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
Canadian Solar's Financial Report Acknowledges Raw Material Shortage Affecting Prices

Canadian Solar’s Financial Report Acknowledges Raw Material Shortage Affecting Prices

Global solar module supplier and project developer Canadian Solar has reported a strong performance in its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The module manufacturer said it ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Trina and Tongwei Sign a $2.3 Billion Deal to Ramp up Solar Cell and Wafer Production

Trina and Tongwei Sign a $2.3 Billion Deal to Ramp up Solar Cell and Wafer Production

Trina Solar, a global PV and smart energy solution provider, announced a joint venture with solar cell manufacturer Tongwei. The joint venture enables Trina Solar to collaborate with Tongwei subsidiary ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
MNRE Extends BIS Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition

MNRE Extends BIS Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the exemption for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for solar module manufacturers with a production capacity of less ...
NHDC Seeks to Procure Modules for 1,035 MW of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa

NHDC Seeks to Procure Modules for 1,035 MW of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa

NHDC Limited, a joint venture of NHPC Limited and the Government of Madhya Pradesh, has floated a tender to purchase solar modules for 1,035 MW of projects in Madhya Pradesh ...
Solar Developers Want Government to Penalize Delayed Transmission Projects

Solar Developers Want Government to Penalize Delayed Transmission Projects

Solar power project development slowed down drastically since March when India imposed a lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Solar installations declined more than 80% in Q2. Only 205 MW ...
China’s GCL-Poly Begins Construction of a 54,000 MT Polysilicon Facility

China’s GCL-Poly Begins Construction of a 54,000 MT Polysilicon Facility

Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon, a subsidiary of Chinese major GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, announced the ground breaking of the first phase of its 54,000 metric tonnes (MT) polysilicon manufacturing facility using a ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
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 ...
India Extends Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

India Extends Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

The Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued a notification imposing safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India for another ...
India Set to Extend Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

India Set to Extend Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the extension of the safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India for another year starting July ...
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 ...
Central Electronics Floats Tender for 2 Million Multicrystalline PERC Solar Cells

Central Electronics Floats Tender for 2 Million Multicrystalline PERC Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has floated a tender for the supply of 2 million multicrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar cells. The tender is open to domestic ...
Chhattisgarh to Empanel Installers of Rooftop Solar Systems

Chhattisgarh to Empanel Installers of Rooftop Solar Systems

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has issued a tender to empanel rooftop solar installers. The deadline for the submission of bids is July 1, 2020, while the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
KELTRON Issues Expressions of Interest for Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

KELTRON Issues Expressions of Interest for Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has floated a short-term expression of interest (EoI) for the empanelment of agencies and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to install ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tender Announced for Insurance Policy to Cover a 5 MW Solar Project in Tripura

Tender Announced for Insurance Policy to Cover a 5 MW Solar Project in Tripura

The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited  (NEEPCO), a government enterprise, has issued a tender for undertaking an industrial all risk (IAR) insurance policy for 5 MW of solar photovoltaic ...
Cracking in Solar Backsheets Not Correlated with Climatic Conditions_ Report

Cracking in Solar Backsheets Not Correlated with Climatic Conditions: Report

DuPont has released its ‘Global Photovoltaic Reliability Report’ with findings from studies conducted on solar modules across the globe to track material degradation and how it affects module performance. The ...
NTPC Invites Bids for 33.6 MW of Modules for Maharashtra’s Solapur Solar Project

NTPC Invites Bids for 33.6 MW of Modules for Maharashtra’s Solapur Solar Project

NTPC Limited has invited bids for 33.6 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for a solar project in Solapur, Maharashtra. The scope of work includes the manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, ...
Deadline Extended for the Review Investigation of Continued Solar Safeguard Duty

Deadline Extended for the Review Investigation of Continued Solar Safeguard Duty

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has announced an extension for filing responses to the questionnaire regarding the review investigation for the continued imposition of safeguard duty on solar ...
BHEL Seeks to Procure 74,500 Multicrystalline Solar Modules for NTPC’s Project

BHEL Seeks to Procure 74,500 Multicrystalline Solar Modules for NTPC’s Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited a request for quotation (RfQ) to manufacture and supply 74,500 units of multi-crystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for NTPC’s 100 MW floating solar ...