Author: Soumya Duggal

Cosmic PV Power Begins Module Production at New Facility in Surat

Gujarat-based Cosmic PV Power has started producing high-efficiency solar modules at full capacity at its new Surat plant. The factory can produce up to 450Wp high efficient Modules by using single & multi-crystalline cells. The company is especially focusing more on making efficient Mono PERC Products. In recent time, the demand for solar photovoltaic modules has […]

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Stena Recycling to Invest €24.6 M in Swedish Battery Recycling Plant

Swedish recycling company Stena Recycling is planning to invest around €24.6 million in what will be one of Europe’s most advanced battery recycling facilities near its Nordic Recycling Center in Halmstad, Sweden. The Gothenburg-based company described the project as a “new battery recycling process” and said that UK chemicals company Johnson Matthey would add a process […]

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Smart Grid Cell to be Set Up in Telangana, says State Regulator

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued a notification for implementing the TSERC (Smart Grid) Regulation, 2021, to be enforced from the date of its publication in the Telangana Gazette. A smart grid is an electrical grid with automation, communication and IT systems that can monitor power flows from points of generation to […]

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UNDP, OECD, World Bank, WWF to Participate in Event on Sustainability

The United Nations, through the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the World Bank, and the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) are taking part in a two-day event this month to promote sustainability. The first BforPlanet will be held on July 7-8, 2021, at Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc […]

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Siemens Gamesa to Supply Turbines for 301 MW Wind Farm in Karnataka

Spain-based renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a firm order to supply wind turbines for a wind farm located in Hombal, in the state of Karnataka, India, with a total capacity of 301 MW. The company has received the project through one of its subsidiaries, and the order comprises the supply of 87 […]

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German Govt Funds Study on Economic Viability of Floating PV

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is funding a research project to develop the technology of floating PV systems and investigate its economic viability. The government is partnering with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg to carry out the so called “PV2Float project.” Floating PV systems […]

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Texas’s Winter Crisis Helps Build A Case For Solar Storage . Will It Be The Turning Point?

Earlier this year, Winter Storm Uri swept across North America in the month of February and thrust the U.S. state of Texas in the grip of a major power crisis, causing electricity outages, disrupting telecom facilities, and creating food, medical support, and heat shortages. Like many other power-dependent infrastructures, the Ullrich Water Treatment Plant in […]

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Countries Investing in RE Enjoy Greater Economic Growth, says UK Study

Researchers at the University of Sussex Business School and the University of Portsmouth have discovered that countries that invest more in renewable energy enjoy greater economic growth and lower levels of income inequality. The study, which analysed data from over 200 countries between 2000-2019, shows that renewable energy acts as a catalyst for reducing income […]

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Top 10 Cleantech Trends for 2021 By IHS Markit

Asia will account for over 70 percent of total floating PV installations by 2024, says London-based information provider IHS Markit, among other cleantech trends expected this year. The whitepaper “10 Cleantech Trends in 2021” makes the following predictions vis a vis the renewables sector: 1. Renewable installations will rebound by double- digits after covid-19 impasse Annual […]

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