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Ascent Solar enters into a Securities Purchase Agreement with a new accredited investor for the private placement of $1 million.

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. ("SPI Energy" or the "Company"), a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors,announced that the Bank of Jiangsu has approved an 8-year project finance for a 4.8 MW photovoltaic solar energy DG plant in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province (the "Project").

Sungevity, Inc., a technology company whose platform enables the sale and installation of solar energy systems to residential and commercial customers in the United States and internationally, announced the appointment of Drew Hamer to the role of Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Birch. Mr. Hamer’s appointment cements Sungevity’s build-out of its executive management team to lead the company’s platform strategy and next phase of growth.

TIER 1 solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with Finnwind, making the system integrator, manufacturer and installer of renewable energy systems the exclusive supplier of Vikram Solar modules for the Finnish market.

Wuxi Suntech Power Co. Ltd. (Suntech or "the Company"), one of the World's leading solar module manufacturers, announced that it has voluntarily withdrawn from the European Union's (EU) Price Undertaking Agreement and that the EU accepted Suntech's decision on October 11, 2016.

Premier Products Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "Premier") announced the execution of a definitive Letter of Intent to acquire Satic, Inc. ("Satic USA"), an American manufacturer of a proprietary line of trademarked clean power solar products and other patented energy saving products and lighting. Satic USA's headquarters and principle manufacturing facility is located in Missoula, Montana.

Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, announced that it has named Chance Allred as chief sales officer, Paul Dickson as chief revenue officer and Bryan Christiansen as chief operations officer.

Denzo Group Australia has selected a 90 hectare site in the Wide Bay – Burnett Region of Queensland, Australia, as the location for a 30 MW large scale solar farm.

Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China (the "SKL PVST") has set a new world record of 19.86% aperture efficiency for its high-efficiency "Honey Plus" multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) solar module, which contains 120 pieces of P-type mc-Si solar cells (156x78mm2).

We have estimated the capacity creation of solar power based on the total capacity addition needs of the power sector and the share of the incremental capacity that solar could take as  follows:

Photovoltaic (PV) module technologies are characterized according to Standard Test Conditions (STC) as per IEC 60904-31. 

PV panels create unique waste-management challenges along with the increasing waste streams forecast. Apart from in the EU, end-of-life treatment requirements across the world for PV panels are set by waste regulations applying generically to any waste rather than dedicated to PV. 

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, forecasts another year of solar growth with installations expected to reach 64.7 GW in 2016 up from 57.8 GW forecast for 2015.

PV panel waste streams will increase alongside worldwide PV deployment. This publication is the first to quantify potential PV panel waste streams in the period until 2050. 

Liquidity risk may be a key concern to renewable energy investors when, for instance, utilities are affected by liquidity constraints or when the timing of cash receipts and payments is mismatched. 

Risk mitigation is especially important in renewable energy projects because of their high upfront capital requirement. Financial de-risking instruments accompanied by sound policy can reduce the financing costs of renewable energy investment and help attract capital at scale (Waissbein et al., 2013).

Directing energy sector investment towards renewables means dissolving market barriers currently obstructing the development and financing of renewable energy projects. The technical aspects of renewable energy, lack of familiarity, limited knowledge and skills among project proponents and local financial institutions all reinforce a lack of track record and reliable investment data, especially in emerging markets. Investors find it hard to identify attractive projects, and project developers find it hard to identify investors. This often becomes a key barrier to renewable energy investment. 

Faced with far-reaching changes, policy makers will need to reconsider a wide array of existing policies.

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Mr. Kiran Patil, Managing Director, PLG Clean Energy Projects Private Limited

Do you feel the Indian solar market is overheating and needs to cool down to avoid problems in the long run?

My view is, the Solar market in India is evolving, it is not overheating.

With a target to have an operational solar power capacity of 100 GW by March 2022, the Indian government hasannual capacity addition targets for the next few years. By early March this year more than 5.7 GW of solar power capacity was operational in India.The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) plans to add 12 GW,15 GW and 16 GW solar power capacity in the financial years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, respectively.

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