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The 7-Point Checklist Before You Finalize Your Rooftop Solar System

Solar power is still considered new in India. It was in 2010 when Government of India launched National Solar Mission (NSM) as a key initiatives with an aim to promote sustainable ecological growth while solving for country’s energy security. From 1.2 GW in 2012 to 40 GW in 2021, Solar Energy in India today is […]

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Trade-led Solar PV Deployment Likely to Create 40 M Jobs by 2050: Study

A new joint report by International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) examines how trade policies can support cost reductions, deployment of components & job creation in the solar PV sector. The report entitled “Trading into a Bright Energy Future: The Case for Open, High-quality Solar Photovoltaic Markets” finds, among other things, that trade-led solar […]

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First Solar Signs Up For Make in India With 3.3 GW Manufacturing facility in India

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it intends to invest $684 million in a new, fully vertically-integrated photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar module manufacturing facility in India. Contingent upon permitting, and pending approval of Indian government incentives that are satisfactory to First Solar, the advanced facility is expected to commence operations in the second […]

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Floating Solar On A Growth Path

In Solar’s rise to pre-eminence from a fringe renewable energy option just a decade back, it’s time to consider the rise of floating solar (also called floatovoltaics in many cases). To think that it did not even exist at any scale till 2013. The earliest patent on floating solar was taken out only in 2008. […]

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Largest US Solar Project Cancelled On Aesthetic Grounds

Virtually every large power generation option has faced objections at some stage, from locals in nearby areas. Solar just joined that list decisively, with the largest planned solar project in the US, the proposed 850 MW  Battle Born Solar Project, being scrapped after local objections.  This comes barely a month after Australia had pulled back […]

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NASA Solar Array Technology Now Powering Communications Satellites

US space exploration agency NASA has said that its innovations meant to help humans inhabit other planets, such as Mars, also make life better here on Earth. Consider the Compact Telescoping Array (CTA), a technology developed at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, to provide solar energy to satellites in space. CTA is now […]

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Tata Power Empaneled for 84MW Rooftop Solar Project By KSEB

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has been empaneled and won a contract worth Rs 400cr from the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) on July 2, 2021 to develop 84MW solar rooftop project for domestic consumers across all districts of Kerala. As a part of this agreement, the company will implement projects through […]

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Trina’s Vertex Modules Powering 60MW Floating Solar System in Singapore

Chinese solar panel manufacturer Trina Solar has today announced that it’s 12,556 Trina Solar 210 Vertex dual-glass modules are powering a 60 MW floating solar PV system on Singapore’s Tengeh Reservoir. The project has recently been connected to the grid and is fully commercially operational now. The project, the largest floating solar PV system in […]

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