Monthly Archives: October 2018

IBC SOLAR Line modules receive top rating for fire protection in Italy

IBC SOLAR  has been awarded the Italian class 1 fire protection certificate for poly- and monocrystalline modules of its own brand IBC SOLAR Line. A test laboratory accredited by the Italian Ministry of Interiors has thus confirmed the modules’ best possible fire protection behaviour. The specifications for fire protection in Italy are much stricter than […]

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Smart electricity meters in rural India a win-win: ADB

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to scale up a satellite-based smart electricity meters project, implemented in a village in Uttar Pradesh, as it finds it to be a win-win solution for several stakeholders, including the consumers as well as discoms. As part of its USD 200 million loan for Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) […]

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Sungrow create awareness of Solar at IIT Patna as part of its CSR program

Sungrow has announced it recently made a compelling success with an open course held in one of Indian well-known university, Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IITP), under the title solar innovation and contribution. The open course has attracted hundreds of attendees and marked the beginning of Sungrow’s exploration and research into inspiring undergraduates. It brings […]

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Ganga may not flow clean in the near future, says new analysis

Almost four years since Prime Minister Modi promised a clean Ganga, the river continues to run polluted and people living in cities along the river might be drinking what is at best partially treated sewage, not Gangajal: says an assessment of the state of India’s most celebrated and revered river. The government has claimed that […]

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SECI postpones its first major hybrid tender for 1200MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has postponed the hybrid tender for the fifth time. It was first major hybrid tender for 1200MW floated by SECI. The auction was scheduled on October 26, however now it is set for November 14. It is said that the developers’ poor response triggered to postpone the auction. […]

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India has more e-rickshaws than China’s e-vehicles fleet

An electric-vehicle revolution is gaining ground in India, and it has nothing to do with cars. The South Asian nation is home to about 1.5 million battery-powered, three-wheeled e-rickshaws – a fleet bigger than the total number of electric passenger cars sold in China since 2011. But while the world’s largest auto market dangled significant […]

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Waaree wins contract for 60 Mw ground mounted solar power project in Vietnam

Waaree Energies has announced that it won a contract for a 60 Megawatt (Mw) ground-mounted solar power project in Vietnam. The solar power project will be set up in association with a utility scale provider, it will mark a step towards achieving the 12 Gigawatt (GW) of solar PV target set by the Vietnam government […]

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PM Modi inaugurates Krishi Kumbh, says Solar pumps will be installed across the country

PM Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the ‘Krishi Kumbh’ in Lucknow as he expressed hope that the event will pave the way for new technology to be imbibed in the agriculture sector. Addressing the event via video conference, he appreciated the Uttar Pradesh government for its efforts in augmenting the procurement of foodgrains. Amid concerns […]

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JinkoSolar Recognized as a Top Performer on DNV GL’s 2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

JinkoSolar has announced that it has been recognized as a Top Performer on DNV GL’s 2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard for the fourth consecutive year. DNV GL tested over 300 bills of material (BOM) for more than 50 module manufacturers. Testing focused on four major aspects including thermal cycling, damp heat, dynamic mechanical load and […]

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First Solar cuts 2018 earnings and sales outlook, shares slide

First Solar Inc lowered its earnings and sales forecasts for the year on Thursday, citing lower-than-expected sales of solar panels, higher costs to ramp up manufacturing and the shift of a project sale into next year. The company’s share slid 8 percent to $40 in after-hours trading following the announcement, after closing at $43.52 on […]

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