Solar Cells

MNRE Takes Aim At Violators Of Domestic Content Requirement Norms

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has found it necessary to iterate several measures that indirectly seek to give domestic solar manufacturing impetus. The Production-Linked Subsidy (PLI) Scheme and the ALMM (Approved List of Module Manufacturers) are significant measures in this direction. It also mandates the idea of DCR (Domestic Content Requirement) that […]

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Five Indian States Account For 75% of Solar Module Manufacturing

India is rapidly expands its solar module manufacturing capacity, with Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Karnataka taking a lion’s share. An analysis of the latest ALMM list of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) by Saur Energy hinted at this trend. It claimed that around 75 percent of India’s solar module manufacturers […]

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Indian Firm Devises Furnace That Can Help To Produce Efficient Solar Cells 

A Bangalore-based company with expertise in producing thin film and vacuum technology now claims to have made a revamped furnace that can aid in reducing the price of solar PV module manufacturing in the country and make efficient solar cells.  The firm named Hind High Vacuum (HHV) has now made a “directional solidification (DSS) furnace.” […]

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CERC Orders Compensation for Adani Subsidiary Over ‘Change of Law’ Events

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in its latest order, directed the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and other related entities concerned to compensate Adani Solar Energy Jodhpur Four Private Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Adani Green Energy.  The order came to the fore after the SPV moved a petition before the CERC […]

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Gautam Solar Contracts Jinchen to Double Solar Module Capacity to 1 GWp

Solar panel manufacturer, Gautam Solar, has collaborated with Chinese high tech enterprise Jinchen with the objective of increasing its production of solar modules. An agreement has been signed at the 16th International Conference and Exhibition on Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy (SNEC) that is being held in Shanghai, China. Under the terms of the […]

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Swiss Solar Manufacturer Meyer Burger Set To Establish Presence in Australian Market

Switzerland based solar cell and module manufacturer, Meyer Burger Technology AG is ready to set foot into Australia, where it will supply solar panels. Australia, the firms says, is a significant and growing market. Meyer Burger will present its product portfolio “Made in Germany, designed in Switzerland” at the country’s largest solar trade show, the […]

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HJT Module of Huasun Himalaya Claims to Create Efficiency Record

Chinese manufacturer Huasun Himalaya has announced that its G12-132 series high-efficient HJT modules have created another module power record of 723.97W, with the maximum conversion efficiency of 23.30%. Huasun claimed it as another significant breakthrough after Himalaya module power reaching 715 W in January this year. Huasun also said that the HJT module was recently […]

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SEG Solar Acquires 2 GW Solar Module Facility in Texas

California headquartered SEG Solar (SEG) has announced that it has closed on the acquisition of a manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas, USA. As per SEG Solar, this facility is capable of producing more than 2 GW of photovoltaic (PV) modules annually. SEG Solar said that the plant consists of approximately 145,000 square feet of manufacturing […]

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Solar Waste Recycling: An Opportunity For India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has added the solar modules and solar cells under the e-Waste Management Rules 2022 thereby fixing responsibility of the producers in terms of storing solar industry waste, filing regular returns, disclosing the panel and cell inventory separately and complying with the CPCB guidelines. The move is widely […]

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