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Commercial & Industrial PV

MG Motor India to buy 4.85 MW of wind-solar hybrid power from CleanMax

CleanMax will supply 4.85 MW power from its wind-solar hybrid park in Rajkot, Gujarat, allowing the passenger car maker’s Halol production facility to meet 50% of its electricity requirement.

Up to code for decarbonization

The International Energy Agency predicts that India will record the world’s fastest growth in energy consumption from buildings through 2040. The energy demand could create a big market for solar installers and equipment providers, particularly in the commercial and industrial sector. While building codes now include provisions for renewable energy integration, effective implementation will be key to ensuring compliance.

Fire risks for rooftop solar

A recent study by Clean Energy Associates showed that 90% of inspected rooftops had significant safety and fire risks. Here’s how to protect your solar asset.


Fuel tank factory in Rajasthan gets a 625 kWp rooftop solar plant

Mumbai-based Roofsol Energy has installed a 625 kWp rooftop solar plant at Yachio India Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, the India arm of Japan-headquartered plastic fuel tank producer Yachio.

Solar module prices will stay high until 2023, IHS Markit says

IHS Markit predicts that global installed solar PV capacity will grow by 20% to over 200 GW in 2022, despite a difficult cost environment. PV system costs are expected to resume their downward trend from 2023, when more polysilicon capacities will come into operation.

NTPC, Indian Oil to collaborate on renewable energy

The two energy majors have come together for the generation and storage of renewable energy or other forms of energy, including gas-based power, primarily to power Indian Oil refineries or other installations.


Oriano commissions 36 MWp ‘group captive’ solar project in Karnataka

The open-access solar project under group captive mode will supply power to one of the global pharmaceutical companies.

European consortium develops ways to couple heat pumps with solar panels

The Sun Horizon consortium has started to collect performance data on two pilot projects that combine heat pumps with solar systems using hybrid panels on homes in Riga, Latvia. The solution features a heat pump for space heating and domestic hot water and PVT panels to produce power for heating and domestic appliances, with excess power fed to the grid.

“450 GW by 2030 renewable energy target ambitious but achievable” 

At the Renewable Leadership Summit 2021 held recently in New Delhi, Dinesh Jagdale, joint secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, also asserted the ministry is working on addressing stakeholders’ concerns to ensure the investments keep flowing into RE capacity expansion and equipment manufacturing. The Summit, organized by Solar Association, also saw Solis launch its new-generation PV plant monitoring platform and off-grid hybrid inverters. 

Solar and wind power procurement options for commercial and industrial consumers

Solar, like wind, has evolved into a more viable bilateral arrangement business model as prices have decreased and favorable legislation has emerged. Due to significant technical advancements, the solar industry has overtaken wind and has emerged as the favored option.