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CSIR-CMERI develops solar artifacts

The aesthetically appealing 1 KWp, 3 KWp and 5 KWp artifacts can be installed at public places like beaches and parks to provide electrical power for different loads.

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Danish researchers bring some color to rooftop PV

Scientists led by the Technical University of Denmark have begun a project to design solar cells that can be produced in different colors with minimal effect on performance, making them suitable for building-integrated and other applications with aesthetic considerations.

REIL tenders 50 MW ‘RESCO mode’ solar projects across India

November 2 is the bidding deadline for grid-connected rooftop and small solar power plants that shall come up in government buildings across different states and union territories of India.

System integrators must be allowed for KUSUM projects: NSEFI

Further, the lobby group has asked the ministry to remove the domestic content requirement for solar cells at least for the first year, while also highlighting the need to specify standards or guidelines for setting up of agrivoltaics systems in farm lands.

Now Europe is pushing domestic battery manufacturing plans

EU industry body EUROBAT has called for the bloc to adopt a battery industrial strategy and has pushed the claims of domestic manufacturers in the same manner as India has, as the race hots up to dominate the global energy storage market.

Is India ready for solar waste mountain?

Opinion is divided over the urgency of addressing the issue. While some developers feel the 25-year lifetime of modules offers plenty of time to prepare an action plan, other industry voices claim Indian-made products don’t last half that long and one recent report pointed out waste is already piling up thanks to defects and faulty installation.

BHEL tenders containerized PCUs for 50 MW solar project

Bids are invited to supply 10 sets of 1×5 MW or 2×2.5MW 3-phase grid-connected containerized power-conditioning units for a MAHAGENCO project in Maharashtra. The scope of work also includes installation and commissioning. Bids will open on October 10.

Jodhpur agrivoltaic pilot project replicated

Research institutes have moved quickly to emulate the successes observed in a test installation at Jodhpur as India races to meet an ambitious target of doubling agricultural income by 2022.

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Energy storage will take 3 years to gather steam

There is a need to shift the consumer mindset from conventional backup solutions to battery storage too even as the industry gets more clarity on technical feasibility for the Indian context.

India unveils indigenous fuel cell system that can replace polluting DG sets

The 5.0 KW fuel cell system—developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in partnership with Thermax Limited and Reliance Industries Limited—achieves greater than 70% efficiency, which otherwise may not be possible with other energy sources.

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