Author: Sneha Verma

LONGi 72 Bifacial Half Cell Module Hits Record with 450W Front-Side Power

One of the leading solar module manufacturers in the world, LONGi has announced that the front side power of its 72-cell Bifacial half-cut module exceeded 450W, achieving one of the world’s highest power in this module type. This new record was tested and verified by renowned certification agency TÜV-SÜD. This marked another successful feat for […]

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Greenlight Planet Launches Solar fans for Rural India

Greenlight Planet, a US for-profit company that designs, distributes and finances solar home energy products has recently launched the Sun King Fan, a portable solar-powered fan. While the country braces for the hottest year since 1901, this model provides powerful airflow for grid-like cooling, striking the perfect balance between performance, durability, and affordability. For a […]

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HC Asks Panel To Relook Into GST on Solar Sector

The Delhi High Court has directed the Goods and Services Tax Council to review the tax structure for solar power projects. The decision was in response to a writ filed by the Solar Power Development Association, which had challenged the latest tax formulation for solar power generating systems unveiled on January 1. The court has […]

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New 3D Solar Cell Design Could Revolutionise PV Manufacturing

The innovative 3D design removes many of the manufacturing process steps required by existing photovoltaics (PV) modules An innovative 3D solar-cell design with a radically different architecture that can drive down the costs of cell manufacture may define the future of renewable energy as it potentially reduces optical losses within a device, according to UK […]

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Renewable Energy Output Exceeds Coal in US for the First Time

IEEFA says the renewable energy sector, which includes hydro, biomass, wind, solar, and geothermal energy, is expected to produce more electricity in the US than coal in both April and in May of this year. According to the EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, coal-fired power plants only accounted for 20 percent of total U.S. electricity […]

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NY Researchers Find Way To Make Organic Solar Cells More Robust

Despite its numerous advantages against silicone solar PV panels, Organic solar cells have faced an issue of corrosion from Moisture. The researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering have discovered a remarkable means of making organic solar panels more robust, including conferring resistance to oxygen, water and light by doing the opposite: […]

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Spruce Finance Secures $208 Million for Residential Solar Assets

Spruce Finance owns and operates a growing portfolio of distributed generation solar and residential energy assets in the U.S. Headquartered in Houston with executive offices in San Francisco. Distributed generation solar plants operator Spruce Finance, a leading owner and operator of residential energy assets in the U.S., has announced the successful closing of a $208 […]

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KERC Recommends Halting New Solar Tenders, Auctions in Karnataka

Karnataka which is India’s top state in terms of installed solar capacity has stopped the building of new solar energy projects. The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has written to the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) regarding the procurement of solar power. According to the letter dated 7 March, the KERC reportedly has noted […]

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Jamia Milia University Makes Prize Winning Smart Solar Inverters’ Model

To aid rural electrification and promote reliable electricity distribution in the Indian villages, a professor from Delhi based Jamia Milia Islamia with his group of researchers has invented a smart solar inverter to replace traditional inverter which is expensive and also not environment-friendly. Ahteshamul Haque from the Department of Electrical Engineering in Jamia Milia Islamia […]

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