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 ...
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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
A New Formula Reveals Bifacial Solar Modules Can Generate 15% to 20% More Power

A New Formula Reveals Bifacial Solar Modules Can Generate 15% to 20% More Power

Researchers at Purdue University have come up with a new thermodynamic formula, which reveals that bifacial cells make the double-sided panels generate 15% to 20% more electricity than the conventional ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Central Electronics Limited Tenders for 1 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells (1)

Central Electronics Limited Tenders for 1 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Sahibabad-based public sector enterprise, Central Electronics Limited (CEL), has announced a tender for the supply of one million multi-crystalline solar cells on a fixed price basis. According to the tender, ...
Hanergy Achieves 25.11% Conversion Efficiency for its Silicon Heterojunction Solar Technology

Hanergy Achieves 25.11% Conversion Efficiency for its Silicon Heterojunction Solar Technology

Beijing-based Hanergy Holding Group Ltd, the thin-film solar power company, has announced that its Chengdu Research & Development Center has once again breached the world record for its silicon heterojunction ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers Find a Way to Extract Silicon from Discarded Solar Panels and Use it in Batteries

Researchers Find a Way to Extract Silicon from Discarded Solar Panels and Use it in Batteries

Researchers at the Deakin University have come up with an innovative way to extract silicon for discarded solar panels and turn it into nano silicon for batteries. This latest innovation ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

Solar Imports to India Declined by 39% in Q2 2019

India’s solar imports declined significantly in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2019. Solar modules and cells worth $399 million (~₹27.75 billion) were imported by India in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
SECI Modifies its 7 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW of Manufacturing Component

SECI Modifies its 7 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW of Manufacturing Component

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has announced an amendment for its tender that calls for setting up 7 GW of solar projects coupled with 2 GW of ...
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Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

The month of October witnessed several important renewable energy policy announcements, especially in the solar sector. One of the most important announcements of the month was a clarification issued by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Polycrystalline Solar Modules Cannot Survive for Long in India_ LONGi Solar Interview

Polycrystalline Solar Modules Cannot Survive for Long in India: LONGi Solar Interview

The introduction of passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) cell technology has markedly increased the efficiency of monocrystalline cells, making them an economically attractive option for many projects. However, the use ...
Four Solar Developers Get Safeguard Duty Relief from CERC

Four Solar Developers Get Safeguard Duty Relief from CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order that will give compensation relief from the safeguard duty to four developers after they petitioned the commission citing the Change ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

CEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Government-owned electronics manufacturer, Central Electronics Limited (CEL), has issued a tender for multi-crystalline solar cells (5 busbars). The CEL is looking to procure cells with a minimum efficiency of 18.8% ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bharat Electronics Seeks Bidders to Procure Monocrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Electronics Seeks Bidders to Procure Monocrystalline Solar Cells

The government-owned electronics manufacturer and supplier, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for the procurement of 798,430 monocrystalline silicon solar cells. The government undertaking has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Proposes Basic Customs Duty on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

MNRE Proposes Basic Customs Duty on Imported Solar Cells and Modules

The Minister of Power R.K. Singh has proposed that basic customs duty (BCD) be imposed on imported solar cells and modules from April 2021 in a letter to the finance ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

Australian Research Team Achieves 21.6% Efficiency in Perovskite Solar Cells

A team of research scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) has had a breakthrough in the efficiency of solar cells, an outcome multiple entities around the world are incessantly ...
/ / Solar, Technology
REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

REIL Issues 3 Tenders to Procure Solar Cells and Module Mounting Structures

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), the government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has issued three separate notices inviting tenders for rate contracts for the procurement of 4.5 watts (W) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Alerts Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Government Solar Projects

MNRE Alerts Stakeholders to Comply with the ALMM Order for Government Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification shedding light on its earlier order regarding the compulsory registration under the Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Integrators Oppose Government's Move to Only Allow Manufacturers to Bid under KUSUM

Solar Integrators Oppose Government’s Move to Only Allow Manufacturers to Bid under KUSUM

It was recently announced that only the manufacturers of solar pumps and modules had been allowed to bid for tenders under KUSUM program after recent amendments to the guidelines. This ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach Nearly 20% Efficiency

Ultrathin Solar Cells Reach Nearly 20% Efficiency

Researchers at the French Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N) have collaborated with researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and others to efficiently capture the sunlight ...
/ / Solar, Technology