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Rooftop Solar

Dutch startup unveils 600 W two-module residential rooftop PV system

Netherlands-based developer of lightweight PV systems, Rable Group, claims its new rooftop PV solution can be installed in 20 minutes without the need for special permitting or modifications to the fuse box.

Residential PV for urban loads as an antidote to solar curtailment

Researchers in the Netherlands have proposed the use of residential PV capacity to supply electricity to urban loads such as tram substations and dwellings, potentially reducing PV curtailment and demand for additional storage.

India’s residential rooftop solar potential estimated at 637 GW

A new report by CEEW says residential rooftops in India could accommodate 637 GW of solar capacity. Tapping just one-third of this potential could support the entire electricity demand of the Indian residential sector.


Hartek to venture into green hydrogen

Hartek plans to enter green hydrogen business as an EPC provider as well as a developer.

Panasonic launches residential solar kits

Panasonic Life Solutions India has launched residential solar kits in India that are easy to install and maintain. The kits include BIS- and IEC-certified solar modules and inverters and come with a mobile app-based energy monitoring system.   

Bangladesh introduces rooftop PV requirement for big, new buildings

Bangladesh has implemented a new rule stating that new buildings with rooftop spaces exceeding 92.2 square meters must install net-metered solar power systems as a prerequisite for grid connection.


Bangladesh Jute Mills Corp. signs PPAs for 90 MW of rooftop PV

Bangladesh Jute Mills Corp. (BJMC), which manages all government-owned jute factories and industries in the South Asian country, has agreed to buy power from six different project developers under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

Tata Power, SIDBI sign MoU on easy finance for MSME solar 

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can avail SIDBI loans at low interest rates to fund rooftop solar PV plants or associated services from Tata Power or its authorized channel partners across India.

How long do residential solar panels last?

Multiple factors affect the productive lifespan of a residential solar panel. In the first part of this series, we look at the solar panels themselves.

Tata Motors partners Tata Power Renewable Energy to develop a 12 MWp solar project at its Pune factory

Tata Motors is expanding on-site solar power capacity at its Pune commercial vehicle manufacturing facility to 20.73 MWp with the addition of a 12 MWp project. Tata Power Renewable Energy will develop the project.


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