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Energy Storage Contracts Down 34 Percent in Q3 2019

Energy storage contracts in the third quarter of 2019, saw 23 contracts announced, marking a drop of 34 percent over the last four-quarter average of 35. Energy storage contracts in the third quarter of 2019, saw 23 contracts announced, marking a drop of 34 percent over the last four-quarter average of 35, according to GlobalData’s […]

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Solar PV Energy Capacity to Exceed 8000 GW by 2050: Report

A new report has predicted that while capacity additions in Asia, North America and Europe, the global PV solar capacity could exceed 8,000 GW by 2050. Wind energy and concentrated solar power (CSP) have reduced their costs significantly, but it is solar photovoltaic (PV) that has reduced its costs dramatically, thanks to rapid developments in […]

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Solar Inverters Ready For the Spotlight

For most people, thinking of solar usually brings to mind solar panels, the distinctive signature of solar energy. But this story takes a look at another critical part of the solar chain, the inverters. These devices, tasked with the job of converting DC power to AC and more, have been largely taken for granted, even […]

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83.38 GW Renewable Energy Installed till Oct: RK Singh

Out of the country’s 175 GW target for renewable energy by 2022, India has installed a total of 83.38 GW by the end of October this year, said RK Singh. This information was given by R.K. Singh, Union Minister of State (IC) New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, in a written reply […]

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Solar Payback Offers Free 3-Day Workshop in December

The objective behind organizing this training workshop is to enhance knowledge about the engineering challenges faced by planners, engineers & instructors in designing industrial solar heat applications. Solar Payback, which promotes the use of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP), is organising a three-day ‘Train-the-Trainer’ workshop in Pune, India from December 3 to 5, 2019. […]

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Power Minister Rubbishes News of October Woes for Thermal Plants

Mr. R.K. Singh, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy has denied the news of idling in the thermal sector. Is he right? In a somewhat belated response to a series of stories that  came out last week about the ‘distress’ in the thermal power sector, Shri R.K. Singh, India’s MNRE Minister has […]

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Heliogen Achieves Breakthrough Temperature in Solar Thermal Application

Heliogen has announced that for the first time commercially, it has concentrated solar thermal energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. Clean energy company, Heliogen has announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar thermal energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. The […]

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US DOE Grants $128 Mn to Advance Solar Technologies

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selections for USD 128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for USD 128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies. Through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, DOE will […]

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Industrial Solar Arm Inks Pact with UNIPER for Solar Process Heat

With an aim to use solar process heat in place of thermal in the industry, solar energy equipment provider Industrial Solar Holding Europe AB, via its wholly owned subsidiary, German Industrial Solar has signed a cooperation agreement with UNIPER SE. The move came after the company analyses the huge potential of solar process heat in […]

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