Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany added 421 MW of solar photovoltaic installations in October 2020, a 12% increase compared to 376 MW added in October 2019, according to the latest data from Federal Network ...
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CEL Seeks Consultants for 200-300 MW of Solar Projects in Nepal

CEL Seeks Consultants for 200-300 MW of Solar Projects in Nepal

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has invited bids for consultancy services for 200-300 MW (in clusters) of grid-connected solar power projects. The projects would be developed ...
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New Solar Tariff Record of ₹2_kWh_ Why Did it Go So Low_

New Solar Tariff Record of ₹2/kWh: Why Did it Go So Low?

The recent Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auction for 1,070 MW of solar projects in the state of Rajasthan (Tranche-III) resulted in India's lowest solar tariff ever of ₹2 ...
Beer Maker Carlsberg Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water in Sunderbans Using Solar Power

Beer Maker Carlsberg Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water in Sunderbans Using Solar Power

Carlsberg Group, a Denmark-based multination brewer, announced that it has joined hands with Desolenator, a water purification technology provider, to provide clean drinking water for a town with a population ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up_ Vestas Sets Up Venture to Invest in Sustainability Startups

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vestas Sets Up Venture to Invest in Sustainability Startups

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Trina Solar and its eight subsidiaries have signed the procurement contract for photovoltaic glass with Changzhou Almaden ...
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France's Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

France’s Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

According to the latest data released by the French Renewable Energy Trade Association (SER), France's total installed solar photovoltaic capacity crossed the 10 GW milestone in September 2020. The newly ...
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Coal India Plans to Invest Over ₹56 Billion in 14 Solar Projects by March 2024

Coal India Plans to Invest Over ₹56 Billion in 14 Solar Projects by March 2024

Coal India Limited (CIL) has announced that it would invest ₹56.50 billion ($763 million) by March 2024 to develop 14 solar power projects to help power its mining operations, according ...
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CERC Seeks Proposals from Consultants for Detailed Study of Solar Thermal and PV Projects

CERC Seeks Proposals from Consultants for Detailed Study of Solar Thermal and PV Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has decided to engage a consulting agency to conduct a detailed study on solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The study's objective is ...
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Finally, United States Ends Exemption of Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty

Finally, United States Ends Exemption of Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty

The United States Court of International Trade has repealed the exemption of imported bifacial solar panels from the imposition of safeguard duty. For the fifth time, the court addressed the ...
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Amendments MNRE Needs to Consider for KUSUM Solar Pump Program To Scale

Amendments MNRE Needs to Consider for KUSUM Solar Pump Program to Scale

The government launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) in February last year. The objective of this innovative program is to help farmers achieve financial stability ...
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Tamil Nadu Sets Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.28/kWh for Solar Pumps, ₹1/kWh Farmers Incentive

Tamil Nadu Sets Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.28/kWh for Solar Pumps, ₹1/kWh Farmers Incentive

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has passed an order setting a benchmark tariff of ₹2.28 (~$0.031)/kWh to set up 20,000 agricultural solar pumps under component-C of the KUSUM ...
Ministry of Finance Reduces Performance Security Deposits For Solar Tenders to 3%

Ministry of Finance Reduces Performance Security Deposits For Solar Tenders to 3%

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued a notification revising the performance security deposits for tenders to 3% of the contract value from the previous range of 5%-10%. This move ...
Karnataka Regulator Retains Tariff of ₹4.79_kWh for Adani's 40 MW of Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Retains Tariff of ₹4.79/kWh for Adani’s 40 MW of Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulation Commission (KERC) passed two orders in favor of Adani Green Energy Limited's (AGEL) two projects of 20 MW each. The distribution companies (DISCOMs)- Hubli Electricity Supply ...
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China Likely to Add 34-38 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020 AECEA

China Likely to Add 34-38 GW of Solar Capacity in 2020: AECEA

China to add between 34-38 GW of solar capacity in 2020. This is an increase from its previous forecast of 28 GW to 34 GW of installations and would represent a 13% ...
U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association Prepares Policy Agenda for Biden Government

US Solar Energy Industries Association Prepares Policy Agenda for Biden Government

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) of the United States announced that it has prepared a legislative and executive agenda for 2021. SEIA asked President-elect Biden and the new Congress ...
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Sterling and Wilson Solar's Revenue Up 12% in Q2 of FY 2021

Sterling and Wilson Solar’s Revenue Up 12% in Q2 of FY 2021

Sterling and Wilson Solar, one of the leading solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services providers, has announced the financial results for the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year ...
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MNRE's New Clarifications for the KUSUM Solar Program

MNRE’s New Clarifications for the KUSUM Solar Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued clarifications for three components of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. The MNRE launched the guidelines for ...
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Tata Power Records 10% Rise in Net Profit, Higher Solar EPC Revenue in Q2 of FY 2021

Tata Power Records 10% Rise in Net Profit, Higher Solar EPC Revenue in Q2 of FY 2021

Tata Power announced its earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 (Q2) of the financial year 2020-2021, and posted a net profit of ₹3.71 billion (~$49.8 million), a 10% ...
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India Gets a $10.75 Billion Incentive Plan to Boost Solar, Battery & Auto Manufacturing

India Gets a $10.75 Billion Incentive Plan to Boost Solar, Battery & Auto Manufacturing

The central government has approved a 'production-linked incentive' (PLI) plan in ten critical sectors to enhance India's manufacturing capabilities and exports under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. The government said in ...
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With the Commissioning of New Solar Projects, Azure's Revenue Rises by 23% in Q2 (1)

With the Commissioning of New Solar Projects, Azure’s Revenue Rises by 23% in Q2

Azure Power, a leading solar power developer, has announced its consolidated results for the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) 2021. As per the company's financial statement, the ...
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It's All About LCOE When it Comes Adopting Newer Module Technologies_ Mercom Webinar

It’s All About LCOE When it Comes to Adopting Newer Module Technologies: Mercom Webinar

Mercom Communications India hosted a webinar on the impact of larger capacity modules on solar projects and how they help lower the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) while delivering more power ...
Residential Solar Installer Sunrun’s Deployments Up 40% QoQ in Q3 2020

Residential Solar Installer Sunrun’s Deployments Up 40% QoQ in Q3 2020

Sunrun, a U.S.-based provider of residential solar, storage, and energy services announced that its revenue in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020) stood at ₹209.8 million, down about 3% ...
MNRE Raises Solar Capacity Addition Targets for KUSUM, Cuts Central Assistance

MNRE Raises Solar Capacity Addition Targets for KUSUM, Cuts Central Assistance

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has ramped up the targets of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM--KUSUM) program. The program now hopes to ...
With New Solar Capacity Additions, Adani Green's Revenues Increases 15% in Q2 of FY 2021

With New Solar Capacity Additions, Adani Green’s Revenues Increases 15% in Q2 of FY 2021

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), a part of the Adani Group, has released the financial results for the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) 2020-21. According to the ...
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SECI and OREDA Come Together to Develop Agro-Photovoltaic Projects in Odisha

SECI and OREDA Come Together to Develop Agro-Photovoltaic Projects in Odisha

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) to develop solar energy projects in the state ...
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