Technology and R&D

Enphase Energy enters Indian market with R&D facility and 1 MW installation

US company has entered India’s solar market with creation of R&D center and microinverter supply deal for 1 MW solar installation in Bengaluru in partnership with RenXSOl Ecotech.

Interview: Digitalizing Indian solar operations to enhance returns

Eric Daniel, Head of India at QOS Energy, speaks to pv magazine about his views on the Indian market, specifically how a fully digitalized solar O&M and asset management helps enhance asset profitability.

PI Berlin creates subsidiary in India

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has created a new subsidiary based in Delhi to help local manufacturers provide quality assurance and consultancy relating to the planning, construction and operation of solar power plants.

L&T Infotech and GE Digital as IIC members will deploy the Digital Testbed at solar plant in Rajasthan

The Digital Solar Plant Testbed evaluates solutions to accurately predict energy generation, improve utilization and reduce maintenance costs. IIC has estimated that 30% reduction in O&M expenses with the help of accurate forecasting will save around $15 million/year for utilities managers.

SunPedal rides again, this time in U.S.

The SunPedal ride – a solar energy awareness initiative from India Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) alumni, made 1321 km journey from San Francisco to San Diego on a solar e-bike.

Solar-powered saloon turns heads in Oz solar race

Dutch solar-powered car, with an average speed of 69 km/h and a carrying capacity of up to five people, has been hailed as the future of solar powered cars after competing in World Solar Challenge.

Interview: JinkoSolar CEO discusses half-cut cell technology

Kangping Chen, the CEO of Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar, speaks to pv magazine about the company’s solar technology development, the efficacy of half-cut solar cells, and the future of the PV industry.

Mahindra Susten launches India’s first mobile PV testing lab

The compact mobile testing lab can be implemented at various stages of plant construction to improve the energy generation from a PV power plant.

EU PVSEC: New Polyolefin-based backsheet challenges traditional PET-based backsheets

At EU PVSEC 2017, which took place in Amsterdam last week, two companies presented Polyolefin-based backsheet performance and claimed these are superior to polyester-core-layer-based backsheets.

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