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Indian Government sanctions Rs 30 crore for solar cities programme

Funds worth over Rs 30 crore have been sanctioned to 21 states and union territories under the solar cities development programme. These funds were sanctioned during the last three years till November 30 this year. Out of the total sanctioned amount of Rs 30.36 crore under the ‘Development of Solar Cities Programme’ for 21 states […]

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MECO launches Solar Power Meter-936 and Solar System Analyzer Model 9018BT

MECO has launched its Solar Power Meter-936 for measuring solar power or solar irradiance. The portable meter uses high sensitivity silicon photodiode to measure solar power. MECO solar power meter can also detect solar tilt angle with orientation. This instrument is designed to measure solar power in the range from 400 to 1100 nanometers. It […]

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Sunverge launches Advanced AC-coupled Energy Storage System

Sunverge Energy, a leading provider of intelligent energy storage systems for residences and small businesses has announced the immediate availability of an AC-coupled model of its industry-leading energy storage product. Offered to renewable energy installers and electric utility partners, this alternative method for connecting to rooftop solar systems provides superior backup power and easier installation […]

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Simple doping technique can reduce cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices

A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these technologies. By enabling production of efficient single-layer solar cells, the new process could help move organic photovoltaics into a new generation of wearable devices and enable small-scale distributed power generation. […]

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What’s Stored in the Solar Storage

The war of storage is no novice in the generation of digital transformation. Perhaps, the word storage can be framed with human evolution as we dignified civilization and society further to individual home, hence imagining a home is also a fact of storage where it composites humans and their endeared beholdings. Now, the fact of […]

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Ameresco Commissions 5.3 MW Solar Project at Knox County Facilities

Ameresco has announced the completion of a $12.45 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC). In the spring of 2015, Ameresco was selected by Knox County to install more than 5 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic systems on the rooftops of 11 schools plus the Knox County Central Building, and ground-mount solar arrays at the Detention […]

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Western Railway to install 2 MW solar panels at its suburban stations

To reduce carbon footprint, the Western Railway will be setting up solar panels at around 30 locations- with a total capacity of 2 MW. The installed solar plant will provide power for its non-traction work. Western Railway expects to reduce dependence on energy from coal-fired plants by around 10% and save lakhs of rupees in […]

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Beyond Silicon: ground-breaking research areas that chuck the Semiconductor

One of the research areas of applied science that has seen a lot of promising ideas go down dwindling (and take companies with them) is that of solar photovoltaic cells. But like Edison said, the most certain way to succeed is to try, one more time. New materials are competing silicon based cells with a […]

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Poor implementation of net-metering policies poses a major challenge for rooftop solar

India’s rooftop solar market has been growing rapidly with the country adding more capacity in the past 12 months than all previous years put together. However, grid interconnection regulations and processes remain challenging in most parts of the country despite almost all states announcing net- and/or gross-metering policies for rooftop solar. According to survey of […]

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