in Rangsdorf/Berlin, is one of the world’s largest producers of […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: Marubeni’s Solar & Cleantech Business At a Glance – Alessandro Fujisaka, Marubeni America Corporation

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Alessandro Fujisaka, Department Manager at Marubeni America Corporation. It was interesting to learn about 25 years Marubeni’s history in solar but even more interesting about its current milestones and strategy for the years to come.

Canadian Solar Signs PPAs with SECI to Develop 80 MWac Solar Power Projects in India

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has secured Power Purchase Agreements for an aggregate 80 MWac of solar power projects with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a public sector undertaking of the Government of India. Canadian Solar was awarded these projects under […]

Jinko Solar Posts 2016 Profit, Guides 8.5 to 9 GW 2017 Solar Modules Shipping Target

Chinese solar PV manufacturer Jinko Solar reported a very impressive growth in 2016, even with a solid-but-lackluster fourth quarter, and further shocked experts by guiding 2017 solar PV module shipments in the range of 8.5 to 9.0 gigawatts, a potentially staggering growth rate. It’s obviously been fun times at Jinko Solar of late. In November, the […]

Clean Disruption News: BYD Launches Biggest E-taxi Fleet in South East Asia

Renewable energy technology company BYD has introduced 100 electric taxis in Singapore, forming the biggest e-taxi fleet in South East Asia. The commercial introduction of the pure electric e6 cars also represents the largest investment of its kind by a Chinese electric car manufacturer. This latest injection of electric taxis into Singapore’s transport network was […]

Sonnedix announces partnering with GSSG Solar for a 170MW expansion in Japan, taking its global reach well beyond 1GW

Sonnedix, through its Japanese operator Nippon Solar Services (NSS), has partnered with GSSG Solar (GSSG) to deploy a 170MW portfolio of Solar PV plants, with 47MW under construction, and the rest currently under development. The announcement comes at a period of sustained growth for Sonnedix, taking its global reach well beyond 1GW, with almost 500MW […]

China’s solar power capacity more than doubles in 2016 and reaches 77.42 GW

China’s installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity more than doubled last year, turning the country into the world’s biggest producer of solar energy by capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Saturday.  Installed PV capacity rose to 77.42 gigawatts at the end of 2016, with the addition of 34.54 gigawatts over the course of the year, data from […]

India’s Budget 2017: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says solar power to feed 7,000 railway stations

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced that around 7,000 railway stations would be fed through solar power in the medium term and work has already begun in that respect in 300 stations. “It is proposed to feed at least 7,000 stations with solar power in the medium term. A beginning has already been made in 300 stations,” Jaitley said in his […]