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Acme Group signs MoU with Japan’s NYK for ammonia shipping

The Indian sustainable energy company has signed an agreement with the Japanese ship operator to transport green ammonia from its projects to customers globally.

Waaree gets NCLT nod for Indosolar acquisition

India’s National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved Waaree’s acquisition of Indosolar, in a deal that will expand its planned PV cell production capacity from 4 GW to 5.4 GW, while complementing its upcoming foray into module manufacturing.

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JA Solar supplies DeepBlue 3.0 modules for 225 MW PV plant

Chinese manufacturer JA Solar has supplied its M10 DeepBlue 3.0 modules for a 225 MW PV solar plant operated by JSW Energy in Karnataka. The modules have an efficiency rating above 21.0% and a power output of up to 545 W, with a 72-cell configuration.

Analyst predicts extent of rise in this year’s solar capital costs

Wood Mackenzie this week made a slew of predictions for the industry in 2022 and noted the effects the US’ recently announced anti-circumvention investigation is already having on utility scale plans.

Solar tariffs to rise 21% over the next 12 months

Solar tariffs will likely increase to INR 2.95 ($0.039)/kWh in the next 12 months, mainly due to the 40% basic customs duty on imported solar modules. 

Heterojunction solar cell with 25.18% efficiency, 85.42% fill factor

Researchers in China have fabricated a heterojunction solar cell with a 244.63 cm2 Czochralski n-c-Si wafer. They used light soaking to improve the dark conductance of the hydrogenated amorphous silicon films.

Higher solar module prices: rainy days ahead for developers?

CareEdge Ratings has analyzed the key drivers of rising PV module prices and the impact on projects in India. It has also assessed the tariffs expected in upcoming bids, to ensure that developers get the same returns they were previously getting. 

Vikram Solar ranks as PVEL top performer for fifth time

Indian solar manufacturer Vikram Solar has been listed as a top performer in PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) PV Module Reliability Scorecard 2022 for its half-cut-cell, multi-busbar bifacial PV modules. 

Perovskite solar cell technology on the road to commercialization

A new US Department of Energy report describes the challenges of commercializing perovskite technology for the solar energy sector.

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Upcycling silicon waste from end-of-life solar panels into thermoelectrics

Researchers in Singapore have developed a new technique in which polycrystalline silicon is pulverized into powder and pelletized into ingots. The process relies on spark plasma sintering to dope the silicon with germanium and phosphorus.

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