solar systems

Canadian Solar Secures AUD65 Million Project Financing for its 47MWp Solar Power Projects in Australia

The 17MW Longreach 30MW Oakey solar power projects in Queensland, Australia are both scheduled to commence construction in May 2017 and reach commercial operation in early 2018. Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has secured AUD65 million (US$50 million) of non-recourse project financing with a 5-year term […]

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India Expects To Add Almost 10 GW of Solar Power Capacity in 2017

Mercom Capital Group expects over 9,000 megawatts of utility-scale and almost 800 megawatts of rooftop solar power capacity to be added in 2017. The Indian solar power market is expected to see another record capacity addition this year as several large-scale power projects are lined up for commissioning. According to India-based consultancy Mercom Capital Group, […]

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SECI Reduces Levelized Ceiling Tariff for 500 MW Rooftop Solar Power Tender

The updated Levelized Ceiling Tariff 500 MW Rooftop Solar Power Tender is lower than the previous benchmark by Rs.1.03/kWh in general category states and union territories, and lower by Rs.0.40/kWh in special category states and union territories. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reduced the levelized ceiling tariff for the amended 500 MW […]

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Scientists at IIT Roorkee Create More Efficient and Low Cost Solar Cells Using Jamun

Naturally occurring pigment found in jamun as an inexpensive photosensitiser for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) or Gratzel cells have been used to create More Efficient Solar Cells. Scientists at IIT Roorkee have used the juicy, delectable Indian summer fruit Jamun to create inexpensive and more efficient solar cells. Researchers used naturally occurring pigment found […]

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Mumbai Metro One Private to Utilize Solar Panels to Meet its Power Needs

The electricity generated from the solar panels will be utilized for operations of various Mumbai Metro stations equipment such as lighting, air-conditioning, lifts, escalators and pumps. From May onwards, Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) will source 30% of its non-traction energy requirement through solar panels which have been installed at Andheri and Ghtatkopar Metro […]

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NISE to Conduct Three Day Skill Development Program on Solar PV System Design Using PVSYST & PVSOL Software

The Three Day Skill Development Program from NISE will focus on Solar PV System Design Using “PVSYST & PVSOL” simulation software and understand an off- grid system, on- grid system and hybrid system. National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) is conducting its 11th Three Day Skill Development Program on Solar PV System Design Using “PVSYST […]

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Financial Embroils Yingli, Seeks New Committee to Repay Debts

Embroiling Chinese solar PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is finding no space for air. The company has announced the formation of a special committee which will consider potential debt repayment solutions. Once one of the world’s leading solar PV manufacturers, Yingli Green Energy (aka Yingli Solar) has only managed to see its reputation fall further […]

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Trina Solar Pins Going-Private Transaction

Chinese photovoltaic (PV) modules maker Trina Solar Ltd has ceased to be a publicly-traded company as its previously-announced buyout has now been completed. An investor consortium led by Trina chairman and CEO Jifan Gao signed a deal to acquire and delist the solar company at the very start of August 2016. Under the terms of […]

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U.S. Should Ally With China To Drive Global Solar Industry – Study

In a new study, researchers from Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance make some intriguing and perhaps controversial solar policy recommendations for the U.S. government. The researchers encourage the U.S. to reconsider a wide variety of its solar energy policies, including its trade war with China, in order to maximize the industry’s long-term […]

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