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Motech and TECO Launch Joint PV Power Station

Motech, Taiwan’s leading PV firm, and TECO, the largest motor manufacturer on the island, announced inauguration of a joint-venture PV power station in Guanyin of Taoyuan City, in northern Taiwan, on March 1. With its PV power generators installed on the rooftops of Motech’s existing plant, the facility will generate 2.3 million kilowatts/hour of power […]

[PV EXPO 2018] METI Maintains Solar Is Central to the Development of Japan’s Renewable Energy Policies

Japan is facing several major challenges in the development of its domestic solar PV industry. First and foremost, the costs of system installation and generation are still too high. Second, the domestic market is approaching saturation. Third, the reduction of the FIT rate has caused domestic demand to contract significantly. In fact, the FIT scheme […]

Air Liquide and 10 Japanese companies join forces to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen energy in Japan

Air Liquide and 10 large Japanese companies, representing several industries and finance, announce the creation of the “Japan H2 Mobility” consortium for the purpose of accelerating the deployment in Japan of hydrogen stations and fuel cell electric vehicles. The 11 founding companies will contribute, in connection with the stated ambition of the Japanese government,1 to […]

Australia Seeks Hydrogen to Soak Up Excess Renewable Energy Production

Australian Gas Infrastructure Group pursues power-to-gas as a complement to renewables. Could Australia eventually become a hydrogen exporter? Australia’s top gas distribution network operator, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, plans to mix hydrogen into its supplies to take advantage of excess renewable generation. In February, the company announced plans for an AUD $11.4 million (USD $8.9 […]

Seraphim Partners with Solar Center for Module Distribution in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Seraphim Energy Group (“Seraphim”) today announced that it signed a long-term solar module supply agreement with Solar Center of Guadalajara, Jalisco (“Solar Center”) for photovoltaic module distribution in Mexico. Seraphim will begin immediate delivery of high-efficiency smart modules and dual-glass modules to Solar Center. Seraphim and Solar Center will support each other […]

China to strictly control new solar capacity expansion, boost tech innovation

BEIJING – China will strictly control the expansion of solar power production capacity and encourage more innovation, the industry ministry said in new guidelines Thursday, to improve technology and cut production costs in its fast-growing solar sector. The guideline, issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), follows the United States placing steep […]