New Electrolyte Found to Achieve Greater Energy Density in Lithium-Ion Batteries

New Electrolyte Found to Achieve Greater Energy Density in Lithium-Ion Batteries

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other organizations have found a novel electrolyte that could make it possible for lithium-ion batteries, which now typically ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Develop Efficient and Non-Toxic Tin Monosulfide Solar Cell

Researchers Develop Efficient and Non-Toxic Tin Monosulfide Solar Cell

A team of researchers at the Tohoku University, Japan, have claimed that they have created an efficient tin monosulfide (SnS) solar cell that can help promote affordable and clean energy ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Rajasthan Electronics Tenders for 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics Tenders for 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Rajasthan government, has invited bids for the supply of 300,000 multicrystalline silicon solar cells ...
SECI to Tender 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects Soon

SECI to Tender 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects Soon

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has informed that it will issue a request for selection (RfS) for setting up 1,200 MW of inter-state transmission system-connected (ISTS) solar wind ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Amends 25 MW Solar Tender in West Bengal, Factors in BCD Imposition

SECI Amends 25 MW Solar Tender in West Bengal, Factors in BCD Imposition

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the tender for a 25 MW solar project in West Bengal, asking bidders to take note of the imposition of the ...
No Net Metering Facility for Open Access Solar Consumers in Haryana

No Net Metering Facility for Open Access Solar Consumers in Haryana

Open access solar consumers will not have the net metering facility in Haryana, according to the regulations for net and gross metering in the state proposed by the Haryana Electricity ...
Solar Project Development in India_ A Long Road Towards an Ambitious Target

Solar Project Development in India: A Long Road Towards an Ambitious Target

India's cumulative installations breached the 40 GW mark, according to Mercom India Research. The total installations comprised 34.9 MW of utility-scale solar installations, and the rooftop segment accounted for 5.1 ...
BHEL Floats Tender for Mono PERC and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Floats Tender for Mono PERC and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 18,000 monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) cells, 5BB (busbars) of 5.62 W output and 18,000 multicrystalline ...
DGTR Initiates Anti-Dumping Probe Into Import of Fluoro Backsheet Used in Solar Modules

DGTR Initiates Anti-Dumping Probe Into Import of Fluoro Backsheet Used in Solar Modules

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated an anti-dumping probe on 'fluoro backsheet' imported from China. Fluoro backsheet is a polymer-based component used in the manufacture of solar ...
Germany Installed 351 MW of New Solar Capacity in February 2021

Germany Installed 351 MW of New Solar Capacity in February 2021

Germany installed 351 MW of solar capacity in February 2021, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year, according to the data released by the Federal Network ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Supply Chain and Mitigating Market Surprises

Solar Supply Chain and Mitigating Market Surprises

Over the past year, the one certain thing in the solar industry has been the 'uncertainty.' Starting with the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closing down of markets, labor challenges, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹8.40/kWh for a Delayed Solar Power Project

Karnataka Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹8.40/kWh for a Delayed Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved a tariff of ₹8.40 (~$0.115)/kWh as per the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) and the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited to Install 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering

Bids Invited to Install 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering

The Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under net metering on residential buildings ...
Coal India Limited

Coal India Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Coal India Limited (CIL) has invited bids for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, testing, and commissioning of a 100 MW (AC) grid-connected solar power project in Gujarat. The successful bidder ...
How Policy Flip Flops Hamper Growth of Solar Sector

How Policy Flip Flops Hamper Growth of Solar Sector

India has set some lofty targets for renewable energy, including 175 GW of renewables by 2022 (100 GW from Solar) 450 GW of renewables by 2030 (unofficial). India is also ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Australia Added 2.8 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2020

Australia Added 2.8 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2020

Australia installed 2.8 GW of rooftop solar capacity in 2020, a 33% increase compared to 2.1 GW in 2019, according to data released by the country’s Clean Energy Regulator (CER) ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Engie

Edelweiss Infrastructure Acquires 74% Stake in Engie’s Solar Portfolio in India

In one of the largest transactions in the renewables space in the last year, Edelweiss Infrastructure Yield Plus (EIYP), an alternative investment fund managed by Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors Limited ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Domestic Solar Manufacturing Amid Shortage of Raw Materials, Price Rise and Duties

Domestic Solar Manufacturing Amid Shortage of Raw Materials, Price Rise and Duties

India installed just about 3.2 GW of solar capacity in the calendar year (CY) 2020, a 56% decline compared to 7.3 GW in 2019, according to the latest 2020 Q4 & ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Tenders for Mono PERC and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Tenders for Mono PERC and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 3.117 million monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) cells of 5.38 Wp output and 16.555 million multicrystalline ...
Rajasthan Extends Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Until June 30, 2021

Rajasthan Extends Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Until June 30, 2021

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has clarified that the net metering facilities for rooftop and small grid-connected solar systems will be valid up to June 30, 2021. Under the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
KUSUM

Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Small Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved several deviations in the request for selection (RfS) and power purchase agreement (PPA) for procurement of power from the small capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

NHPC has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for a 100 MW grid-connected solar project along with associated power evacuation infrastructure in the Mirzapur district of ...
Defer Bids Until Power Sale Agreements Backlog is Cleared – Solar Developers to Minister

Defer Bids Until Power Sale Agreements Backlog is Cleared – Solar Developers to Minister

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to Union Power Minister R.K. Singh asking to stop new auction activity for solar projects until the backlog of power sale agreements ...
Supreme Court Upholds NCLT's Stay of Termination of GUVNL's PPA with Solar Developer

Supreme Court Upholds NCLT’s Stay of Termination of GUVNL’s PPA with Solar Developer

The Supreme Court, in a recent order, has said that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) had correctly stayed the termination of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Directs GUVNL to Maintain Status Quo in the 700 MW Scrapped Solar Auction

APTEL Directs GUVNL to Maintain Status Quo in the 700 MW Scrapped Solar Auction

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) to maintain the status quo in the scrapped 700 MW solar auction until further orders ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar