LONGi Solar Records 41% YoY Revenue Growth In the First Half of 2019

LONGi Solar Records 41% YoY Revenue Growth In the First Half of 2019

Chinese module supplier, LONGi Solar, has announced its financial results for the first half (1H) of 2019. The company’s operating revenue in the 1H of 2019 reached ¥14.11 billion ($2.08 ...
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1.5 GW of Solar Capacity Installed in India During Q2 2019

Solar installations in India in Q2 2019 witnessed a slight decline with 1,510 MW, a 14% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decrease compared to 1,761 MW installed in Q1 2019. Installations were down ...
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Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

Solar Cell Manufacturers Rally in Support of Domestic Cell Usage in KUSUM Program

In a letter addressed to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE), the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), has expressed its support to the government’s decision to utilize indigenous ...
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Mono PERC Modules are Coming to India; It is Just a Matter of When

Mono PERC Solar Modules are Coming to India; It is Just a Matter of When

With increased acceptance of high-efficiency monocrystalline (mono) technology in solar projects around the world, Chinese cell and module suppliers are swiftly scaling production of these products. This shift is occurring ...
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Further Reduction in Indian Solar Module Price Unlikely_ Adani Interview

Adani Interview: Further Reduction in Indian Solar Module Price Unlikely

In a recently-released report, Mercom observed that in Q1 2019, the average selling price of domestic solar modules declined by about 3.5% from $0.277 (~₹19)/W to $0.268 (~₹18)/W. Indian modules ...
Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Increase Efficiency of Solar Modules

Carbon Nanotubes Could Help Increase Efficiency of Solar Modules

Rice University scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation (heat) and significantly raise the efficiency of solar energy systems. According to the research, carbon ...
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Lack of Insurance for Solar Modules Holding Back Indian-Made Modules

Lack of Insurance for Solar Modules Holding Back India-Made Modules

Indian manufacturers have made solid inroads supplying to the domestic market after the safeguard duty was imposed on imported modules from China, Malaysia, and Taiwan last year, according to Mercom ...
BHEL to Procure 36 MW of Domestically Manufactured Solar Cells

BHEL to Procure 36 MW of Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL), electronics division in Bengaluru has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) inviting interested parties to submit their applications for the manufacturing and supply of solar ...
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Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

In the month of June 2019, the most important news development in India’s renewable industry came from the United States with President Trump ending India’s designation as a beneficiary developing ...
India’s Solar Imports Declined by 40% in Q1 2019

India’s Solar Imports Declined by 40% in Q1 2019

India’s solar imports witnessed significant decline year-over-year (YOY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to the latest trade data. Solar modules and cells of ...
With No Buyers, Moser Baer Solar Heads Towards Liquidation Process

With No Buyers, Moser Baer Solar Heads Towards Liquidation

The process for liquidation of assets of Moser Baer Solar has been initiated, and the stakeholders of the company have been asked by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to ...
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Total Solar Module Defects Up By 34% YoY Globally in 2018: DuPont Survey

Total Solar Module Defects Up By 34% YoY Globally in 2018: DuPont Survey

A recent report based on a survey by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has found that the overall rate of module defects globally has increased by 34% in 2018. The report points ...
MNRE Modifies Fee Structure for Compulsory Registration of Solar Cells and Modules

MNRE Modifies Fee Structure for Compulsory Registration of Solar Cells and Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended its regulation on compulsory registration of approved models and manufacturers of solar modules and cells in the country. Previously, if ...
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The United States Exempts Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty of 25%

The United States Exempts Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty of 25%

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued an order exempting bifacial and a few other types of solar panels from the levy of newly-imposed safeguard duty ...
Maharashtra Tenders 1 GW of Solar with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

Maharashtra Tenders 1 GW of Solar with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), has issued a request for selection (RfS), calling for the purchase of power on a long-term basis from 1,000 MW of grid-connected ...
Andaman & Nicobar Floats Empanelment Tender for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andaman & Nicobar Floats Empanelment Tender for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Electricity Department of the Andaman & Nicobar administration has issued an empanelment tender to develop 5 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid submission deadline is June ...
Jinko Solar Signs 240 MW Solar Module Supply Deal in Vietnam

JinkoSolar Bags 10.7 GW of Orders in 2019, Announces Mono Wafer Capacity Expansion of 5 GW

Chinese solar module, cell, and wafer manufacturer, JinkoSolar, has announced that it has already received orders of 10.7 GW for the current year. The company also announced that it is ...
EPC Contractors Invited to Construct 150 MW of Solar PV Projects in Gujarat

EPC Contractors Invited to Construct 150 MW of Solar PV Projects in Gujarat

The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) is looking for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to develop 150 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid submission deadline is ...
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MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

MNRE Suggests Mandatory Recycling of Solar Panel Glass Containing Antimony

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blueprint for the utilization, manufacture, disposal, and import of solar photovoltaic (PV) module and glass containing Antimony. Antimony is ...
BHEL Floats Tender for Solar Module Mounting Structure Columns for 129 MW of Projects

Karnataka Issues Tender to Replace 700 Modules in a 10-Year-Old 3 MW Solar Project in Belagavi

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has issued a repair tender for a 3 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project located in Itnal village of the state’s Belagavi district. This is ...
Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Extension of Solar Safeguard Duty Imposition Period Unlikely

There have been comments made by government officials in the past and speculation by some manufacturers that the period of the safeguard duty levy on solar cell and module imports ...
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

MNRE to Announce a List of Approved Solar Manufacturers for Government Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an important notification which states that the government will soon issue a list of solar manufacturers and models that will ...
CEL Issues EPC Tender for 11 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

CEL Issues EPC Tender for 11 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise, has tendered 11 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed at various locations across Maharashtra. The bid-submission deadline is January 14, ...
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NTPC Issues Tender to Enlist Solar Module Suppliers and Manufacturers

NTPC Issues Tender to Enlist Solar Module Suppliers and Manufacturers

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for enlisting solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers and suppliers. The enlisted manufacturers or suppliers will supply modules for NTPC’s self-owned ...
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Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

MNRE Asks Lenders to Insist on BIS Certification of Solar Modules Rather than Tier-1 List

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum concerning the importance of following BIS certification when it comes to quality of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.  According to ...
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