2016-11-24

More than 5GW of Solar PV in China May not be Subsidized

Many countries have launched subsidy programs to incentivize installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, including China. However, the PV subsidy program in China is facing problems. It is expected that over 5 GW of the PV systems in.. more
2016-11-09

Trump Presidency Will Trigger Installation Rush in U.S. Solar Market, Followed by a Demand Freeze

The result of the U.S. election may further aggravate the oversupply situation in the global PV market, according to Celeste Tsai, analyst for EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. The federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar p.. more
2016-11-04

Canada Aims to Operate Governmental Facility 100% by Renewables by 2025

Canada officially announced a new target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on November 2 along with a goal of operating all of its facilities in Ottawa by renewable energy. The emission reduction target will involve in investments, new infrast.. more
2016-10-28

China Releases First PV Poverty Alleviation Project List, Totals 5.16GW

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) released the first list of PV poverty alleviation projects, amounting to 5.16GW. This list included 2.18GW village-level power stations and residential PV projects, and 2.98GW of centralized (large-scale) PV p.. more
2016-10-28

Japan to Implement Solar Tender System in 2017

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held a second review on October 24th to go over the details for 2017 feed-in-tariff (FiT) rate as well as project setup. At the meeting, they have decided to use tender manageme.. more
2016-10-05

Taiwan Sets FiT Rates for 2017, Various Bonuses Favoring

Taiwan has officially announced the feed-in tariffs (FiT) schemes for renewable energy projects for 2017. Solar PV projects that fulfill certain criteria in 2017 will enjoy original FiT rates plus a 6% or 15% bonus. Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Econo.. more
2016-10-04

China to Cut 2017 Solar FiT by up to 40%

China is going to cut its feed-in tariffs (FiT) subsidies for solar PV systems for 2017 by 23~40%, according to an announcement published by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission. The new FiT scheme will become effective on January 1st, 2017... more

 

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