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Commercial & Industrial PV

Financial feasibility of behind-the-meter solar-plus-storage in India

A new report says solar-plus-energy storage will become an attractive investment option for commercial consumers in India as early as 2023 for electricity bill reduction. For high-tariff paying residential consumers, the system will reach grid parity post-2027. The report findings are based on the levelized cost analysis of solar-plus-energy storage systems for consumers in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.  

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Arc-shaped PV system for agrivoltaics from Germany

The PV mounting system was developed by Germany-based Goldbeck and will initially be available in the Netherlands from 2022. The company will test the new technology in a 45 MW PV project.

Mahindra & Mahindra adopting a 58 MWp solar plant for self-consumption

The captive solar plant will quadruple Mahindra & Mahindra’s renewable energy share from 12% to 56% in Maharashtra. It shall be developed by ReNew Power arm on a build-own-operate basis. 

Commercial and industrial rooftops in India could deploy 1,875 MW of solar in 2021

According to a new report, India’s commercial and industrial sector will increase its rooftop solar deployments by 47% year-on-year, with bifacials and large-size high-wattage modules offering cost-effective support for reducing electricity costs.

Fourth Partner Energy acquires 8.9 MW solar portfolio from Statkraft

The acquisition is in line with the Hyderabad-based corporate solar developer’s plan to ramp up. For Norwegian developer Statkraft, the selloff is part of its strategic plan to exit the distributed solar segment in India and focus on developing large-scale projects.

‘Polysilicon shortage will continue through 2021’

The latest global PV industry outlook published by trade group SolarPower Europe, has indicated tight supply of the solar panel raw material is expected to persist this year but the trade body said it would be unlikely to drive further price rises.

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Hyderabad International Airport adds a second 5 MW solar plant

With this, the GMR Hyderabad International Airport now has an aggregate 10 MW solar capacity operational for captive use.

Solar module cooling techniques for the desert

Saudi scientists have tested several cooling technologies for solar panels and have found that active techniques work better than passive ones under harsh climatic conditions. The most effective one consists of a system based on four heat pipes immersed in a box of liquid, as liquid bulk, integrated with the back of the solar panel.

Oriano sees solar project orders surging to 350 MWp

The Mumbai-headquartered solar developer and EPC company is targeting a portfolio of 1+ GW by 2022, with growth fueled by an increased interest in commercial and industrial open-access segment.

Sangam completes sale of 24 MW solar assets to Aditya Birla Renewables

The Mumbai-headquartered commercial and industrial solar solutions provider has divested its entire stake (51%) in the 24 MW operational PV assets for INR 41.60 crore.