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MNRE Working on Unified Portal To Help Consumers Set Up Rooftop Solar Panels

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank is developing a unified web portal, which will facilitate as a single-window clearance system for the consumers looking to install rooftop solar panels. This portal will also help in promoting and creating awareness regarding usage of rooftop solar in India. […]

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SolarWorld Ups Product Workmanship Warranty for Solar Panels to 20 Years

The extended product warranty, which protects owners of SolarWorld solar panels against defects attributable to production flaws, applies to all solar modules shipped after Jan. 1, 2017 SolarWorld has announced that it has doubled the duration of its workmanship warranty on its entire portfolio of solar panel products to 20 years. With the improvement in […]

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Swedish Solar Installer SunRoof Raises €4.5 Million

Sweden based residential solar rooftops installer, SunRoof closed a Euro 4.5 million funding round led by Inovo Venture Partners, a Poland based investor which backs early-stage and post-traction startups. It was the second round of investment of the seed extension round in under six months, taking total funding to Euro 6.5 million. The funding was […]

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Indian Army Launches First Solar Plant in North Sikkim

Seeking to harness renewable energy for the benefit of its troops working in remote conditions, the Indian Army has recently inaugurated the first green solar energy plant in Sikkim. The facility, which uses vanadium-based battery technology, was built at an altitude of 16000 ft. in the northern part of the state and has a capacity of […]

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Toledo Uni Scientists Make 6.4% Efficient Antimony Selenide Solar Cell

In a paper entitled ‘Influence of Post-selenization Temperature on the Performance of Substrate-Type Sb2Se3 Solar Cells’, published in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Publications (whose parent organisation is American Chemical Society), scientists working at the University of Toledo in the United States have developed a 6.43%-efficient solar cell using antimony selenide (Sb2Se3) films with favourable crystalline properties. […]

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Regulatory Over-reach in South Australia’s Switch-off of Household Rooftop Solar

IEEFA has detailed a ‘worrying’ precedent in South Australia where rooftop solar systems can be remotely switched off without householders’ knowledge. A new briefing note from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) details a ‘worrying’ precedent in South Australia where new measures allow for rooftop solar systems to be remotely switched off […]

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Navisun finishes 2 solar plants; starts Pollinator Program in Massachusetts

Solar independent power producer Navisun LLC announced yesterday that it has completed two solar projects in Orange and Sheffield for a total of 3.8 MW of solar power, enough to power 600 homes with renewable energy. These plants are also one of the first solar projects in Massachusetts to be awarded the new pollinator adder through the Massachusetts’ SMART […]

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Arriving Soon: Solar Panels that Generate Power at Night

Can solar panels generate energy even when the sun isn’t around? In a major breakthrough, researchers at the University of California have designed a unique night solar panel (NSP) that can produce 50 W under ideal conditions at night, one-fourth of what traditional solar panel produce during the day. In their paper entitled ‘Nighttime Photovoltaic […]

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