Solar News

Torrent Power Awarded 300 MW Solar PPA, Project to be Established in Gujarat

Torrent Power has been awarded a long-term PPA for 300 MW capacity of solar power generation, project to come up in Gujarat. Torrent Power has announced that it has been awarded a long-term Power Purchase Arrangement (PPA) for 300 MW capacity of solar power generation. The firm has stated that it will set up the […]

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JinkoSolar Joins the United Nations Global Compact

JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, has announced it has joined the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Under the U.N. Global Compact, signatories are encouraged to align their operations and strategies with key principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.  […]

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Amazon Announces New Investments in RE in US, Canada, Europe

Retail giant Amazon announced this week that it was investing in nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the US, Canada and Europe, thereby becoming the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe. The company said that with these 9 new projects, it now has 206 renewable energy projects worldwide that can generate 8.5 […]

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SerEnergy Launches 4th Gen Methanol Fuel Cell, SereneU

Danish firm SerEnergy, a  methanol based fuel cell solutions firm has announced the launch of its 4th generation of fuel cell units, called SereneU. The new generation introduces many advantages, such as longer lifetime, less service and maintenances, and improved total cost of ownership. Methanol-based Fuel Cells: A unique Technology for Sustainable Energy Generation SerEnergy […]

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Ahead of Sunset On Brazil’s Solar Subsidies, Developers Race to Secure Projects

Brazil, which has disappointed as a market for solar so far, is preparing to bring a new law, passed in March 2021, that will end the country’s transmission network price subsidy. Since only those projects which have been registered with the electricity industry regulator ANEEL by March 2022 will benefit from the soon-to-be scrapped subsidies, […]

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Solar Sector Rocked By Rising Commodity & Raw Material Prices

We have already covered how unexpected events are driving up prices for solar manufacturers. Since the last year, polysilicon has steadily been becoming costlier, initially due to manufacturing facility shutdowns brought on by the pandemic, and more recently because of a strong surge in demand. Firms like JinkoSolar, have rushed to pre-empt criticism and position […]

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Upgrading a Grid Connected PV System To An Energy Storage System

Even today, there is a widespread impression among many prospects that a solar system could mean grid independence. Unfortunately, by the time they actually understand the way most solar setups work, especially if you want the benefit of subsidies, they realise that the only way is a grid connected solar plant. However, that is changing. […]

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NTPC RFS To Empanel Developers For 1000 MW ISTS Connected Solar Projects

National Power generator NTPC has issued a request for selection (RFS) document, with a last date of May 13, for solar developers (SPD) open to setting up Grid- connected Solar-PV Power Projects of aggregate capacity of 1000 MW on the land to be identified & arranged by the SPDs anywhere in India. NTPC shall purchase […]

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Solar Startup Greenland Plans 5 GW PV Mfg Plant in Spain

Spanish startup Greenland is partnering with Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) and Bosch Rexroth to set up a 5GW vertically integrated solar module factory in Spain, which will be built and operated in the free trade zone of the port of Seville in Andalusia. Fraunhofer ISE, the research institute, will contribute in the capacity of […]

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