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

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

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

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

Taiwan Aims Adding 1.44GW of Solar by Mid-2018

Taiwan’s new government, which is led by President Tsai, aims to cumulatively install 20GW of PV capacity by 2025. Bureau of Energy (BOE), under Ministry of Economic Affairs, announced the “Two-year PV Accelerating Program,” (the “Prog.. more

China’s 2016 PV Grid Connection Can Reach Up to 30GW, Target for Thirteen Five-Year Plan May Be Revised Downward

China’s PV industry has given a feedback result of more than 20GW of grid connection in the first half of 2016; however, this is a good sign as much as it may be a warning sign. It’s a good sign being that the overall state of the ma.. more

White House’s New Initiative to Install 1GW of Solar for Needies

Under name of President Obama, the White House announces “Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative” and aims to offer a total of 1GW solar to low- and moderate-income families by 2020. The Initiative, which was announced thro.. more


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