This week’s top 10 Solar Industry news in Solar News wrap includes: TrinaTracker Vanguard, Total’s share in AGEL, CIAL’s floating solar project, Women’s self-help group set up solar panel making unit and more.
- Trina Solar Releases TrinaTracker Vanguard 600+ Series increasing efficiency by 8%
Trina Solar has released the TrinaTracker Vanguard 600+ series in China, a product series that has passed TÜV and UL certifications, increasing energy efficiency by 2%-8%. TrinaTracker consists of two series of trackers, the Dual Row Agile 600+ and the Single Row Vanguard 600+, which perfectly cater to leading 210mm ultra-high power 600W+ and 550W modules and continue the trend of 600W+ ultra-high power modules development in the industry and enable optimized construction costs and lowest risks for EPCs whilst ensuring the highest and most assured long term energy outcome for IPPs.
- Government allows solar and wind projects to avail transmission charge waivers
Huge relief coming in for solar and wind power producers facing delays in project commissioning due to reasons beyond their control. The government has reportedly allowed renewable power producers to avail transmission charge waivers even if they fail to set up their plants within June 30, 2023 — the deadline set for projects to receive the benefit.
- Women’s self-help group In Maharashtra village set up solar panel making unit
A women’s self-help group has set up a solar panel manufacturing unit at a village in Maharashtra, as part of a project aimed at encouraging women to take up jobs and sustain their livelihood, officials said. Talking to on Thursday, Wardha Zilla Parishad’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Sachin Ombase claimed it to be the first such unit set up by a rural women’s self-help group in the state.
- World’s largest single-site solar power plant in Abu Dhabi
On the southeast of Abu Dhabi is the world’s largest single-site solar plant. Located at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi, Noor Abu Dhabi (which means light in Arabic) features 3.2 million solar panels. The clean, renewable energy produced here will power the daily lives of 90,000 families in the emirate.
- Madhya Pradesh has set up largest number of solar pumps in the country under government scheme
Madhya Pradesh has set up largest number of solar pumps in the country under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan, state’s New and Renewable Energy Minister Hardeep Singh Dang said. A total of 3,224 solar pumps were set up against the target of 3,490 in 24 districts of the state to achieve 92.4 per cent success under the scheme, which is maximum in the country, said Dang.
- CIAL commissions large floating solar power plant
World’s first Airport to completely operate on solar power has now gone greener commissioning large floating solar power plant. Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has commissioned one of the biggest floating solar power plants in the state with a capacity of 452-kilowatt hour in an effort to sustain the airport power positive by using green energy.
- Total acquires 20 percent stake in Adani Green Energy Limited
Adani Promoter Group, India and TOTAL, France announced the acquisition of a 20% minority interest by TOTAL in AGEL via the acquisition of shares held by the Adani Promoter Group in Adani Green Energy Limited.
- Solar carts introduced for birdwatchers at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh
The Chandigarh administration has launched two solar-powered carts for the birdwatchers of the city at Sukhna Lake. The service started by the UT forest and wildlife department will be free for all visitors, especially senior citizens, pregnant women and persons with physical disabilities.
- Farmers’ consent to Delhi Government to set up solar power plant in 9 villages
Farmers across nine villages in the north-western peripheries of Delhi has given the state government consent for setting up solar plants in 225 acres of agricultural land under a long-awaited scheme that aims to enhance the Capital’s power production and contribute to income of farmers.
- MoU signed between India and Uzbekistan for solar energy cooperation
The Union cabinet was recently informed of signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan for solar energy cooperation. India is running the world’s largest clean energy programme and has established its green energy credentials, with the country’ solar tariffs falling to a record low of INR 1.99 per unit. India is also trying to access energy-rich Central Asia.