Tags: Solar Cells

Bi-Layer Solar Cell Sets Record for Efficiency

The Solar cell is believed to have converted more than 25 percent of the sun’s energy into electrical power in the category of perovskite-CIGS tandem solar cell. Material scientists from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed a double-layered thin film solar cell that has set efficiency records in generating power from sunlight. The device […]

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‘Funneling’ Technique 3-Times More Efficient to Tap Solar Power

The technique involves ‘funneling’ of sunlight directly on to the power cells with least wastage. Scientists from the University of Exeter, England have developed a new technique to harness solar energy more efficiently. The technique involves ‘funneling’ of sunlight directly on to the power cells with least wastage. The technique is said to be three […]

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SPDA Eyes Full Exemption from Safeguard Duty on Solar Equipment

Such safeguard duty on solar equipment could also kill thousands of job created from the down-stream activities of solar power generation including the manufacturing sector. The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has sought complete exemption of safeguard duty on solar equipment for ongoing project. It believes that such a move can jeopardise investments worth Rs 1 […]

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ISRO Satellites Soon to Run on Indigenous Solar Cells

Critical for a satellite’s lifespan in the space, these solar cells were till now being procured from some of private space solar cell manufacturers in the U.S. In another push to the Indian solar industry, Government of India’s Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has finally bought the technology to build space solar cells in India. […]

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Madhya Pradesh CM Inaugurated NTPC’s Rs 1,500 Crore Solar Power Plant

The solar power project was commissioned in June 2017 and generated electricity is being supplied for consumption in Madhya Pradesh, the sole beneficiary. In the area of Suwasra in district Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan inaugurated NTPC’s 250 MW solar plant for the state consumers. The total investment for setting up the […]

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Indian Embassy in China Hold Seminar on Indian Solar Sector

More than 150 delegates from more than 110 Chinese companies, financial institutions and banks participated in the seminar on Indian solar sector. To gauge the business opportunities in the solar sector more than 110 Chinese companies attended a seminar in China. The seminar was also aimed at wooing Chinese manufacturers to invest in India. The […]

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Andhra Solar Park Projects Saw Lowest Bid at Rs 2.7 Per Unit

Although the real auction took place last week, the reverse auction for 2,000 MW capacity discovered tariff of Rs 2.44 per unit. Under the reverse auction process, the companies backed by the financers from around the globe have seized the tenders to build 750 MW of solar power projects in Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh. The […]

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Hanergy’s Single Junction GaAs Module Rated as World’s Most Efficient Single-Junction Solar Module

The company’s GaAs single-junction solar battery has attained conversation efficiency rate of 28.9 percent. One of the world’s leading renewable energy research organizations, US’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has rated Alta Devices’, US arm of Hanergy, single junction GaAs module as the world’s most efficient single-junction solar module. The company’s GaAs single-junction solar battery has […]

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ISMA Demands 95% Safeguard Duty on Solar Cells Import

Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), during a public hearing called by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), has demanded imposition of 95 percent safeguard duty on imported solar cells and modules, aiming to protect the domestic players from cheap inbound shipments. During hearing, the directorate heard different sections of solar energy sector on safeguard […]

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