Guidelines for Solar PLI Program 4 GW Manufacturing Capacity Gets Priority Allocation

Guidelines for Solar PLI Program: 4 GW Manufacturing Capacity Gets Priority Allocation

In early April, the Union Cabinet had approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the production-linked incentive (PLI) program for the ‘National Program ...
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Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy's (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program for the 'National Program on High-Efficiency ...
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Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar has announced the expansion of its manufacturing unit in Bengaluru, taking the total production capacity of cells and modules to 1,100 MW. The latest expansion move has ...
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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 ...
Cleaning solar panels

BHEL Floats Tender for Module Cleaning Systems for a 75 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited (BHEL), a government of India undertaking, has floated a tender for a module cleaning system for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited’s (GSECL) 75 MW solar project ...
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BEL Invites Bids for Polycrystalline Modules for 2.86 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BEL Invites Bids for Polycrystalline Modules for 2.86 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Government of India enterprise, has invited bids for the supply of polycrystalline solar modules for 2.86 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at Akola and ...
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Adani Solar’s Mundra Unit to Expand its Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity by 2 GW

Adani Solar’s Mundra Unit to Expand its Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity by 2 GW

Adani Solar plans to expand its cell and module manufacturing facility with an additional capacity building of 2 GW. “The new capacity will come online in 2021. The proposed capacity ...
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Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar ...
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Landfill Waste Disposal of Solar Modules Pose No Significant Health Hazard: IEA Report

Landfill Waste Disposal of Solar Modules Pose No Significant Health Hazard: IEA Report

There are no significant health hazards for landfill waste disposal of used solar modules, according to a new report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report focused on ...
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CEL Seeks Start-Ups to Assist in Manufacturing Waterless Solar Module Cleaning Systems

CEL Seeks Start-Ups to Assist in Manufacturing Waterless Solar Module Cleaning Systems

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to tie-up with start-up companies as a ...
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Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

JinkoSolar, a China-based solar module manufacturer, has announced that it has broken the world record for maximum conversion efficiency for its bifacial solar modules, hitting 22.49%. With this, the company ...
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A New Formula Reveals Bifacial Solar Modules Can Generate 15% to 20% More Power

A New Formula Reveals Bifacial Solar Modules Can Generate 15% to 20% More Power

Researchers at Purdue University have come up with a new thermodynamic formula, which reveals that bifacial cells make the double-sided panels generate 15% to 20% more electricity than the conventional ...
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LONGi to Supply 1.2 GW of Solar Modules to Adani Green by 2020

LONGi to Supply 1.2 GW of Solar Modules to Adani Green by 2020

Chinese module supplier LONGi has entered into a strategic partnership with Adani Green Energy, the renewable arm of Adani Group, to supply 1.2 GW of its new generation Hi MO4 ...
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Perovskite and CIGS Semiconductors Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Modules

Perovskite and CIGS Semiconductors Could Boost Efficiency of Solar Modules

Combining thin-film solar modules based on perovskite semiconductors with semiconductors made of copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS), solar module technology could cross the 30% efficiency mark, according to a ...
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MNRE Exempts BIS Certification for Replacement of Solar Modules

MNRE Exempts BIS Certification for Replacement of Solar Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification for the replacement of solar modules in old projects. The latest ...
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Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Increase Efficiency of Solar Modules

Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Increase Efficiency of Solar Modules

Rice University scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation (heat) and significantly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems. According to the research, carbon ...
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Oxford PV Sets New Record for Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency of 27.3%

Oxford PV Sets New Record for Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency of 27.3%

Oxford PV, a perovskite solar technology company, announced that it achieved a 27.3 percent conversion efficiency for its 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ...
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JA Solar India Module Shipments in 2017

JA Solar’s Solar Module Exports to India Reach 1 GW in 2017

JA Solar Holdings Company Ltd., a leading vertically-integrated module manufacturer, announced that its module shipments to India reached a capacity of 1 GW in 2017. The 1 GW of modules ...
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Solar Modules

Enphase Energy and Waaree Energies Join Forces to Develop AC Modules in India

Enphase Energy, a US-based solar microinverter company, and Waaree Energies, an Indian module manufacturer and engineering procurement construction (EPC) company, have formed a partnership to develop AC solar modules for ...
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Edify Energy Solar Project

First Solar to Supply 241 MW of Modules to Edify Energy’s Solar Projects in Australia

First Solar has won contract to supply solar modules totaling 241 MW for solar projects being developed by Edify Energy in Australia. According to a company release, RCR Tomlinson, the ...
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Monokristalline Solarzelle

Heavy Engineering Corporation Invites EOI to Set Up Solar Module Manufacturing Unit as Anti Dumping Case Looms

Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited (HEC) has issued an invitation for expressions of interest (EOI) to set up an integrated ‘State-of-the Art’ Solar Business Unit for the manufacture of solar Photovoltaic ...
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photovoltaic

India GST UPDATE: 5 Percent GST on Solar Modules, All Other Components at 18 Percent or Higher

India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates for solar components have been finalized, government agency sources told Mercom, with GST rates expected to be 18 percent or more for some ...
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Domestic Solar Manufacturers

NTPC May Procure Domestic Solar Power Components for Captive Consumption Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is planning to meet its entire auxiliary power requirement through domestically manufactured solar equipment. Auxiliary power is used by NTPC to run its thermal ...
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GST

Solar Modules to be Hit With 18% GST Rate in India, Coal Gets 5%

The government of India has released tax slabs for various commodities to be affected by the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). According to the government document, GST ...
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Domestic Solar Manufacturers

No Incentive Packages for Domestic Solar Manufacturers So Far

The incentive program that was being considered by MNRE to support the Indian domestic solar manufacturers will not be moving forward. With the solar sector in India largely dependent on ...
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