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Jindal Stainless signs 300 MW wind-solar PPA with ReNew Power

The stainless-steel manufacturer has selected ReNew Power to develop a utility-scale wind-solar project for its self-consumption.
Manufacturing

Greenzo announces 250 MW electrolyzer fab in Gujarat

The Delhi-based renewable project consultant will invest $50 million in the Gujarat facility to manufacture anion exchange membrane (AEM) electrolyzers for green hydrogen generation. The project has received $1 million from Real Time Accelerator Fund as ...
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REC arm tenders 1.25 GW of ISTS solar projects

REC Power Development and Consultancy Ltd has invited global bids to develop 1.25 GW of solar projects on a build-own-operate basis in India. Bidding closes on December 26.
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Hevel Solar unveils 450 W heterojunction solar panel with M6 cells

Russia’s Hevel Solar said its new modules are based on 166 mm x 166 mm half-cut cells. They reportedly have a bifaciality factor of 90% and a temperature coefficient of -0.26% per degree Celsius.
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Perovskites and microgrooves can revolutionize solar

Ambitious targets for solar energy generation present challenges to an industry keen to explore new avenues for solar production. Neil Spann, chief executive of UK thin film solar manufacturer Power Roll, describes a commercial solution to the problems o...
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Amara Raja to set up 16 GWh lithium battery cell fab in Telangana

The automotive battery major will invest INR 9,500 crore over the next ten years to set up a 16 GWh lithium cell factory, 5 GWh battery pack assembly unit, and research and innovation center in Telangana.
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Amazon announces wind-solar hybrid projects in India

The two hybrid wind-solar projects, located in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, represent 300 MW of renewable energy capacity combined.
Installations

Brookfield and Amazon Web Service sign renewable energy, Cloud deal

The global renewables investor has selected Amazon Web Service as a preferred cloud provider to gain business insights, improve workplace safety, and automate hydroelectric, wind, and solar operations. In return, it has agreed to provide clean power for ...

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How Indian businesses are growing with ESG

Today, following the ESG (environmental, social and governance) mandate is more than just ticking off a box in the compliance checklist. It is taking ownership of the consequences of the businesses and working towards creating a positive impact by partnering with the right groups.  

Adani Green raises $200 million in Japanese Yen-denominated refinancing facility

The developer has refinanced its 350 MW of solar projects with a long-tenor debt facility of $200 million.

L&T closes $107 million sustainability-linked loan

The Indian multinational EPC provider has successfully closed a three-year $107 million sustainability-linked loan with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

SIMA-managed fund approves $1.999 million low-cost loan to Loom Solar

The Energy Access Relief Fund, managed by Social Investment Managers and Advisors (SIMA), has approved $1.999 million for a subsidized 5% USD financing to Loom Solar.

India installed 11.2 GW of solar in first nine months of 2022

The nation installed 9.3 GW of utility-scale solar, 1.3 GW of rooftop arrays, and 0.6 GW off-grid PV projects from January to September this year.

COP27 was a crucial step forward for hydrogen – here’s why

Three import deals signed by the EU at Sharm El Sheikh during this month’s COP27 summit show the European Union is serious about harnessing green hydrogen for its heavy industry, and about distributing the fruits of the energy transition on an equitable basis.

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GAIL tenders 600 MW solar project in Gujarat

The state-owned natural gas company has started accepting domestic bids to install and commission 600 MW (AC) of solar capacity at Khavda Ultra Mega Solar Park. The prospective contractor will also provide ten years of comprehensive operation and maintenance for the PV plant.

India doubles nine-month open-access solar installations to 1.9 GW  

India added 1.9 GW of open-access solar capacity from January to September this year, a 96% rise over the same period in 2021.

Longi signs 1.3 GW solar module supply deal with L&T

The Chinese module maker will supply 1,292 MW of PV modules for Larsen & Toubro’s two solar EPC projects in Saudi Arabia.

PV shade screens for greenhouses, agrivoltaics

A Saudi Arabian startup has developed a modular solar panel for agrivoltaic applications. It is specifically designed for locations with high solar radiation levels and protects plants and crops from excess sunlight.

Poweron unveils new hybrid inverters for residential solar

The Indian manufacturer has introduced wall-mount hybrid solar inverters with nominal power ratings of 3.68 kW, 4.6 kW and 5 kW. The inverters are compatible with both lead-acid and Li-ion battery.

How variable is rooftop solar power?

A research group has developed a new methodology that shows PV systems located in the same area could have similar distributions of power ramps. Their three-step method could be used for the dimensioning of rooftop arrays and the scheduling of daily operations.

Technology

Goldi Solar launches 520-550 Wp mono PERC DCR solar modules

The modules are built with made-in-India cells and therefore eligible for government projects and schemes mandating domestic content requirement (DCR).

Scottish startup to begin gravity energy storage pilot in India

UK-based Gravitricity will begin with pilot demonstration of its gravity energy storage systems in India as it eyes broader deployment in the long term.   

Scientists make first attempt to design solar cells based on kusachite

Indian scientists have designed a thin-film solar cell that uses a mineral made of binary copper(II) and bismuth(III) oxide. They identified a cell design with a tin sulfide buffer layer that offers efficiencies close to 27.7%.

Qcells, European consortium launch production line for tandem silicon-perovskite solar cells

South Korea-based Qcells and a research group led by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have established a pilot manufacturing line for silicon-perovskite tandem cells in Thalheim, Germany. The project aims to speed up the technology’s mass manufacturing and market penetration.

Fully autonomous solar panel cleaning robot from Greenleap Robotics

The Lotus A4000 cleaning robot, built with automotive-grade components, is a reliable and hassle-free solution to daily clean and maintain solar plants operating in harsh and arid regions.

Floating PV for water pumping, desalination

An irrigation community has built a 786 kW floating solar array on a small water reservoir in Murcia, Spain. The facility will provide power for a solar water pumping system, a desalination unit, and the community itself.

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Itochu to start recycling solar modules

Japan’s Itochu has announced a new tie-up with France’s Rosi Solar, which develops tech to recover and recycle high-purity silver, copper and silicon from solar modules.

Birla Carbon joins project to develop lithium battery-grade graphite from biocrude

The carbon black solutions manufacturer has embarked on a collaborative project to develop lithium battery-grade graphite sustainably using renewable feedstocks.

Sunova Solar releases 575 W n-type PV panel with 22.2% efficiency

Sunova Solar is offering five versions of its new solar panels, with power outputs from 555 W to 575 W and efficiencies ranging from 21.4% to 22.2%. They have a temperature coefficient of -0.31% per degree Celsius.

NREL updates interactive chart of solar cell efficiency

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a new, interactive version of its research cell efficiency chart for a range of PV technologies.

Longi claims world’s highest efficiency for silicon solar cells

Longi said it has achieved a 26.81% efficiency rating for an unspecified heterojunction solar cell, as confirmed by Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH).

NTPC seeks 461 MW of solar modules for Shajapur PV projects

NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd (NTPC REL) has invited bids from manufacturers to supply a cumulative 460.55 MW DC capacity of crystalline PV modules for its Shajapur solar projects in Madhya Pradesh. The modules must be rated a minimum of 530 Wp each. Bidders have until Dec. 19 to lodge their interest.

Energy Storage

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A game of risk

The rising popularity of “baseload” power purchase agreements (PPAs) has posed questions to solar electricity suppliers in the German market. How can projects that do not generate at night, and with wide seasonal output variation, effectively supply constant power to consumers? More importantly, who shoulders the price risk?

Jakson Green wins repeat order for solar-plus-storage project in West Africa

Jakson Green has secured the order to build 20 MWp solar with 4.8 MWh storage after completing the 50 MWp capacity of the project earlier.

Larsen & Toubro secures pumped storage project from Greenko

The Indian multinational EPC provider has secured the civil and hydromechanical works for a 10 GWh pumped storage project from renewables developer Greenko. The project is coming up in Madhya Pradesh.

Transition VC launches INR 400 crore fund for energy startups

Transition VC will invest seed capital in 40 startups across sectors such as e-mobility, green hydrogen, energy storage, net-zero buildings and climate-tech over the next three years.

Is hydrogen about to have its solar moment?

As Longi and other solar manufacturers kick off massive growth in hydrogen generation capacity, expect large price decreases resulting from steep learning curves, echoing the rapid advances experienced by the solar power industry since the 1970s.

Hydrogen, carbon prices and electricity markets

The hydrogen economy, particularly green hydrogen, has a long growth path ahead.

Opinion & Analysis

Catalyzing energy transition in rural MSMEs through rooftop solar

Solutions for catalyzing rooftop solar in the rural commercial and industrial market have to be looked at in terms of geographic clusters. This allows for the aggregation of demand, making it easy to run awareness campaigns in a targeted manner.

Mobilizing green finance for Indian MSMEs

In the absence of immediate viable financial solutions, MEMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) need government intervention to get sustainable debt at a reasonable rate. A way forward could be a green finance platform for MSMEs.

Tipping point for African C&I solar

With installers who cater to African businesses making the headlines this year, Jasper Graf von Hardenberg – whose C&I solar business was recently bought by Shell – explains here how the story of the continent’s commercial and industrial (C&I) solar segment was far from an overnight success.

Addressing challenging terrains; optimizing production

Faced with undulating terrains, solar PV companies are leveraging modern technologies to achieve terrain flexibility across challenging sites to deliver unmatched efficiency improvement and bring production gains to solar projects.

Automating maintenance for solar power plants 

Robotics is evolving to ease the maintenance of solar power plants. From drones combined with thermal imaging to the robotic cleaning crew for large-scale solar PV plants, automation and robotics are constantly evolving for the cleaning and maintenance of PV plants.

Challenges to utility-scale solar in India

The growth of utility-scale solar PV in India is marred by several challenges such as availability of land, limited local manufacturing capacity, high transmission and distribution losses, grid integration, and other inefficiencies.

Press Releases

Grassroots Energy, Sheru, and Simulanis Solutions announced as winners of KPMG in India’s ENRich 2022 startup search awards

The top three startups will receive a platform for showcase and collaboration opportunities.

Significant Improvement in payment of GENCO dues with the implementation of Electricity (LPS and Related Matters) Rules, 2022

The total outstanding dues of States, which were at Rs 1,37,949 cr as on 03. 06.

Power ministry launches scheme for procurement of 4.5 GW of power for five years under SHAKTI Policy

Scheme  to help states that are facing power shortage and help generation plants to increase their capacities

10-point action plan to help industries adapt and enhance energy efficiency

Independent report highlights 10 actions to help industrial users improve their energy efficiency, and reduce emissions right now.

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