Daily News Wrap-Up: Greenko Begins Construction of its 5 GW Renewable Energy Storage Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Greenko Begins Construction of its 5 GW Renewable Energy Storage Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Greenko Group has started the construction of its 5.23 GW Integrated Renewable Energy Storage Project in Kurnool ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Energy Storage to Be Next Focus of Power Ministry

Daily News Wrap-Up: Energy Storage to Be Next Focus of Power Ministry

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Union Power Minister R K Singh interacted with the renewable energy developers and government representatives on the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DFC Approves $500 Million Debt Finance for First Solar’s 3.3 GW Module Plant in India

DFC Approves $500 Million Debt Finance for First Solar’s 3.3 GW Module Plant in India

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has approved $500 million of debt financing to First Solar to set up a 3.3 GW vertically integrated solar module manufacturing facility in ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up ONGC and SECI Sign MoU to Develop Renewable Energy Projects (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: ONGC and SECI Sign MoU to Develop Renewable Energy Projects

Here are some newsworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited and Solar Energy Corporation of India have signed a memorandum of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Railways to Develop 71 MW of Solar Projects on its Vacant Land

Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Railways to Develop 71 MW of Solar Projects on its Vacant Land

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Indian Railways plans to develop around 71.7 MW of solar projects on its unused vacant land. Of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for Solar Module Mounting Structures

Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for Solar Module Mounting Structures

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a tender for solar photovoltaic (SPV) module mounting structures (MMS) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Reliance's REC Acquisition Could Reduce Indian Solar Developers' Dependence on Imports

Reliance’s REC Acquisition Could Reduce Indian Solar Developers’ Dependence on Imports

Solar developers and module manufacturers believe Reliance Group's recent solar acquisitions will help India provide an alternative to Chinese products. In June 2021, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, announced that Reliance ...
REIL Invites Bids for 7,000 Monocrystalline, Mono PERC Solar Modules

REIL Invites Bids for 7,000 Monocrystalline, Mono PERC Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the government of India and the government of Rajasthan, invited bids to procure 7,000 solar modules of minimum 380 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Power and Production Restrictions in China Continue to Add Pressure on Solar Supply Chain

Power and Production Restrictions in China Continue to Add Pressure on Solar Supply Chain

The Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory (AECEA), a China-based clean energy advisory company, estimates that China will add 50-55 GW capacity with an increase of 4-13% year-over-year (YoY) in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for 7,000 Monocrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for 7,000 Monocrystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the government of India and the government of Rajasthan, invited bids to procure 7,000 solar modules of minimum 380 ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Reliance Acquires REC Solar Holding for $771 Million

Reliance Acquires REC Solar Holding for $771 Million

Reliance New Energy Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has acquired REC Solar Holdings from China National Bluestar Group for $771 million. REC is a Norway-headquartered solar cell, modules, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: GE Renewable Energy to Supply Wind Turbines for JSW's Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: GE Renewable Energy to Supply Wind Turbines for JSW’s Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: GE Renewable Energy will supply 810 MW of onshore wind turbines for JSW Energy's projects in India ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Dependence on Silver Could Hamper Terawatt Scale Solar Module Production Report

Dependence on Silver Could Hamper Terawatt Scale Solar Module Production: Report

Researchers from the School of Photovoltaic Renewable Energy and Engineering (SPREE), University of New South Wales, estimate that the annual photovoltaic (PV) module production rate must increase from ~135 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Cell & Module Maker Premier Energies Raises ₹2 Billion from GEF Capital

Solar Cell & Module Maker Premier Energies Raises ₹2 Billion from GEF Capital

Solar photovoltaic (PV) cell and module manufacturer Premier Energies has raised ₹2 billion (~$27.11 million) from climate investment-focused private equity manager GEF Capital Partners. Premier Energies will infuse the funds ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Developers Worried Over Proposed GST Hike on Solar Modules From 5% to 12%

Developers Worried Over Proposed GST Hike on Solar Components from 5% to 12%

The Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council's recommendation to raise GST on solar components from 5% to 12% has project developers worried about its impact on project costs. The GST ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
US Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Up 33% in 2020

US Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Up 33% in 2020

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in the United States, including imports, exports, domestic production, and sales touched a record high of 21.8 GW in 2020, 5.4 GW more than in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Lucas TVS, 24M Technologies to Build Li-Ion Giga Factory in India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Lucas TVS, 24M Technologies to Build Li-Ion Giga Factory in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Automotive electrical components manufacturer Lucas TVS Ltd. and 24M Technologies signed a license and services agreement to construct ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: ENGIE to Supply 24/7 Carbon-Free Power to Google in Germany

Daily News Wrap-Up: ENGIE to Supply 24/7 Carbon-Free Power to Google in Germany

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ENGIE and Google inked a three-year 24/7 carbon-free energy supply agreement to supply renewable power to Google's ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Vestas to Supply Wind Turbines to a 181 MW Wind Farm in Australia

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vestas to Supply Wind Turbines to a 181 MW Wind Farm in Australia

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 181 MW deal for Dulacca Wind Farm in Queensland, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
First Solar to Set Up a 3.3 GW Thin Film Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in India

First Solar to Set Up a 3.3 GW Thin Film Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in India

First Solar, a U.S.-based manufacturer of solar modules, announced that it would invest $684 million to set up a new, vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar module manufacturing facility ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Covid-19 Raises Project Sub-Contracting Costs for Sterling & Wilson Solar

Covid-19 Raises Project Sub-Contracting Costs for Sterling & Wilson Solar

Leading solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services provider, Sterling & Wilson Solar, an associate of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, updated the Bombay Stock Exchange on several issues it is ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
The Indian Solar Markets’ Top Players in 2020

The Indian Solar Markets’ Top Players in 2020

Solar installations in the calendar year (CY) 2020 totaled 3.2 GW, a 56% decline compared to 7.3 GW of capacity added in 2019. The Covid-19 outbreak brought the solar industry ...
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 ...
Anti Dumping Duty on Solar Glass Has Resulted in Monopoly, Shortage, Price Rise

Anti Dumping Duty on Solar Glass Has Resulted in Monopoly, Shortage, Price Rise

The solar glass shortage in China that started some six months back has started to affect the Indian solar manufacturing industry. This, coupled with the duties on glass, has started ...
/ / Markets & Policy, 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 ...
/ / Modules, Solar