India reached a cumulative installed power generation capacity of 416 GW as of March 2023. Renewables formed 30% and hydro 11% of the capacity mix.
Sinn Power is offering new tiltable solar panels for vertical PV systems in nature reserves and water-protection areas. They are not anchored to the ground and use a pendulum weight to return to their proper positions when hit by strong winds.
India’s Vivasvan Solar has designed a foldable solar structure mounted on a trolley. The system employs mechanisms to prevent damage to the panels during transit and is especially useful for agricultural farms.
China’s Arctech has opened a 3 GW solar tracker factory in India to deepen its market penetration in the nation. The factory will produce all major components of Arctech solar tracker products.
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi have developed solar towers that can be moved from one place to another and can generate 20-30% more power while requiring only 50-60% space compared to conventional mounting setups.
The Austrian solar racking solutions provider, which is currently making sheet-metal roof mounting products in India, has started local production for flat roofs too. The India-made flat-roof PV mounting products shall be available from January next year.
Imported solar inverters and lanterns will get costlier, as the union budget for the next fiscal year has proposed customs duty increases from 5%, for both items, to 20% and 15%, respectively. The budget, which also incentivizes Indian manufacturing of solar project components whilst giving a helping hand to raw materials, makes no mention of solar cells or panels.
The 452 kWp array features 1,300 photovoltaic panels across an acre of water split between two artificial lakes at the airport golf course.
Findings from solar installation sites in Gujarat and Rajasthan and some suggestions to handle the issues.
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