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Poor implementation of net-metering policies poses a major challenge for rooftop solar

India’s rooftop solar market has been growing rapidly with the country adding more capacity in the past 12 months than all previous years put together. However, grid interconnection regulations and processes remain challenging in most parts of the country despite almost all states announcing net- and/or gross-metering policies for rooftop solar. According to survey of […]

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Solar Parks in India: Scope, Status, Achievement, and Challenges

India, with its large population and rapidly growing economy, needs access to clean, cheap and reliable sources of energy. The government with the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission has been promoting ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India’s energy security challenge. The Government of India’s ambitious plan to add 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022 […]

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Expanding the Possibilities of Solar Storage in India

A topic which has been receiving increasing interest of late is the ‘Expanding the Possibilities’ of ‘Solar Storage’ in India- both in homes and business. Solar storage, the pervasive technology in the energy sector has demonstrated vigorous proliferation because of its advanced offerings to cusp the Industrial and residential space into the promising solar sector […]

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Heart Turns Brain

Advanced Electronics Impacting Solar Inverters and Its Market The Evolving Inverter Solar inverters have come a long way in the history of solar power generation. It won’t be wrong to say that they have remained one of the most advancing technologies in every decade of renewable energy advancement than anything else. Inverters convert simple DC […]

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Rooftop Subsidy in India

For the huge solar energy potential that remains untapped in India, a considerable amount constitutes of rooftops. With about 0.24bn households spread across the length and breadth of the country, there are enough roofs to generate 40 percent of the total solar generation target to be achieved by the government by 2022. A Solar PV […]

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Precipitable Water effect on Spectral Shift and Solar PV Module Energy

Amit Kumar Mittal, Technical Director, First Solar Power India Kendra Passow, Performance and Prediction Engineer, First Solar Mitchell Lee, Performance and Prediction Engineer, First Solar Introduction:   Photovoltaic (PV) module technologies are characterized according to Standard Test Conditions (STC) as per IEC 60904-3 1. This standard defines reference conditions at an irradiance level of 1000 […]

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The Impact of Semiconductors in Solar Power Conversion industry

Solar Energy, amongst all non-conventional or renewable energy sources, still remains relatively easier to harness, store and use. While the usage of solar energy dates back to quite a few decades, powering space crafts and satellites, it has now reached a stage where even a backpacker uses it to charge his mobile phone while on […]

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Smart Modules to reign the Solar Dynasty – Is India on the Edge?

Solar Energy is no more a technology of words-selling, in recent times it has driven the power and related technology market delivering power access to millions of alternative exigency. Though, hinder of shaded areas and slender rooftop spaces have back-footed many potential buyers to turn into the solar evolution. To answer all the glitches, smart […]

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How micro-converters and power optimizers help solar panels make hay when the sun doesn’t shine

Everybody wants to get maximum benefit out of their purchase. And the want applies only too well for solar panels. Producing electricity using unconventional sources like sun, wind, geothermal or biogas hasn’t been an easy task. Apart from innovating on surface materials that converts these kinds of sources into electric current, there’s a host of […]

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