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Solar leaders call for overhaul to navigate Covid-19

Faced with raw material and labor shortages, solar manufacturers have stressed the need to find alternative supply chains and to push automation and internet of things applications on the factory floor to keep production running.

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Commercial solar rooftops dominate as India nears 6 GW

Bridge to India figures show dominance of Chinese inverters, which supplied almost 80% of installs from July last year to the end of June.

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Gujarat extends bidding for 110 MW grid-connected solar and floats new 210 MW tender

Developers now have until September 23 to lodge bids for the 110 MW procurement round and can toss their hat into the ring for a new tender in the district of Jamnagar which closes on October 5.

Chinese manufacturer Risen signs 140 MW module supply deal with UPC-AC Energy Solar

The contract, for mono PERC solar modules, follows 165 MW of orders supplied by Risen to Indian renewable energy developer Sprng Energy last month.

Adani now the world’s largest solar power developer

India’s largest private-sector thermal power producer—which ranked as the sixth-largest solar player globally in 2019—has climbed to the top spot following a Solar Energy Corporation of India (Seci) award to develop 8 GW of Indian solar project capacity.

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Scaling up solar manufacturing in India

A new study by CEEW Centre for Energy Finance assesses the competitive advantage that China has over India and presents a suite of short-term and long-term interventions required for a globally competitive solar manufacturing sector in India.

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Loom Solar eyes Rs 100 crore turnover by FY21 

The monocrystalline solar panel and AC module maker, has, on average, achieved a ten times revenue growth year-on-year since its inception. It now aims to generate over Rs 100 crore revenue by the end of FY 2021—a 300% increase within a year. 

Engineering drives next-generation solar power in Southeast Asia—Black & Veatch interview

Mitesh Patel, Renewables Director-Asia, US-headquartered EPC player Black & Veatch, speaks to pv magazine about the key trends driving the solar market, especially in Southeast Asia, and strategies to improve the bankability of PV projects.

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CERC approves trading in green term-ahead market

The market-based mechanism will allow resource-rich and resource-deficit States to trade renewable energy and balance their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. 

India added just 205 MW of solar capacity in second quarter

New large-scale solar installations totaled 120 MW compared to 896 MW in the first quarter of year 2020. Rooftop solar addition fell to 85 MW from 194 MW installed in the previous quarter.

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