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The long read: Drones for solar – how useful are they?

Drones have already established themselves in industries as disparate as warfare, wedding photography, and burrito delivery, and increasingly the solar sector is taking the high road, too. Combined with thermal imaging, drones have the potential to obviate expensive maintenance costs for large-scale solar plants, as well as C&I and growing niches like floating PV. But how useful are they, and what role does AI play in making the most of a bird’s eye view?

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An open letter to power minister on Draft Electricity Rules, 2021

The current proposed draft policy has the potential to act as a game-changer for the renewable energy industry. However, the government needs to relook at certain elements.

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Orsted’s transition shows the way for Indian utilities and renewable energy companies

Orsted transitioned from a coal-intensive utility to a global renewable energy leader creating immense shareholder wealth. A new report looks at what strategic decisions led to this transition and learning for Indian companies to look forward to the future energy transition.

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Solaria unveils 430 W pure black residential solar panel

The new residential module of the U.S.-based manufacturer has a power conversion efficiency of 20.40%, a size of 1,076×1,957x35mm, and a weight of 21.3kg. The product is claimed to be compatible with next-generation, module-level power electronics.

BHEL commissions India’s largest floating solar plant 

The state-owned engineer and solar EPC has commissioned a 25 MW project at NTPC’s Simhadri thermal power station, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian solar manufacturers go big on high-output modules

Adani Solar, Jakson, Premier Energies, Vikram Solar, Waaree and other Indian manufacturers are showcasing their high-output modules (from 500 W to 600+ W) at this year’s Renewable Energy India Expo 2021.

Goldi Solar plans 210mm module production from next year

The Indian solar manufacturer will start producing its HELOC̣ Pro series M10 (182mm) modules from November, and add G12 (210mm) panels to its lineup next year.

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How long do rooftop residential solar panels last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar panel. In the first part of this series, we look at the solar panels themselves.

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Axitec unveil 540Wp mono PERC solar modules in India

The German solar brand shall start commercial production of 540Wp mono PERC modules through its India subsidiary starting next month. The modules are 20.9% efficient. 

REI Expo 2021 opened today, at India Expo Center

The three-day renewable energy event, organized from September 15-17, kickstarted today at India Expo Center, Greater Noida, with Covid-19 protocols. To avoid rush and maintain social distancing at the event, attendees have been asked to select from morning and afternoon time slots. 

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