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BEL tenders for 2.86 MW of polycrystalline solar modules

Manufacturers have until January 28 to bid for supplying the modules to solar projects in the Akola and Amravati districts of Maharashtra.

Solar manufacturer Websol Energy’s EBITDA rises 374% Q-o-Q

The performance improvement in the current fiscal’s third quarter was singularly derived from solar cells manufacture and sales, said the company, which has secured orders equal to its complete cell production capacity for the next six months. 

REIL tenders for supply of three lakh multi-crystalline solar cells

Manufacturers have until January 28 to bid for supplying the four-/five-busbar multi-crystalline silicon solar cells rated for a peak power output of 4.5 watts.

Anti-soiling nanocoating for large-scale PV

Dutch company Rads Global Business has developed an anti-soiling coating for solar PV modules that is claimed to reduce cleaning cost by around 60%. The anti-reflective and anti-corrosive coating is also said to mitigate potential-induced degradation (PID).

JinkoSolar announces 23.01% efficiency for n-type monocrystalline panel

The PV module relies on Jinko’s TOPCon mono cell technology, for which a record efficiency of 24.9% was announced last week. TÜV Rheinland has confirmed the result.

Budget expectations for solar manufacturing

The government should consider offering a 50% capital subsidy for setting up R&D and quality testing infrastructure within the manufacturing units and a 200% super-deduction for the R&D expenditure on new and clean solar technology development. Simultaneously, it should look at implementing tariff barriers on imports for at least four-five years.

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Hard carbon for a high-energy sodium battery

Scientists in Japan demonstrated a hard-carbon electrode that can greatly increase the capacity of a sodium-ion battery. With further work on the long-term performance, the discovery could make sodium-ion batteries better able to compete on energy density with their lithium-ion counterparts.

Sungrow solar inverter sales in India cross 7 GW

The Chinese manufacturer, which has a central and string inverter factory in Bengaluru, sold a minimum 3 GW of the cumulative sales last year alone. Going forward, it has a strong order book for the upcoming solar capacity too.

JinkoSolar claims 24.9% efficiency for n-type monocrystalline cell

The result was confirmed by Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH).

India needs to adopt a balanced approach for solar manufacturing

A new report says the imposition of safeguard duties and basic custom duties is only a partial solution to help the domestically produced solar modules remain competitive with imported panels. The government needs to adopt a long-term strategy towards PV manufacturing that supports backward integration and sustained innovation.

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