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Airtouch Solar secures dry-cleaning robots order from Adani Green Energy

Airtouch Solar will supply and install water-free robotic cleaning systems for Adani Green Energy’s 150 MW solar plant in India. This is the second agreement between the parties within a span of four months.

Goldi Solar to solarize homes of 41 workers rescued from Uttarakhand tunnel

Goldi Solar has announced it will power the residences of the rescued workers with solar energy.
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Waaree signs MoU with Israel’s 3DBattery to develop energy storage solutions

Waaree Technologies plans 5 GWh battery cell production capacity leveraging 3DBattery’s lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery technology.


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Dutch startup unveils 600 W two-module residential rooftop PV system

Netherlands-based developer of lightweight PV systems, Rable Group, claims its new rooftop PV solution can be installed in 20 minutes without the need for special permitting or modifications to the fuse box.
Markets & Policy

The Hydrogen Stream: Odisha approves four green hydrogen, ammonia projects worth INR 45,865 crore

The state government of Odisha has approved green hydrogen and green ammonia projects of Welspun New Energy, Sembcorp Green Hydrogen, and ReNew E-Fuels.

Antaisolar secures 35.757 MWp solar tracking contract with L&T

Antaisolar announced it would supply 35.757 MWp solar tracking systems to Indian multinational EPC major Larsen & Toubro.

Polysilicon prices could hit all-time low by year-end

Bernreuter Research says in a new report that it expects polysilicon prices to soon dip below the historical low of $6.75/kg, which was reached in June 2020. It says global polysilicon capacity could hit 2.75 million metric tons (MT) by the end of Decemb...
Markets & Policy

Japan’s 18th solar auction concludes with lowest bid of $0.053/kWh

Japan’s latest procurement exercise was open to PV projects above 250 kW in size. The lowest price came in at JPY 7.94 ($0.053)/kWh, with 105 MW of allocated capacity.

Markets & Policy

Adani Total Gas launches green hydrogen blending pilot in Ahmedabad

Adani Total Gas Ltd will blend green hydrogen with natural gas for over 4,000 home and commercial piped natural gas (PNG) customers during the pilot phase. The project will assess the viability of green hydrogen as an alternative energy source for city gas distribution (CGD) consumers.

AmpIn Energy to build 1.3 GW solar cell, module factory in Odisha

AmpIn Energy Transition plans to invest INR 3,100 crore ($372 million) in setting up about 600 MW+ of renewable energy projects in Eastern India and an integrated 1.3 GW solar cells and modules manufacturing facility in Odisha state of the region. 

India added 8.5 GW of solar in first nine months of 2023

India’s solar installations for the Jan-Sept period in 2023 stood at 8.5 GW, 25% less year-on-year. The nation is expected to install an overall 11 GW in the current calendar year.   

Israel to build energy communities in villages destroyed by Hamas

Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure says it is currently developing a multi-year program for communities attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7. It aims to deploy 5 GW of energy in the destroyed areas, once residents return.

Germany’s January-October solar capacity additions hit 11.7 GW

Germany installed 11.7 GW of new solar capacity between January and October 2023, with 1.23 GW added in October alone, bringing the nation’s cumulative installed solar capacity to 79.2 GW.

KEC secures transmission line orders in Middle East, Europe

KEC International Ltd has secured orders for 220 and 400 kV overhead transmission lines in the Middle East, and 110 kV transmission lines in Europe.


Tata Power secures Letter of Award for 200 MW renewables, storage project

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd will develop a hybrid power plant comprising solar, wind, and battery storage components to ensure 200 MW of firm and dispatchable renewable power supply. The project has been awarded by SJVN.

Engie starts construction of 400 MW solar PV plant in Gujarat  

Engie secured the 400 MW solar project through competitive bidding in an auction by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL). The project is set for commissioning by the second quarter of 2024.  

Waaree to supply 1.5 GW of TOPCon solar modules for Acciona’s projects in USA

Waaree Energies has signed a three-year deal with Spanish developer Acciona to supply 1.5 GW of TOPCon solar modules for Acciona’s PV installations in the United States from 2024 to 2026. The contract follows Waaree’s latest 850 MW mono PERC shipment to Acciona’s four projects in the US.

Retrofit solution to convert rooftop PV systems into photovoltaic-thermal arrays

Scientists in Korea have proposed a simple methodolgy to tranform existing PV systems into photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) arrays. They claim the new design offers a cheaper alternative to expensive PVT systems, while enabling easier and faster deployment.

The Hydrogen Stream: Germany, Italy plan hydrogen pipeline to North Africa

Germany, in collaboration with Italy, has revealed plans to import hydrogen from Northern Africa.

Another bidding extension for 100 MW floating solar in Jharkhand

EPC contractors now have until December 4 to submit bids for the 100 MW (AC) floating solar project in the Ranchi district



Northvolt unveils 160 Wh/kg sodium-ion battery

Swedish battery maker Northvolt has developed its first sodium-ion battery in partnership with Uppsala University spinoff Altris. The cell has been validated for an energy density of more than 160 Wh/kg and is designed primarily for energy storage applications.

HPCL targets 2.4 GW renewables, 16,870 tpa green hydrogen capacity by 2027-28

The oil and natural gas major will make a capital investment of INR 75,000 crore over the next five years with up to 30% of the amount going into the renewables and gas segment.

Gallium arsenide solar cell achieves 23.1% efficiency via electrochemical porosification

An international research group has utilized a new porosification technique to build gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells that allow the recovery of germanium films. The new cell achieved an efficiency that is reportedly in line with that of other GaAs PV devices, but can be produced at a lower cost thanks to the reuse of germanium.

Statkraft bets on mix of renewables for hydrogen production

Statkraft used actual production data from wind and solar farms in Spain to study the feasibility and bankability of hydrogen projects. For a 1 MW electrolyzer to achieve a 40% utilization rate, five times more solar capacity would be needed, it said.

Scientists achieve 29.9% efficiency for four-junction perovskite-CSI tandem solar cell

Achieved by scientists led by the National University of Singapore, the result is the highest efficiency ever recorded for a perovskite-CIS tandem solar cell at the research level to date. The researchers used methyldiammonium diiodide (MDADI) to reduce open-circuit voltage losses in the top perovskite cell.

Schneider Electric unveils battery lab in Bengaluru

Schneider Electric’s state-of-the-art battery lab will focus on developing innovative battery technologies and exploring new energy storage solutions that prioritize sustainability and minimize environmental impact.



Premier Energies wins 350 MW solar modules order from IRCON

Premier Energies will supply 350 MW of bifacial solar PV modules built with in-house manufactured cells, to IRCON Renewable Power’s PV Project in Pavagada, Karnataka.

Serbia’s Domi Eko commissions 150 MW TOPCon solar module factory

The factory is located in Velika Plana, central Serbia. The production equipment was provided by Italian manufacturer Ecoprogetti.

Loom Solar to strengthen its presence in Southern India

Loom Solar has introduced its solar panels from 10 W to 575 -700 W bifacial TOPCon, energy storage solutions from 75 Wh to 5 kWh-45 kWh, high-frequency solar inverters, and customisable small solar panels in Southern India.

Solar wafer prices marginally rise, supported by currency exchange rate

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry.

Solar module prices may reach $0.10/W by end 2024

Tim Buckley, director of Climate Energy Finance, speaks to pv magazine about the current steep trajectory of solar module prices. He estimates that PV panels prices will end up dropping by 40% this year and predicts the closure of old technology and sub-scale solar manufacturing facilities, both in China and globally.

Wall-mount lithium battery inverters from Exide

Exide has forayed into lithium-ion-based home power backup systems with the launch of wall-mount lithium battery inverters in 450 W and 720 W sizes. 

Energy Storage


Servotech Power Systems wins 2,649 EV chargers order from BPCL

Servotech Power Systems will manufacture, supply, and install 2,649 AC EV chargers at BPCL petrol pumps in major Indian cities across India.

Tata Power surpasses 62,000 home EV chargers milestone 

Tata Power’s installed home EV charger base now extends beyond 62,000 with 11,529 new deployments done in Q2 FY 2024.

NPCIL to set up nuclear-powered hydrogen generation plants

Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd (NPCIL) is setting up hydrogen generation plants with 10 Nm3 per hour capacity at its Rawatbhata (Rajasthan) and Tarapur (Maharashtra) sites. These plants will produce hydrogen via electrolysis method using nuclear power produced at the site.

The Hydrogen Stream: FNB Gas presents hydrogen network plan for Germany

FNB Gas has unveiled plans for a hydrogen core network in Germany, while Tree Energy Solutions has started working on an electrolyzer and 1 GW of renewable energy assets in Canada.

Gensol, Matrix partnership wins EPC for NHPC’s green hydrogen mobility station in Kargil

Gensol Engineering will develop a grid-connected, ground-mounted solar plant to supply power to the hydrogen refueling station. Matrix Gas & Renewables Ltd will oversee the engineering, procurement, and commissioning of electrolysers.

California to use flexible appliances for renewable energy integration

California plans to shift 3 GW of load from dirtier, more expensive times of day to cleaner, less expensive times by setting flexible demand standards for many types of electric appliances. Global interest in California’s work is high, according to a state agency commissioner.

Opinion & Analysis


With China PV modules reaching record low prices, is there a chance for local PV manufacturing elsewhere?

From the International Solar Energy Society’s perspective, and the vision of a world with 100% renewable energy for everyone used wisely and efficiently, PV module production should not become an oligopoly and should not be concentrated in one corner of the world.

China module prices hit record lows, operating rates estimated around 60%

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry.

The overproduction conundrum

Solar manufacturing capacity has been ramping up so quickly that even impressive installation growth cannot keep pace. Molly Morgan, senior research analyst at UK-based research firm Exawatt, explores the relationship between PV supply and demand and assesses the likelihood of overproduction.

Maximizing photovoltaic system performance: Insights on partial shading and power electronics

Optimizing PV systems in partial shading conditions presents a multifaceted challenge, demanding a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between power electronics and PV technology. Shading scenarios exert a significant influence on system performance, with practical insights tailored to various shading conditions, offering guidance for stakeholders in PV planning. Collaborative efforts within the PV industry are directed at enhancing planning tools, seeking to streamline and improve the accuracy of PV system designs, and ultimately contribute to a more sustainable energy future.

Solar wafer prices could bottom out soon with new record lows

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry.

Solar energy as the change maker in rural India

To scale the adoption of clean technologies in rural areas, we need to focus more on leveraging the experience of early women adopters. We should organise hyperlocal events and demos – create spaces for women to network and become aware.

Press Releases

ABB launches digital asset performance management platform for instrumentation

The ABB Ability™ SmartMaster asset performance management platform gathers, analyzes and verifies diagnostic data from field devices, helping to increase efficiency of operations in the water, wastewater, chemical, oil & gas, and other industries.

Chargeup’s chief digital officer Satish Mittal gets elevated to co-founder

Satish, formerly the Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone and a senior leader at Meta, brings a wealth of experience to his new position after initially joining Chargeup as the Chief Digital Officer earlier this year, overseeing tech, data, and partnerships initiatives.

Carbon emissions of an average earner in developed countries much more than richest 10% in India, Brazil, other developing countries: CEEW

Richest 10% in developed nations, China adopting low-carbon lifestyles could save 3. 4 billion tonnes of CO2 yearly.

Johnson Controls Outlines New Blueprint for India’s Net Zero Future 

Johnson Controls launches its whitepaper titled “Tech for Green India - Mission Net Zero” at the 21st edition of India Green Building Congress 2023.  Details the role of green buildings and technology in India’s vision for decarbonisation, and key challenges and opportunities facing the industry today.

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