Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption (1)

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption

Nigeria is currently facing one of the most significant economic downturns in its history due to COVID-19. While the country is grappling with a recession, the government has outlined an ...
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Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the Haryana Power Purchase Center’s (HPPC) draft power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amplus Sun Solutions Private Limited. The PPA was signed for ...
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Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, Italy added 339 MW of new solar, wind, and hydroelectric installations, a dip of 39% compared to the same period in 2019. Solar and ...
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Qualified Coordinating Agencies Required for 5 MW Solar and 15 MW Wind Farms

Qualified Coordinating Agencies Required for 5 MW Solar and 15 MW Wind Farms

MOIL Limited, a state-owned manganese-ore mining company, headquartered in Nagpur, has floated a tender seeking the services of qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for its solar and wind power farms. The ...
Construction Cost for Solar Projects Fell by 50% in the US During 2013-18

Construction Cost for Solar Projects Fell by 50% in the US During 2013-18

The latest report published the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that the annual capacity-weighted average construction cost for solar and onshore wind decreased considerably between 2013 and 2018. Natural ...
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Tamil Nadu to Empanel Vendors for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu to Empanel Vendors for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued a tender to empanel vendors for 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects for domestic customers in the state. The projects ...
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Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for 60 MW of Adani Green’s Delayed Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for 60 MW of Adani Green’s Delayed Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has denied Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s requests for relief under the force majeure clause of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Bangalore ...
Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tenders for 600,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tenders for 600,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the government of India and the state of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the supply of 300,000 solar cells ...
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Fourth Partner Energy Receives ₹1.26 Billion to Expand Distributed Solar Footprint (1)

Fourth Partner Energy Receives ₹1.26 Billion to Expand Distributed Solar Footprint

Symbiotics, an investment firm specialized in emerging, sustainable, and inclusive finance, issued its first bond the proceeds of which are exclusively used to finance renewable energy projects. It raised ₹1.26 ...
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These High-Performance Organic Solar Cells Claim to Have an Efficiency of Over 14%

These High-Performance Organic Solar Cells Claim to Have an Efficiency of Over 14%

A research team from the South China University of Technology has claimed to have developed a new method of producing organic solar cells, which eliminate the need for potentially toxic ...
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Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Profit Falls 63% YoY in Q1 FY 2021

Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Profit Falls 63% YoY in Q1 FY 2021

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), a solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, reported a 63% fall in profits year over year (YoY) during the quarter ended June 30, ...
Gujarat’s Blueprint to Establish Tariffs for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

Gujarat’s Blueprint to Establish Tariffs for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has invited comments from stakeholders on its discussion paper to start a regulatory process for determining tariffs for wind-solar hybrid projects. The GERC noted ...
Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

Gujarat’s New Land Policy for Solar, Wind Projects to Make Developers More Accountable

The state government of Gujarat has issued amendments to its wasteland allotment policy for wind, solar, and hybrid (wind and solar) power projects. According to the amendments, the renewable power ...
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Shapoorji Pallonji Defers Repayment of Sterling & Wilson Solar’s Loan

Shapoorji Pallonji Defers Repayment of Sterling & Wilson Solar’s Loan

The Shapoorji Pallonji Group has told the subsidiary company, Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), that it would defer the payment of the loan amount of over ₹10 billion (~$135.8 ...
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Greece Likely to Spend $5.9 Billion for Lignite Phase-Out, Set Up a 204 MW Solar Park

Greece Likely to Spend $5.9 Billion for Lignite Phase-Out, Set Up a 204 MW Solar Park

Greece is likely to spend $5.9 billion to neutralize the economic impact of phasing off lignite-based power generation according to a report by Athens News Agency - Macedonian Press Agency ...
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Maharashtra DISCOM and SECI Spar Over Solar Agreement, Dispute on Jurisdiction

Maharashtra DISCOM and SECI Spar Over Solar Agreement, Dispute on Jurisdiction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asserted that it was the appropriate commission to adjudicate a dispute between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Maharashtra State Electricity ...
Daqo New Energy to Invest $576 in Polysilicon Manufacturing Facilities Through IPO

Daqo New Energy to Invest $576 Million in Polysilicon Manufacturing Facilities Through IPO

Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) grade polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy Corporation has revealed plans to raise $732 million (~₹53.7 billion) for new polysilicon manufacturing facilities and working capital requirements. In its press ...
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Railways’ 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Another Bidding Deadline Extension

Railways’ 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Another Bidding Deadline Extension

RITES Limited, an engineering consultancy company, specializing in transport infrastructure, has extended the bid submission deadline for setting up 1 GW of land-based solar power projects on various zonal railways ...
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SECI Announces Yet Another Deadline Extension for 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

SECI Announces Yet Another Deadline Extension for 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has yet again extended the timeline for its tender for 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on government building across the country ...
Starkraft Acquires Five Irish Solar Farms Totalling 275 MW From Lightsource bp

Statkraft Acquires Five Irish Solar Farms Totaling 275 MW From Lightsource bp

Statkraft Ireland acquired five solar projects with a combined capacity of 275 MW from Lightsource bp. The projects are located in counties of Meath, Laois, Tipperary, and Cork. The acquisition is ...
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ISA, MNRE, and World Bank Get Onboard to Bolster Global Cooperation for Solar Energy

ISA, MNRE, and World Bank Get Onboard to Bolster Global Cooperation for Solar Energy

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), the World Bank, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the ‘One Sun One World ...
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NREL Researchers Discover New Materials for Super-Efficient Solar Cells

NREL Researchers Discover New Materials for Super-Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered new materials for super-efficient solar cells of the future. The research focuses on a carefully designed molecule that can efficiently split ...
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EXIM Bank Floats Tender Seeking Consultants for Rural Solar Projects in Suriname

EXIM Bank Floats Tender Seeking Consultants for Rural Solar Projects in Suriname

The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM) has floated a tender seeking Indian consultancy firms to assist in the electrification of 50 villages in the Republic of Suriname in South America ...
Mahindra Renewables Terminates Sale of its Subsidiary to CLP India

Mahindra Renewables Terminates Sale of its Subsidiary to CLP India

Mahindra Renewables Private Limited (MRPL) has terminated the sale of its subsidiary Neo Solren Private Limited (NSPL) to Gujarat-based CLP India Private limited (CLP India). MRPL is a part of ...
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NLC India_ Central Public Sector Unit With Largest Capacity of Solar Installed

NLC India: Central Public Sector Unit With Largest Capacity of Solar Installed

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) submitted its annual report for 2019-20, which said that it commissioned 1,421 MW of renewable projects in 2019-20. With the commissioning of the entire 709 ...
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