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MNRE Announces Draft of Quality Control Order for Solar Thermal Systems

The Order — Solar Thermal, Systems, Devices and Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019 – will come into force a year after its publication in the Official Gazette. To address and ensure quality of solar components across India’s solar power ecosystem, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has floated a draft quality […]

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$130 Mn Grant For Early-Stage Solar Research Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $130 million for new research to advance early-stage solar technologies. These projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. “Solar is an integral part of the Administration’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “This cutting-edge, […]

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Chile’s First Floating Solar Plant Breaks New Ground for Miners Worldwide

The commissioning of an 84 kW solar floating plant in a tailings pond owned by Anglo American, the mining giant, in Chile opens up another area for miners to make up for the pollution their activities cause. Coal India Limited should take note. Chile, South America’s richest country on a per capita basis, which is […]

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DEWA & ACWA Power Reach Financial Closing on 950MW 4th Phase of MbRAM Solar Park

The solar park will produce 5,000 MW by 2030 with investments totaling AED 50 billion. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Silk Road Fund, which is owned by the Chinese Government, announced the financial closing of the 950 MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin […]

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Lakshmi Machine Works to Commission its First Solar Power Plant

The 10 MW photovoltaic solar power generating facility will come up at Kondampatti in Coimbatore district. Coimbatore-based Lakshmi Machine Works has forayed into solar power generation, with its first facility to be inaugurated on March 24, 2019, in Tamil Nadu. The 10 MW photovoltaic solar power generating facility will come up at Kondampatti in Coimbatore […]

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China’s Ambitious Solar Power Space Project is a bet on the future

China plans to have a solar power station orbiting the earth at 36,000 km, allowing it to tap the energy of the sun’s rays without interference from the atmosphere or loss of sunlight. According to Chinese media, the country is working on plans to build a solar farm in space. The project is hugely ambitious […]

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Tata Power Solar’s Retail Rooftop Solution Moves to Kolkata Now

Tata Power Solar has launched a residential rooftop solution in Kolkata after a city wise sequence of launches  including Delhi, Mumbai, Ajmer, Hyderabad and Guwahati. Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, India’s largest solar energy company, has launched a complete residential rooftop solution in Kolkata. The residential rooftop solutions are expected to save up to Rs […]

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Rioglass Solar Signs Contract For World’s Largest CSP Plant

Rioglass Solar signs Dubai 600 MW CSP Project order for both parabolic trough receiver tubes and mirrors with Abengoa Energía and Shanghai Electric. The record-breaking Dubai 700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV Hybrid Project Noor Energy 1, developed by ACWA Power in close cooperation with DEWA, Shanghai Electric Group Corporation as EPC, and Abengoa […]

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A Solar-Powered Device Turning Air into Water

In a “breakthrough”, scientists have developed a novel solar-powered harvesting system that absorbs moisture from the air and converts it into clean, usable water. The technology, described in the journal Advanced Materials, could be used in disaster situations, water crises or poverty-stricken areas and developing countries. It relies on hydrogels, gel-polymer hybrid materials designed to […]

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