Bangladesh Jute Mills Corp. (BJMC), which manages all government-owned jute factories and industries in the South Asian country, has agreed to buy power from six different project developers under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
Despite major roadblocks, rooftop solar capacity additions in the country are growing fast, with nearly 2 GW already added in the four months ending July 31, 2023.
The nation has reached a cumulative installed rooftop solar capacity of 9.6 GW as of June 30, 2023.
Australian installer UV Solar has rolled out a new frameless solar panel that manufacturer GoodWe says is 60% lighter than conventional PV modules, making it ideal for rooftops that are unable to support traditional PV and racking.
Cleantech Solar builds on partnership with Kellogg in Malaysia with the commissioning of the second phase of a rooftop solar PV system, taking the total system size to 3.1 MWp.
Saatvik Green Energy will build the 12 MW rooftop solar project for a steel conglomerate in Orissa. It will use 545 Wp mono PERC panels for the plant spanning 25,522 sq.m.
Cleantech Solar, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions to corporations in Southeast Asia and India, announces the commissioning of a 3.4 MWp rooftop solar PV system at the manufacturing facility of Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Malaysia).
Scientists led by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have designed panel-like photoreactors relying on a water-splitting photocatalyst that could produce hydrogen on rooftops or dedicated solar farms. They claim the photoreactors have high economic potential because of their ‘extremely’ low costs.
Clean Energy Associates (CEA) has performed a safety audit on more than 600 rooftop PV systems and has found that 97% of installations have major safety concerns. It says that 49% of sites have grounding issues, 47% have damaged modules, and 41% have cross-mated connectors.
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