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Ernst & Young again ranks India as world’s most attractive solar market

India is the top market for solar investment, according to the latest edition of Ernst & Young’s renewables attractiveness index. Spain, Germany and the United States are the top three markets for corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs).

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Schüco warns of more solar modules with defective backsheets

Schüco has expanded its recent warning letter about potential solar panel defects to include more products. The new list includes PV modules the company delivered between 2010 and 2014.

Erisha partners Germany’s Greenbox for green hydrogen business

Erisha E Mobility has formed a joint venture with Greenbox to manufacture a range of green hydrogen solutions by leveraging technologies developed by Greenbox.

State Bank of India signs €150 million solar loan agreement with Germany’s KfW

The State Bank of India (SBI) has signed the agreement with KfW Development Bank for availing a second low-interest loan of €150 million. It will use the amount to finance solar farms with outputs between 50 and 250 MW.

German state supports balcony solar power generation via rebate program

The government of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has allocated €10 million ($9.93 million) to support the deployment of balcony solar modules with a power output of up to 600 W.

The stabilizing effect of vertical east-west oriented PV systems

German researchers have looked at how vertical PV systems could provide more electricity during periods of higher demand, while enabling a higher level of integration with agricultural activities.

Servotech tests solar monitoring device along with PV Port in Germany

Servotech has successfully tested ComPort solar monitoring device with the portable PV system PV Port at the EUREF-Campus in Berlin, Germany. This first-of-its-kind instrument can integrate with any off-grid and hybrid inverter and empower users to get the most out of their solar systems.

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Used Audi e-tron batteries to power rickshaws in India

Battery startup Nunam is working with German carmaker Audi AG and the Audi Environmental Foundation to roll out electric rickshaws powered by used Audi e-tron used batteries. It expects to launch the e-rickshaws in India at some point early next year.

Kredence partners Germany’s RENA for additive supply to Indian solar manufacturing sector

Kredence, a Gujarat-based PV chemical solution provider, will provide its production facilities in India to deliver the latest version of RENA monoTEX moderating and wetting agent for alkaline texturing of mono Si-wafers.

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Borosil Renewables to acquire Europe’s largest solar glass maker Interfloat Group

With this acquisition, the Indian manufacturer’s solar glass output will grow to 750 tonnes per day (TPD) from the current 450 TPD.

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