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ReNew Power commissions 250 MW solar project in Rajasthan

The solar project, located in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, benefits from a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India. It shall supply the electricity generated to the state of Bihar at a tariff of INR 2.55/kWh (US$ 0.035).

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Impact of the increasing solar panel prices

Modules account for a huge percent of the project’s total cost, and since independent power providers (IPPs) have lower margins in the Indian solar energy sector, even a small increase in module pricing will put them under more strain.

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Punjab tenders off-grid solar

Installers have until September 23 to submit their bids to set up different capacities of off-grid solar plants in Bathinda city. Techno-commercial bids will open on September 24.

Uttar Pradesh tenders 200 MW grid-connected solar

Global bids are invited to develop a cumulative 200 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in Uttar Pradesh Solar Park.

New solar-powered hydrogen tech from Japan

Moreover, two big Russian corporations have unveiled plans to produce hydrogen and Portuguese utility EDP said it wants to set up a a pilot project for a green hydrogen plant in Brazil.

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New mounting system for rooftop PV, from Austria

The mounting structure relies on a 5.8m long support rail that does not lie on the roof but is connected directly to a purlin placed below with self-drilling support screws.

SECI seeks land for agriculture feeder-level solar power plants 

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has invited Expression of Interest to identify the applicants who are interested in leasing or selling their land to developers for setting up agricultural feeder-level solar power plants in the State.  

Solar module for east-west installations on flat rooftops

Dutch startup Solarge has developed a 500 W panel that weighs 50% less than conventional glass-backsheet modules. The new product can be fixed to rooftops with roofing anchors, which eliminates the need for ballast, according to the manufacturer.

Kerala home gets 36.72 kWp solar system using 540Wp panels 

The system is claimed to be India’s largest residential on-grid residential solar installation using 540 Wp PV modules. It uses 68 numbers of JA Solar 540 Wp half-cell mono PERC modules and 27kW Fronius inverter.

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Minimum solar panel row distance crucial for good soil, vegetation conditions, in solar parks

A Dutch research group has shown that south-oriented solar parks offer better environmental conditions for soil and vegetation than east-west oriented facilities. According to their findings, a distance between panel rows of at least 1.5 times panel height is crucial to favor ideal plant growth and soil functioning.

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