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UP Wants Solar Power Companies to Lower Power Tariffs

The solar power developers have received pro-forma of a letter from the UP Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) that wants them to sign by which they would voluntarily agree to lower solar tariffs. Following a steep fall in solar tariffs in the last two years, Uttar Pradesh is pressuring solar power project developers to cut rates […]

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State distribution companies (discoms) are biggest obstacle on open access for solar power

Open access (OA) was one of the main components of the Electricity Act (2003), introduced in an effort to attract private investment in the electricity generation sector, thereby encouraging competition. There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar […]

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Government will soon issue quality order on purchase of solar modules by power companies: Piyush Goyal

Will give six to nine month time to solar module and cell manufacturers to improve their manufacturing before coming up with a similar quality order Power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal recently said that the government will soon issue a quality order on purchase of solar modules by power companies. The minister […]

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China Could Add 55-65 GW of Solar Capacity in 2021: China Solar Association

The Solar Manufacturing Association of China predicts that the country can add approximately 55 to 65 GWs of solar capacity in 2021. In a note on thursday, the association said that these additions could take total solar installations of China beyond 300 GW by the end of the year. However, the solar power installation reached […]

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GUVNL Revokes Subsidy to 4,000 Solar Projects of Around 2500 MWs

A wholly-owned state electricity regulation board in the state of Gujarat, Gujarat Ujrja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) has withdrawn subsidies to small-scale distributed solar projects, hitting about 4,000 projects with an aggregate capacity of around 2500 MW contracted capacity. The purchase price of power produced was fixed at Rs 2.83 per unit which was already […]

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Solar Tracker Firm GameChange Solar Sets Up Office in Bangalore

GameChange Solar, which manufactures fixed tilt structures and solar trackers, is setting up an office in Bangalore, Karnataka. The company currently has approximately 400 MW of solar under construction in India. It plans to build its business development staff at the India office over the next year. Additionally, the India office will also be responsible […]

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Mondragon Assembly Launches New Solar Module Equipment

Mondragon Assembly has launched new interconnection equipment for solar modules. The device has been designed for the production of different kinds of technologies, including half-cut products, glass-glass and glass-backsheet panels, as well as mono or bifacial PERC, PERL and PERT modules. The Spanish PV production equipment provider claims that the new machine is also suitable […]

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Zhongnan Group Starts Construction of a New 5 GW Solar Factory

The Zhongnan Group recently held a ceremony to set up a new solar production plant whose annual manufacturing capacity is said to be 5 GW. The group is the main investor behind the well-known electric services company ReneSola, which is known for selling solar PV modules globally. The ceremony was held in Hai’an Economic Development Zone […]

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Local Firm to Set Up 100 MW Solar Plant in Botswana

The Botswana energy regulator has granted a generation licence for a 100 MW solar project to local firm Shumba Energy, making it the first independent power producer to set up a large scale solar plant in the country, according to media reports. This landlocked country in Southern Africa does not currently have large scale solar […]

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