Daily News Wrap-Up_ Power Roll’s New Solar Mini-Grid to Power Himalayan Village

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Roll’s New Solar Mini-Grid to Power Himalayan Village

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC Limited has plans to add over 5 GW of solar capacity in the next two years ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu’s New Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy Includes Subsidies for Solar Cells

Tamil Nadu’s New Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy Includes Subsidies for Solar Cells

The state of Tamil Nadu has come out with the ‘Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Policy 2020’ to increase the state’s electronic output to $100 billion (~₹7.3 trillion) by 2025. The government ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Technological Upgrades Imperative for India’s Solar Manufacturing to Take-Off

Technological Upgrades Imperative for India’s Solar Manufacturing to Take-Off

The government of India has been promoting self-reliance and is trying to limit India’s dependence on imports and expand domestic manufacturing capabilities. So far, duties have been the means to ...
Solar Module Manufacturers ZNShine and Trina to Expand Production Capacity

Solar Module Manufacturers ZNShine and Trina to Expand Production Capacity

Two solar cell and module manufacturers have announced expansion plans for their production units. Solar module manufacturer ZNShine Solar announced its plans to expand its production capacity to 10 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Electronics Limited Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Ribbons (1)

Central Electronics Limited Invites Bids for Supply of Solar Ribbons

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids from eligible and approved bidders for the supply of solar ribbons. Solar ribbons are copper conductors installed in solar PV panels. These ribbons ...
REIL Floats Tender for 6,500 Locally Made Polycrystalline Solar Modules

REIL Floats Tender for 6,500 Locally Made Polycrystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has issued tender for rate contract manufacturing of polycrystalline solar modules of 325W. If solar cells are domestically manufactured, the diffusion process on ...
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 ...
India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s Solar Imports Nosedive in Q1 2020 Amid Lockdown Due to COVID-19

India’s solar imports fell by 77% year-over-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2020 with $151 million (~₹10.8 billion) compared to $650 million (₹45.8 billion) ...
Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

Impact of Basic Customs Duty on Solar Manufacturers Located in India’s SEZs

The Indian government has introduced several protectionist policies in the recent past to boost domestic manufacturing in the solar sector. Some of these measures include the anti-dumping duty, safeguard duty, ...
BHEL to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government undertaking, has invited bids to manufacture and supply 12 million units of solar cells. The last date for the submission of bids ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

A team of research scientists led by the University of New South Wales, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, have, for the first time, produced a new generation of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
These Quantum Dot Solar Cells Have No Toxic Elements

These Quantum Dot Solar Cells Have No Toxic Elements

Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) have come up with new quantum dot solar cells that can match the efficiency of the existing quantum dot-based devices. The best ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Scientists Develop Integrated Module That Can Split Water to Produce Energy

Scientists Develop Integrated Module That Can Split Water to Produce Energy

Researchers at Rice University in the United States of America have created a low-cost device that can split water to produce hydrogen fuel. The device is developed by the Brown ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Scientists Introduce An Innovative Way to Stabilize Perovskite Cells at High Temperatures

Scientists Introduce An Innovative Way to Stabilize Perovskite Solar Cells at High Temperatures

Scientists and researchers around the world have been trying to increase the efficiency of solar cells. Perovskites with its properties could just be the right ingredient to spur the development ...
/ / Solar, Technology
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 ...
CEL Floats Tender for 1 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

CEL Floats Tender for 1 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has announced a tender for 1,000,000 multicrystalline solar cells. According to the tender document, the solar cells must have five bus ...
NREL Scientists Achieve Six-Junction Solar Cell Efficiency of Over 47%

NREL Scientists Achieve Six-Junction Solar Cell Efficiency of Over 47%

The scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a solar cell that has an efficiency exceeding 47%. The latest offering, which is a six-junction solar cell, now ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Claim to Have Achieved 25% Cell Efficiency Using Thin-Film Solar Cell

Researchers Claim to Have Achieved 25% Cell Efficiency Using Thin-Film Solar Cell

Researchers from the Hasselt University, Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (imec), VITO, EnergyVille, and PERCISTAND consortium claim to have achieved a rare feat of 25% efficiency using a thin-film solar cell. Speaking on ...
/ / Solar, Technology
DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

DGTR To Review Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells and Modules Imports

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is initiating a review investigation, for examining the need for the continued imposition of safeguard duty on the import of solar cells and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEL Floats Tender for Supply of 3 MW of Multi-Crystalline Solar Modules

CEL Floats Tender for Supply of 3 MW of Multicrystalline Solar Modules

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has floated a tender for 3 MW of multicrystalline solar modules. Each of these modules must be rated for a minimum ...
/ / Uncategorized
Scientists Propose Technology That Could Reduce the Cost of High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Scientists Propose Technology That Could Reduce the Cost of High-Efficiency Solar Cells

The scientists of St. Petersburg University in Russia have tested a new technology for the fabrication of high-efficiency solar cells based on A3B5 semiconductors integrated on a silicon substrate. A3B5 ...
/ / Solar, Technology
MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers to List Items for Basic Customs Duty Exemption

MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers to List Items for Basic Customs Duty Exemption

Amid ongoing confusion in the solar industry over the imposition of basic customs duty, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification asking solar PV manufacturers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Set to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Set to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids to manufacture and supply 12 million units of 156.75 mm multicrystalline solar cells with five busbars and 4.62Wp. The cells should ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Large Manufacturers with Multiple Products Could Pay Hefty Application Fee for ALMM

Large Solar Module Manufacturers with Multiple Products Could Pay a Hefty Fee for ALMM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the compulsory requirements of registration for solar manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REIL Invites Bids for 1.3 Million Domestically Made Multicrystalline Solar Cells

REIL Invites Bids for 1.3 Million Domestically Made Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), Jaipur, a government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has invited bids from Indian manufacturers to supply multicrystalline silicon solar cells. The last date for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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