JinkoSolar raised over US$36 million to support module shipments growth to Japan

Stocks: JKS JinkoSolar had reported APAC region module shipments, which included Japan to have reached 481MW in the first quarter of 2017, up from 101MW in the prior year period. Image: JinkoSolar Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has secured a two year syndicated loan from a bank consortium led by Sumitomo Mitsui … Read more

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Suniva Dispute Could Halt Two-Thirds of US Solar Installations Through 2022

Suniva’s new trade dispute would strike a devastating blow to the U.S. solar market, erasing two-thirds of installations expected to come on-line over the next five years. If Suniva’s petition is successful, shockwaves will be felt across all segments of U.S. solar. Utility-scale solar is most at risk, with more than 20 gigawatts already at … Read more

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Future coal production depends on resources and technology, not just policy choices

June 26, 2017 EIA projects that trends in coal production in the United States could range from flat to continuing declines through 2040. Electric power generation accounts for more than 92% of U.S. coal demand, and domestic coal production has declined significantly over the past decade as coal has been displaced by natural gas and … Read more

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DOE gives USD 7.8m for renewables on tribal lands

June 26 (Renewables Now) – The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide some USD 7.8 million (EUR 7m) in financing for 13 renewable energy projects on tribal lands. In a press release on Thursday, the DOE said that the grants will be allocated through its Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programmes. They will … Read more

India ROUND-UP: Weather and low cost power portals, Maharashtra 2GW tenders, Tamil net metering cuts – PV

Piyush Goyal launches weather and lowest cost power Portals Credit: Government of India Energy minister Piyush Goyal has launched a new ‘Weather Portal’ for the power sector aiming to help distribution companies (Discoms) to manage power supply and plan infrastructure availability in response to extreme weather. An Indian government release said heat waves, cold waves, … Read more

India ROUND-UP: Weather and low cost power portals, Maharashtra 2GW tenders, Tamil net metering cuts - PV-Tech

PV-TechEnergy minister Piyush Goyal has launched a new ‘Weather Portal’ for the power sector aiming to help distribution companies (Discoms) to manage power supply and plan infrastructure availability in response to extreme weather. An Indian government … and more …read more

The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025

Carbon Brief In the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, the Swiss firm Climeworks has built the world’s first commercial plant to suck CO2 directly from the air. Climeworks says that its direct air capture (DAC) process – a form of negative emissions often considered too expensive to be taken seriously – costs $600 per … Read more