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Rooftop Solar

Revisiting the net metering cap for rooftop solar

The Ministry of Power has issued a draft amendment to Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020, which allows net metering for rooftop solar systems of loads up to 500 kW or up to the sanctioned load, whichever is lower and net billing (gross metering) or net feed-in for above 500 kW.

India has reached 42.3 GW of grid-interactive solar

India has installed 42.3 GW of cumulative grid-connected solar capacity, with additions led by Karnataka (7,409 MW), Rajasthan (6,581 MW), and Gujarat (5,132 MW). 

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MYSUN secures INR 15 crore for rooftop solar expansion

The rooftop solar solutions provider will utilize the funds for its existing and new pipeline of distributed PV projects under its asset vehicle MYSUN+.

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India’s first solar microgrid with MW-scale hybrid energy storage

Indian manufacturer Vision Mechatronics has deployed a lithium-lead-acid hybrid battery storage system coupled with a rooftop solar plant at Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC) in the State of Haryana. The 1MWh storage system uses a combination of 614.4 kWh Lithium batteries with a 480kWh tubular-gel lead-acid battery.

Oriano sees solar project orders surging to 350 MWp

The Mumbai-headquartered solar developer and EPC company is targeting a portfolio of 1+ GW by 2022, with growth fueled by an increased interest in commercial and industrial open-access segment.

Tata Power secures 84 MW rooftop solar contract from Kerala utility

Tata has landed an INR400 crore contract from Kerala State Electricity Board Limited to install the rooftop capacity for domestic consumers across the state.

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Mumbai high-rise residential tower gets a 100 kW rooftop solar plant

Distributed solar company Oorjan Cleantech has installed a 100 kWp rooftop solar plant on the high-rise towers of the Mahavir Universe Phoenix Society in Mumbai. The installation uses 230+ solar panels over a 7500-square-feet shadow-free area on the rooftop.

New microinverter from the US

Yotta Energy’s new micro-inverter is claimed to be an ideal solution for commercial rooftop PV systems linked to between 500 kWh and 1 MWh of storage. The device has a peak efficiency of 96.5% and a nominal maximum power point tracking (MPPT) efficiency of 99.5%.

The case for microinverters in rooftop solar

Sunil Thamaran, India head for USA-headquartered Enphase Energy, explains why microinverters are a good investment for rooftop solar. He also talks about the trends in microinverter design and their company’s India plans.

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Tata Power commissions India’s largest solar carport for Tata Motors

The 6.2MWp solar carport at Tata Motors’ plant in Maharashtra spans over 30,000 square meters. It will generate 86.4 lakh kWh of electricity per year, helping to offset about 7,000 tons of carbon emissions annually.

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