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  1. SMA Solar secures 1.2GW of central inverter deals in Australia
    Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has secured supply deals for more than 20 different utility-scale PV projects in Australia in 2017, totalling around 1.2GW and included for several large-scale PV projects funded by the Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
  2. Singulus receives order for CIGS wet-chemical coating tools from China
    Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has secured another order from a customer in China for its TENUIS II wet-chemical coating process tools.
  3. One third of renewable energy PPAs in Southeast Asia to be corporate in next 3-5 years – SORSEA
    Renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPA) driven by solar are set to take a significant chunk of the market in Southeast Asia over the next few years, according to panellists at the Solar and Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia (SORSEA) conference in Bangkok.
  4. Seoul-ar City: South Korean capital investing US$1.5bn for 1GW of PV
    South Korean capital Seoul plans to invest US$1.55 billion in a solar plan which aims to install 1GW of PV generation capacity by 2022, according to local sources.
  5. Fraunhofer ISE provides free demonstration version of cell-to-module loss software
    Fraunhofer ISE is providing a free demonstration version of its cell-to-module (CTM) power loss software SmartCalc.CTM to better support PV manufacturers globally, needing to first evaluate and better understand the issues around CTM losses.
  6. Australian solar, storage trade bodies combine to create new ‘national voice’ of industries
    Trade associations the Australian Solar Council and counterpart the Energy Storage Council have merged together to form the national Smart Energy Council.
  7. Aurora Solar posts first profits
    Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has reported its first period of profitability as demand for process control tools for PERC and bifacial cells grows.
  8. AI, machine learning and robots could overhaul solar supply chains, DNV GL says
    Solar PV and other renewables will increasingly benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) and could completely overhaul the design, development and deployment of the technologies, a new report has claimed.
  9. Blockchain-powered P2P energy trading on trial at Britain’s biggest social housing PV installation
    Verv, an energy monitoring and AI company, has laid claim to launching the UK’s first energy trading community at a housing estate in Hackney, East London.
  10. County commissioners approve 40MW PV project in South Dakota
    Fall River County Commissioners have approved of the vacating of intersecting sections lines in Minnekahta Valley, South Dakota that will push along the develop of a 40MW PV project — per the Rapid City Journal.