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Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy selects Nextracker for around 2 GW of solar projects in India

Nextracker will supply its NX Horizon bifacial trackers for 1.5 GW DC and 375 MW DC projects at NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd’s solar park in Khavda, Gujarat.  These projects are being executed by Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy on EPC basis.


US solar sites linked to higher levels of insects

Scientists conducting a five-year research project in southern Minnesota have observed a tripling of insect numbers near two solar facilities built on rehabilitated agricultural land. They say the findings show how habitat-friendly solar could help protect insect populations and improve pollination in nearby agricultural fields.

SAEL secures $1 billion for solar, biomass projects              

Solar and waste-to-energy producer SAEL has secured $1 billion from financial institutions including Norfund, DFC, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Tata Cleantech.


Analysts expect more than 50 GW of new US solar in 2024

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) says that about 45 GW of solar projects above 1 MW (AC) in size will be installed in 2024, while Wood Mackenzie estimates 8 GW of small-scale solar.

First Solar opens manufacturing plant in India

India’s first fully vertically integrated solar manufacturing plant will produce First Solar’s Series 7 solar PV modules developed at the company’s research centers in the U.S. The facility employs 1,000 workers.

Waaree Energies announces plans for 5 GW solar cell, module facility in USA

Waaree Energies will build a solar module manufacturing facility with an initial capacity of 3 GW per year by Dec. 2024. It plans to ramp up the fab’s module capacity to 5 GW with an integrated 5 GW cell facility by 2027. The company has already secured an offtake contract with SB Energy.


India exported solar modules worth $1,136 million in April-October this year

India’s solar PV module exports in the April-October period of the current fiscal 2023-24 have surpassed module exports in the twelve months of the last fiscal.


CubicPV announces $1 billion long-term silicon supply agreement

OCIM, a South Korean polysilicon manufacturer, will supply CubicPV with U.S.-compliant silicon for development of solar wafers.

Nextracker hits 10 GW milestone in Middle East, Africa, and India solar power markets

Nextracker’s smart solar trackers are now either operational or under fulfillment for 10 GW of PV projects located in the Middle East, Africa, and India.


Gates-backed Fourth Power pilots thermal storage based on TPV cells

Fourth Power, backed by Bill Gates’ venture firm, has developed high-density thermal energy storage based on thermophotovoltaic cells. The tech, which is reportedly 10 times cheaper than lithium-ion batteries, is based on the U.S. company’s patented liquid metal heat transfer system.

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