Emerging Solar Technologies Can Improve Power Generation and Revenues

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Solar energy has emerged as a clean, sustainable, and powerful alternative to fossil fuels. Sunlight can meet the world’s energy demands with various technologies to harvest solar energy.

The first commercial silicon solar panels were created in the 1950s. Heterojunction technology (HJT) cells, thin film cells, and perovskite solar cells are in vogue. Lower costs, low-temperature processing, excellent light absorption properties, and flexibility are all factors behind these popular technologies.

In India, cost-sensitive distribution companies expect solar tariffs to decline consistently. Modules account for the highest share of solar project costs and have the maximum impact on generation and revenues. Higher the efficiency of modules lower the balance of system costs and land requirements.

Mercom is hosting ‘Mercom India Solar Summit 2022,’ an exclusive event on July 28-29 in New Delhi where key stakeholders across the solar sector will participate.


The summit will address critical issues, opportunities, and emerging trends in the industry, including the government’s push for local manufacturing and its solar installation goals, supply chain, technology, financing, and other critical issues.

In one of the sessions titled ‘Solar Technology Innovations Poised to Take Over the Market,’ scheduled for July 29, 2022, panelists will discuss new advancements, technologies, and products that will deliver cost savings that the solar market sorely needs.

The panelists include Sishir Garemella, Head – International Business Development, PVEL; Rahul Khatri, Sales & BD Leader – South Asia, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions; Honey Raza, Head – Sales India, Solis; and Deepak Ushadevi, MD & CEO, Ciel et Terre. Priya Sanjay, Managing Director, Mercom India, will moderate the session.

Researchers have been innovating semiconducting materials and processes to improve the efficiency of solar cells by improving energy output. With new benchmarks routinely being set for solar cell efficiency, the cost of solar energy can only go southward.