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Commercial & Industrial PV

Amp Energy commissions 45 MW open-access solar project

Developer Amp Energy has completed a 45 MW corporate solar project within the scheduled timelines. The project will supply electricity to Cipla, Eternis Fine Chemicals, and Jubilant Ingrevia.

SCCL tenders EPC contract for 22 MW solar plant

SCCL is tendering an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a grid-interactive solar plant at Singareni Collieries Company’s Ramagundam site in Telangana. Bidding closes on June 15.

Cost comparison between lithium batteries, fuel cells, reversible solid oxide cells as storage for off-grid rooftop PV

Scientists in the United Arab Emirates have looked at how off-grid rooftop PV could be combined with batteries, fuel cells or reversible solid oxide cells for energy storage. The modeling assumed a typical commercial building in Los Angeles.

Sembcorp signs 33 MW wind-solar power supply agreement with Saint-Gobain 

The independent power producer will supply 33 MW of wind-solar hybrid power to Saint-Gobain’s manufacturing facilities in India. 

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Global solar demand to reach 190 GW this year, says IEA

The International Energy Agency expects solar, wind power, and other renewable energy technologies to achieve triple-digit global growth this year, with new PV additions set to reach almost 200 GW.

Small-scale floating PV with pumped hydro storage

Indian scientists have developed a system under which a pumped-hydro facility stores grid electricity during off-peak hours by pumping water to an upper reservoir. During peak hours, the system feeds the load, rather than taking power from the grid.

Gensol secures 15 MW of captive solar projects

Ahmedabad-based Gensol has won 15 MWp of “captive” solar projects in Goa, Gujarat and Punjab. The total project value is INR 37.5 crore ($4.86 million).

Handheld tool to clean rooftop solar panels

Mumbai-based Cleo Tech has developed a battery-powered, handheld tool for scratch-free, dry cleaning of solar panels. The tool’s cleaning brush clings end-to-end on the aluminum frames of the panels, avoiding direct contact of the moving parts with the cells, other than the soft nylon bristles.

New renewable capacity additions doubled in FY 2022

India installed 15.5 GW of non-hydro renewable energy capacity in fiscal 2021-22, from just 7.7 GW installed in the preceding fiscal year. About 90% of the total, or 13.9 GW, came from solar.

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Indian solar market leaders in 2021

ReNew Power was the top utility-scale solar developer in 2021, commissioning the largest amount of capacity. Tata Power Solar led in rooftop solar installations, accounting for 20% of total annual additions.