Residential PV

Enphase and Waaree partner to bring AC modules to Indian market

The U.S. microinverter specialist has partnered with Indian solar module manufacturer Waaree to produce AC solar modules integrated with its microinverter technology.

Azure Power wins 50 MW in India’s largest rooftop PV allocation

Azure Roof Power, a subsidiary of Azure Power, will install solar panels on Indian government buildings across 10 states, after winning the right to build 50 MW of PV capacity in an auction held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

Manipur get its first 100% solar-powered village

Mangaal Rural, a non-governmental organization, has switched on more than 30 off-grid solar PV systems in a village in Manipur, making it the Northeast region’s first 100% solar-powered community.

Verizon, IIT install PV+storage systems in rural Telangana

The systems, which do not include inverters, pair a 125 W solar panel with a 1 kWh storage battery.

India’s SECI cancels 950 MW of solar tenders, seeks re-tender at lower rate

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has scrapped large amounts of solar+storage tenders at both the Pavagada and Kadapa solar parks as it seeks to renegotiate with states for lower tariffs.

State Bank of India’s 600 MW plan for rooftop solar moves forward

The $625 million program, which is being financed by the World Bank, will provide private developers with financing for viable grid-connected rooftop PV projects.

British university to drive £7m Indian BIPV solar project

Swansea University will lead a consortium of 12 British and Indian universities on a £7 million project to build five solar-powered buildings in remote Indian villages that will be fully self-sufficient.

Engie in talks to develop solar roofing partnership in India – reports

French clean energy developer Engie is reportedly discussing a partnership with Indian roofing manufacturer Everest Industries to develop “solar-ready” rooftop solutions for the under-served distributed generation market.

India in line for 9.4 GW solar additions in 2017, says Bridge to India

Report by market analysts forecasts India to become world’s third-largest solar market for 2017 but warns of headwinds including rising competition forcing down tariffs, uncertainty caused by anti-dumping issue, and potential rising module prices.

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