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Employment in distributed renewable energy sector

A new report by Power For All says the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector will be a significant driver of job growth in the Indian distributed renewable energy sector in the next few years. 

Credence Solar unveils 670 W bifacial module

India’s Credence Solar has unveiled Quasar-Bi line of bifacial PV modules with power outputs between 650 Wp and 670 Wp. The panels are built with 132 mono PERC half cells and 12 busbars.

Goldi Solar unveils 710 Wp HJT module, plans for massive expansion by 2025

The Indian manufacturer has unveiled a 710 Wp bifacial solar module based on the heterojunction (HJT) technology. It also announced plans to invest over INR 5,000 crore ($613 million) to expand its module capacity to 6 GW, build 5 GW of new cell manufacturing capacity, and start auxiliary production by 2025.

SECI tenders 50 MW rooftop solar

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has invited bids to set up grid-connected rooftop solar projects on the buildings owned by various Central Armed Police Forces under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). It may also empanel the successful developers for government organizations other than the MHA. Bidding closes on November 22.

Sterling and Wilson signs 961 MWp/455 MWh solar storage deal with Nigerian government

Sterling and Wilson Solar Solutions has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Government to build solar projects aggregating to 961 MWp along with total battery storage capacity of 455 MWh in Nigeria.


India could cut electricity costs by about 40% with transition to fully renewables-based power system by 2050

A new study by Finland’s Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) shows a 100% renewable energy-based power system is technically possible and is the least-cost option for India in 2050. 

Reliance New Energy to invest in perovskite solar startup Caelux

The new energy arm of Reliance Industries has signed the agreement to acquire a 20% stake in California-based perovskite solar startup Caelux for $12 million. The investment will accelerate Caelux’ product development and commercialization.


Navitas unveils 605 W mono PERC module

The Indian solar manufacturer has unveiled Bonito Max series 605W mono PERC module featuring 156 half-cells and a 10-busbar design. The module’s power conversion efficiency is 21.64%.


Gujarat becomes the fourth state to surpass its 2022 renewables target

A new report shows Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Telangana have already surpassed their 2022 targets for renewable capacity installations. However, India is still 58 GW away from its 175 GW national target, with 61% of the target shortfall in just four states.

Cabinet approves second tranche of PLI Scheme for solar manufacturing

The second tranche of the production-linked incentive scheme for high-efficiency solar module manufacturing has a budgetary outlay of INR 19,500 crore.