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Totem to Launch Energy and Communication Platform for Smart Cities soon

Totem has announced an innovative platform for modern companies and communities. The platform includes solar energy and energy storage, WiFi and 4G communications, electric vehicle charging, and smart lighting into a single, powerful product that weaves these capabilities directly into the built environment. Totem is expected to launch the product in summer 2017. “Totem believes […]

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Jinko Solar Announces Its Entire Portfolio of PV Modules Are In Compliance With IEC62804 Double 85 Anti-PID Standards

Jinko Solar has announced that its entire portfolio of PV modules has passed the 96-hour Potential Induced Degradation (“PID”) resistance test. The modules were tested under the conditions of 85℃ degrees and 85% relative humidity (“double 85”) at +/-1,000V as required by IEC62804 standards with a degradation of less than 5%. The company touts that […]

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20 Countries Including Brazil And France Sign Framework Agreement Of International Solar Alliance

More than 20 countries, including Brazil and France signed the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). ISA was launched by PM Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande at the COP21, Paris climate summit last year. The framework agreement of International Solar Alliance (ISA) was opened for signatures on the sidelines of UN’s […]

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BHEL Commission 5mw Captive Solar Power Plant

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has commissioned a 5 MW grid interactive solar power plant on its premises in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy). The solar power plant includes an array of 19,968 photovoltaic modules and spread across 25 acres. It also includes power conditioning units, high tension switch gear panels and the SCADA system which are manufactured and […]

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Global microgrid market to grow at a CAGR of 13.67% from 2016 to 2020: Research Beam

According to a report “Global Microgrid Market 2016-2020,” published by Research Beam the microgrid market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.67% from 2016 to 2020. The research firm Technavio in its new report offers an extensive analysis of top-vendor offerings, Porter’s Five Forces model, leading segments, and key manufacturers. Current market trends […]

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OPIC, ReNew Power enters into an agreement for 100 MW solar project in Telangana

U.S. Government’s development finance institution, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed an agreement with ReNew of approximately $74 million for a 100 MW solar project in Telangana. Announced during the 22nd session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP22), this project is expected to diversify the country’s power […]

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MSEDCL does not have solar net meter: Report

It’s been more than a year now since the Maharashtra government passed rooftop solar policy; still the Discoms in the state doesn’t have net meters claims a report. According to TOI, consumers in the state have to buy net meters from the open market paying from their pocket. Net metering is a billing mechanism, it […]

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Researchers at Australian University discovers new way to make perovskite solar cells

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could lead to more efficient and cheaper solar electricity. Dr Tom White from the ANU Research School of Engineering stated that the new fabrication method significantly improves the performance of perovskite […]

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Farmers advised to use solar fencing

The forest department has made a request to the Tamil Nadu electricity Board to take action against the farmers who are misusing the free electricity supplied by the government. Officials from forest administration claims that 31 elephants have died of electrocution in the last 15 years, and despite both departments trying their best to address […]

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