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BatX Energies raises $1.6 million to expand battery recycling

Vikrant Singh, co-founder and CTO of BatX Energies, told pv magazine that the company would use the funds to scale up its capacity, with plans to launch material production from end-of-life lithium batteries on a commercial scale. It will also set up recycling units in different geographies to locally produce black mass – a mixture of battery anode and cathode materials – and ship it to its India facility for battery material extraction.

ISA opens global bids for solar cold storage in Africa

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is overseeing bids from prospective contractors to supply, install and commission solar cold storage capacity in Senegal, Sudan, and Seychelles. Bidding is also open for two 2 MT systems in Djibouti.

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Solar window generates electricity, thermal energy

A research team in Hong Kong has built a solar window that can generate power on the external side via a luminescent solar concentrator and thermal energy on the internal side via transparent solar absorbers.

Discom dues liquidation to help realize INR 9,000 crore receivables for renewables sector

The receivables period for leading renewable energy generators can reduce by 40-50 days from the current 180 days, by March 31, 2024.

Delhi airport becomes India’s first aviation hub to run on solar, hydropower

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi meets 6% of its electricity requirements from onsite solar plants, and the remaining 94% from hydropower.

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Vertical rooftop PV pilot goes online in Norway

Over Easy Solar AS has developed a rooftop PV system with two generation peaks – one in the morning at 11 am, and one in the evening at 7 pm. It has been deployed on a school building.

India needs $223 billion to meet 2030 wind, solar goals

India requires $223 billion of investment over the next eight years to reach nearly 280 GW of solar and 140 GW of wind capacity by 2030.

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Indian manufacturer unveils lithium inverter batteries with solar storage

Rajasthan-headquartered Natural Battery Technologies has developed lithium-based inverter batteries that can be charged with solar power. The batteries are designed for residential and commercial use, with storage capacities typically ranging from 1.5 kWh to 20 kWh. The company can offer other sizes, too, according to customer requirements.

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Solar auctions in India to attract large developers

A new report shows that renewable energy companies will continue to compete in upcoming auctions in India, undeterred by challenges such as rising materials costs and surging interest rates.

China’s solar cell capacity exceeds 361 GW

Tongwei has also secured another massive polysilicon order and Golden Glass has invested in more heterojunction solar cell capacity. Furthermore, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) said 23.7 GW of new solar was deployed in China in the first five months of the year.

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