Changing Wafer Sizes Will Cost Cell and Solar Module Manufacturers

Changing Wafer Sizes Will Cost Cell and Solar Module Manufacturers

The past few years have witnessed significant changes in solar manufacturing with the introduction of new technologies such as half-cut and even triple-cut, passivated emitter, and rear cell (PERC), bifacial, ...
Designing an Effective Lightning Protection for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Designing Effective Lightning Protection for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Residential photovoltaic (PV) systems are generally installed on the rooftop of residential buildings. However, the large metal surface area, height from the ground, and exposed location increase rooftop solar systems' ...
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ISTS Charges Waiver for Solar, Wind Projects Beyond Deadline Being Considered

ISTS Charges Waiver for Solar, Wind Projects Beyond Deadline Being Considered

The Ministry of Power has announced that it will not deprive renewable power projects of a waiver on inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses if they are commissioned after ...
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West Bengal DISCOM’s PSA with SECI for 100 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Approved

West Bengal DISCOM’s PSA with SECI for 100 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Approved

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) approved the power sale agreement (PSA) executed between India Power Corporation Limited (IPCL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for the ...
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Solar Auctions Were Up in 2020 Despite the Pandemic, Tenders Activity Declined

Solar Auctions Were Up in 2020 Despite the Pandemic, Tenders Activity Declined

2020 was not great for India's solar sector, which was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which slowed down the development activity. The ongoing projects came to a grinding halt, ...
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Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

The year 2020 is behind us, and 2021 promises to be positive for the solar industry. According to Mercom Research, around 48 GW of solar projects are either awaiting construction ...
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KOR Energy Rooftop Projects

Rooftop Solar Developer CleanMax Secures ₹1.6 Billion Loan from PTC India

Mumbai-based rooftop solar energy company, CleanMax, has announced that its subsidiary CleanMax IPP has received ₹1.58 billion ($22.6 million) in a loan from PTC India Financial Services to refinance loans ...
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Solar Inverter Company Ginlong Solis Floats 20 Million Shares in IPO Raising $79 Million

Solar Inverter Company Ginlong Solis Floats 20 Million Shares in IPO Raising $79 Million

Ginlong (Solis) Technologies, a manufacturer of solar PV string inverters, has been listed as a public company on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the company announced in a press statement. According ...
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Gujarat Issues Tender for 1 GW of Wind Projects

50.2 GW of Wind Power Projects Added in 2018 Globally: Report

In 2018, the world added the third highest annual total of wind power. According to the Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables 'Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q1 2019' report, 50.2 GW ...
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India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

950 MW of Solar Projects in Dubai Achieve Financial Closure

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and a consortium of Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and the Silk Road Fund, which is owned by the Chinese Government, announced the financial closure ...
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Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Andhra Pradesh to Amend its Regulation on Open Access Power Transactions

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now amending old regulations. For instance, ...
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KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Assam to Implement 7 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Social and Institutional Buildings

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has issued a tender for 7 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects for social and institutional buildings in the state. The projects will ...
India to Partner with Peru and France to Expand Renewable Energy

Energy Demand Grew by 2.3% Globally in 2018; China, US and India Account for 70% of the Rise

Energy demand across the world in 2018 grew by 2.3 percent the fastest in a decade on the back of a global economy that grew by 3.7 percent in 2018 ...
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Suzlon Solar

Suzlon Completes Sale of Two of its Solar Subsidiaries to CLP Wind Farms for ₹990 Million

Renewable project developer Suzlon Energy has announced that it has completed the sale two of its subsidiaries to CLP Wind Farms (India) Ltd (CLP). In a recent filing, Suzlon stated ...
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Toyota Motor’s 87% of Power Needs at Karnataka Facility Sourced from Renewable Sources

Toyota Motor’s 87% of Power Needs at Karnataka Facility Sourced from Renewable Sources

In line with the worldwide push towards clean energy and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced that 87 percent of the electricity used for ...
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Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for 4.8 MW of Solar Power Projects

SECI’s New Solar Tender Calls for 750 MW of Projects in Rajasthan with Long-Term Open Access

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for 750 MW (Tranche-II) of grid-connected solar PV projects in Rajasthan. A single bidder must bid for ...
Asian Development Bank to Provide $18.7 Million for 15 MW of Solar Projects in Mongolia

Asian Development Bank to Provide $18.7 Million for 15 MW of Solar Projects in Mongolia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)) and Asia’s Private Infrastructure Fund (LEAP) have signed an agreement to provide an $18.7 million loan to develop 15 MW of solar power project in ...
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Sri Lanka to Construct 100 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Maduru Oya Reservoir

Sri Lanka to Construct 100 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Maduru Oya Reservoir

The Sri Lankan government has approved the project for constructing 100 MW of floating solar power projects in Maduru Oya reservoir in Mahaweli Economic Zone. The floating solar power project ...
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CEL Issues Tender for Supply of 100 MW of Grid-Tied Central Solar Inverter

Mizoram Announces Tender for 2,300 Solar Inverter Chargers

The Mizoram Power Plant Development Corporation (MPPDC) has issued a tender for the procurement of 2,300 solar inverter chargers. The chargers will be used to charge the batteries of existing ...
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Andhra Pradesh Sets Variable Cost for Biomass and Bagasse-Based Power Projects

Andhra Pradesh Sets Variable Cost for Biomass and Bagasse-Based Power Projects

To reach the government’s goal of installing 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022, all sources of renewable energy will have to contribute - not just solar and wind. In ...
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Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 50 MW of Projects in Kasargod Solar Park

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for 50 MW of solar PV projects at Kasargod Solar Park, located in the state of Kerala, ...
Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

India Emerged as the Third Largest Solar Market in 2018 Behind China and US

India was the third largest solar market behind China and the United States with 8.3 GW of solar PV capacity installed in 2018. Japan and Germany were the fourth and ...
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Sweden’s Trine Helps Finance Greenlight Planet’s Off-Grid Solar Projects in India

ADB to Provide $12.2 Million Financing for Renewable Projects in Africa’s Tonga

The Asian Development Bank has announced that it will provide a $12.2 million financing for renewable energy projects under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility. This facility was approved by ...
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Green Climate Fund Approves $299 Million for Expansion of Renewable Projects in Africa

CEA Projects Rise in Share of Renewables in India to 36% by 2021-2022, Coal to Shrink to 26%

With India’s plan to install 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 grid integration of intermittent renewable energy sources is expected to be a challenge and the Central Electricity Authority ...
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Udaipur Floats Tender for 300 Solar Pumps

Power Generated by Solar Pumps to Account Towards RPO Fulfilment in Maharashtra

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has stated that the power generated by off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumps will be counted towards meeting the renewable ...
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Maharashtra Prepares Draft Amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Prepares Draft Amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations

Following the recently announced draft first amendment to the regulations dealing with transmission of open access in the state by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), it has done the ...
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Open Access Banked Units Can be Adjusted If Power Sourced from Same Generator: MERC

SECI to Implement 2 MW of Solar Projects at Army Posts in J&K’s Siachen and Partapur

In another step to make energy access in difficult terrains of Jammu and Kashmir easier, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up of ...
Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

Kuwait-Saudi Consortium Wins 500 MW Solar Project in Oman

A consortium of Kuwait and Saudi Arabian companies has won the bid to develop 500 MW of large utility-scale solar independent power projects (IPP) located at Ibri in Oman, according ...
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Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

Government Proposes Customs Duty Hike on EV Parts to Incentivize Domestic Manufacturing

The Indian government recently notified the implementation of ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)’ with a total budget outlay of ₹100 ...
EXIM Bank Approves $83 Million Loan for Financing of 35 MW of Solar Projects in Congo

EXIM Bank Approves $83 Million Loan for Financing of 35 MW of Solar Projects in Congo

The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) has approved $83.11 million financing for the installation of three solar projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a total capacity ...
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Industry-Wide Consultation Necessary Before Launching a Plan for Transition to EVs: CII

In a Boost to India’s EV Segment, Hyundai and Kia to Invest $300 Million in Ola

Carmakers Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors have announced that they are going to invest to the tune of $300 million in cab aggregation service provider Ola. This is their largest ...