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Solar Waste Management and Manufacturing Standards Policy Needed: Report

The government needs to bring out a policy on solar module waste management and standards for use of material for manufacturing, according to consultancy Bridge To India.  “There is an urgent need to formulate appropriate quality standards for use of environmentally sustainable materials in manufacturing of modules. This will help in minimising potentially hazardous end-of-life […]

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Scatec Solar Brings First Part of 400 MW Solar Plant in Egypt Online

Norway-based Scatec Solar has announced that it has grid-connected and reached commercial operation for 65 MW of its 400 MW Benban project in Egypt. The Benban solar power plant is Scatec Solar’s largest project under construction, and the company is the largest contributor to the 1.5 GW Benban site – the world’s largest solar park. […]

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New Research Center Established to Develop Efficient & Flexible Solar Cells

New organic materials for creating advanced, flexible, light-weight solar cells and electronics for military and civilian use in remote areas away from power grids will be the focus of a new research center directed by Enrique Gomez, professor of chemical engineering and materials science and engineering at Penn State. The Center for Self-Assembled Organic Electronics […]

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Hanergy to Launch its New Thin Film SOLARtile For Rooftop Applications

With CIGS thin-film solar chips incorporated inside it, the panel can achieve conversion efficiency, as high as 18.7% Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has announced that it is all set for the global launch of its Thin Film Flat SOLARtile. Which the company claims is its cutting-edge solar roof tiling solution developed in collaboration with […]

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Chennai Metro Commissions Two New Solar Power Plants

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) has commissioned two rooftop solar power plants at the Naganallur and Meenambakkam stations on its metro line. The two solar plants worth a combined capacity of 428 kWp have been installed on the roofs of the two stations and the electricity generated will be used to meet the day-to-day power […]

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MNRE Proposes Obligatory Glass Recycling for Solar Power Generators

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is considering to make mandatory for solar power developers to follow glass recycling procedure for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels under a new framework. “Recycling of end of life solar panel glass containing Antimony may be made mandatory on the generators as part of environmental liability” said the […]

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Toyota Installs SimpleFuel Station to its Plant, Generating Hydrogen Fuel using Solar Energy

Toyota has announced that it has newly introduced SimpleFuel to its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, an electrolysis-based machine for hydrogen generation and filling that can produce, store, and supply hydrogen by making use of electricity generated from solar power. SimpleFuel is a product of and jointly manufactured by IVYS Energy Solutions and PDC Machines […]

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CEL Issues Tender For 300 kW Solar Power Plant For Sahibabad Campus

The last date of bid submission is March 30, 2019 The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender inviting online bids from eligible parties for the deployment of 300 kWp grid-connected solar PV power plant at its campus in Sahibabad, Uttar Pradesh. The brief scope of work for selected bidder(s) will include the design, […]

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