Residential PV

Solar fastest growing energy source in 2016, finds latest IEA report

The International Energy Agency’s Renewables 2017 report finds that solar PV capacity grew 50% last year, underpinning a 12% increase in this year’s renewables forecast and prompting the IEA to forecast 1,000 GW of clean energy by 2022.

Havells ties-up with SolarEdge to provide inverter solutions in India

Electrical equipment group Havells and Israeli inverter maker SolarEdge have revealed plans to provide inverter solutions for 50 MW of residential, commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects across India in financial year 2017-18.

REI: upstream and downstream review of the Indian solar show

Last week’s Renewable Energy India exhibition was a busy, bustling affair that highlighted the rude health and impressive energy of India’s solar sector. There are still many hurdles to overcome, however, if India is to develop its own domestic manufacturing industry.

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.

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