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Financial Embroils Yingli, Seeks New Committee to Repay Debts

Embroiling Chinese solar PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is finding no space for air. The company has announced the formation of a special committee which will consider potential debt repayment solutions. Once one of the world’s leading solar PV manufacturers, Yingli Green Energy (aka Yingli Solar) has only managed to see its reputation fall further […]

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Coal Use in China Declines in 2016 as Solar Capacity Rises 82%

Significant investments in clean energy and favourable renewable energy prices continue to stifle the demand for coal in China. The world’s largest carbon emitter’s coal consumption fell in 2016 for the third consecutive year. The National Bureau of Statistics said the country’s consumption of coal fell by 4.7 per cent last year, according to preliminary […]

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JinkoSolar, GRID Alternatives to Extend Solar and Jobs to Underserved Communities

JinkoSolar announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. activated a partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer. JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives’ work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country. JinkoSolar’s contribution will help GRID Alternatives […]

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Trina Solar Pins Going-Private Transaction

Chinese photovoltaic (PV) modules maker Trina Solar Ltd has ceased to be a publicly-traded company as its previously-announced buyout has now been completed. An investor consortium led by Trina chairman and CEO Jifan Gao signed a deal to acquire and delist the solar company at the very start of August 2016. Under the terms of […]

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Filipino, Chinese Firms Launch Wind and Solar Power Plants

Filipino and Chinese companies announced $43 million wind and solar power plants that will be built in the northern Philippines. Energy Logics Philippines Inc and Qingdao Hengshun Zhongsheng Group Co, will build a 132-megawatt plant in Burgos and a 100-megawatt facility in Pasuquin, both in Ilocos Norte. “It is the biggest project that a China enterprise […]

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U.S. Should Ally With China To Drive Global Solar Industry – Study

In a new study, researchers from Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance make some intriguing and perhaps controversial solar policy recommendations for the U.S. government. The researchers encourage the U.S. to reconsider a wide variety of its solar energy policies, including its trade war with China, in order to maximize the industry’s long-term […]

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Chinese Solar Equipment Major, GCL-Poly Energy Bids on India Solar Market

The Chinese solar equipment maker major, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has shared plans to invest in India, attracted by the nation’s emerging green economy. As part of its India entry plan, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd is in talk with Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group to set up a solar module manufacturing facility. The Hong Kong-listed firm, which […]

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Middle East is The New Market for Chinese Solar Players

Chinese solar panel manufacturers are tapping the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia markets, with large-scale investment in renewable energy expected to drive a rapid increase in demand for imported technology. Local demand has underpinned the rise of China’s solar energy industry, but faced by a slowdown in domestic solar energy projects and reduced […]

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Super China to Edify World’s Biggest Solar Power Plant

The solar power project is estimated to span an area of 27 square kilometers of solar panels and has a total cost of 6 billion yuan. The plantation will produce 850MW of power and enough to supply up to 200,000 households. To the right of the plantation, a billboard will be erected bearing the slogan: […]

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