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Lightrock Power to Build 400 MW Solar Projects in UK

After ‘farming friendly’, animal friendly solar is also getting here. Bristol based solar power developer Lightrock Power has announced that the company plans to develop a number of solar projects in the United Kingdom that will be ‘wildlife-friendly.’ The combined capacity of the solar projects will be 400 MW. As per Lightrock Power, these upcoming […]

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In Conversation with Vineet Mittal, Director & Co-founder, Navitas Solar

Navitas Solar has been a well respected player in the solar sector with 200 MW of installed manufacturing capacity in the country. It produces state-of-the-art mono/multi crystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for supply to both on-grid and off-grid residential, commercial as well as industrial establishments. The Surat-based company also provides a complete lifecycle of solar […]

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“We are looking at a significant market share in India”, Sunil Thamaran, Enphase Energy

The Fremont, California Headquartered Enphase Energy has always travelled the path less travelled. Started in 2006, the solar inverter technology firm went the micro-inverter route, instead of the conventional industry move towards string inverters. Over time, the move has paid rich dividends, with the firm closing 2021 with revenues of $1.38 billion, a strong 78.5% […]

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Jaguar I-Pace batteries find second life as Energy Storage Systems

Marquee auto major Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team have worked with Pramac to develop a zero-emission energy storage unit powered by second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries, taken from prototype and engineering test vehicles. Making better use of second life batteries has been a priority for both auto firms, and researchers, to defer the need to send […]

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Saudi Researchers harvest water near solar panels to improve efficiency

Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have come up with a novel technology where a solar panel is fitted with an additional system which can harvest water without consuming power from the panels. In the three months long trials, the system used day and night temperature differences and […]

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LG Electronics to Exit Global Solar Panel Business

LG Electronics Inc. is exiting the global solar panel business. The decision, approved Feb. 22 by the LG board of directors in South Korea, follows a comprehensive review of the impact of increasing material and logistics costs, as well as severe supply constraints, on the solar business, the company has said in a statement. Although […]

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MNRE Minister confirms fresh bids to be called for expanded Solar PLI Scheme

Union minister for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that the fresh bids will be invited for the setting up of 40,000 MW production capacity for solar modules and cells under the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had made an additional outlay of Rs 19,500 crore for the PLI scheme […]

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15 GW Solar Projects risk impact from BCD on April 2022, Says NSEFI

With barely six weeks to go before the the Basic Customs Duties (BCD) on solar module imports(40%) and solar cells (25%) kick in, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the MNRE to make a case for grandfathering of these projects. By grandfathering, these projects would, in effect be exempt from […]

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Kimberly-Clark India adds 1.7 MW Solar plant

Even as India has committed to a net zero target by 2070, expectations from corporates is naturally higher, as they are better resourced and agile. The $19.1 billion (FY 2020) Kimberly-Clark Corporation, through its Indian subsidiary, Kimberly-Clark India has a significant presence in the consumer market too, and now, seeks to lead the change when […]

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