Enfinity Global Acquires 400 MW of Operational Solar Projects in the US

Enfinity Global Acquires 400 MW of Operational Solar Projects in the US

Renewable energy company Enfinity Global said it has acquired a 400 MW operational utility-scale solar portfolio to expand the company’s reach in the U.S. The co-financing partners in the acquisition ...
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Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2022

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2022

Here is a collection of the most-read news stories and in-depth articles of 2022. Most of the top stories this year were from the rooftop solar segment. Other popular themes among ...
LONGi Says Achieved 26.8% Efficiency in Heterojunction Silicon Solar Cells

LONGi Says Achieved 26.8% Efficiency in Heterojunction Silicon Solar Cells

After a year and a half of extensive research in heterojunction (HJT) solar cells, China-based LONGi Green Energy Technology said it has achieved a record efficiency of 26.81% for its ...
/ / Solar, Technology
IIT Roorkee Experts Claim 17% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

IIT Roorkee Experts Claim 17% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, said they have successfully developed a prototype of a low-cost, high-quality perovskite solar cell that achieved a stable power conversion efficiency ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up: Canadian Solar Wins 256 MW Modules Order

Daily News Wrap-Up: Canadian Solar Wins 256 MW Modules Order

Here are noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Solar module maker Canadian Solar's subsidiary CSI Solar signed a 256 MW solar module contract with SOLA Group, ...
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Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for New Hydropower Projects

Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for New Hydropower Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued an order waiving the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) charges on evacuating electricity from new hydropower projects in the country. To bring parity among ...
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Supreme Court Directs States to Assess Length of Overhead Power Lines in GIB Habitat

Supreme Court Directs States to Assess Length of Overhead Power Lines in GIB Habitat

The Supreme Court noted that the installation of bird diverters in the habitat of the endangered Great Indian Bustard, as proposed by the special committee appointed by it, is not ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Heavy Penalty Prompts DISCOMs to Clear Dues Worth ₹246.8 billion Since June

Heavy Penalty Prompts DISCOMs to Clear Dues Worth ₹246.8 billion Since June

The prospect of heavy penalties on delayed payments has prompted the state-owned power distribution companies (DISCOMs) to clear outstanding dues worth ₹246.8 billion (~$3.04 billion) in just four installments, the ...
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China Has Added 52.6 GW of New Solar Capacity in 9M 2022

China Added 52.6 GW of New Solar Capacity in 9M 2022

China installed 52.6 GW of new solar capacity in the first nine months (9M) of 2022, according to the latest data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA). Installations were ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gap Between DISCOMs’ Cost of Supply and Revenue Increases to ₹0.95kWh in FY21

Gap Between DISCOMs’ Cost of Supply and Revenue Increases to ₹0.95/kWh in FY21

The Average Cost of Supply (ACS) for distribution companies (DISCOMS) increased from ₹6.14 (~$0.074)/kWh in financial year (FY) 2019-20 to ₹6.19 (~$0.074)/kWh in FY 2020-21. The Average Revenue Realized (ARR) ...
State-Owned DISCOMs Continue to Impede Renewables Growth

State-Owned DISCOMs Continue to Impede Renewables Growth

After at least two decades of bailouts and reform programs, the state-owned power distribution companies (DISCOMs) continue to be a massive drag on not only the upstream segments (generation and ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Solar photovoltaic panels and substations in the evening

Tamil Nadu Issues Multi-Year Electricity Tariff Order, Introduces a Green Tariff of 10%

Retail electricity tariffs for high tension (HT) consumers have gone up by 6% to 18% in the recently announced order by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Karnataka Tops Power Sellers in Green Day Ahead Market in Q1 2022

Karnataka Tops Power Sellers in Green Day Ahead Market in Q1 2022

Karnataka was the top seller of power in the Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, accounting for 58.9% of the total power sold in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
US to Invest $23 Billion for Clean Energy Deployment, Launches Two New Programs

US to Invest $23 Billion for Clean Energy Deployment, Launches Two New Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched two new program offices – the Grid Deployment Office and the Office of State and Community Energy Programs – which together will ...
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Yarn Maker Filatex India Inks Pact to Source Power from Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

Yarn Maker Filatex India Inks Pact to Source Power from Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

Filatex India, a polyester filament yarn manufacturer, has entered into agreements with 100% subsidiaries of distributed solar company Fourth Partner Energy to procure renewable energy from the latter’s hybrid wind-solar ...
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India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 2.9% During 2022-23 CEA

India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 2.9% During 2022-23: CEA

India is likely to have an energy surplus of 2.9% and a peak surplus of 3.4% for the year 2022-23, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Solar Commissions 70 MW Floating Solar Project For NTPC

Tata Power Solar Commissions 70 MW Floating Solar Project For NTPC

Tata Power Solar Systems (TPSSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 70 MWAC (101.6 MWDC) floating solar photovoltaic project for NTPC in Kayamkulam, Kerala. The project is ...
Global Energy Investments Set to Reach $2.4 Trillion in 2022 IEA

Global Energy Investments Set to Reach $2.4 Trillion in 2022: IEA

Global energy investment will increase by 8% in 2022 to reach $2.4 trillion, with the anticipated rise coming mainly in clean energy, according to World Energy Investment 2022 report published ...
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Developers Consortium to Buy Over 6 GW of Modules Annually to Support Local Manufacturing

Developers Consortium to Buy Over 6 GW of Modules Annually to Support Local Manufacturing

Four U.S-based independent power producers have formed a consortium to bolster the country's rapid scaling of domestic solar manufacturing. They plan to spend over $6 billion on solar modules to ...
Researchers use Spacer Cations for Higher Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Cells

Researchers use Spacer Cations for Higher Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Cells

In a new study focused on increasing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), materials scientists examined the non-radiative recombination sites in PSCs, which is one of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Karnataka Sold the Most Power in Green Day Ahead Market in Q4 2021

Karnataka Sold the Most Power in Green Day Ahead Market in Q4 2021

In October 2021, the power exchanges introduced the Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM), a segment that provides participants the opportunity to purchase electricity on a day-ahead basis. GDAM provides new ...
Tata Power Solar Commissions 66 MW EPC Project for Vibrant Energy

Tata Power Solar Commissions 66 MW EPC Project for Vibrant Energy

Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, commissioned an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project of 66 MW for Vibrant Energy, a developer of open access renewable ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tech Mahindra to Purchase Power from Fourth Partner’s 5 MW Solar Project

Tech Mahindra to Purchase Power from Fourth Partner’s 5 MW Solar Project

India-based IT services company Tech Mahindra has entered into an agreement to acquire a 26% stake in Huoban Energy 6, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fourth Partner Energy. Huoban Energy 6 ...
ReneSola Power’s Revenue Dips 85% YoY to $3.5 Million in Q1 2022

ReneSola Power’s Revenue Dips 85% YoY to $3.5 Million in Q1 2022

China-based supplier of green energy products ReneSola Power recorded a revenue of $3.5 million in the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal year (FY), a year-over-year (YoY) dip of ...
Fraunhofer Researchers Claim Record Efficiency of 47.6% for a Four-Junction Solar Cell

Fraunhofer Researchers Claim Record Efficiency of 47.6% for a Four-Junction Solar Cell

Researchers from the Fraunhofer ISE’s Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells claimed to have achieved a power conversion efficiency of 47.6% in a multijunction solar cell (III-V) using an anti-reflection coating ...
/ / Solar, Technology