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Tech giant Apple will build 200MW of solar in China and work with its supply chain partners in the country to develop a total of 2GW of clean energy capacity. The company made the announcement as its 40MW project in Sichuan province reached completion. It claims the solar farm now makes its Chinese retail and admin operations carbon neutral. Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, and the time for action is now, said Tim Cook, CEO, Apple.
China has installed 9.9GW of solar capacity in 2015 from January to September, according to the latest figures released by the National Energy Administration (NEA). The vast majority, 8.32GW, was utility-scale with 1.58GW of distributed projects installed. The country has a target of installing 17.8GW in 2015 with a further5.3GW of capacityquota made available to over-performing provinces. Some of this is expected to be carried over to 2016. Howeve
Bankrupt panel manufacturer 1SolTech has agreed to pay penalties and compensation amounting to more than US$7.7 million after it admitted putting 'Made in USA' labelling on Chinese-made modules. As part of its ongoing bankruptcy case, the company has agreed to pay a US$5 million civic penalty as well as more than US$2.7 million for previous customers. The company has admitted that it mislabelled panels and also falsely claimed that they had attained UL 1703 c
India-based EPC firm Sterling and Wilson plans to construct 300MW solar PV projects in Egypt, having recently set up an international office in Cairo. The company intends to capitalize on the feed-in tariff programme for renewable energy brought in by the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy in September 2014. The firm has already won two projects of 50MW capacity in the country and plans to build a further 200MW. The plants will be constructed at solar p
Solar cell manufacturers in India have put in a request to the government to investigate anti-dumping duties on the import of solar cells, according to a local report. Domestic manufacturers claim that cheap imported solar cells now account for 90% of the market and have therefore called for duties on the US, EU, China, Malaysia and Taiwan for dumping, according to Indian newspaperBusiness Standard. The anti-dumping issue wasfirst raised back in 2012when Indian m