Solar Energy Articles

Anti-Dumping & Safeguard Duties- A Cloud of Uncertainty Still Remain to be Cleared

Despite a significant move taken by the Indian government a month ago, to promote the power of solar in tackling climate change globally, where, India took centre stage by leading the bunch of nations from across the globe during the International Solar Alliance (ISA) founding ceremony. India, too, is dealing with various bottlenecks on domestic […]

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Introduction to Floating PV Plant

Renewable energy sources are of prime importance as they would power our future. Solar energy power plant which utilises the sun’s energy needs adequate space for installation. It is a well-known fact that out of the 510 million Km2 surface area of earth, a mere (appx.) 29% is covered with land. Additionally (at some locations) […]

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How Many Chinese Module Suppliers can Compete with JinkoSolar, Outside China?

Since Chinese investments into major cell and module facilities started – more than 10 years ago – success ultimately has been driven by overseas market-share gains, above other technical or financial benchmarks that otherwise would be expected. However, despite the efforts of well over 50 Chinese cell/module makers (where the cut-off is including those with […]

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Solar Boom – A Fantastic Fillip for India!

India’s solar boom proved to be a game changer for the country’s renewable growth trajectory, as the sector witnesses’ sharp momentum during the past four years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In 2014, when he took PM’s chair, India had about 2.63 GW of solar energy capacity, which now surged to nearly […]

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Financing Indian Sun

After out-passing teething troubles related to GST implementation, India firmly cements it’s place as the fastest growing major economy in the world by clocking GDP growth rate of 7.7 per cent during the January to March quarter of FY 18. India, being the Asia’s third-largest economy, clinched this position after surpassing China’s 6.8 per cent […]

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Possibility of Making India the Storage Manufacturing Hub (LI-ion Battery)

As the world is advancing in shifting from fossil based energy to renewable energy India too is aspiring for the same. To match the pace, India would however need a strong and sustainable energy storage industry. Right from the electric vehicles to grid applications and telecom sector to solar storage, some of the major energy […]

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Metallization Paste for a Constantly Evolving Substrate

Introduction A lot of focus in the Photovoltaics (PV) industry is placed on the performance and reliability of final assembled modules and systems. However, further upstream there are hundreds of critical pieces that need to come together first. With >90% of the world’s installed PV being crystalline silicon-based [1], one of the key components is […]

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Need of Hour: Reduce | Reuse | Recycle

What happens to all the “green” infrastructure when it reaches the end of its life? The question is how will India dispose 100 gigawatt (GW) worth of solar panels in the next 20 years? While the production of solar energy is green, is there a well thought out and environment-friendly plan for end-of-life treatment of […]

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International Solar Alliance: A Rollercoaster Ride for Indian Solar

Indian solar sector witnesses sharp momentum in the past four years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In 2014, when he took office, India had 3 GW of solar power, which now turned to nearly seven-times of that, or 20 GW, by the end of FY18. India’s efforts towards solar sector came into […]

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