Shell has completed the $1.55 billion acquisition of Solenergi Power, an Actis company holding 100% of Indian renewables developer Sprng Energy.
Adani Solar, which has 3.5 GW of PV cell and module production capacity, has selected Roofsol Energy as a partner for the retail distribution of its solar panels in Maharashtra.
Adani has partnered with Israel Innovation Authority to leverage the broad Israeli technology ecosystem for its diverse businesses in renewable energy, logistics, and more. The partnership provides Israeli companies a unique opportunity to codevelop, pilot, and scale up innovative technologies by utilizing Adani’s extensive industrial asset base.
The Ahmedabad-headquartered renewable energy solution provider will establish a plant in Pune, Maharashtra, to produce personal mobility and cargo electric vehicles priced at INR 5-6 lac ($6,292-$7,550). Production will likely start in October.
Wood Mackenzie said it expects the United States and China to represent 75% of global energy storage demand in a highly consolidated market.
Rajasthan-headquartered Rays Power Infra has commissioned a 150 MW (DC) solar plant in Raichur and Koppal, Karnataka.
New research from Stanford University researcher Mark Jacobson outlines how 145 countries could meet 100% of their business-as-usual energy needs with wind, water, solar and energy storage. The study finds that in all the countries considered, lower-cost energy and other benefits mean the required investment for transition is paid off within six years. The study also estimates that worldwide, such a transition would create 28 million more jobs than it lost.
Rob Barnett, a senior clean energy analyst for Bloomberg, forecasts a 30% increase in global PV deployment this year, and double-digit growth through 2025.
India is expected to install 20 GW of new solar capacity in 2022, according to JMK Research.
Renewables developer Amp Energy India will develop a floating solar project on a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis and supply the electricity over a period of 25 years under a fixed tariff.
A new study shows that hydrogen could be produced for as little as AUD 2.85 ($1.98) per kilogram, supporting Frontier Energy’s plans to make green hydrogen from a 500 MW solar project it is developing in Western Australia.
Scientists from France’s CEA-Ines developed a 400 W micro-inverter with a power density of 1.1 kW/L and an efficiency of 97%. The device utilizes GaN 600V diodes and power transistors developed by CEA’s electronic branch CEA-Leti.
An international research group has reconstructed the trajectory of p-type wafers in the heterojunction solar cell segment and has identified the lack of knowledge about boron-oxygen related light-induced degradation (BO-LID) as the main cause for the limited adoption of these wafers and the success of their n-type counterparts. According to the scientists, however, there is still big room for improvement for p-type technologies in heterojunction cells.
The urban mining startup has set up an R&D and innovation center focused on improving the efficiency and yield of its chemical-free technology for extracting valuable materials from dead lithium batteries. It will ramp up the facility to double it up as a fully operational metal extraction unit by the end of December.
Under the agreement, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will provide research and technical know-how to support Indian Railways in its renewable energy and energy-efficiency projects.
Sunora Solar’s new 144-cell solar module is available with power outputs ranging from 520 W to 550 W and a power conversion efficiency of 20.18% to 21.03%.
Manufacturers have until August 16 to submit bids for the supply of 3 million multi-crystalline silicon solar cells featuring five bus bars. The cells are required in the peak power rating of 4.68 W and 4.63 W.
Visaka Industries’ patented Atum solar roof will cover a 4,200 sq.ft area and produce 70 kW of power to run the lab at Anant University’s Ahmedabad campus.
USA-headquartered Enphase manufactures microinverters in India from Finnish company Salcomp’s plant in Chennai.
The Bengaluru-headquartered gold refiner will set up a 5 GWh lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility under the government’s production-linked incentive scheme for battery storage.
Mitsubishi Power Americas and Magnum Development are set to begin construction on a 300 GWh underground storage facility in the US state of Utah. It will consist of two caverns with capacities of 150 GWh, to store hydrogen generated by an adjacent 840 MW hydrogen-capable gas turbine combined cycle power plant.
The three companies will receive incentives under the government’s production-linked incentives scheme for battery storage. The scheme has an overall budgetary outlay of INR 18,100 crore (around US$ 2,284 million).
A new report says India will have only 50 million electric vehicles (EVs) on road by 2030 despite a ramp-up in domestic manufacturing, falling behind by 40% on the cumulative sales projections by NITI Aayog. It also recommends policy measures to improve India’s chances of realizing 80 million EV sales by 2030.
NTPC, as a project management consultant to Unión Eléctrica de Cuba (UNE), has launched bids to develop 1.15 GW of grid-connected solar and 150 MW/150 MWh battery storage projects in Cuba. The prospective developer will execute the project on a ‘build-own-operate-transfer’ basis and transfer to UNE after 25 years.
A new report by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) examines the challenges before India in achieving its ambitious target of having 500 GW non-fossil fuel capacity and meeting 50% of its energy requirements from renewables by 2030. It also discusses feasible pathways for achieving these.
Perovskite solar cells have the potential to produce more energy at significantly lower costs than conventional silicon PV cells. Efforts are underway to speed up their commercialization by addressing issues such as limited stability.
Advanced solar panels, inverters, batteries and plant monitoring technologies are revolutionizing the solar sector.
CareEdge Ratings has analyzed the key drivers of rising PV module prices and the impact on projects in India. It has also assessed the tariffs expected in upcoming bids, to ensure that developers get the same returns they were previously getting.
The solar supply chain problems that began last year with high prices and polysilicon shortages are persisting into 2022. But we are already seeing a stark difference from earlier predictions that prices would decline gradually each quarter this year. PV Infolink’s Alan Tu probes the solar market situation and offers insights.
Ensuring pragmatic energy storage transformation is proportional to tweaking the current battery storage chemistry. Zinc battery technology is gaining traction, changing the prevailing energy storage dynamics.