Trump's Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

Trump’s Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

The United States President Donald Trump's attempts to revoke the exclusion of imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition may have failed. President Trump had earlier asserted to raise ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Researchers Identify the Source of Impurity in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Researchers Identify the Source of Impurity in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (Fraunhofer IISB) have claimed that they have identified how impurities are formed in silicon crystals during their manufacturing process ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researchers at NREL Assess Ways to Recycle Silicon Used in Solar Modules

Researchers at NREL Assess Ways to Recycle Silicon Used in Solar Modules

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have conducted the first global assessment of various approaches used to manage solar photovoltaic (PV) modules at the end of their life ...
/ / Solar, Technology
DGTR to Hold Oral Hearing on Anti-Subsidy Investigation of Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

DGTR to Hold Oral Hearing on Anti-Subsidy Investigation of Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has announced that the second hearing in the anti-subsidy investigation concerning the import of textured (tempered) glass from Malaysia will take place on ...
Ground-Mounted Solar Projects Not Part of Shams Dubai Program Anymore

Ground-Mounted Solar Projects Not Part of Shams Dubai Program Anymore

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that ground-mounted solar power projects are no longer included under the Shams Dubai program. DEWA’s Shams Dubai solar program, which was introduced ...
US-Based Solar Panel Maker SunPower Raises $1 Billion Financing

US-Based Solar Panel Maker SunPower Raises $1 Billion Financing

A U.S.-based solar panel maker, SunPower Corp., has announced a strategic partnership of $1 billion (~₹74.97 billion) with Technology Credit Union (Tech CU), one of the leading credit unions in ...
Abu Dhabi’s 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar Project Records World’s Lowest Tariff of $0.0135_kWh

Abu Dhabi’s 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar Project Records World’s Lowest Tariff of $0.0135/kWh

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower), has received the lowest ever tariff for its 2 GW solar project. The record low ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
COVID-19 Impact_ Solar Module Manufacturer SunPower Halts Production Temporarily

COVID-19 Impact: Solar Module Manufacturer SunPower Halts Production Temporarily

Companies across the globe are trying hard to tackle the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In one such case, a U.S. solar panel maker, SunPower Corp, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Singapore’s CapitaLand Receives Over $282 Million for Green Buildings

Singapore’s CapitaLand Receives Over $282 Million for Green Buildings

Headquartered in Singapore, CapitaLand has secured a total of S$400 million (~$282.65 million) in a green loan to increase its green assets and enhance its global portfolio by 2030. Out ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Inferior Backsheets Will Cut the Life of Solar Projects

Inferior Backsheets Will Cut the Life of Solar Projects

Solar project development in India has always been very competitive due to the reverse auction process and also lately because of tariff caps, which forces developers to bid unrealistically low ...
Sembcorp Signs Deal with Singapore Airlines to Install Over 20,000 Solar Panels

Sembcorp Signs Deal with Singapore Airlines to Install Over 20,000 Solar Panels

Sembcorp Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has signed a power purchase agreement with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) to install, own, and operate over 20,000 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Sunseap Group Secures $50 Million for Solar Projects in Singapore

Sunseap Group Secures $50 Million for Solar Projects in Singapore

Sunseap Group, a Singapore-based renewable energy solutions provider, has received a total sum of S$50 million (~$36.7 million) from ABC World Asia and Temasek. The investment will be used for ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Robotic Cleaning of Solar Modules Gaining Traction in India Amid Water Scarcity

Robotic Cleaning of Solar Modules Gaining Traction in India Amid Water Scarcity

Water is a scarce commodity in a country of nearly 1.4 billion people, and the use of water in energy generation is a big concern. The rise of solar and ...
Yellow Door to Help APICORP Install Solar and Energy-Efficient Technologies in Saudi Arabia

Yellow Door to Help APICORP Install Solar and Energy-Efficient Technologies in Saudi Arabia

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, has signed two agreements with Yellow Door Energy to install a rooftop solar system at APICORP’s headquarters in Dammam ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Indian Railways Plans to Source 1 GW of Solar, 200 MW of Wind Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways Plans to Source 1 GW of Solar, 200 MW of Wind Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways is planning to source approximately 1,000 MW of solar power and nearly 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22 across zonal railways and production units. Out of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ecoppia to Provide Cleaning Solutions for Fortum’s Solar Projects at Pavagada and Bhadla

Ecoppia to Provide Cleaning Solutions for Fortum’s Solar Projects at Pavagada and Bhadla

Ecoppia, a company providing automation and robotics for large-scale solar projects, has been chosen by Fortum to deploy its field-proven cleaning solutions across its solar projects in India. Ecoppia develops fully ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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
Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Industry in September 2019

Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Industry in September 2019

The month of September was a busy one for the Indian solar industry with the annual REI Expo held in the national capital between September 18 and 20, 2019. Besides ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Emirates Flight Catering Installs Solar System to Power Eight of its Facilities

Emirates Flight Catering Installs Solar System to Power Eight of its Facilities

Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC), one of the world’s largest catering operations owned by Emirates Airlines, has announced the commissioning of a solar power system at its premises. Under the project, ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
India’s Gift to the United Nations_ 193 Solar Panels for Every Member State

India’s Gift to the United Nations: 193 Solar Panels for Every Member State

In its recent gesture of support for renewable energy, India has gifted 193 solar panels to the United Nations (UN). These solar panels are for each of UN’s 193 member ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Shell to Install Rooftop Solar at Its Lubricant Plant in Maharashtra

Shell to Install Rooftop Solar at Its Lubricant Plant in Maharashtra

Shell, the largest lubricants business in the world, has decided to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the roofs of seven lubricant plants in India, China, Singapore, Switzerland, and Italy ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India and Taiwan Fail to Reach Agreement at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty, Continue Talks

India and Taiwan Fail to Reach Agreement at WTO over Solar Safeguard Duty, Continue Talks

Recently India and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu conducted consultations at the World Tarde Organization (WTO) upon the levy of 25 percent safeguard duty on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Railways to Become Net-Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030

South Western Railway Installs Solar Panels at 19 of its Buildings

The South Western Railway (SWR) is making strides to go green. In a new development, the railway zone installed solar panels of 3,505 kilowatt-peak (kW) capacity across its multiple buildings, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REC Group to Supply 45 MW of Panels for Rooftop Solar Projects in India

REC Group to Supply 45 MW of Panels for Rooftop Solar Projects in India

REC Group, a solar photovoltaic (PV) panels manufacturer, will supply 45 MW of solar panels for the development of rooftop solar projects in India. According to the company, it has ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar