Backward Integration Vital to Build Manufacturing Capacity in Indian Solar Sector

Backward Integration Vital to Build Manufacturing Capacity in Indian Solar Sector

Supply chain constraints and the consequent increase in solar cell and module prices could continue to plague the solar industry in India for the next three to four quarters. At ...
Transmission Infrastructure Crucial to Support Growing Solar Capacity

Transmission Infrastructure Crucial to Support Growing Solar Capacity

The pandemic was just one of the issues that pushed the solar back last year. The industry faced several other impediments coming in the way of project development. One of ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Cells and Modules Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy's (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program for the 'National Program on High-Efficiency ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar has announced the expansion of its manufacturing unit in Bengaluru, taking the total production capacity of cells and modules to 1,100 MW. The latest expansion move has ...
/ / Manufacturing, Modules, Solar
BHEL Floats Tender for Mono PERC and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Floats Tender for Mono PERC and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 18,000 monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) cells, 5BB (busbars) of 5.62 W output and 18,000 multicrystalline ...
Module Supplier Canadian Solar Reports 8.6% Rise in Net Revenue in 2020

Module Supplier Canadian Solar Reports 8.6% Rise in Net Revenue in 2020

Canadian Solar, a Canada-based solar module manufacturer, reported an 8.6% increase in net revenue with $3.47 billion in 2020 compared to $3.20 billion in 2019 owing to a 32% annual ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
_Daily News Wrap-Up_ UK’s Cumulative Solar Installations Reach 13.5 GW

Daily News Wrap-Up: UK’s Cumulative Solar Installations Reach 13.5 GW

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The United Kingdom added 12.6 MW of solar capacity in January 2021, according to the Department for Business, Energy, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
First Solar Reports 34% Year-Over-Year Slide in Net Sales in Q4 2020

First Solar Reports 34% Year-Over-Year Slide in Net Sales in Q4 2020

U.S.-based solar module maker First Solar has announced that its net sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 (Q4 2020) stood at $609.2 million, down 34% from about $1.4 billion in the ...
Utility-Solar System Costs Fell 82% in the Last Decade in the United States_ Report

Utility-Solar System Costs Fell 82% in the Last Decade in the United States: Report

Residential, commercial-rooftop, and utility-scale solar systems have witnessed a 64%, 69%, and 82% decline in costs since 2010, respectively, in the United States, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ground Realities And Market Outlook Amid Rapid Energy Transformation In India

Ground Realities And Market Outlook Amid Rapid Energy Transformation In India

With 38 GW of solar installed, India is one of the leading solar markets in the world. According to Mercom's forecast, 2021 and 2022 could be the two best years ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IIT Bombay and BHEL to Develop High-Efficiency Solar Cells

IIT Bombay and BHEL to Develop High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Researchers at the National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at IIT Bombay are developing crystalline silicon solar cells with targeted efficiency of 22%. Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Premier Energies Set to Open a 1.5 GW Solar Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad

Premier Energies Set to Open a 1.5 GW Solar Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad

Premier Energies said that it would commission a 1.5 GW solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing facility in the next two months at E-city, Hyderabad, tripling its existing production capacity. The Secunderabad-based ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Budget 2021 Allocates ₹45 Billion For High-Efficiency Solar Modules Manufacturing

Budget 2021 Allocates ₹45 Billion For High-Efficiency Solar Modules Manufacturing

The Union Budget 2021 has allocated exclusive funds to expand renewables, especially solar and green hydrogen. The Budget has elaborated on the production-linked incentive program to help the solar manufacturing ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Panasonic to Wind Up its Solar Cells and Modules Manufacturing Business

Panasonic to Wind Up its Solar Cells and Modules Manufacturing Business

Panasonic Corporation, a Japan-based electronics company, has announced that it will wind up the production of solar products at its facilities in Malaysia and Japan by the end of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REIL Floats Tender for 6,500 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

REIL Floats Tender for 6,500 Polycrystalline Solar Modules

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for contract manufacturing of 6,500 polycrystalline solar photovoltaic ...
Jinko Solar Supplies Over 1.2 GW of Solar Modules to India in 2020

JinkoSolar Supplies Over 1.2 GW of Solar Modules to India in 2020

JinkoSolar's module shipments to India reach over 1.2 GW at the end of 2020. Jinko has also achieved a record shipment of over 70 GW+ installations across the globe. The ...
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Solar Manufacturers Seek Clarity on the Production-Linked Incentive Program

Solar Manufacturers Seek Clarity on the Production-Linked Incentive Program

The Indian government has been trying to boost the domestic manufacturing segment and make it globally competitive. In one such move, in November 2020, the government announced a production-linked incentive ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mono PERC and Bifacial Solar Modules Poised to take the Lead Over the Next Few Years

Mono PERC and Bifacial Solar Modules Poised to take the Lead Over the Next Few Years

Mercom recently hosted a webinar on "Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market." The panelists discussed the workings of the solar module manufacturing industry and spoke about developments ...
/ / Solar, Technology
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, ...
BEL Invites Bids for Polycrystalline Modules for 2.86 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BEL Invites Bids for Polycrystalline Modules for 2.86 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Government of India enterprise, has invited bids for the supply of polycrystalline solar modules for 2.86 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at Akola and ...
/ / Modules, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has invited bids for setting up 2 MW (varying from 2kW to 100 kW) of grid-connected rooftop solar systems ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Battery Technology Company Romeo Power Goes Public in a $900 Million SPAC Deal

Battery Technology Company Romeo Power Goes Public in a $900 Million SPAC Deal

The California-based battery technology company, Romeo Power, announced that it has completed its 'business combination' with RMG Acquisition, becoming a public entity in the process. RMG Acquisition is a special ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Investor Map Launched for Investment in India's Opportunity Areas

Daily News Wrap-Up: Investor Map Launched for Investment in India’s Opportunity Areas

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Advanticsys has delivered its first wireless monitoring solution for a 4 MW floating solar facility in Andhra ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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