Technology

Indian renewables leaders split over need for regulation

While some of the industry insiders gathered at REI 2019 have made predictable calls to be free of the restrictions imposed by regulators, others maintained policy support is crucial and audience members voiced concern about India’s lack of recycling rules.

Solar-plus-storage can boost investor confidence

A British study has found co-location of solar and storage may accelerate the deployment of profitable merchant renewable energy projects in the United Kingdom. The report predicts installed solar capacity in the U.K. could increase from around 13 GW next year to 19 GW in 2030 and 32 GW in 2040.

Tata Power commissions 150 MW solar capacity in Rajasthan

The plant—with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd as the offtaker—is the company’s first ISTS connected solar project.

Aligning infrastructure to accelerate Asia’s energy transition – Black & Veatch interview

Integrated power infrastructure offers an emerging investment opportunity in Asia as the region expands and adapts its energy mix to address sustainability and resilience goals. Narsingh Chaudhary and Mitesh Patel, of engineering, procurement and construction business Black & Veatch, tell pv magazine more.

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Solar irrigation product converts sunlight directly into motion

The invention converts energy produced by PV cells directly into mechanical motion without batteries or power electronics. Its developers claim the solar motor can drive irrigation water pumps and ventilation turbines for more than 20 years without maintenance.

Proposals invited for joint Indo-Israeli R&D on solar and storage

The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and the Ministry of Science and Technology of State of Israel will fund joint research on advanced materials for next-generation solar energy utilization and energy storage. The deadline for the submission of proposals is December 5.

Kerala tenders 200 MW grid-connected solar projects

October 16 is the bidding deadline for rooftop and ground-mounted solar plants that are to set up in various sizes—10 KWp or smaller, 11-100 KWp, above 100 kWp and combinations thereof—within consumer premises across the state.

Rajasthan tenders 50 MW rooftop solar for government buildings

October 3 is the bidding deadline for the ‘RESCO mode’ projects that can be developed using Indian or foreign make crystalline silicon solar modules.

REIL tenders for supply of 4.6W solar cells

Jaipur based Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited has invited bids for supply of 10,00,000 quantities of 4.6W multicrystalline silicon solar cells. Bidding closes on September 19.

IEEFA: India needs a multi-technology approach to renewables integration

In addition to accelerated deployment of battery based energy storage systems, the country needs to look at a combination of technologies to manage peak electricity demand whilst maintaining grid stability at least overall cost.

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