CEL Seeks Start-Ups to Assist in Manufacturing Waterless Solar Module Cleaning Systems

CEL Seeks Start-Ups to Assist in Manufacturing Waterless Solar Module Cleaning Systems

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to tie-up with start-up companies as a ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Technology and Financing Could Unlock Underserved SMEs in Rooftop Solar_ Interview

Technology and Financing Could Unlock Underserved SMEs in Rooftop Solar: Interview

After five consecutive years of growth, the rooftop solar market in India had a rough year in 2019 with installations totaling 1.1 GW, which was a 33% decline year-over-year. Now ...
Researchers Develop New Way to Turn Polymers into Battery Components Using Microwaves

Researchers Develop New Way to Turn Polymers into Battery Components Using Microwaves

Researchers at Purdue University, in collaboration with researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology and Tufts University, have developed a technique to turn polymers into components for batteries using microwave ...
Rooftop Solar Solutions Provider MYSUN Raises ₹320 Million in Pre-Series A Funding

Rooftop Solar Solutions Provider MYSUN Raises ₹320 Million in Pre-Series A Funding

MYSUN, a Delhi-based technology platform for rooftop solar energy solutions, has raised ₹320 million (~$4.2 million) from its existing investors in a structured equity deal. This is a part of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Researchers Develop New Electrode Material to Make Lithium Batteries More Efficient

Researchers Develop New Electrode Material to Make Lithium Batteries More Efficient

Japanese researchers have developed a new electrode material that they claim will make lithium batteries cheaper, more stable, and capable of holding more charge for longer periods. The team was ...
MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The last ...
Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers Claim 27.7% Efficiency in Mechanically-Stacked PV Silicon Tandem Cell

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) claim to have set a new conversion efficiency record of 27.7% in mechanically-stacked perovskite-silicon tandem cells. This would only need to improve slightly, ...
Research Demonstrates 17% Power Conversion Efficiency in Organic PV Cells

Research Demonstrates 17% Power Conversion Efficiency in Organic PV Cells

A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a technique that could increase the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells to 17% ...
/ / Solar, Technology
New Technology to Develop Indigenous Graphene Supercapacitor for Energy Storage

New Technology to Develop Indigenous Graphene Supercapacitor for Energy Storage

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) and SPEL Technologies Pune have jointly developed a technology for generating functionalized graphene at lower costs. This process will be used ...
Huawei Inks Deal with Adani Green Energy for 860 MW of Solar Projects

Huawei Inks Deal with Adani Green Energy for 860 MW of Solar Projects

Huawei, a global information and communication technology company, has signed an 860 MW contract with Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy arm of Adani Group. According to Huawei, its newly ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited proposals for research and development (R&D) and demonstration in the field of solar energy. The proposals have been sent to ...
/ / Solar, Technology
ADB to Provide $11.5 Million for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Kazakhstan

Amplus Signs Pact with Norway’s Kongsberg to Utilize Efficiency Enhancing Applications

Amplus Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norway’s Kongsberg Digital to utilize efficiency enhancing applications available in Kongsberg’s digital ecosystem, Kognifai. Gurgaon-based Amplus will explore opportunities ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
MNRE Gets ₹1.75 Billion for Renewable Energy Research and Technology Development

MNRE Gets ₹1.75 Billion for Renewable Energy Research and Technology Development

The President of India has given his approval for the continuation of renewable energy research and technology development (RETD) program for implementation during 2017-18 and 2019-20 at the cost of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

Green Bank Network to Provide $41 Billion for Green Infrastructure Projects Around the World

Green Bank Network  is expected to mobilize $41 billion in public and private capital for green infrastructure projects around the globe. Green banks are specialised financial institutions that work closely ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Indian Rooftop Solar Company Freyr Energy Raises ₹270 Million in Series- A Funding

Indian Rooftop Solar Company Freyr Energy Raises ₹270 Million in Series-A Funding

Freyr Energy, a Hyderabad-based rooftop solar company, has announced raising ₹270 million (~$3.81 million) through a mix of equity and debt investments. The company has more than 1,000 installations across ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Tata Power Agrees to Deploy 35 MWh of Gravity-Based Energy Storage from Energy Vault

Tata Power Agrees to Deploy 35 MWh of Gravity-Based Energy Storage from Energy Vault

Tata Power, an Indian power conglomerate, has announced that it will deploy a 35 MWh Energy Vault system in the next year. Energy Vault system is based on the the ...
DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

There has been a lot of talk lately echoing the sentiment that the next big market in India at the residential level will be solar integrated with power back-up technology ...
MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

Thailand’s Independent Solar Power Producers Brace for Levy of Extra Charges

Soon, small independent solar power producers will have to pay extra charges in Thailand to help minimize the impact of blockchain-enabled competition with the state-owned utility, reported the Nikkei Asian ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
China’s ZNShine Solar Wins BHEL’s Contract to Supply 37.5 MW of Solar Modules

China’s ZNShine Solar Wins BHEL’s Contract to Supply 37.5 MW of Solar Modules

ZNShine Solar, a Chinese PV module manufacturer, has won a tender to supply 37.5 MW of PV modules to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), which is India’s largest manufacturer of ...
Alta Devices Sets New Record for Single Junction Solar Cell with Efficiency of 28.9%

Alta Devices Sets New Record for Single Junction Solar Cell with Efficiency of 28.9%

Alta Devices, a manufacturer of thin and flexible mobile power technology, has set a record for a single junction solar cell with an efficiency of 28.9 percent. This claim has been ...
Oxford PV Sets New Record for Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency of 27.3%

Oxford PV Sets New Record for Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency of 27.3%

Oxford PV, a perovskite solar technology company, announced that it achieved a 27.3 percent conversion efficiency for its 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Solar Cell and Module Technologies in India Will be on Focus if Duties are Imposed

Solar Cell and Module Technologies in India Will be on Focus if Duties are Imposed

The Indian solar industry currently is consumed by whether a safeguard duty will be imposed or not and all the pros and cons around it. If a safeguard duty is ...
Four-junction Tandem Thin Film Cells Have Huge Potential for Rooftop Solar: MIT Study

Four-junction Tandem Thin Film Cells Have Huge Potential for Rooftop Solar: MIT Study

Scientists working in the field of solar energy are constantly trying to find a balance between efficiency and cost. Recently, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
/ / Solar, Technology
has signed a mandate with the government of Uzbekistan to increase its renewable power capacity and encourage private sector investment in Uzbekistan’s renewable energy sector.

New Water-Based Battery to Store Solar, Wind Energy

Researchers at Stanford claim to have developed a water-based battery that can provide a better solution than lithium-ion for storing solar and wind energy, according to the journal Nature Energy. Though ...
MIT Research Solar Pumps in India

Report: Big Variation in Cost and Performance of Solar Pumps in India

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have recently released a report evaluating a range of solar pump technologies and business models available in India for irrigation and salt mining ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar