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Meghalaya tenders for 20 MW grid-connected solar

Global bids are invited to set up the solar capacity on a build-own-operate basis across two sites, each with around 10 MW. Bidding closes on December 17.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils 45 MW monocrystalline solar panel plant at PDPU

The solar panel production line at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University’s campus in Gujarat will demonstrate the process of cell-to-panel integration, lamination and EL testing.

Financing distributed solar energy

A new report by Auroville Consulting highlights gaps and challenges existing today in financing rooftop solar based on its evaluation of the international lines of credit’s implementation at the state level (for Tamil Nadu), and the availability and accessibility of the financial support. 

The long read: Capturing complexity through the power of the cloud

Bifacial modules have brought significant opportunities to PV project developers, but they have also increased complexity in system design and the modeling of plant output. Australian software developers PV Lighthouse believe they have created a fix, by allowing the complexity to be handled by the use of cloud computing. PV Lighthouse CEO Keith McIntosh and CCO Ben Sudbury argue that their software can be useful for module makers, tracker suppliers, and PV project developers alike.

India added 438 MW of solar capacity in Q3 2020

The 438 MW of new solar capacity added during the three months ending September includes 283 MW from large-scale installations and 155 MW rooftop.

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Bifacial PV modules no longer exempt from US Section 201 import tariffs

The U.S. authorities are currently subjecting imported bifacial modules to a 20% penalty – the same tariff applied to almost all other crystalline silicon solar modules.

SunSource Energy bags 4 MW floating solar+2 MW storage project in Andaman & Nicobar 

The latest win follows a 1.95 MW/2.15 MWh solar-plus-battery storage project bagged by the developer for the union territory of Lakshadweep in July this year.

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TERI partners Norway’s Greenstat for Centre of Excellence in hydrogen

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India arm of Norwegian energy company Greenstat to set up a Centre of Excellence for hydrogen in India and accelerate deployment of hydrogen technologies in the country.

Rooftop solar addition increased 112% y-o-y in second quarter

India added rooftop solar capacity of 399 MW in the second quarter (July-Sept) of FY 2020-21, compared to 188 MW installed in the corresponding period last year.

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Trends in solar modules – RenewSys interview

Avinash Hiranandani, global chief executive officer and managing director, RenewSys India, speaks to pv magazine about solar module technology trends and their company’s manufacturing focus.

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