Author: Saur News Bureau

NTPC, Employees Contribute Rs 257.5 Cr to Combat COVID-19

NTPC has announced a contribution of Rs 257.5 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to support the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). State-run power giant NTPC has announced a contribution of Rs 257.5 crore to the PM-CARES Fund to support the fight against COVID-19. While Rs 250 crore has been given by the company, NTPC employees […]

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GoodWe, GE Ink Global Licensing Deal

GoodWe Power Supply Technology Co Ltd (Goodwe), a prominent inverter and storage firm, based in Suzhou, China, has been selected as the exclusive licensing partner of solar inverters for GE’s global sales. For the technology focused Goodwe, the pact serves as a vindication of the quality and reliability of its product offerings in the space, […]

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MERC’s Take On Solar Rooftop Sets The Benchmark

In a critical decision for solar rooftop sector in Maharashtra, the state regulator, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has settled the Grid Support Charge (GSC) issue for good, it seems. With this, state consumers and installers can hope for a much better time for solar rooftops, hopefully. The announcement, hidden deep in the detailed tariff […]

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PFC Disburses Rs 11K Crore, Claims to be Unaffected by Lockdown

PFC has disbursed Rs 11,000 crore to finance power sector projects during the first week of lockdown till March 31 and has claimed to be unaffected by it. State-owned Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has disbursed Rs 11,000 crore to finance power sector projects during the first week of lockdown till March 31. The company claimed that the […]

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IHS Markit Predicts a 16% YOY Drop in Solar Capacity Additions in 2020

Even as estimates and predictions on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the renewable energy, and solar sector in particular are announced and updated with each passing week, comes a specific prediction from IHS Markit. The global research and analytics firm has predicted a degrowth of as much as 16 percent in global solar […]

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Renesola, Zhongnan Group in $100 Million Investment Agreement

Shanghai Headquartered ReneSola, which recebtly crossed the 20 GW milestone in cumulative module sales, has announced a USD 100 million strategic investment agreement with Zhongnan Industry (a subsidiary of Zhongnan Holding Group). The announcement was made on March 31st at the official signing ceremony of the Supply Chain Cooperation Agreement between ReneSola Yixing Co., Ltd. […]

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Covid Impact: 5 GW Solar Projects in US at Risk

Energy Research and Analysis firm Wood Mackenzie has come out with its projections for the impact of Coronavirus on the US solar market. And it makes for grim reading. The worst case scenario in the report projects that 5 gigawatts (GW) of big US solar energy projects could suffer delays this year if construction is […]

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China PV Inverter Exports in February 2020. 41% Contraction, Sungrow Leads

In some much awaited numbers for February, data from customs and research agencies shows that PV inverter exports from China contracted 41 percent over January. The March outlook remains unpredictable of course, as manufacturing is back on track in March in China, but he virus has had the biggest impact in the rest of the […]

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Storage Stays In Focus With New 1200 MW tender Plan from SECI

After the success of its previous 1200 MW tender for renewable generation plus guaranteed peak supply, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for a repeat of its previous tender. That was oversubscribed by 420 MW. SECI informs us that details will be uploaded soon on the website […]

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