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REI Expo 2021 opened today, at India Expo Center

The three-day renewable energy event, organized from September 15-17, kickstarted today at India Expo Center, Greater Noida, with Covid-19 protocols. To avoid rush and maintain social distancing at the event, attendees have been asked to select from morning and afternoon time slots. 

Proposed power market reforms could reduce renewable energy costs further

A new IEEFA note discusses the impact of the proposed market-based economic dispatch mechanism for procuring bulk power, and regulations for frequency control ancillary services.

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Agrivoltaics to protect crops from heavy rainfall

BayWa r.e. and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have built a 258 kW agrivoltaic system that hosts apple cultivation under four different crop protection systems. The system utilizes agrivoltaic technology with permanent, light-permeable PV modules that block rain, and tracking PV module tech that blocks rain only if necessary.

SECI extends bidding for 100 MW solar in Chhattisgarh

Bidders now have until September 24 to lodge their interest in engineering, procurement, and construction of a 100 MW solar project. The responsibility for the land arrangement lies with the installer. 

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C4V signs 1.16 GWh lithium battery cell supply deal with Omega Seiki

The New York-headquartered technology provider will supply over 1.16 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of its lithium-ion battery cells to power India-based Omega Seiki’s lineup of electric vehicles. The cells, assembled into batteries, will be delivered over the next five years.

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JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Longi reach consensus on 182mm module standardization

The three Chinese panel manufacturers found an agreement on the module size and the mounting hole spacing.

JinkoSolar’s n-type TOPCon cell achieves 24.58% efficiency via hydrogenation treatment

The Chinese manufacturer and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have improved the average cell efficiency by 0.68% through a post-cell hydrogenation process. The cell’s average open-circuit voltage increased by 7 mV from 696 to 703 mV, and the average fill factor from 82.03% to 83.07%.

Indian solar manufacturer to expand panel capacity to 700 MW

Insolation Energy director Vikas Jain told pv magazine about their plans to expand solar panel manufacturing capacity to 700 MW with the addition of a 500 MW facility. The new facility would be equipped to produce poly, mono, mono PERC, and bifacial panels with individual panel output up to 600 Wp.

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NHPC tenders 45 MW solar EPC in Uttar Pradesh

Bidders have until October 22 to lodge their interest to set up the 45 MW grid-connected solar project in the Mirzapur Jagir village of the Jalaun district.

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Cylindrical solar panel for street lighting

Developed by an Italian manufacturer, the panel is available in three versions with a power output of 100, 120, and 240 W and has a weight of 5 kg. It is encapsulated in thermoformable plastic technical polymers and can be connected in series with other modules around the same post.

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