BHEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government undertaking, has floated a tender for the supply of 286,000 multicrystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. BHEL noted that interested bidders need not submit ...
Solar Module Manufacturer Risen Energy Acquires Polysilicon Business of Dunan

Solar Module Manufacturer Risen Energy Acquires Polysilicon Business of Dunan

Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Risen Energy recently acquired a 100% stake in the polysilicon business of Dunan PV through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Risen Orient. Dunan PV is engaged ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
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
Over 60 GW of Green Hydrogen Projects in the Pipeline Globally, Says Report

Over 60 GW of Green Hydrogen Projects in the Pipeline Globally, Says Report 

Fuelled by post-pandemic green stimulus packages, newly proposed green hydrogen projects are on the rise across the world. According to Rystad Energy research, the global pipeline of utility-scale green hydrogen ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar at the Centerstage, India's Power demand Outpaces other Regions by 2030_ IEA Report

Solar at the Centerstage, India’s Power Demand Outpaces other Regions by 2030: IEA Report

Solar is likely to be the new king in the world's electricity market, and India could be a leading market for utility-scale battery storage, says International Energy Agency's latest World ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IIT Kanpur Researchers Fabricate Organic PV on Paper Substrates

IIT Kanpur Researchers Fabricate Organic PV on Paper Substrates

Two researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur claimed to have fabricated sub-modules from organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells on paper substrates. According to the research team, OPV modules ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Future Solar Bids Will Encourage Use of Advanced Technologies, Says RK Singh

Future Solar Bids Will Encourage Use of Advanced Technologies, Says RK Singh

Future bids would encourage solar manufacturing using advanced and latest technology, Minister of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), R.K. Singh, recently said. Singh was addressing the 'India PV Edge 2020', ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
This Startup Aims to Reduce Solar Cell Cost by Replacing Silver with Copper

This Startup Aims to Reduce Solar Cell Cost by Replacing Silver with Copper

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced a $3 million funding to Australian startup SunDrive to advance the commercial development of its low cost, a high-efficiency solar manufacturing process in ...
/ / Solar, Technology
It's Official: LoUs from State-Run Financiers to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

It’s Official: LoUs from State-Run Financiers to Serve as Bank Guarantees for Solar Tenders

The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued amendments to its guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process to procure power from grid-connected solar projects. The amendments address the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Scientists Use Machine Learning to Schedule Off-Grid Solar Module Cleaning

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Schedule Off-Grid Solar Module Cleaning

A group of scientists have developed a new low-cost machine learning technology to run scheduled cleaning of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules installed in remote locations that are off the grid ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
7,332 Schools in the United States Benefit from Solar Energy

7,332 Schools in the United States Benefit from Solar Energy

By the end of 2019, 7,332 U.S. schools had turned towards solar power, nearly double the number five years earlier. As a result, more than five million students across the ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
By 2030 Solar-Powered Hydrogen Could Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuel-Based Production

By 2030 Solar-Powered Hydrogen Could Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuel-Based Production

Hydrogen produced from solar-powered equipment could be cheaper than fossil fuel-based production methods in a decade, indicated a study. The study, by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was ...
/ / Solar, Technology
ŠKODA Commissions 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at its Pune Production Plant

ŠKODA Commissions 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at its Pune Production Plant

ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited, a Czech Republic-based automobile company, has announced that it has commissioned 8.5 MW of solar rooftop systems at its manufacturing plant in Chakan, Pune ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Airports in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra Go Solar

Airports in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra Go Solar

Vikram Solar has announced the commissioning of new solar projects at three airports for the Airports Authority of India. The three projects have been installed at Dibrugarh in Assam, Gaya ...
Bank of Baroda Floats a 2.9 MW Off-Grid Solar Rooftop Tender Under OPEX Mode

Bank of Baroda Floats a 2.9 MW Off-Grid Rooftop Solar Tender Under OPEX Mode

The Bank of Baroda has floated a tender for the supply of solar power to its branches from off-grid rooftop solar power systems based on the OPEX (operating expense or ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
IIT Kanpur Seeks Bidders for Three Smart Grid Field Pilot Projects Using Solar PV

IIT Kanpur Seeks Bidders for Three Smart Grid Field Pilot Projects Using Solar PV

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has floated an expression of interest (EoI) for three smart grid field pilots combining renewable sources (solar and biomass) and storage (Lithium-ion and ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
SOLA Group Secures 400 Million Rand for 40 MW of Solar Projects in Southern Africa

SOLA Group Secures 400 Million Rand for 40 MW of Solar Projects in Southern Africa

The SOLA Group has committed to set up 40 MW of solar projects in Southern Africa. It has secured 400 million Rand (R) ($26.28 million) to build commercial and industrial ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Top 5 Chinese Inverter Companies Account for 36% of Total Exports

Top 5 Chinese Solar Inverter Companies Account for 36% of Total Exports

In the first half (1H) of 2019, the top five solar inverter manufacturers in China accounted for 36.44% of inverter exports globally from China according to the latest trade data ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Guidelines, Incentivizes DISCOMs to Install 18 GW

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued operational guidelines to implement the second phase of its grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Overall, 22 GW of rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra DISCOM’s Request to Adopt Higher Solar Tariff for 1.2 GW of Projects Rejected

Maharashtra DISCOM’s Request to Adopt Higher Solar Tariff for 1.2 GW of Projects Rejected

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) seeking the approval of tariff for 1,170 MW of solar projects to be set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order allowing Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and the other distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure power from ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Pradesh Issues Empanelment Tender for CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Issues Empanelment Tender for CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covers rooftop solar projects with ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Was Setting Upper Tariff Cap a Deterrent for NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender_

Was Setting Upper Tariff Cap a Deterrent for NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender?

Tariff caps are often not acceptable to developers planning on executing solar projects in India. The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has had to extend again the bid-submission deadline for 1.2 ...
Uphold Must-Run Status of Solar & Wind Projects: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

Stop Curtailing Solar and Wind Power: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

The Amaravati High Court has issued an order asking the state load despatch center (SLDC) and the state’s transmission company (APTRANSCO) to stop the curtailment of power from solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar