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Global solar market to grow 30% and reach close to 100 GW this year, says Bernreuter Research

The German-based analyst and polysilicon specialist believes that newly installed solar PV capacity will hit 95 GW in 2017 and could hit 100 GW. Polysilicon spot prices set to fall by end of year.

Solar fastest growing energy source in 2016, finds latest IEA report

The International Energy Agency’s Renewables 2017 report finds that solar PV capacity grew 50% last year, underpinning a 12% increase in this year’s renewables forecast and prompting the IEA to forecast 1,000 GW of clean energy by 2022.

KOR Energy commissions 233 KW rooftop PV projects for Cold Storages in Haryana

The company has further procured 2.8 MW of rooftop solar projects in Uttar Pradesh, which is expected to be commissioned by January 2018.

Manipur get its first 100% solar-powered village

Mangaal Rural, a non-governmental organization, has switched on more than 30 off-grid solar PV systems in a village in Manipur, making it the Northeast region’s first 100% solar-powered community.

Verizon, IIT install PV+storage systems in rural Telangana

The systems, which do not include inverters, pair a 125 W solar panel with a 1 kWh storage battery.

British university to drive £7m Indian BIPV solar project

Swansea University will lead a consortium of 12 British and Indian universities on a £7 million project to build five solar-powered buildings in remote Indian villages that will be fully self-sufficient.

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