Technology

TERI partners Norway’s Greenstat for Centre of Excellence in hydrogen

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India arm of Norwegian energy company Greenstat to set up a Centre of Excellence for hydrogen in India and accelerate deployment of hydrogen technologies in the country.

Trends in solar modules – RenewSys interview

Avinash Hiranandani, global chief executive officer and managing director, RenewSys India, speaks to pv magazine about solar module technology trends and their company’s manufacturing focus.

New tech to apply perovskite thin-film layers to conventional solar panels

According to its creator, Swedish start-up Evolar, the new technology can be applied to existing production lines for crystalline silicon modules and increase a product’s efficiency by around 5%.

Telangana tenders for residential rooftop solar

Bids are invited to install and commission various capacities (11-500 kWp) of grid-connected rooftop solar plants at individual households and residential buildings across the state. Bidding closes on November 25.

Green recovery through energy efficiency

The Climate Group has reported that just 33 members of its global EP100 initiative avoided carbon dioxide emission by one billion metric tonnes purely through energy efficiency measures. Of this, 360 million metric tonnes—comparable to taking 77 million cars off the road for a year—was avoided in the last year alone.

Second-life energy storage winner in EDF’s startup contest

Bangalore-based Nunam—which enables second life for used lithium-ion battery cells—is the winner of Pulse India competition conducted by French energy giant EDF. The EDF contest aims at supporting Indian startups committed to developing low-carbon and sustainable energy solutions.  

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The long read: Whipping up inertia

Once a natural phenomenon – a fortuitous byproduct of thermal generation – the weaning off of coal has made the emulation of inertia a priority for grid operators. It will be a few more years in most markets before a solution becomes needed with any great urgency. However, some markets have needed to come up with solutions – are they a portal into the future of grids dominated by renewables and power electronics?

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BMW selects KPIT software for next-generation EV charging electronics

The engagement covers software development, integration, and maintenance of combined powertrain coordination unit including charging control, and extends over several years.

Nalanda University to get a 5 MW solar plant

Bids are invited from government-owned entities to set up a ground-mounted, grid-connected solar plant at the university’s campus in Bihar. The plant is to be installed in EPC mode. Bidding closes on November 27. 

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Thermal energy storage system goes online at IIT Kanpur

The thermal energy storage system with a 775 tonnes-of-refrigeration heat rate is installed at IIT Kanpur’s Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering building. It is part of an urban pilot under a joint Indo-US project called UI-ASSIST on Smart Grid and Storage Technology. 

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