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Up to code for decarbonization

The International Energy Agency predicts that India will record the world’s fastest growth in energy consumption from buildings through 2040. The energy demand could create a big market for solar installers and equipment providers, particularly in the commercial and industrial sector. While building codes now include provisions for renewable energy integration, effective implementation will be key to ensuring compliance.

Loom Solar hits 50,000 residential PV rooftops milestone

The Haryana-based solar technology startup has announced it has deployed rooftop solar solutions for over 50,000 residential customers across India within four years of its operation.

Solar module prices will stay high until 2023, IHS Markit says

IHS Markit predicts that global installed solar PV capacity will grow by 20% to over 200 GW in 2022, despite a difficult cost environment. PV system costs are expected to resume their downward trend from 2023, when more polysilicon capacities will come into operation.

Uttar Pradesh tenders for 38 MW of residential rooftop solar

The Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids to install an aggregate 38 MW of residential grid-connected rooftop solar capacity in the State of Uttar Pradesh under CAPEX mode.

European consortium develops ways to couple heat pumps with solar panels

The Sun Horizon consortium has started to collect performance data on two pilot projects that combine heat pumps with solar systems using hybrid panels on homes in Riga, Latvia. The solution features a heat pump for space heating and domestic hot water and PVT panels to produce power for heating and domestic appliances, with excess power fed to the grid.

“450 GW by 2030 renewable energy target ambitious but achievable” 

At the Renewable Leadership Summit 2021 held recently in New Delhi, Dinesh Jagdale, joint secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, also asserted the ministry is working on addressing stakeholders’ concerns to ensure the investments keep flowing into RE capacity expansion and equipment manufacturing. The Summit, organized by Solar Association, also saw Solis launch its new-generation PV plant monitoring platform and off-grid hybrid inverters. 

Energy efficiency a good substitute for long-term storage, says NREL

A 60% reduction in building energy use will be key to achieving a low-cost, 100% renewable energy grid, according to a new study by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Enphase powers 160kW clubhouse rooftop solar in Bengaluru

The Nambiar Bellezea luxury villa community in Bengaluru has got a 160 kW rooftop solar plant installed for its clubhouse, alongside 3-6kW installations on more than 20 villas. The 160kW club installation is powered by 320 numbers of Trina 500 Wp solar modules coupled with 320 Enphase IQ7A micro-inverters.

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USA becomes 101st member of the International Solar Alliance

The International Solar Alliance is an international intergovernmental treaty-based organization headquartered in India that aims to reduce the cost of solar technology and mobilize finance to accelerate solar adoption in its member countries. 

Reversing the crisis of climate change

We all should envisage a society in which everyone, including individuals and businesses, operate carbon neutrally, i.e., all entities reduce their carbon footprint by adopting sustainable practices.