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Adani rolls out roadmap to become largest renewable power player by 2030

India’s largest private-sector thermal power producer—which ranked as the sixth largest solar player globally in 2019—will invest over 70% of its budgeted Capex for the energy vertical into clean energy and energy-efficient systems to fuel its transformation.

Tripura tenders solarization of 1300 agriculture pumps under KUSUM

Bidding closes on February 10 for the solar systems that are to be set up on turnkey basis. Completion period is eight months from the award of contract.

India’s solar cell and module exports grow 157% in nine months

Following a dip in 2018-19, India’s exports of solar cells, whether or not assembled into modules, saw a massive surge with the figure estimated to have touched Rs 133,164.64 lakh during 2019-20 (March-November) as against Rs 84,764.11 lakh in 2018-19 and Rs 91,357.37 lakh in 2017-18. While exports to USA have tripled, those to Turkey and Belgium have seen a major rebound—making these claim the second and third slots, respectively.

Sterling and Wilson Solar wins Middle East award for utility-scale project

The Mumbai-based solar EPC solutions provider has to its credit 9.2 GWp of solar power projects (commissioned and under construction) globally, including 3.05 GWp in the MENA region.

A clean energy world would support millions of new jobs

A study from Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology has predicted solar and other renewables can provide a global energy jobs revolution – just as four European operations revealed recent struggles.

Longi claims 22.38% efficiency world record for PERC mono panel

The Chinese manufacturer said the result was confirmed by Germany’s TÜV Rheinland. The achievement beats the company’s previous record of 21.65%, set last month.

Loom Solar wins the ‘Fastest Growing SMB of the Year’ award at Amazon SMBhav 2020

The monocrystalline solar panel manufacturer aims to reach 100 million customers and achieve Rs 100 crore revenue by FY 2020-21.

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CEL amends 5 MW module supply tender for Maharashtra

Eligibility criteria has been relaxed to include authorized distributors, resellers and dealers as well. Further, there are relaxations in the supply order carried out in the last one year. Bidding now closes on January 22.

Delta Electronics launches 22KW AC EV charger and 125KW string PV inverter

The wall-mount charger with a high power output of 22 KW AC maximum reduces electric vehicle charging time by up to 70% in comparison to common 7KW AC chargers. The 125 KW string inverter—a cloud-connected three-phase solution—enables cost-efficient decentralized photovoltaic systems for both ground-mounted and large commercial applications.

The long read: Back to the drawing board

The combined use of trackers and bifacial modules can result in significant power gains, but they are not distributed equally. For single-axis tracking R&D teams, the process of optimizing the output from arrays that use bifacial modules requires experimentation and a steep learning curve in terms of what is going on underneath the module.

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