Tags: solar power

US want India to explore cheaper alternative to silicon solar cells: Dan Brouillette

The United States wants India to explore manufacturing a cheaper alternative to silicon solar cells, US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said on Wednesday, amid high dependence on Chinese technology. Brouillette, who was addressing a virtual press conference at the conclusion of the India energy forum at the IHS CERA Week, said India was “perfectly positioned […]

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Renesas Extends RA MCU Family with RA6T1 MCU Group for AI-based Endpoint Predictive Maintenance

Renesas Electronics Corporation has  announced the extension of its microcontroller (MCU) portfolio designed for motor control applications targeting smart homes, industrial automation, and building automation. Featuring a rich set of peripheral functions and AI-based failure detection, the four new RA6T1 Group MCUs are the latest members of Renesas’ rapidly expanding Arm-based RA Family, and the […]

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Global solar PV installations to hit 115 GWdc in 2020: Wood Mackenzie

As global solar PV markets continue to weather the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, solar PV installations are expected to hit 115 GWdc this year, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest quarterly market outlook. This is up 5% from the total installed globally in 2019. “The most severe of lockdowns have ended in almost all countries, […]

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MNRE proposes framework for promoting application of distributed renewable energy (DRE)

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed a framework for promotng application of distributed renewable energy (DRE) in rural areas. DRE applications are powered by renewable energy and are used for earning livelihoods directly solar dryer, solar powered cold storage, solar charkha, solar lighting systems. There are successful pilots and business models […]

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Free installation of rooftop solar panels in Chandigarh if applied online

The Chandigarh Administration has reportedly asked residents to apply online for the installation of rooftop solar panels free of cost. The Tribune reports that UT Administration has already approved the scheme to implement rooftop solar project on private residential buildings under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model. Based on the petition filed by CREST, […]

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AGEL transfers 205 MW operating solar assets to its JV with TOTAL

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) and TOTAL SA (TOTAL) had formed a 50:50 JV for 2,148 MW solar power assets in India, which was setup at an enterprise valuation of INR 17,385 Cr in April 2020. The JV has today completed another acquisition as per JV agreement, by way of transfer of 205 MW of […]

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Sungrow wins 800 MWp PV Inverter Solution Contract in Qatar

Sungrow has announced that it will power the 800 MWp Al Kharsaa project in Qatar with featured 1500V string inverter SG250HX. The project is noteworthy as the third-largest solar plant in the world and the first utility-scale solar project in Qatar.  It’s planned to be fully operational before the 2022 World Cup, supporting Qatar National […]

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UL Launches New Laboratory In India To Support Growing Solar PV Industry

UL has announced the launch of a new laboratory to meet the growing demand of the Indian solar PV industry for testing and certification services as per the latest International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. UL created the new laboratory by investing in a skilled workforce and expansion of its existing solar PV laboratory in Bengaluru. […]

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IOC’s northern regional office lights up with rooftop solar plant

On-grid rooftop solar power plant at IOC’s northern regional office at Green Park was inaugurated by IOC Director (Marketing) Gurmeet Singh. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Tuesday said its northern regional office in the national capital has commissioned a 50-kilowatt (KW) rooftop solar power plant to electrify the building. “The solar plant has 150 solar […]

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Watch: India PV Edge 2020 – Investors Conclave

The third session at the India PV Edge 2020 was – “Investment Conclave” , it brought in large investors like IFC, Goldman Sachs, Black Rock, SBI, and climate funds to catalyze investment momentum in cutting edge PV technologies. Dr. Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, thanked the dignitaries and emphasized that “India cannot be a […]

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