Distributed solar

Solar leaders call for overhaul to navigate Covid-19

Faced with raw material and labor shortages, solar manufacturers have stressed the need to find alternative supply chains and to push automation and internet of things applications on the factory floor to keep production running.

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Fourth Partner raises US$16 million to fund 150 MW of new solar

The Hyderabad-based developer will use the funding from Swiss impact investor Symbiotics and Dutch banking majors Triodos and ASN to construct around 150 MW of new solar assets.

Commercial solar rooftops dominate as India nears 6 GW

Bridge to India figures show dominance of Chinese inverters, which supplied almost 80% of installs from July last year to the end of June.

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UK’s Power Roll trials low-cost, flexible solar-and-storage system in Himalayan villages

The system will use an innovative solar film developed by Power Roll that can be manufactured for just $0.03/Watt and deployed on a wide range of non-load bearing buildings, including agricultural and warehouse roofs.

Study explores feasibility of North India’s renewables transition

The region could, by 2050, cut greenhouse gas emissions from power, heat, transport and desalination which are expected to add up to more than 825 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent this year. Such a transition could be perfectly possible, technically and financially.

Maharashtra utility seeks installers for 25 MW of solar rooftops

The state electric company has issued a call for expressions of interest in installing the residential arrays.

CSIR-CMERI Durgapur, NISE sign pact on solar research and capacity building

The CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, which has expertise in the design and development of solar artifacts for multifaceted uses, and the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Gurugram, will conduct joint field studies for different solar technologies and work towards skill and capacity building.

CEL tenders distributed solar on farmland in Rajasthan

Central Electronics Limited has invited bids to install distributed, grid-connected PV systems for solarization of existing agriculture pumps in Tonk district. Bidding closes on September 19.

CSIR-CMERI installs world’s largest solar tree

The Internet of Things (IOT)-enabled solar tree—using 35 solar PV panels with a 330 Wp capacity each—is especially useful for the agricultural community in providing electricity for high-capacity water pumps, e-tractors and e-power tillers. It can also allow precision agriculture through IoT-enabled features such as real-time humidity, wind speed, rainfall prediction, and soil health monitoring.

Odisha invites EoI for Konark solarization

Manufacturers and integrators of solar-based drinking water kiosks, solar trees, solar street lighting systems, and e-rickshaw charging infrastructure can submit their interest by August 29. 

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