Researchers from the SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ghaziabad, have studied the performance of monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si) and polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) technologies in the tropical wet region of eastern India. The results showed that the yield outcome with mono-Si PV was around 12% higher and the losses around 32% lower than poly-Si PV.
Gautam Mohanka, managing director of New Delhi-headquartered Gautam Solar, told pv magazine its Haridwar module factory, now scaled up to 250 MW, is producing panels with a power output of up to 400 W, using mono PERC and polycrystalline cells.
Indian solar manufacturer Premier Energies is setting up a factory in Telangana with an annual cell and module production capacity of 750 MW. The fab will be equipped to produce large-format panels with wafer sizes up to 210mm.
Manufacturers have until January 28 to bid for supplying the four-/five-busbar multi-crystalline silicon solar cells rated for a peak power output of 4.5 watts.
Manufacturers have until January 11 to bid for the supply of an aggregate 8,352,000 quantity of multicrystalline and mono PERC silicon solar cells using five bus bars.
The state-run hydropower company is targeting 340-350 MW of generation capacity in the 1.5 GW tender being held by SECI and state utility Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikash Nigam Limited. NHDC has opened a global tender to seek a panel supplier.
The inaugural event will be attended by prime minister Narendra Modi, ministers from all the International Solar Alliance member countries and high-level dignitaries from global R&D institutions.
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