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MNRE to introduce a policy for solar zones in June

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is gearing up to introduce a policy on solar Zone in June this year. The Solar Zone would be spread over one or more districts of a state. Joint secretary of MNRE , Tarun Kapoor speaking to PTI said “We have been working on a new policy for solar […]

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Lakshadweep signs 24×7 ‘Power for All’ document

Lakshadweep became first Union Territory (UT) in the country to sign “24×7 Power for All” document. The document was signed by representative of Government of India and the Administration of UT in presence of P.K. Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power. The document delineates a plan to upsurge solar capacity of the region from 2.15 MW to 8.45 […]

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JinkoSolar announces unaudited financial results for the Q1 2016

JinkoSolar Holding has announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. In first quarter company’s total solar module shipments were 1,600 megawatts (“MW”), which includes 166 MW to be used in the Company’s downstream projects. Total solar module shipments decreased by 6.4% from 1,710 MW in the fourth quarter of 2015 […]

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Hanwha Q CELLS receives ‘Terrawatt Diamond Award’ at SNEC 2016

Hanwha Q CELLS has received the ´Terrawatt Diamond Award` for its advanced Q.ANTUM Cell Technology at SNEC 2016 in Shanghai, China. The ´Terrawatt Diamond Award` is being awarded by the Organizing Committee of SNEC in order to honor the Top-Ten among a total of 1,500 companies for their latest and most advanced technologies. Hanwha Q […]

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Ministry of Power and USAID launches portal to promote Net Zero Energy Buildings

Ministry of Power with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched country’s first integrated web portal ( to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB). The portal offers complete information about Net Zero Energy Buildings –  that generate as much energy as they use – as well as how to achieve near-zero […]

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Smit inks deal with CTIEC for the delivery of multiple core process tools

Thin-film manufacturing equipment supplier Smit Thermal Solutions at SNEC 2016 has signed a contract with China Triumph International Engineering Co (CTIEC) for the delivery of multiple core process tools for their 100MW CdTe Project in Chengdu. The agreement was officially concluded during an equipment signing ceremony arranged at the SNEC in China. CTIEC is a […]

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Total, SunPower bags 164MW solar power plant project in Chile

In less than a week Total and SunPower has bagged second large PV contract in Chile. Colbún S.A. has awarded a 15-year power purchase agreement to Total and SunPower for 500 gigawatt hours (GWh) of photovoltaic solar energy per year, with the construction of a 164MW solar power plant. “This contract is a further step […]

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Heraeus launches two advanced PERC metallization paste series

Heraeus Photovoltaics has launched two advanced PERC metallization paste series at the SNEC 2016 in Shanghai. The new products, SOL9631, a low-temperature front-side paste for PERC, and SOL326, a low-activity back-side silver tabbing paste, are offered as part of a PERC package. The pastes enable customers and partners of Heraeus to produce PERC cells with […]

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Small Wind Solar Hybrid System to provide electricity to un-electrified areas: MNRE

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing a programme to promote the installation of small wind solar hybrid systems. The objective of the programme is to provide electricity in unelectrified areas or areas with irregular electric supply. Under the programme, MNRE provides Central Financial Assistance (CFA) to community users for installation of such systems. […]

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