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Asia PV News 28 December 2017

Time: 12/28/2017 3:24:20 PM                       Publisher: Staff
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Dec 28, 2017
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Industry Says Goodbye To Friend & Solar Pioneer Professor Stuart Wenham

The industry is mourning the loss of an industry giant. Longtime industry veteran, widely regarded as an icon of the solar industry, UNSW's Professor Stuart Wenham passed away Saturday 23 December after losing his battle with malignant melanoma. He was 60 years old. 

Wenham is known for many contributions to the Solar industry (click here for full biography) but was most notably recognized for being the inventor of the Advanced Hydrogenation hydrogen passivation technology, which has allowed efficiency of solar cells to be boosted a hundredfold. The technology, based on the use of lasers to control the charge state of hydrogen atoms within a silicon wafer, was heralded as a “breakthrough for silicon photovoltaics” by the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology when it awarded him the 2013 A.F. Harvey Engineering Prize. 

A memorial service will be held on Monday 8 January 2018 at 2pm, at the Sir John Clancy Auditorium at the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Wenham was also a steady supporter of the SNEC PV Power Expo and we are grateful for all of his contributions that he made over the years.  Our heartfelt condolences & deepest sympathies go out to his family during this difficult period.   

The APVIA Team
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Trina Solar Won 104 Mwp Solar Project in the 3rd Energy Auction in Mexico

Trina Solar Co., Ltd. ("Trina Solar"), the global leading solar player, announced today that through a partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui "), the consortium has been awarded with a 104 MWp of solar power project in Zacatecas, Mexico in the 3rd long-term auction held in November, 2017. Trina Solar will develop, construct and co-invest with Mitsui in the project. The electricity (Energy) and Clean Energy Certificates (CELs) generated by the project will be sold under a 15-year purchase agreement for Energy and 20-year for CELs. The project is expected to commence the commercial operation by Q2 2020.

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The 4th Edition of the APVIA's Quarterly Report is Available for Download

The new APVIA report focuses on "China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam" and the highlights of renewable energy in its energy mix in general as well highlighting trends regarding solar in particular. 

launched in 2017, this 4th edition of the APVIA's PV market report focuses on "five selected Asia countries", anticipated to witness solid growth in term of additionally added solar PV power generation capacity throughout 2017, 2018 & beyond. 

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Asia Regional Market News 
Sheikh Mohammed visits Dubai Safari Park
Sheikh Mohammed  accompanied by a delegation of senior officials, toured all sections and villages of the Dubai Safari Park in eco-friendly vehicles run by solar energy. The Arab village considered a moderate desert environment to embrace the different species of Arabian oaks, deer and birds. All the components of life for these animals and birds were provided from sand, grass, water, lakes, artificial scales, air-conditioned umbrellas and others.

Nepal’s Largest Wind-Solar Hybrid Power System Under Operation
Nepal’s largest wind-solar hybrid power system has come into operation in Hariharpurgadi village of Sindhuli district, reports The Himalayan Times. This system is capable of producing 110 kWh (kilowatt hours) of energy per day. With this, the village’s electricity demand of 87 kWh per day is easily fulfilled.

SolarWorld: Solar Powered Paradise
SolarWorld supplies solar modules with a capacity of 150 kWp for a hybrid power station on the Maldives island of Ellaidhoo. In the future, guests at the Ellaidhoo Maldives Hotel will be supplied with clean solar power, and as a result, the unique nature of the reef will be preserved. The hotel resort is certified with the Green Globe.

JA Solar hits 1GW in India
JA Solar is on target to hit a milestone in India this year with its module shipments expected to reach 1GW of capacity.

Tepco and neighboring utilities to pool spare power capacity
Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings and three other Japanese utilities plan to grant access to each other's backup power reserves to better handle dips in renewable energy output and other non-emergency situations.
Record highs for low carbon and nuclear electricity production
Low carbon power from renewables and nuclear accounted for record highs of more than 54% of British electricity between July and September, official figures showed.

Road of future paved with solar panels in China
China’s first expressway section paved with solar panels will open to traffic this month.

ACWA Power Risha achieves financial close for 61.3 MWp solar PV IPP in Jordan
Saudi Arabia headquartered ACWA Power has announced that the 61.3 MWp Risha PV IPP project has achieved financial close on 20th December 2017.

Taiwan pilot project helps light up Myanmar rural areas
A government-funded agency responsible for the nation's foreign aid programs has recently provided a number of mini-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and lighting appliances to local governments in Myanmar to improve rural electrification, an official said last Thursday.

Government Starts Safeguard Duty Probe On Solar Cells
India has started a probe to determine imposition of safeguard duty on surging imports of solar cells with a view to protect domestic manufacturers.
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