BCD Effect India’s Solar Imports Down, Exports Surge 642% YoY in Q3 2022

BCD Effect: India’s Solar Imports Down, Exports Surge 642% YoY in Q3 2022

India exported solar cells and modules worth $157 million (~₹12.76 billion) in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 642% year-over-year (YoY) compared to ...
Jinko Solar Achieves Record Conversion Efficiency of 26.1% in N-type TOPCon Module

Jinko Solar Achieves Record Conversion Efficiency of 26.1% in N-type TOPCon Module

China-based solar cell and module manufacturer Jinko Solar announced achieving a record maximum solar conversion efficiency of 26.1% in its 182 mm N-type module, which is Jinko's latest TOPCon (tunnel ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Anti-Dumping Probe on Solar Module Imports from China, Thailand & Vietnam Terminated

Anti-Dumping Probe on Solar Cell Imports from China, Thailand & Vietnam Terminated

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has terminated the anti-dumping probe on the imports of solar cells whether or not assembled into modules, from China, Vietnam, and Thailand. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China’s Wafer, Cell, and Module Capacities to Reach 550-600 GW by the end of 2022

China’s Wafer, Cell, and Module Capacities to Reach 550-600 GW by the end of 2022

Solar module shipments by the top ten manufacturers reached 140-150 GW in China in the first nine months of 2022. According to China’s PV Industry Association, the export of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Four-terminal Architecture Push Perovskite Cells' Performance to Over 30% Efficiency

Four-terminal Architecture Push Perovskite Cells’ Performance to Over 30% Efficiency

Recent efforts by TNO, TU Eindhoven, imec, and TU Delft, partners in Solliance, a solar research institute in the Netherlands, claim to have pushed the conversion efficiency of tandem solar ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Jinko Solar Ships Over 100 GW of Modules in Q2 2022

Jinko Solar Ships Over 10 GW of Modules in Q2 2022

Jinko Solar, the Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer, has recorded a revenue of RMB18.84 billion (~$2.81 billion) in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year 2022, up 27.6% quarter-over-quarter ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Imports in Q2 2022 Down 22% Year-Over-Year

Solar Imports in Q2 2022 Down 22% Year-Over-Year

India imported solar cells and modules worth $597.48 million (~₹47.39 billion) in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, a decline of 22% year-over-year (YoY), according to ...
Emerging Solar Technologies Can Improve Power Generation and Revenues

Emerging Solar Technologies Can Improve Power Generation and Revenues

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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Research Shows Perovskite Solar Panels can be Printed on Steel Atop Buildings

New Research Shows Perovskite Solar Panels can be Printed on Steel Atop Buildings

In a new three-year collaborative study between the Wales-based Swansea University and Tata Steel U.K., researchers found that perovskite solar panels can be printed on steel atop establishments using screen ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Scientists Use Green Solvent to Achieve 16.7% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Scientists Use Green Solvent to Achieve 16.7% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) in Germany coated a large area of perovskite solar cells with a green solvent dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), achieving ...
/ / Solar, Technology
CBIC Revokes Customs Duty Deferment on Imported Solar Modules in Warehouses

CBIC Revokes Customs Duty Deferment on Imported Solar Modules in Warehouses

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has revoked the permission granted to solar developers to warehouse imported solar modules to defer payment of the basic customs duty (BCD) on solar cells and modules effective ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Northvolt Raises $1.1 Billion to Fund Expansion of Battery and Cathode Production

Northvolt Raises $1.1 Billion to Fund Expansion of Battery and Cathode Production

Northvolt, a Sweden-based manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, has signed a $1.1 billion convertible note to finance the expansion of its battery and cathode material production in Europe. In the past ...
Websol Energy to Set Up a 1.8 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Plant

Websol Energy to Set Up a 1.8 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Plant

Kolkata-based solar cells and modules manufacturer Websol Energy System has approved the issue of 23,80,000 equity shares of ₹10 (~$0.126) each at an issue price of ₹105 (~$1.329). The shares ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
SECI Issues Tender to Supply 1,680 MW of Solar Modules

SECI Issues Tender to Supply 1,680 MW of Solar Modules

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids to supply 1,680 MWDC of solar modules (including cells manufactured in India) under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. The total ...
2D Cations in Tin-Lead Perovskite Solar Cells Increase Conversion Efficiency to 25.5%

2D Cations in Tin-Lead Perovskite Solar Cells Increase Conversion Efficiency to 25.5%

Scientists from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a new tin-lead perovskite tandem cell merging different layers of two chemical compounds achieving a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers use Spacer Cations for Higher Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Cells

Researchers use Spacer Cations for Higher Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Cells

In a new study focused on increasing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), materials scientists examined the non-radiative recombination sites in PSCs, which is one of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Central Electronics Floats Tender for 1.5 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Floats Tender for 1.5 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, has announced a tender to supply 1.5 million Multicrystalline solar cells. The last day ...
Fraunhofer Researchers Claim Record Efficiency of 47.6% for a Four-Junction Solar Cell

Fraunhofer Researchers Claim Record Efficiency of 47.6% for a Four-Junction Solar Cell

Researchers from the Fraunhofer ISE’s Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells claimed to have achieved a power conversion efficiency of 47.6% in a multijunction solar cell (III-V) using an anti-reflection coating ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Solar Imports in Q1 2022 Up 374% Year-Over-Year

Solar Imports in Q1 2022 Up 374% Year-Over-Year

India imported solar cells and modules worth $1.23 billion (~₹92.62 billion) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 374% compared to the same ...
Central Electronics Floats Tender for 1.8 Million Polycrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Floats Tender for 1.8 Million Polycrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, has announced a tender to supply 1.8 million polycrystalline solar cells. The last day ...
ITI Limited Floats Tender for Over Two Million Polycrystalline Solar Cells

ITI Limited Floats Tender for Over Two Million Polycrystalline Solar Cells

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunications, has floated a tender to supply 23,50,080 polycrystalline solar cells. The total tender value is ₹110.10 million (~$1.43 million). The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Cell Manufacturer Jupiter Raises ₹1.7 Billion From Edelweiss Group

Solar Cell Manufacturer Jupiter Raises ₹1.7 Billion from Edelweiss Group

Solar cell manufacturer Jupiter International raised ₹1.7 billion (~$22.19 million) from funds managed by Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors (EAAA). The capital raised includes debt and a convertible to equity instrument ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
ALMM Inclusion Irks Open Access, Rooftop Solar Installers

ALMM Inclusion Irks Open Access, Rooftop Solar Installers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its recent order, amended the regulations related to the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) of solar modules, extending it ...
Solar Federation Worried About BCD Impact on Awarded Projects, Asks For ‘Grandfathering’

Solar Federation Worried About BCD Impact on Awarded Projects, Asks for ‘Grandfathering’

In a letter to Union Power Minister R.K. Singh, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has conveyed their worry about the impact of Basic Customs Duty (BCD) on ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Developers and Manufacturers Weigh in on ALMM and the Solar Demand Supply Gap

Developers and Manufacturers Weigh in on ALMM and the Solar Demand Supply Gap

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), through its 'Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) of Solar Modules Order, 2019'  states that only the models and manufacturers included ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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