Changing Wafer Sizes Will Cost Cell and Solar Module Manufacturers

Changing Wafer Sizes Will Cost Cell and Solar Module Manufacturers

The past few years have witnessed significant changes in solar manufacturing with the introduction of new technologies such as half-cut and even triple-cut, passivated emitter, and rear cell (PERC), bifacial, ...
Companies Expect a Phenomenal Year for Electric Vehicles in 2021_ Industry Reacts

Companies Expect a Phenomenal Year for Electric Vehicles in 2021: Industry Reacts

The manufacturing and sales activity were impacted by COVID-19 in the Electric Vehicle (EV) segment in India in the first half of 2020 due to a lengthy lockdown and exodus ...
Convergent Finance Invests ₹2 Billion in Solar Glassmaker Borosil Renewables

Convergent Finance Invests ₹2 Billion in Solar Glassmaker Borosil Renewables

Convergent Finance LLP, a Maharashtra-based investment firm, announced it has invested ₹2 billion ($27.2 million) in solar glassmaker Borosil Renewables through a qualified institutions placement (QIP) of equity shares. In ...
Gujarat University Seeks Turnkey Solutions for a 50 MW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit

Gujarat University Seeks Turnkey Solutions for a 50 MW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit

Gandhinagar-based Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has invited bids to supply equipment for a 50 MW solar module manufacturing line. The last date to submit the bids is December 23, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Is Production Linked Incentive the Solution to Boost Domestic Solar Manufacturing_

Is Production Linked Incentive the Solution to Boost Domestic Solar Manufacturing?

The lack of financial and policy incentives to the domestic solar component manufacturing ecosystem is one of the primary factors holding back its growth, according to industry stakeholders. This may ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
MNRE to Hold a Conclave to Discuss India's Solar Manufacturing Expansion Plans

MNRE to Hold a Conclave to Discuss India’s Solar Manufacturing Expansion Plans

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is hosting a global virtual symposium 'India PV Edge 2020' that would focus on India's solar manufacturing segment on  October 6, 2020 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government Extends Timeline for Localization of EV Components

Government Extends Timeline for Localization of EV Components

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE) has extended the effective date for the indigenization of xEV parts under its Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP). xEV is the generic ...
Daqo New Energy to Invest $576 in Polysilicon Manufacturing Facilities Through IPO

Daqo New Energy to Invest $576 Million in Polysilicon Manufacturing Facilities Through IPO

Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) grade polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy Corporation has revealed plans to raise $732 million (~₹53.7 billion) for new polysilicon manufacturing facilities and working capital requirements. In its press ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Tamil Nadu’s New Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy Includes Subsidies for Solar Cells

Tamil Nadu’s New Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy Includes Subsidies for Solar Cells

The state of Tamil Nadu has come out with the ‘Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020’ to increase the state’s electronic output to $100 billion (~₹7.3 trillion) by 2025. The government ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ReneSola and Zhongnan Industry to Build a 3 GW Solar PV Manufacturing Unit

ReneSola and Zhongnan Industry to Build a 3 GW Solar PV Manufacturing Unit

ReneSola, a solar module manufacturer, announced that it is entering into a joint venture with the Zhongnan Industry, a subsidiary of Zhongnan Holding Group, to develop a solar PV manufacturing ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Mumbai’s Epsilon Carbon to Invest $70 Million in Battery Material Manufacturing Facility

Mumbai’s Epsilon Carbon to Invest $70 Million in Battery Material Manufacturing Facility

Epsilon Carbon, a coal chemical processing company, announced that it plans to invest $70 million (~₹5.2 billion) over the next five years towards establishing 50,000 tons of anode material manufacturing ...
What it Takes to Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing in India

What it Takes to Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing in India

The Indian solar industry has been dependent on imported solar cells and modules since the inception of the National Solar Mission. The focus so far has been on project development ...
Taiwan’s URE Sells its Solar Manufacturing Unit for $35.3 Million

Taiwan’s URE Sells its Solar Manufacturing Unit for $35.3 Million

United Renewable Energy (URE), a Taiwan-based solar cell and module maker, announced its plans to sell one of its manufacturing units in the country to consolidate its production efforts. It ...
Azure Power Awarded 2 GW of Solar Projects Along With 500 MW of Manufacturing Capacity

Azure Power Receives LoA for 2 GW of Solar Projects With 500 MW of Manufacturing Capacity

Azure Power announced that it has received a letter of award (LoA) for 2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) solar projects under the greenshoe option in the Solar Energy ...
ReNew Power to Set Up 2 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Facility in India

ReNew Power to Set Up 2 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Facility in India

ReNew Power, an Indian independent power producer (IPP), has announced its plans to invest between ₹15 billion (~$200 million)-₹20 billion (~$266.7 million) to set up a 2 GW solar cell ...
Cell Manufacturing Capacity Lags Demand from DCR Programs

Solar Cell Manufacturing Capacity Lags Demand from DCR Programs

Solar cell manufacturing in India is yet to ramp up despite the government’s attempts to promote domestic production. While the government has taken initiatives like introducing safeguard duty, domestic content ...
Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

The Tuticorin Port Trust and the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have expressed interest in setting up renewable energy manufacturing parks in response to the Ministry of New and ...
MNRE Asks States and Ports to Locate Land for Renewable Manufacturing and Export Hubs

MNRE Asks States and Ports to Locate Land for Renewable Manufacturing and Export Hubs

All states and ports in the country are expected to identify land parcels ranging between 50 and 500 acres in size in their regions that can be used to set ...
LONGi Solar to Acquire a Chinese Solar Cell & Module Manufacturer for $253 Million

LONGi Solar to Acquire a Chinese Solar Cell & Module Manufacturer for $253 Million

LONGi Solar, a Chinese manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules, has announced a framework agreement to acquire solar cell and module manufacturer Ningbo Jiangbei Yize New Technology for ...
BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players_ Growatt Interview

BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players: Growatt Interview

The extension of BIS standards certification for solar inverters was met with mixed responses. Some believe that it was essential because it gave them more time to go through the ...
Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends_ Sineng Interview

Solar Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends: Sineng Interview

India has significant potential to generate solar energy, thanks to high solar irradiation in most parts of the country. The hurdles mostly lie in the market and policy environment. These ...
ŠKODA Commissions 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at its Pune Production Plant

ŠKODA Commissions 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at its Pune Production Plant

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited, a Czech Republic-based automobile company, has announced that it has commissioned 8.5 MW of solar rooftop systems at its manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Ather Energy to Set Up Lithium-ion EV Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy to Set Up EV, Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a two-wheeled electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturing ...
Nemji Solar Plans to Start 1 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit Next Year

Nemji Solar Plans to Start 1 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit Next Year

Nemji Solar, a new entrant into the solar industry has announced that it plans to start operating a 1 GW solar module manufacturing facility by April 2020. The Gujarat-based company ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar