Rooftop Solar Plus Storage Can Save C&I Consumers from Power Cuts

Rooftop Solar Plus Storage Can Save C&I Consumers from Power Cuts

India is staring at a power crisis as coal stocks at thermal plants are depleting. The Power and Coal ministries, on their part, have said that the fears of a ...
US Had a Pipeline of 160 GW for Solar Projects With Battery Storage at the end of 2020

US Had a Pipeline of 160 GW for Solar Projects With Battery Storage at the End of 2020

According to a recently released report by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the pipeline of solar capacity in the U.S. at the end of 2020 was around 460 GW. Of ...
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It is Still Early Days for New Solar Module Technologies to Gain Wider Acceptance

It is Still Early Days for New Solar Module Technologies to Gain Wider Acceptance

Mercom hosted a webinar on September 8, 2021, to discuss the impact of the rapidly changing module manufacturing landscape on the project's levelized cost of energy (LCOE). The webinar focused ...
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Struggling Solar MSMEs Want a Technology Upgradation Fund for Manufacturing

Struggling Solar MSMEs Want a Technology Upgradation Fund for Manufacturing

While the government has come up with several protectionist policies to give impetus to the manufacturing sector in the solar space, the deck is stacked against the smaller players who ...
Micro-Crack Problems in Solar Modules and Methods to Identify Them

Micro-Crack Problems in Solar Modules and Methods to Identify Them

String inverter supplier Solis has underlined three important factors that could affect the performance of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules – potential-induced degradation (PID) effect, micro-cracks, and hot spots. Of ...
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Renewable Cost Drop Leaves 80% Coal Plants Uneconomical in the US Report

Renewable Cost Drop Leaves 80% Coal Plants Uneconomical in the US: Report

A new report titled the 'Coal Cost Crossover 2.0' published by energy and climate policy firm Energy Innovation has noted that 80% of the coal-fired power plants in the United ...
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Site-Specific Information Critical in Yield Assessment for Solar Projects_ Report

Site-Specific Information Critical in Yield Assessment for Solar Projects: Report

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its IEA Photovoltaic Power System (PVPS) Task 13 report, has said that the main challenge in long-term yield assessment for solar energy projects is ...
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Solar Power to Cost 15% to 25% Less in the Upcoming Decade: Report

Solar Power to Cost 15% to 25% Less in the Upcoming Decade: Report

The cost of solar power has declined 90% over the past two decades, and it is expected to go down another 15% to 25% in the upcoming decade, Wood Mackenzie ...
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Combining Off-Grid Solar System and Pumped Hydro Storage for Steady Power Generation

Combining Off-Grid Solar System and Pumped Hydro Storage for Steady Power Generation

Researchers at the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra claimed that they developed a system that could be utilized to provide electricity access in rural areas of developing countries. The researchers ...
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Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

The year 2020 is behind us, and 2021 promises to be positive for the solar industry. According to Mercom Research, around 48 GW of solar projects are either awaiting construction ...
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Renewable Power in Asia Pacific Region to be Cheaper than Coal by 2030_ Report

Renewable Power in Asia Pacific Region to be Cheaper than Coal by 2030: Report

Renewable power in India is expected to be 56% cheaper than new-build coal by 2030, according to a report published by Wood Mackenzie, a United Kingdom-based research and consultancy firm. The ...
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 ...
This Method of Deploying Bifacial Solar Modules Could Reduce LCOE of Large Solar Projects

This Method of Deploying Bifacial Solar Modules Could Reduce LCOE of Large Solar Projects

Researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) claimed that they had developed an illumination model for deploying bifacial solar modules for large-scale solar projects, decreasing the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for ...
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Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy_ Report

Tracking Bifacial Solar Modules Can Produce 35% More Energy: Report

Researchers at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) have claimed that bifacial solar modules that track the sun produced 35% more energy than regular modules and could help ...
Saudi Arabia’s First Solar Auction

How Low Can It Go – Solar Tariff of $0.0178/kWh Quoted in Saudi Arabia’s First Solar Auction

The low bids submitted for a 300 MW solar PV project planned for Saudi Arabia surprised everyone recently when the lowest submitted bid for the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) ...
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