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MNRE Ceases Empanelment Of Channel Partners Under Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Program

An auction of up to 21GW solar and wind capacities combined to be issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) by March 2018. In an official notice dated of 23 November 2017, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) declared the discontinuation of empanelment of channel partners under grid connected rooftop and […]

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Airports A Better Option Than Households for Rooftop Solar- RMIT University Study

According to a recent study by RMIT University (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) , if Australian government-owned airports had large-scale rooftop solar systems installed, they could produce enough electricity to power 136,000 homes. That makes airports a far more attractive and effective prospects for rooftop solar, than a campaign targeting households. Researchers at RMIT […]

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26% increase in Solar Power Generation in the U.S. in 2020

Solar power generation in the US has seen a massive increase in the last twenty years. According to data presented by Trading.Platforms.com, solar power generation in the US increased by 26% year on year in 2020, producing just under 91,000 Million Kilowatt Hours of solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) power. The data shows that in the […]

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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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Solar O&M Gets Set For The Big League In India

As India’s solar footprint has grown, from a tentative 3.7 GW in 2015 to over 40 GW now, a little appreciated, but growing opportunity is finally getting its place in the sun too. The Solar Operations and Maintainance (O&M) business. A $4 billion business worldwide in 2019, it is set to be a $9 billion […]

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Solar Crosses 40 GW Mark in India, Renewable Capacity at 94.43 GW

MNRE in its monthly summary to the cabinet for March 2021 has revealed that the installed solar capacity in India has crossed the 40 GW mark The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in its monthly summary to the cabinet for the month of March 2021 has revealed that the installed and operational solar […]

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New Empanelment Tender for 25 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL), the largest electricity distribution company of Jharkhand State, has issued a new tender, inviting e-bids from eligible agencies to get empaneled to supply, install, and commission 25 MW of residential rooftop solar power projects under the MNRE Phase-II Scheme. These solar projects will be developed under the Renewable Energy […]

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Carbon Dots From Human Hair Used to Boost Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers have used carbon dots created from human hair to create a kind of “armour” to improve the performance of perovskite solar cells Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia have used carbon dots, created from human hair waste sourced from a Brisbane barbershop, to create a kind of “armour” to improve the […]

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