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Asia PV News 1 February 2018

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February 1, 2018
APVIA WFES 2018 Event was a success  

Singapore/Shanghai 26th January 2018. The inaugural seminar of Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) was deemed a great success by all attendees.

The January 17th, event, in Abu Dhabi at the World Future Energy Summit enjoyed the happy combination of outstanding weather, first class facilities, highly relevant presentations and lively discussions.

The APIVA seminar was a robust program of innovative sessions focusing on the latest trends in PV, energy storage, smart energy solutions and electric vehicles.

In putting this seminar together APVIA got strong support from its members who are leading the charge in innovation across the renewable energy sector.  Click here for more.

China's Renewable Revolution

In the latest episode of CNN's Marketplace Middle East from the World Future Energy Summitt in Abu Dhabi, CNN talks to JinkoSolar Vice President Gener Miao and visits two of Jinko's projects in Poyang Lake and Sweihan. Tony Seba, Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030



Record year of investment means Australia’s 2020 Renewable Energy Target will be met

The Clean Energy Regulator has today released new information to the market that shows Australia will meet the 2020 Renewable Energy Target.

The Regulator has previously said that to meet the 2020 target of 33 000 gigawatt hours of additional renewable energy, approximately 6000 megawatts of large-scale generation capacity would need to be announced and built between 2016 and 2019.

Following a record level of investment in renewable energy in 2017, Clean Energy Regulator Chair David Parker today said we’ve reached a major milestone ahead of schedule.

“While announcements started slowly in 2016, the momentum we saw in the later part of that year continued throughout 2017 and has now reached a level that we believe will be sufficient to meet the 2020 target,” Mr Parker said.  Click here for more

Trina Solar Grid Connected 14MW Solar Project in Japan

Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar”), the leading total solution provider for solar energy around the world, announced that a 14 MW DC utility-scale solar project located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, has successfully achieved Commercial Operation. ?

SAJ Puts Forward New Strategies for More Brilliant 2018

With continuous optimization and upgrading of strategies of the company, SAJ actively develops the distributed photovoltaic inverter market based on its original advantages in frequency inverters producing and manufacturing. High quality products and perfect service make SAJ act an important role among various first-class inverter products providers and have established it as one of the Top 3 Distributed Family Photovoltaic Inverter Brands.?
Asia Regional Market News 
Sizing Up the U.S. Solar Panel Tariff
On 22 January 2018, the Trump Administration slapped a 30 percent “safeguard tariff” on imports of solar cells and panels into the United States—the key target of the tariff being China, which dominates the market for these commodities. ?

Egypt's Finance Ministry to issue guarantees for solar projects in Aswan
The Ministry of Electricity sent a letter to the Ministry of Finance to issue financial guarantees for 30 solar power plants companies within the second phase of the feed-in tariff programme.?

Davos 2018 – the talking shop for oligarchs, bankers and global elites (?)
Last week, Davos - the mountain resort, which sits high up in the eastern Alps of Switzerland in Graubunden – welcomed more than 2,500 movers and shakers - business, political and academic leaders from around the globe. They came to attend the yearly World Economic Forum (WEF), scheduled for January 23-26. It was the 48th forum to date.?

NABCEP Approved First International PV Associate Training Provider
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is proud to announce that their first approved international PV Associate Provider is the Yanbu Research Center at Royal Commission Colleges & Institute. Located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Yanbu Research Center (YRB) under Royal Commission for Yanbu-Colleges and Institutes (RCYCI) is a growing research initiative with expertise in design, computation, experimentation, fabrication, and technology transfer in different fields of science and technology. The center is designed to be a catalyst between industry and academia, making it an ideal site to become NABCEP’s first PV Associate Provider.?

Sri Lanka issues tender for 90 MW of solar
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is tendering 90 PV power plants with a capacity of 1 MW each. The deadline to submit project proposals is March 23, 2018.
South Korea files WTO complaint over US solar tariffs
South Korea has requested consultations with the US government over its newly announced solar import tariffs, threatening legal action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the dispute, including an appeal for compensation, is not resolved.

Danish shipping container guestroom start-up in talks for Asia expansion
The new shipping container suites will follow their first location in Nordhavn, Copenhagen, which recently opened in October last year. The group is currently in talks to sign franchise agreements across the globe, particularly in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea. The eco-friendly brand's first stop will be in Thailand with a 50-unit complex, which is currently being developed.

A better path for Africa’s energy future
Africa Rising is Africa’s clarion call for economic development across the continent and the rest of the world. With the economic case for expanding access to clean, reliable affordable electricity never stronger, 2018 is a year where we should see breakthroughs.

The Philippines secures $1.25 billion investments from India
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Indian companies have been meeting with officials of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – India Commemorative Summit to discuss their investment plans.

Ayala unit jump-starts goal of building 300-MW solar farm in Vietnam
Ayala group unit AC Energy yesterday said it has broken ground for a 30-megawatt (MW) solar power joint-venture in Vietnam with local partner BIM Group.
PV Expo, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 - MARCH 2, 2018

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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