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
Daily News Wrap-Up_ UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Daily News Wrap-Up: UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The United Kingdom added 14.3 MW of solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
Daily News Wrap-up_ NHPC Planning a 600 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Daily News Wrap-Up: NHPC Planning a 600 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NHPC Limited has revealed its plans to build a 600 MW solar project in Deoria district of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Industry Awaits Clarity on ALMM Extension and Implementation (3)

BIS Registration for Solar Modules Delayed, Developers Worried

A three-month-long delay in procuring registration certificates issued by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for a new model of solar modules is severely hampering the solar industry. According to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of Modules for a 32 MW Solar Project in Africa

BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of Modules for a 32 MW Solar Project in Africa

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the manufacture and supply of about 32 MW of crystalline photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. The modules would be exported to ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Daily News Wrap-Up: Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Suntech, a global solar panel producer, has begun the operation of a 1 GW integrated photovoltaic cell ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Ola Electric Invests in EV Company, JA Solar supplies 133 MW of modules

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ola Electric’s Co-Founder Invests in EV Company

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: EVage, an Indian mobility tech company, announced that it raised strategic investment through the funding ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_HSBC Launches Green Deposits, Suntech Expands Solar Manufacturing

Daily News Wrap-Up: HSBC Launches Green Deposits, Suntech Expands Solar Manufacturing

JinkoSolar announced that it had signed a contract with Shanghai Electric to supply around 1 GW of solar modules for Phase V of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

Jinko’s Bifacial Solar Modules Achieve Efficiency of 22.49%

JinkoSolar, a China-based solar module manufacturer, has announced that it has broken the world record for maximum conversion efficiency for its bifacial solar modules, hitting 22.49%. With this, the company ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Solar MSMEs are Not Benefiting from Safeguard Duty and Domestic Content Rules

Over the past year and a half, the government has launched several policy measures to support the domestic solar manufacturing industry — these range from the imposition of a safeguard ...
Solar Modules with Bypass Diodes Exempt From 7.5 Percent Port Duty in India

MNRE Takes a Tough Stand Against Two Defaulting Chinese Solar Module Suppliers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory asking the stakeholders to beware of two Chinese companies - CSUN Trading (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. and CEEG ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Solar Tempered Glass AntiDumping India

MNRE to Frame Rules for Manufacture, Disposal, Import of Antimony-Coated Solar Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will soon come up with a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar photovoltaic (PV) module and glass containing ...
MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

MNRE Issues Requirements for Compulsory Registration of Solar Manufacturers

Taking a step ahead after the recent quality control order, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now issued another order which specifies the requirements for compulsory registration ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UL Interview_ New quality standards for solar modules will help consolidate growth in the Indian solar sector

UL Interview: New Quality Standards for Solar Modules Will Help Consolidate Growth in the Indian Solar Sector

The government’s recently introduced Quality Control Order has received mixed reactions from domestic solar sector stakeholders. A plethora of project developers are unhappy with the timing of the order, though ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
The ongoing solar anti-dumping case and the 70 percent preliminary safeguard duty proposal are prompting various domestic and international players to announce plans to expand their solar manufacturing capacity in India.

Solar Manufacturers Ramp Up Expansion Plans by 4 GW in Anticipation of Import Tariffs in India

The ongoing solar anti-dumping case and the 70 percent preliminary safeguard duty proposal are prompting various domestic and international players to announce plans to expand their solar manufacturing capacity in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Longi Upgrades Indian Solar Manufacturing Plans to Add 1 GW Each of Cell and Module Units

Longi Upgrades Indian Solar Manufacturing Plans to Add 1 GW Each of Cell and Module Units

Longi Solar, a Chinese solar component manufacturer, will invest $309 million to double the capacity of its cell and module factory from 500 MW to 1 GW in the state ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Oriano Interview: India needs a proper rating system to drive rooftop solar adoption in SMEs

Oriano Interview: India Needs Proper Rating System to Drive Rooftop Solar Adoption in SMEs

Rooftop solar installations are definitely going to be a big part of India’s renewable growth story. In a country of billions, generating solar power at the point of consumption is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview_ India Should Follow US and European Model for Import Duties

Interview: India Should Follow US and European Model for Import Duties

The current absence of an anti-dumping duty is hampering manufactures’ aspirations for expansion, according to Surana Solar Executive Director Manish Surana. Surana says India would benefit from analyzing the approach ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar