Balance of Systems

NHDC seeks to empanel solar EPC installers and module manufacturers

The hydropower producer—which recently diversified into solar power projects—has invited global applications as it seeks to empanel EPC agencies and module manufacturers for its solar projects. June 22 is the last date to lodge the interest.

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Solar costs have fallen 82% since 2010

The levelized cost of energy generated by large scale solar plants is around $0.068/kWh, compared to $0.378 ten years ago and the price fell 13.1% between 2018 and last year alone, according to figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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New method for life cycle assessment of PV technologies

Researchers in Australia have conducted a ‘cradle to grave’ life cycle assessment (LCA) of the four most widely used PV technologies. The academics say that cadmium telluride solar modules have the lowest life cycle impact, followed by amorphous, multi and monocrystalline silicon products.

Bidding extended for BOS package of 735 MW Nokh solar project in Rajasthan

June 11 is the new deadline to bid for supply of the balance-of-system (BOS), installation and commissioning of 735 (3×245 MW) Nokh Solar Park project in Jaisalmer district.

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India’s electric vehicle component market to grow 22% per year for a decade

The market will be driven by shared-mobility electric car deployment and will see annual growth of up to 61.7% for battery management systems.

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Global energy storage market to surge to 15 GW by 2024

As the sector continues to grow rapidly, delays in manufacturing scale-ups, difficulties sourcing raw materials and a separate path taken by the electric vehicle sector could all chuck ‘sand in the gears’, according to analyst Wood Mackenzie.

BHEL tenders BOS for 100 MW plant at Raghanesda Solar Park

Bids are invited for supply, installation and commissioning of Balance of System (BOS) items for the state-owned engineering major’s 100 MW (AC) solar plant in Gujarat. The last date for bid submission is December 10.

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Cheap Indian imports claim prompts Bangladesh to introduce solar standards

Dhaka has heeded complaints about Indian manufacturers allegedly dumping sub-standard PV products over the border and issued a requirement for modules, inverters, charge controllers and batteries to attain IEC electrical standards.

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Bangladeshi developer accuses India of dumping poor quality panels over the border

Visitors to this year’s Solar Bangladesh Expo have called for the implementation of quality standards on solar imports – action which the government is currently pursuing – with one industry insider rubbishing Indian-made products.

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Telangana targets 5 GW of renewables next year

Decentralized model of solar project development has avoided the need to spend huge amounts on grid upgrades in India’s newest state. With EV charging plans advancing Telangana now intends to change policy to reflect falling solar costs.

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