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GoodWe releases 375 W BIPV panels with 17.4% efficiency

GoodWe will initially sell its new 375 W building-integrated PV (BIPV) modules in Australia and Europe. They measure 2,319 mm × 777 mm × 4 mm and weigh 11 kg.

Indonesian utility PLN seeks equity partners for large scale PV, wind projects

Indonesian state-owned utility PLN is seeking expressions of interest for several ground-mounted, floating solar projects and wind farms. The call includes an invitation to set up solar module factories in Indonesia to meet domestic content requirements.

Key takeaways from Solartech Indonesia 2023

The Jakarta-hosted Solartech tradeshow showed the Indonesian renewable energy landscape’s potential, despite the small size of its solar market.

Weekend read: Floating the solar dream

Indonesia is a coal-dependent country in which conventional power grids are problematic. The archipelagic nation is turning to floating PV (FPV) to help accelerate its energy transition. Sorta Caroline takes a look at the state of play for water-borne solar and the problems that still need to be overcome.


PV product prices resume downward trend, says TrendForce

TrendForce says polysilicon will be 3.2% cheaper in March than in February. This will lead to lower wafer, cell and module prices and will effectively spur installation demand.

Philippines launches tender for 25 MW solar plant

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) of the Philippines is seeking proposals for the lease of a 37-hectare area for solar deployment in Tarlac province.

Australia singled out as key investment market for Asian majors

Executives from Gentari, the clean energy subsidiary of Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petronas, and Japan’s biggest steelmaker, Nippon Steel, are eying Australia for future investments in renewables projects and green-steel manufacturing.

ClearVue secures chance to test solar window tech in Hong Kong

Western Australian solar window company ClearVue Technologies has won a tender to complete a study of its electricity generating glazing technology, which will be installed at a Hong Kong government department’s headquarters as part of a fully-funded field trial.

BayWa’s lessons from expanding into Southeast Asia

In recent years, global renewables developer BayWa re has been turning its attention to the Asia Pacific, expanding into Southeast Asia. Junrhey Castro, the company’s director of solar distribution in Southeast Asia, sat down with pv magazine Australia to discuss its experiences in the emerging markets of the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

India installed 15 GW of solar in 2022

Adani (1,755 MW), NTPC (1,618 MW), and Avaada (1,383 MW) were the top developers by projects commissioned in 2022, according to Bridge To India’s latest report.

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