Renewable Energy

Oman’s AER to encourage local homeowners to install solar arrays on their rooftops

Oman’s Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) will encourage local homeowners to install solar arrays on their rooftops. Qais Al-Zakwani, executive director of the Authority for Electricity Regulation on Monday said Authority will introduce a programme that will encourage households to install solar arrays and feed the power into the national grid. AER reviewing minimum technical […]

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Odisha Power Generation Corporation Limited begins solar power project

The Odisha Power Generation Corporation Limited (OPGC) has started installation of rooftop solar project on the existing plant switchyard building as part of a demonstration project at Ib Thermal Power Station (ITPS) in Jharsuguda district. OPGC says that the project can produce 3KW of solar power which will be used to power switchyard building internal […]

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CalPERS buys ownership stake in 550-megawatt solar plant in Riverside County

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has announced that it would acquire up to a 25 percent stake in the 550-megawatt solar plant in Riverside County. The Riverside County solar farm was world’s largest solar project when it opened last year. CalPERS’ investment in the farm is seen as welcome news in the industry […]

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Xerox working on digital printing process for mass production of solar photovoltaic systems

Xerox’s R&D-focused subsidiary PARC is developing a new digital printing process for mass-production of cheaper concentrated photovoltaic systems. These systems are expected to increase efficiency of solar cells by using lens, which can distillate sunlight on small cells. Price of solar module has already dropped sharply in the past, but increase in efficiency may cut […]

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Here is how you can calculate the annual solar energy output of a photovoltaic system

A photovoltaic system is designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics. It entails arrangement of several components including solar panels which absorb and convert sunlight into electricity, a solar inverter which changes the electric current from DC to AC and other electric accessories like cable to set up a working system. With […]

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Greater Noida plans to turn waste land into power plant fueled by Sun

The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has announced to turn waste land into solar power plant. GNIDA will set up four solar plants of 1MW each on waste lands reports TOI. Currently six solar plants on rooftop of government buildings generate 2.65MW of solar power for the city. Waste lands for four plants will […]

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