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  1. Azure Power adds 130MW of solar project wins to portfolio
    India-based solar independent power producer Azure Power has secured new project wins with Indian Railways and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development totalling 130MW.
  2. Solliance and ECN touts 26.3% conversion efficiencies of tandem perovskite solar cell
    Researchers at Solliance and ECN have fabricated a 6 inch industrially processed c-Si cell with a perovskite top layer that is mechanically stacked using ECN’s MWT-SHJ (metal-wrap-through silicon heterojunction) design that has achieved conversion efficiencies of 26.3%. The work was published during the Silicon PV/nPV conference, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
  3. SERIS develops nano-scale low-cost texturing process for mc-Si diamond-wire cut wafers
    Researchers at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have announced the development of a significantly low-cost technique to texture nanoscale features on multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) wafers after diamond-wire wafer cutting.
  4. ADB providing US$260 million loan to upgrade Pakistan’s transmission network
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a US$260 million loan to the Government of Pakistan to improve the country’s power transmission network and help offtake of power from new and renewable energy power projects.
  5. Microsoft signs ‘largest’ US corporate solar agreement for 315MW in Virginia
    Tech giant Microsoft is to purchase power from 315MW of a 500MW solar project in Virginia, which represents the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the US, the company claimed.
  6. JinkoSolar continues with wafer, cell and module capacity expansions in 2018
    Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar is planning further capacity expansions across wafer, cell and module assembly in 2018, including a module assembly plant in the US, after strong capital expenditures in 2017 that totalled US$480 million.
  7. JinkoSolar sets module shipments guidance as high as 12GW for 2018
    Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has guided module shipments to be in the range of 11.5GW to 12GW for 2018, after reporting record 2017 shipments of 9.8GW.
  8. Meyer Burger expects strong order intake to continue in 2018
    Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has guided another strong year of order intake and annual revenue as the industry continues a major technology migration.
  9. Jolywood and Golden Invest eye 100MW of Australia solar projects using N-type bifacial modules
    Major PV module materials and N-type mono IBC (Interdigitated Back Contact) bifacial module manufacturer Jolywood has signed a partnership agreement with Adelaide-headquartered solar company Golden Invest to develop 100MW of PV projects in Australia using N-type bifacial solar cells.
  10. Tesla and Fluence to supply 55MW/80MWh of battery storage to Victoria, with one solar farm retrofit
    Tesla and Fluence are to supply Victoria’s first two large-scale, grid-connected energy storage batteries, one of which will be connected to an existing solar farm.