WiseEnergy will provide asset management services for the four solar plants in Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh that UK-based equity investor Actis acquired from Indian developer Acme Solar recently.
Having bagged large orders in the U.S. and Australia, Indian multinational engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services provider Sterling and Wilson Solar is bidding for tenders in regions which have eased up business lines, Europe among them. Kannan Krishnan, S&W’s chief operations officer for solar in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation area, speaks to pv magazine about the impact of Covid-19 on the solar EPC business and the company’s expansion plans.
The programme aims to create market-ready technology-based solutions, products, and services with the potential to scale in India, Russia, and other countries.
The Hyderabad-headquartered developer will utilize the debt funding towards construction of upcoming projects for its clients as it aims to add around 350 MW capacity across both open-access and distributed solar portfolios this fiscal year.
The plant—constructed and operated by Germany-headquartered IBC Solar Energy—is NextEnergy’s first investment in India as part of its strategy to acquire ready-to-build or operational solar projects across high-growth international markets.
The Spanish developer, which will sell solar energy at an Indian record low tariff of Rs2.36/kWh under a 25-year deal has spoken to pv magazine about the specifics of the landmark PV plant.
The impressive progress made by offshore wind arrays may be attracting a new group of PV developers looking to leave the constraints of the roof and free field behind. And while saltwater, wind and waves are no friend of PV, progress is being made in proving the potential applications.
As a remedy for light-induced degradation (LID) in crystalline silicon cells, gallium-doped wafers are showing considerable promise. With reports that ingot growth productivity can rival that of boron doping, it seems that gallium doping may now be able to meet the cost, integration and performance criteria that have informed solar manufacturing technology adoption, writes Alex Barrows, senior research analyst at U.K.-based consultancy Exawatt.
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