Asia

TUV Rheinland Presents a New Certification Program for Distributed Commercial PV Systems in Japan

Today TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd. announced its new certification program intended for stakeholders who construct distributed commercial PV systems in Japan. This third party certification program for PV power plants is a service that combines company qualification, inspections, and a certification system to ensure and enhance the quality, safety, and performance of the PV power […]

Solar Nation of the Year 2016

In our Market & Policy Weekly Review held by Gaetan Masson our Expert Contributor we try to respond to the question: Who will be the solar nation of the year 2016 – US or China.  Gaëtan is the director of Becquerel Institute, advisor to the IEA, and co-chairman at the European PV Technology Platform, where […]

Quality solar storage solutions for emerging markets by Green IndusTree

“Are German quality solar storage solutions appropriate for emerging markets? GreenIndusTree proves that YES” e speak to Kaiser Chaudhary, CEO of GreenIndusTree GmbH, the company, which successfully started this quality focused business approach in Pakistan. Kaiser founded GreenIndusTree in 2013. He accompanied the brand from its very first step, the business plan, to the design […]

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 […]

JA Solar Goes Big and Adds Another 1.5 GW Fully Automated Module Manufacturing Facility

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) (“JA Solar”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it has started mass production of high performance PV panels at its newest module manufacturing facility in Xingtai, Hebei province, China. The new manufacturing facility, located in the Economic Development District of […]

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 […]

Risen Energy Solar PV Modules Receive JET Certification for Use in Japan

Risen Energy Co., Ltd, a leading global Tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products and provider of total business solutions for power generation, confirmed their 72, 60 and 54 cell solar PV modules, for residential, commercial and utility scale projects, have passed the Japan Electrical Safety & Environmental Technology Laboratories (JET) pre-requisite testing for […]

SunLink and Ganges Internationale targets 1.4GW of solar in next five years in India

SunLink Corporation and Ganges Internationale Private Limited have entered into a joint venture to accelerate solar deployment in the rapidly growing Indian market. As part of a SunLink White House commitment announced last month to deploy 1.4GW of solar in India over the next five years, SunLink has partnered with Ganges Internationale to support the […]

Key to success on the emerging solar markets – Alexis Issaharoff, Advisor to Royal Family of Malaysia, CEO at Antah Renewables

During Intersolar Europe 2016 we spoke to Alexis Issaharoff, Advisor to Royal Family of Malaysia, CEO at Antah Renewables, one of the most active networkers at Solar Business Club. Alexis Issaharoff together with His Royal Highness Tunku Naquiyuddin He has been working in renewable energy for the last 10 years as VP for the Nasdaq […]

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 in Indonesia – New Regulation Rekindles Indonesia’s 5GW Solar Power Potential

Indonesia’s new solar photovoltaic (“PV”) regulation introduces a first-come, first-served (“FCFS”) process for allocating capacity quotas to verified solar developers and investors (“SDIs”). At least 5000 MW of solar capacity will be allocated at feed-in tariffs (“FiTs”) determined by ESDM. FiTs for the first tranche of 250 MWp range from US$ 0.145 per kWh (DKI […]

Solar in China: NEA officially releases China’s 13th Five-Year-Plan for solar development, confirms 110 GW target

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) officially released the 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016–2020) for solar development on December 16th, 2016, Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) reports. The “plan” includes the 110 GW solar target, split into 105 GW of solar PV and 5 GW of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) which was officially known since later October, and re-confirms […]

ABB connects power to the Indian grid from one of the world’s largest solar plants

Zurich, Switzerland, June 13, 2016 – ABB has successfully commissioned five substations to integrate a 648-megawatt (MW) solar project at Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid. The project was awarded by independent power producer (IPP) Adani Group in 2015, and completed on schedule. The solar photovoltaic project […]

FDG delivered 210 Pure EVs to G20 for hospitality purpose

FDG Electric Vehicles delivered 210 units of pure electric vehicles to the Organizing Committee of the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (G20) Summit. The tailor-made pure electric mid-size buses and commercial vehicles, will provide ground transportation to guests and politicians for hospitality purpose during the G20 Summit.  They have a maximum speed […]

Solar+Storage in India: SECI publishes tender for 100 MW Grid connected solar PV projects along with large scale battery energy storage system at Kadapa Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) invites sealed bids for selection of Solar Power Developers for setting up of 100 MW Grid connected solar PV projects along with large scale battery energy storage system at Kadapa Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh, under NSM Phase-II, Batch-IV, Tranche-V. The RfS document has been uploaded here Interested bidders […]

Impressive World’s Largest 2000 MW (2 GW) Solar Power Park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, India

The 2,000 MW capacity solar park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, which is currently under development, is touted to be the world’s largest. The Karnataka government has put out an aerial video showing the massive solar power park which is coming up on nearly 13,000 acres of land. A LiveMint report from earlier this year states […]

India’s solar CEOs expect the country to add 40-60 GW until 2022 according to Indian Solar Handbook 2016 by Bridge to India

BRIDGE TO INDIA has just released results from its first ever survey of the most influential private sector decision makers in the industry as part of the Indian Solar Handbook 2016 report (download your free copy here). Most of the 27 participating CEOs said that they expect their businesses to grow by an average of […]

Trina Solar’s PV Modules Operational in Largest Solar Project in the Philippines

Trina Solar Limited, a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services, today announced that the Company’s 40MW of solar PV modules has been operational in the largest solar project in the Philippines, which has started to generate clean and safe solar electricity. The Project was developed by Helios Solar Energy Corporation, a joint venture […]

New Player on Energy Storage Market: Sungrow-Samsung SDI Energy Storage Power Supply

Sungrow, the world’s largest PV inverter manufacturer, announces the official start of operations of Sungrow-Samsung SDI Energy Storage Power Supply Co.,Ltd at a ceremony in Hefei, China. The $170 million (USD) joint venture between Sungrow and Samsung is able to provide complete Energy Storage System (ESS) solutions incorporating lithium batteries, Power Conversion Systems (PCS) and […]