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  • Isabella Ni | April 21, 2015
    5.04 GW(ac) of new PV capacity was added to the grid in China in Q1’15, according to it's National Energy Administration (NEA). This brings China's cumulative capacity to 33.12 GW(ac), which 27.79 GW(ac) is utility-scale centralized generation, and 5.33 GW(ac) is distributed generation.
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  • Josefin Berg | April 17, 2015
    On 16 April 2015, South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) announced the winners of Round 4 of the Renewable Energy IPP Programme (REIPPP). A total of 415 MWac were awarded to solar PV projects out of 1.1 GW of overall capacity. The DoE also announced plans for an extraordinary bid window for 1.8 GW of renewable power generation capacity in June 2015, in addition to Round 5, which is scheduled for 2016. Additionally, the DoE announced the ambition to arrange future procurement rounds for in total 6.3 GW of renewable power generation capacity.
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  • Josefin Berg | April 16, 2015
    On 8 April 2015, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Environmental Services (Abdul Latif Jameel Energy) announced the acquisition of global PV developer and plant owner Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) from previous owners Denham Capital, Qualitas Venture Capital and the company founders.
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  • ​Christine Beadle | April 29, 2015
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  • Lauren Cook | April 29, 2015
    The Solar Deal Tracker –UK offers comprehensive database coverage of downstream project activity in key end-markets in the UK. This frequently updated database provides detailed information for both completed and planned projects. Clients can monitor projects by installer, project developer, market segment, city, installation type, and other important criteria—in a simple online dashboard format. The completion status of all pipeline projects are tracked across various stages, from pre-planning to application approval, to projects currently being installed. This allows projects currently at ‘shovel-ready’ status to be monitored in real time.
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  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Demand and Supply Chain
    As the senior solar research analyst with IHS Solar in China, Frank Xie focuses on areas such as PV inverters, energy storage, system integration and PV demand. He is a well-known PV industry expert and has spoken at many high level events including SNEC, SolarCon, Intersolar China and Renewable Energy India, sharing perspectives about the global PV industry outlook.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Demand
    Josefin Berg is a senior analyst for the IHS solar research group, where she performs market analysis of trends and strategies in the downstream part of the PV market.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Solar Demand
    Wade Shafer is a senior analyst for the IHS solar research group. He focuses his research on the North American downstream PV industry and policy environment.
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