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Top Stories of the Week for Solar Industry

Narendra Modi Flags Off First Ever Diesel to Electric Locomotive Prime minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the world’s first ever diesel to electric converted locomotive at the Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi. The Prime Minister unveiled the first of its kind converted electric locomotive during his visit to Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on February 19, […]

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Review of a PV Plant Featuring Single-Axis Trackers

Soltec, a leading manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers and related services in large-scale projects, supplied 162 MW of complete tracker equipment to a PV power plant located in Northeast Brazil. The project counts with 5,368 units of the innovative independent-row tracker. Eliminating array-gaps at all pile mounting locations, SF7 achieves complete tracker module […]

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Biggest Solar Project/Tenders for the week

AAI Seeks Engineering Consultancy for 5 MW Solar Project at Calicut Airport The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has invited bids from eligible consultancy/EPC Firms having experience in solar power projects for providing consultancy on the provision of 5 MW solar plant at the Calicut Airport. The brief scope of work for winning bidders will […]

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Big Technology Trends for 2019

The year 2018 was projected to be one of the best years for the PV market and it lived up to this projection in the beginning of the year. But, due to the China 531 policy and tariff announcements, the market situation changed quickly. At the moment, the market is in recovery mode and we […]

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The Interim Budget. No Sunshine with A Hint of Rain

After getting many quick reactions from various industry experts we did some research on it and found that: The last budget of the Modi government tried to have something for everyone, especially the middle class and farmers. But it looks like the renewable vote is not really as important. On the renewable energy front, the […]

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SolarMaxx Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

SolarMaxx is celebrating 10 years of its continued mission of delivering highly efficient, clean energy systems. It is celebrating the hundreds of customers across India who had been empowered in the last decade to rethink their energy strategy, reduce energy expenses and transform how they do business by switching to clean energy. The company is […]

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PV System Commissioning – Perfection is The Key!

Effective management of a solar PV plant could be divided into 3 distinctive steps i.e. Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC), Commissioning and Operations & Management (O&M). EPC deals with the pre-construction and construction activities of the PV power plant. Commissioning is the process that starts along with the construction of plants and proceeds through PV […]

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Rooftop Solar: Democratising Power Generation – One Roof at a Time

Rooftop solar was the fastest-growing segment within India’s renewable energy sector last year, but it is still not growing fast enough. Capacity adwdition in rooftop solar stood at around 870 megawatt (MW) in 2017, a far cry from the ambitious target of 5,000 MW for FY 2017-18. As of December 2017, cumulative rooftop solar installed […]

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Instruments to Accelerate the Advent of Energy Storage in India

With all the buzz going around energy storage these days, very often than not it is claimed to be the holy grail of renewable energy. Owing to the intermittency and unpredictability in solar and wind generation, high degree of flexibility in Loads and Sources is needed by the electricity grid for absorbing renewable energy beyond […]

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