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APVIA 3rd Newsletter February 2017

Time: 2/14/2017 12:56:41 PM                       Publisher: Staff
APVIA - Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association Newsletter 
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February 14, 2017

Secretary-General Message

I would like to share the good news about the Sustainable Energy Center of Excellence (SECOE) which is based in Singapore. SECOE runs capacity building workshops that are jointly funded by the ADB and the Singapore Government and managed by SEAS. To date (since July 2015) SECOE has run 10 workshops, trained more than 230 policy makers responsible for the energy sectors from 41 countries.
These comprehensive workshops are aimed to help build renewable and solar energy capacities in the ADB’s Developing Member Countries (DMC’s) in all of Asia. The ADB represents 46 countries in all coming from Central, West, and Pacific Asia.
This also brings good news to our members, as now they can access these markets through APVIA to make easier and friendlier investments, as well as system developments in these countries. Please stay tuned to our APVIA monthly newsletter to find out the opportunities in these new markets and how to access them or write to Penny Peng (pennypeng@apvia.org) if you have specific questions and want to find out more.


Can Australia Power the Energy-Hungry Asia with Renewable Energy? 

The Paris Agreement points out that countries need to shift away from the existing fossil-fuel-based energy system to limit the average temperature rise to 1.5 or 2 °C. A cost-optimal 100% renewable energy based system is simulated for East Asia for the year 2030, covering demand by power, desalination, and industrial gas sectors on an hourly basis for an entire year. East Asia was divided into 20 sub-regions and four different scenarios were set up based on the level of high voltage grid connection, and additional demand sectors: power, desalination, industrial gas, and a renewable-energy-based synthetic natural gas (RE-SNG) trading between regions.

The integrated RE-SNG scenario gives the lowest cost of electricity (€52/MWh) and the lowest total annual cost of the system. Results contradict the notion that long-distance power lines could be beneficial to utilize the abundant solar and wind resources in Australia for East Asia. However, Australia could become a liquefaction hub for exporting RE-SNG to Asia and a 100% renewable energy system could be a reality in East Asia with the cost assumptions used. This may also be more cost-competitive than nuclear and fossil fuel carbon capture and storage alternatives.  Read More

APVIA Awards 2017: Call for Nominations 

Launched by Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA) every two years, “APVIA Awards” aims to recognize organizations and individuals who have made remarkable contributions to the PV industry through achievements in the areas of capability development or innovation.

Submit your nominations before 20 February 2017.  Click here for information

China / Taiwan PV-Spot Prices in January

Solar module prices declined slightly in January with continued price competition among module manufacturers. Strong demand from India and China was unable to stop price declines ? Solar panel prices in China remained firm due to solid domestic demand ? A weaker dollar improved panel prices in some markets ? Polysilicon prices continued to rise in January. Polysilicon price in China has peaked, but suppliers continued to push up prices as there is concern about possible effects of AD and CVD against Korean suppliers.  Source: Mercom Capital Group

APVIA Member News 

ReneSola Announces Strategic Partnership with China Resources Leasing Co., Ltd.
ReneSola Ltd a leading fully-integrated solar project developer and provider of energy-efficient products, announced that it formed a strategic partnership with China Resources Leasing Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd (“CR” or “China Resources Group”), a conglomerate registered in Hong Kong with seven key strategic business units and over 1,900 business entities. 

Ginlong Technology pioneered the launch of 4th generation inverter technology
Ginlong Brand New Generation of 4G Inverter” product launch conference went successfully at Xiangshan Grand Ocean Hotel in Ningbo, Zhejiang province. The significant technical breakthrough of Ginlong 4G Inverter based on the new 4th generation of Inverer platform in aspects of performance, security and grid-friendliness was perfectly demonstrated during the event.

Asia Regional Market News 

EU countries oppose duty extension on Chinese solar panels: sources
A majority of EU countries on Thursday opposed a European Commission plan to extend anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels for two years, according to EU diplomats, putting pressure on the EU executive to review its proposal.

Bank of China and Santander fund PV modules
The Bank of China and Santander have lent US$145mn to JA Solar, a leading manufacturer of solar power products.

Major shift in c-Si solar cell equipment spending to emerge in 2017
Capital expenditure (capex) for solar cell manufacturing is to see increased contributions in 2017 from Vietnam, India and Thailand, expanding the global footprint of cell manufacturing outside China across different countries in the Asia region.

Floating solar panel market to be worth $2.7B in 2025
The global floating solar panels market is expected to grow from $13.8 million in 2015 to $2.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report from Grand View Research.

ADB supports ReNew Power solar PV projects in India totaling 398 MW
As part of its efforts to scale up private sector-led infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific and boost support for clean energy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a new USD 390 million financing package for ReNew Power to develop renewable energy projects in India.


SNEC PV Power Expo, Shanghai, China, 18-20 April 2017

Australian Solar Council Solar Energy Exhibition and Conference, Melbourne, Australia, May 3-4 2017

Solar System Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan,14-16 June 2017 

PV Taiwan 2017, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-20, October 2017 

Asia Clean energy Summit 2017 (ACES 2017), Singapore, 24-25 October 2017

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