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This week’s Solar News Wrap includes -Tesla solar inverter, EESL solar pump tender, MNRE clarification, Infineon solar pump challenge, Trina Solar, MNRE and more

  • Infineon Solar Pump Motor Drive Challenge 2021 kick starts today

Infineon Technologies has announced the commencement of its ‘Infineon Solar Pump Motor Drive Challenge 2021‘ initiative to encourage affordable and reliable solar powered irrigation systems for farmers – design and manufactured locally.

  • THDC India arm of NTPC makes 50 MW solar project commercially operational in Kerala

THDC India, arm of NTPC has made its maiden solar project in Kerala commercially operational.

“The maiden solar power project of 50 MW capacity situated at Kasargod Solar Park at Kasargod, Kerala of THDC India Limited (a subsidiary company of NTPC Limited), is declared on commercial operation from December 31, 2020,” a BSE filing said.

  • Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Increased 24 percent in 2020 says a report

Total corporate funding into the solar sector globally, including venture capital and private equity (VC), debt financing, and public market financing, came to $14.5 billion, a 24% increase compared to the $11.7 billion in 2019 says Mercom Capital in its annual report.

  • To popularise solar energy in the state, West Bengal government allows net metering for individual household

In a bid to popularise solar energy in the state, the West Bengal government has allowed net metering for individual household rooftop solar panels starting from 1 KW, an official said.

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission in its recent amendments to the Cogeneration and Electricity Generation from Renewable Sources Regulations 2013 had allowed net metering for individual households from 1 KW but had restricted it to 5 KW, a top official told PTI.

  • Solar battery firm sonnen sets sights on growth

Shell-owned German solar battery maker sonnen expects to expand in line with its core market, which is growing fast as people look to move away from fossil fuels. Globally, the company’s competitors include South Korea’s LG Chem and Tesla.

  • MNRE issues clarification says Only state discoms authorised to implement rooftop solar scheme.

MNRE clarifies that only state discoms and not vendors were authorised to implement the rooftop solar scheme.

  • Tesla launches Solar Power Inverter

Tesla has launched its own solar power inverter which completes the Tesla home solar system, converting DC power from solar to AC power for home consumption. Once installed, homeowners can use the Tesla app to manage their solar system and monitor energy consumption, resulting in a truly unique ecosystem experiencompany said the ccompany.

  • All Member States Of UN Can Now Join International Solar Alliance: India

India on Friday said all member states of the United Nations, including those lying beyond the tropics, can now join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) with an amendment to its framework agreement coming into effect recently.

  • EESL floats Tender for 317,975 Solar Pumps Across India

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) floated tender for an off-grid solar photovoltaic water pumping system in selected States on a pan-India basis under Component-B of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. last date for submission of bids is February 4, 2021.

  • Trina Solar obtains a dual Environmental Protection Certification

Trina Solar has recently obtained dual “Environmental Product Declaration” (EPD) certifications from UL, the global independent safety science certification institute, and EPDItaly, which is the first UL and EPDItaly mutually recognized EPD in photovoltaic industry, proving the Company’s environmental performance and sustainability.