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Lithium Ion To Stay Numero Uno Option for Storage, Say Researchers

A recent three day meeting between researchers from Germany and Israel has concluded  that lithium-ion batteries will continue to rule in the storage space in the near future. Redox flow storage, which has made strides recently, did find a mention for its potential, especially in stationary applications. However, price for Redox flow storage remains a […]

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For India’s Power Sector, A Simple Test To Evaluate The $266 billion Stimulus

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered yet another surprise, this time pleasant, in his 8 p.m address to the nation. The workaholic PM, whose evening addresses to the nation have achieved somewhat of a legendary status ever since the first big one delivered demonetisation in 2016, delivered one of his most enigmatic speeches, staying away […]

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Cracks in PVDF Backsheet Jumps Four-Fold between 4-9 yrs of Installation: DuPont Report

The overall outer layer cracking rate of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) backsheets increased by more than three times as compared to 2019, as revealed by DuPont in its latest 2020 Global Photovoltaic (PV) Reliability Report. The 2020 field report was compiled from inspection and analysis of nearly 3 GW of PV installations across the globe, spanning […]

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TransAlta Renewables Net Earnings Slip in Q1

Canada-based independent power producer (IPP) TransAlta Renewables has reported a sharp decline of CAD 73 million in its net earnings attributable to common shareholders to merely CAD 3 million, during the first quarter of 2020. The company’s net earnings attributable to common shareholders stood at CAD 76 million in the same period last year. Further, […]

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Brazilian Solar Industry Feels the Heat of Both Falling Economy, COVID-19

With the rising cost of imports, shrinking power demand and indefinite postponement of auctions amid coronavirus crisis, Brazilian solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is feeling the heat which may likely to impact the momentum of the annual installation. Brazilian PV sector’s annual installation capacity is expected to decline to 0.7 GW in 2020, from 1.3 GW […]

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Span Raises $10.2 Mn in Series A Round from Investors

With an aim to boost its expansion plan, California-based Span.IO, Inc. has announced the raising of USD 10.2 million in Series A round of funding from investors. Further, this Series A round was led by ArcTern Ventures and joined by Capricorn Investment Group, Incite Ventures, along with existing investors including Congruent Ventures, Energy Foundry, Hardware […]

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India needs 30-fold Jump in Renewable and Nuclear Energy: Dr. Anil Kakodkar

In order to make 70 percent carbon free energy, India will require a 30-fold surge in both renewable energy and nuclear energy along with doubling of thermal energy, said Dr. Anil Kakodkar. Dr. Kakodkar, a Padma Vibhushan awardee and a former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Chairman of Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission, […]

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Smart Prepaid Meters Enable Discoms Generate 95% Billing Efficiency amid Lockdown

Despite lockdown imposed across the country due to coronavirus crisis, the use of smart prepaid meters is helping power distribution companies (Discoms) in generating around 95 percent of billing efficiency, along with an average 15-20 percent increase in monthly revenue per consumer. This is significant as most of the Discoms amidst lockdown in the country […]

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Uttarakhand to Empanel EPC Contractors for Rooftop Solar Projects

UREDA has issued a tender for empanelment of the EPC contractors for commissioning of rooftop and small solar plants at various locations in Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for the empanelment of the EPC contractors to undertake work of project commissioning of grid-connected […]

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