Solar Energy

India to become the 3rd Largest PV Market to overpower Japan – Reports

India’s overall solar project in pipeline now stands at a staggering 23 GW. More than half of it is expected to come online within two years. Bridge to India estimates capacity addition of 4.8 GW solar power plants by this year and over 9 GW in 2017 excluding capacity additions in the rooftop and open […]

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ACME wins 75 MW project in Jharkhand

ACME India has announced that it has expanded its solar power projects portfolio to 1229 MW with the latest addition of 75 MW project in Jharkhand. The financial bid from ACME for the tariff of Rs. 5.73 (25 MW) and 5.48 (50 MW) for 25 years was announced during the final bids opening by Jharkhand […]

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SunEdison finds difficult to get buyers for its projects in India

US-based renewable energy company SunEdison is finding it difficult to attract buyers for its projects in India. The company failed to sell its 1,480 megawatt (Mw) Indian portfolio to Macquarie Capital, which may affect the valuation of the projects that is estimated by the market at Rs 7,600 crore. According to Business Standard Adani Power […]

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Warehouse rooftops to generate solar power in Telangana

The Telangana government is encouraging solar power generation from rooftop of more than 330 new warehouses across the state. Almost half the number of new warehouses is expected to be ready by next month, while remaining will be ready by July this year said T. Harish Rao Minister for Irrigation and Marketing at Legislative Assembly. […]

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American financial institution to allocate $421 million to India for solar, internet projects

American financial institution to allocate $421 million to India for its solar and broadband projects reports PTI.  It will enable the country to become a low carbon economy and expand the internet infrastructure. Last week US Government’s development finance institution, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), sanctioned $250million to subsidiaries of ReNew Power Ventures Private Limited […]

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Boviet Solar USA modules pass industry’s highest long-term reliability tests

Boviet Solar USA has announced that its modules have passed the industry’s highest long-term reliability tests, far exceeding the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. The tests that modules of Boviet Solar have undergone include failure modes of the solar modules subjected to real field conditions. Boviet Solar modules were subjected to damp heat testing three times […]

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PSEG Solar Source acquires 37.8 MW-dc solar energy facility from Juwi for $60m

PSEG Solar Source has acquired a 37.8 MW-dc solar energy facility from juwi Inc. for $6 million. The facility located in Las Animas County, Colorado will be named PSEG San Isabel Solar Energy Center. It will increase the capacity of PSEG Solar Source’s portfolio to 315 MW-dc. The PSEG San Isabel Solar Energy Center has […]

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BrightSource Energy announces advanced solar field technologies

Leading concentrating solar power technology (CSP) company BrightSource Energy, Inc. has launched advanced solar field technologies. New technologies deployed at Israel’s Ashalim Solar Thermal Power Station reduce costs; accelerate construction schedule and increase energy production. BrightSource’s solar field technologies feature improvements to the heliostats, solar field communications network and solar field control system. The under […]

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Panchayats asked to setup solar pump sets and divert money saved for other developmental activities

P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Civil Aviation Minister at the inauguration of solar pump sets asked panchayats to setup solar pump and use money saved on power consumption for other developmental activities. Gajapathi Raju on Sunday inaugurated solar pump sets that were established under Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) at Duppada village […]

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