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Utah’s Vivint Solar to Bring Low-Cost Solar Panels to Illinois

Marking the company’s first expansion into the Midwest region, Vivint Solar plans to create over 100 jobs in the state within the year. Utah based residential solar solutions provider, Vivint Solar plans to expand availability of its affordable residential solar energy systems into Illinois, with services beginning in the greater Chicago area. Marking the company’s […]

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Donald Trump’s Tariff on Imported Solar Panels Will Cost 23,000 Jobs: SEIA

The Donald Trump administration has decided to slap a whopping 30 percent tariff on solar cells and washing machines imported from China. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has stated that the 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels and cells will cost the United States 23,000 jobs. Angered by the Trump’s decision, the trade […]

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Selling Solar To India: The 5 Challenges To Overcome

The solar industry in India is at the cusp of transformation and the statistics show this. The installed solar energy capacity in the country has increased by 30 times in the last 9 years. As of December 2023, it stands at 73.31 GW, making it one of the most viable renewable energy sources to tap. […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells Can Emerge An Alterative To Gallium In Space: Study

Merida Aerospace, a Tampa-based aerospace company, is developing perovskite solar cells tailored for space applications, with a specific emphasis on enhancing performance and economy for low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. LEO satellites often rely on solar panels as their primary power source, capturing sunlight during orbital solar exposure for sustained operation. These panels enhance weight […]

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COVER STORY: Increased Govt Thrust Set To Give Rooftop Solar Financing A Fillip

Days after the announcement of PM Suryodaya Yojana on January 22, its impact was felt in different parts of the country. Several states, ministries, energy regulators and companies seem to be in a race to enable faster adoption of rooftop solar.  Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy already announced increasing subsidies for residential rooftop […]

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Top 5 Challenges for Solar Financing in India

While the tide has clearly turned in favour of more and better financing for solar, it’s instructive to understand just why it was not happening till now. We listed down all the top reason cited by financiers, to build this list of top 5. Understanding Solar. A key issue is the limited understanding of solar […]

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The Pushback Against China’s Dominance In Solar Manufacturing

Close on the heels of the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) virtually putting up its hands on the future of solar manufacturers in the continent comes news of US senators urging the Biden Administration to take action against ‘cheap” Chinese imports as well. The same Chinese imports have actually made solar more accessible and viable […]

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Atrato Solar Farm Commissioned in UK; To Fulfill 75% Power Need Of Soft-Drink Company

United Kingdom-based soft drinks manufacturer Britvic soft drinks will now make its product using 75 percent solar power. The company will be getting the solar power supply from a 160-acre solar farm in Northamptonshire which renewable energy company Atrato Onsite Energy owns. The 650,000 square meter solar installation will scale up to produce 28MW power. […]

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TPREL Makes A Solar Debut at Asia’s Largest Tea Estate

Recently, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a subsidiary of Tata Power Company Limited, successfully commissioned a 1040 kW Bifacial Solar System project with Chengmari Tea Estate, said to be Asia’s largest tea estate in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. This marks the first-ever installation of on-ground bifacial modules in eastern India. The project involved the installation […]

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