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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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
BHEL Floats Tender for 4,500,000 Multicrystalline Solar Silicon Wafers

BHEL Floats Tender for 4,500,000 Multicrystalline Solar Silicon Wafers

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government of India undertaking, has issued a tender inviting quotations for the manufacturing and supply of 4,500,000 DWS multi silicon solar wafers with a ...
REIL’s New Tender Calls for Manufacturing of 25,000 Crystalline Solar Modules

REIL’s New Tender Calls for Manufacturing of 25,000 Crystalline Solar Modules

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has announced a tender for the manufacturing of crystalline solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules of 75 Wp. The bid submission deadline is July 18, ...
MNRE Introduces Battery Energy Storage System in its Quality Control Order 2017

New MNRE Guidelines for Solar Manufacturers to Keep Project Quality in Check

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a set of guidelines to be followed by solar manufacturers for models of modules that will be utilized in government-owned projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Issues Another Floating Solar Tender of 100 MW for its Premises in Telangana

NTPC Issues Another Floating Solar Tender of 100 MW for its Premises in Telangana

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to develop 100 MW of grid-connected floating solar project at NTPC Ramagundam, located in Telangana. The tender allows for the ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
US Imposes 25 Percent Import Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules from China

US Imposes 25 Percent Import Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules from China

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced a 25 percent additional tariff on the import of 279 Chinese products, worth approximately $16 billion. Among these products, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Guidelines for Conducting Lab Tests on Solar PV Modules

CEL Invites EoI for Setting Up Solar Module and Cell Manufacturing Units

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise of the government of India, has invited expression of interest (EoI) from interested parties to set up manufacturing facility in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Imports to India Surge in Q1 2018

Solar Imports to India Surge in Q1 2018

In the first quarter (Q1) of calendar year (CY) 2018, India imported solar modules and cells worth over $1 billion and exported modules and cells worth approximately $19.15 million. There ...
Madras High Court Asks Customs to Clear Solar Modules Without Paying Safeguard Duty

Madras High Court Dismisses Petition Filed Against Levy of Safeguard Duty

The Madras High Court has dismissed the writ petition filed by domestic project developer Shapoorji & Pallonji against the levy of 70 percent safeguard duty for 200 days as prescribed ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Safeguard Duty Case Update: Parties to Provide Written Submissions to Madras High Court

Safeguard Duty Case Update: Parties to Provide Written Submissions to Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has asked domestic project developer Shapoorji Pallonji and the Office of the Director General (DG) of Safeguards to submit written statements on the ongoing safeguard duty ...
Domestic Solar Manufacturers Withdraw Anti-Dumping Petition

BREAKING: Petitioners Withdraw Solar Anti-Dumping Case, to Refile Next Week

In a significant development, Indian solar manufacturers have withdrawn the anti-dumping petition filed with the Ministry of Trade and Commerce against solar cell and module imports from China, Taiwan and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
US Accepts China’s Invitation to Enter WTO Consultation over its Solar Safeguard Measures

WTO Agrees to Set Up Compliance Panel for the Ongoing India-US Solar Trade Dispute

In a relief for India, the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed to set up a panel to look into the ongoing trade conflict ...