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Hybrid power solutions using solar with grid take off in India

A recent GOGLA report indicates an increasing trend towards hybrid power solutions that integrate DC solar with AC grid power, and appliances that integrate both AC and DC power. In particular, the sales of hybrid solar inverter UPS in India is growing at 25% annually, much faster than conventional inverters’ 10% annual market growth. 


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.


India installed 7.6 GW of solar in the last fiscal year, and plans another 8 GW by April

Some 5.9 GW of utility scale PV generation capacity was added in 2019-20, plus 1.7 GW of rooftop solar, with domestic module manufacturers enjoying around 40% of the market.


Solar costs have fallen 82% since 2010

The levelized cost of energy generated by large scale solar plants is around $0.068/kWh, compared to $0.378 ten years ago and the price fell 13.1% between 2018 and last year alone, according to figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency.


Bidding extended for BOS package of 735 MW Nokh solar project in Rajasthan

June 11 is the new deadline to bid for supply of the balance-of-system (BOS), installation and commissioning of 735 (3×245 MW) Nokh Solar Park project in Jaisalmer district.


Huawei’s Smart PV Solution powers another Adani plant

The artificial intelligence powered inverter and PV management solution—which powers over 96% renewable capacity installed by Adani Green Energy—was also used for the 50 MW solar plant commissioned recently in Rajasthan.


Huawei, Sungrow and SMA dominate global inverter market

Analysis from Wood Mackenzie shows global inverter demand grew 18% last year. The ten largest inverter suppliers accounted for 76% of the global trade.

India added 1534 MW of rooftop solar in calendar year 2019

China’s Growatt emerged as the largest rooftop solar inverter supplier, claiming around 21% of the 1534 MW market, followed by rivals Solis (18%) and Sungrow (17%).


NTPC 23 MW solar project: Bidding extended for inverter-transformer package

Bids can now be submitted till May 29 for supply and installation of the inverter-transformer package for the power generator’s Solapur solar project in the state of Maharashtra.

NTPC tenders inverter-transformer package for solar project in Maharashtra

Bidding closes on April 29 for supply and installation of minimum cumulative capacity of 23 MVA, which is to be installed for the power generator’s Solapur solar project in the state of Maharashtra.


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