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Three million photovoltaic systems in Germany

The German Solar Industry Association sees uninterrupted demand for private photovoltaic roof systems in particular. The mark of four million photovoltaic systems could be reached as early as next year.

India added 1.9 GW of solar capacity in Q1 2023, says Mercom

The solar capacity addition in the Jan.-March period was 30% less than 2.7 GW installed in the previous quarter. 

Delhi’s Hauz Khas to host solar-powered EV carport soon

Servotech Power Systems Ltd will execute the solar-powered EV carport project from the design stage to fabrication and implementation.

India installed 2.38 GW of utility-scale solar in Q1 2023

India added 2.38 GW of utility-scale solar and 801 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the first three months of 2023.


REC seeks consultants for solar projects across India

REC Power Development and Consultancy Ltd (RECPDCL) seeks to empanel project management consultants for setting up solar PV plants (floating, ground-mount, and rooftop) across India.

New leaders emerge in India’s 2022 solar market

Mercom’s latest report says the Indian solar sector saw significant changes in the players’ market share in 2022—a year heavily impacted by policies like basic customs duty on cells and modules and Approved List of Models and Manufacturers.


Renewables, hydro now account for over 40% of India’s installed power capacity, says CEEW-CEF

India reached a cumulative installed power generation capacity of 416 GW as of March 2023. Renewables formed 30% and hydro 11% of the capacity mix.


Machine learning method to identify residential PV adopters, reduce soft costs

Researchers have defined a new machine learning-based methodology that reportedly reduces customer acquisition costs by about 15% or $0.07/Watt. It is based on an adapted version of the XGBoost algorithm and considers factors such as summer bills, household income, and homeowner’s age, among others.

Solar Ladder raises INR 11 crore in seed funding

Solar Ladder co-founder Abhishek Pillai told pv magazine they would use the funding to market and increase the sales of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) product to PV installers pan India. The company also plans to expand its customer support team.


MAHAPREIT, GEAPP partner on 1 GW of solar projects in Maharashtra

Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) and Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology Ltd (MAHAPREIT) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to implement 1 GW of solar projects across Maharashtra.

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