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Operation and maintenance

NTPC launches 1 GW wind-solar hybrid tender

The prospective developers will set up wind-solar hybrid power projects, connected to the interstate transmission system, to supply the power generated to NTPC.

O&M strategies to improve efficiency of solar assets

People, equipment, construction and technology best practices can optimize performance.

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy closes Q3 FY24 with five project wins totalling over INR 2,400 crore

Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy’s gross unexecuted order value as on Dec. 31, 2023 stood at INR 8,750 crore.

Drones vs. aircrafts for PV plant inspection

Scientists in Italy have investigated the performance of drones and a human-crewed airplanes for carrying out aerial infrared thermography inspections on PV power plants. According to their findings, airplanes may be more cost-effective.


Mahindra Susten receives ‘Water Positive Certification’ for operating solar portfolio

As per TUV India’s evaluation, Mahindra Susten’s operating renewable energy portfolio of more than 1.5 GW commands a score of 15 (Positive) on the Water Footprint Index implying that water recharged is 15 times over what was consumed.

Rain insufficient for removing tree pollen from solar panels

An analysis by NREL in North Carolina reveals that various types of tree pollen can reduce solar panel efficiency by over 15%. Unlike the immediate improvements assumed to follow heavy rain, recovery of performance post-pollen season is gradual. Manual cleaning post-rain can boost performance by 5% to 11%.

Implementing robust O&M practices in the solar industry

Ensuring the reliable performance of solar PV systems demands a meticulous approach to essential solar operations and maintenance (O&M) practices. This encompasses not only the solar PV panels but also batteries, charge controllers, inverters, and all associated wiring and connections.

Wires and cables in the solar industry

The solar industry growth has accelerated the demand for wires and cables in India. Since solar cables are key in transmitting power from the PV panels to the system, it is essential to invest in the best-suited type of solar cable that meets stability and safety norms.


Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy reports strong order inflow in FY 2023

The solar and energy storage EPC provider is planning to collaborate with competent agencies for support towards development of robotic system for module cleaning, suiting to the company’s in-house designs.


How to successfully implement robotics and automation in solar PV plants

Solar projects in India face many challenges due to the complex terrain of the solar plants, making the proper implementation of robotics and automation quite a challenge.

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