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Asia PV News 25 January 2018

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Jan 25, 2018
GLOBAL SOLAR COUNCIL NEWS

Global Solar Council chairman wants to raise as much as US$5 billion for China dream


Elected at a recent meeting of the board of directors of the Global Solar Council, Mr. Gongshan Zhu, Chairman of the Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APIVA) took the GSC’s leadership position effective 01 January 2018. 

In his new role, Mr. Zhu will galvanize the mission of the GSC to encourage the rapid and wide-scale adoption of solar energy through cooperation, education, and training.

Gongshan Zhu is also the founder, chairman and largest shareholder in the largest group of affiliated companies in the solar industry, GCL Group wants its members to raise between US$3 billion and US$5 billion for a new foundation to fund PV power plant projects as part of China’s ‘One Road and Belt’ business initiative.

The initiative is part of the Chinese government’s economic expansion plans across from China into Europe, historically the ‘Silk Road’ route. 

Dr. Zhu was said to have made the call raise the funds at GSC’s first board meeting of 2018, which was held in tandem with the World Future Energy Summit (WFES2018) in Abu Dhabi this week.

GSC is expected to establish a Finance and Auditing Committee as a precursor to establishing a foundation fund for the solar version of the One Road and Belt initiative. 

Dr. Zhu was also said to have also proposed his action plans and targets for GSC in 2018, which included an emphasis of solar technology innovation, synergy and sharing as well as business development to include solar-related distributed generation, mobile energy, energy storage, and energy Internet technologies. 

As a result, GSC is expected to establish a Strategy Committee, Market Development Committee, Technical Committee, Program & Event Committee to along with the Finance and Auditing Committee.

Source: PVTECH
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APVIA Member News 
SMA Again Ranked as a Top O&M Service Provider in 2017
Niestetal, January 11, 2018—On the heels of significant wins and expansion of SMA Solar Technology’s (SMA) O&M services in 2017, the recently issued GTM Research report ?Global Solar PV O&M 2017 – 2022“ dubbed SMA a top O&M service provider among all O&M vendors worldwide. Notably, the company moved up in its rankings across categories since 2016.
Asia Regional Market News 
Will Trump tariff 'shock' Asian solar suppliers?
President Donald Trump's announcement of a 30 percent tariff on foreign solar panel technology is driving fears of a "shock" to Asian manufacturers, the growth of which has driven down solar prices in recent years.

Philippines: Ayala’s AC Energy in pact with Vietnam’s BIM Group for solar projects
AC Energy, the energy sector business arm of the Philippines’ largest conglomerate Ayala Group, is investing in Vietnam’s solar power industry through a partnership with Vietnam-headquartered BIM Group.

International Solar Alliance in March
India to host first summit of International Solar Alliance. “In 2016, India and France jointly envisioned a new international treaty based organisation. This revolutionary step has now changed into a successful experiment,” Mosi said….reports Asian Lite News

Corporate Clean Energy PPAs Reached Record Volume In 2017
Despite looming policy uncertainty in the U.S. and Europe, corporations signed a record volume of clean energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) globally in 2017, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).?

Saudi Arabia Plans To Source 10% Of Its Power From Renewable Energy Within 5 Years
Saudi Arabia is seeking investment of up to $7 billion of investment in the coming year to build about 4,000MW of renewable energy capacity, as part of its plan to supply 9,500MW, or 10% of its power demand, from renewable sources by 2023.
Jordan 3rd in region in renewable energy capacity: Report
Jordan is the 3rd country in the Arab world in renewable energy capacity, according to an infographic on the state of sustainable energy capacities in the region recently issued by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES).
The Kingdom showed the highest photovoltaic capacity in the region, according to the report, which also ranked Jordan first in renewable energy resources per capita when only non-hydropower energies were considered.

Renewable Energy policy in focus at S.U.N forum
Bahrain’s Net Metering Policy will be detailed at the Solar Utilities Network (S.U.N) forum on 7th February at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.  

leaders talk with the MD of Clean Energy Business Council, Dr. Raed Bkayrat
During the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Managing Director of Clean Energy Business Council, Dr Raed Bkayrat outlined the history and details of renewable energy industry. Dr. Bkayrat also discussed the trends, innovations, current and future power projects in the Middle East. Find out the trends in tariffs, large-scale projects and socio-economic impact of clean energy in the MENA region.

Malaysia, Korea and Vietnam dominate U.S. solar imports (w/ chart)
One of the most interesting wrinkles in the Section 201 trade case is the shift in import patterns that has happened in recent years. While much of the rhetoric of petitioners has focused on Chinese companies evading tariffs and seeking to dominate the global market, much of the imports that are coming to the United States market are not from China. Instead, they are from other Asian nations – and some of these imports are from companies founded and headquartered in the United States.

Abu Dhabi plans up to four new solar power plants
Abu Dhabi's government is likely to develop three or four major new solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in order to reach a target of generating 5.7 gigawatts by 2026, an official from Abu Dhabi's Water and Electricity Association (ADWEA) has told Zawya.
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Solar Middle East, MARCH 6, 2018 - MARCH 8, 2018

Power & Electricity World Africa, MARCH 27, 2018 - MARCH 28, 2018

Solarex Istanbul APRIL 5, 2018 - APRIL 7, 2018

Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition, 10 APRIL, 2018 - 11 APRIL 2018

SNEC PV POWER EXPO, MAY 28, 2018 - MAY 30, 2018

PV Taiwan, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 - SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

Singapore International Energy Week 2018, OCTOBER 19, 2018 - NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Asia Clean Energy Summit 2018, OCTOBER 31, 2018 - NOVEMBER 2, 2018

ASEAN Solar+ Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2018,NOVEMBER 14 - NOVEMBER 15,2018

 
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