Tags: Solar Cells

Trina Solar starts manufacturing 210mm solar cells and Vertex modules in Vietnam

Trina Solar has announced the first batch of Trina Solar 210mm diameter cells and Vertex modules have come off the production line from the company’s overseas factory in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam. This shipment marks Trina Solar’s commencement of the full-capacity delivery of its Vertex 550W modules globally, making Trina Solar the first solar company to […]

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ReNew Power to develop solar component production facility in Gujarat

ReNew Power on Monday said it plans to develop a solar cell and module manufacturing facility with 2 gigawatts annual capacity in Dholera Special Industrial Region, Gujarat. The facility will manufacture solar cells and modules using state-of-the-art monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter & Rear Contact) and large wafer technology and will implement best practices in line […]

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Borosil to double solar glass capacity investing Rs 500 crore

Borosil Renewables, the sole domestic manufacturer of solar panel glass, is doubling its capacity to 900 tonnes per day with an investment of Rs 500 crore, a top company official has said. The city-based company, a part of the Borosil Group that is the market leader in laboratory glasses and other consumer glasses, currently has […]

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Coal India plans to manufacture solar wafers and participate in solar auction: Report

Coal India is planning to bet big on solar as the world’s largest coal miner is looking to venture into solar wafer manufacturing and wants to “aggressively” participate in the country’s solar energy auctions, chairman of Coal India Pramod Agarwal told Reuters in an interview. Pramod Agarwal speaking to the news agency said “Coal as […]

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New Perovskite Design Shows Path to Higher Efficiency: NREL

Restructuring the way perovskite solar cells are designed can boost their efficiency and increase their deployment in buildings and beyond, according to researchers with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Perovskite photovoltaic (PV) cells are made of layers of materials sandwiched together, with the top and bottom layers key to converting sunlight to electricity. The […]

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NTPC 100 MW floating solar plant, Nautilus Solar, Kamuthi solar plant, BCD on solar modules and cells and more

This week’s Solar News Wrap includes: NTPC’s 100 MW floating solar plant in Tamil Nadu, Nautilus Solar Energy Acquires Solar Portfolio In Maine, Trina Solar Launches 670W Vertex Modules, Kamuthi solar power plant water positive, MNRE imposes BCD on imported solar cells and modules, Jharkhand government to put solar panels at 7,776 homes and more […]

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MNRE imposes BCD on imported solar cells and modules, to take effect from April

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has imposed basic customs duty (BCD) on imported solar cells and modules which will come into effect  starting April 1, 2022.  The ministry has imposed 40 % BCD on solar modules with HSN Code 85414012 and 25% on solar cells (85414011). Presently, India’s solar sector, just like […]

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REC Solar received certification for EPDs for silicon and multicrystalline blocks in solar cells

REC Solar Norway AS, a subsidiary of REC Group has announced that EPD Norway has approved and published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for solar grade silicon and for multicrystalline silicon blocks made by REC. REC Solar Norway produces high purity silicon for use in solar cells, using a unique metallurgical purification method that consumes upwards […]

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