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Vikas Bhawan to Generate electricity from Its Rooftop Solar Power Plant

The initiative of installation of solar power plants of 70KW capacity at Vikas Bhavan, collectorate, commissioner’s office and circuit house. After Varanasi, Vikas Bhawan is now the second housing government offices building which has started generating electricity from solar energy in Uttar Pradesh. The surplus electricity will be transferred to the power grids, resulting in […]

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Sustainable Solvent Platform for Photon Upconversion Increases Solar Utilization Efficiency

In an effort to obtain a solution to this problem and make solar energy conversion more efficient, the process of converting photons with lower energies into ones with higher energies, called photon upconversion, was developed. The conversion of solar energy into electricity is currently restricted by a concept known as the Shockley-Quesser limit. This limitation […]

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The first Ever Commissioning of a Solar Power Plant By Voltalia SA Announced in Brazil

The power plant has joined the 2MW thermal unit which is operational since December 2015. The first ever commissioning of a solar power plant by French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) announced in Brazil. The Oiapoque based power plant having a capacity of 4MW was gradually commissioned in October 2017, announced Volatalia in […]

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NREL Develops Switchable Solar Window

Demonstration device dynamically responds to sunlight by transforming from transparent to tinted while converting sunlight into electricity. Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Relying on such advanced materials as perovskites and single-walled carbon […]

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Andhra Pradesh to Purchase Electricity from Kadapa Solar Power Park

A total of about 460MW of solar power projects have been sanctioned to Engie in India. Andhra Pradesh after withdrawing its stand against a major state utility guideline will now purchase electricity from Kadapa Solar Power Park. The agreement will allow the state to buy electricity at a lower cost as compared to the proposed […]

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IL&FS Tie-up With Ecamion To Explore Energy Storage Business

IL&FS and Ecamion will explore entering the energy storage business, with an eye on the electric vehicle opportunity Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) Ltd has joined hands with Canadian clean technology company Ecamion Inc. to explore entering the energy storage business, with an eye on the electric vehicle opportunity, said a senior ILF&S official. […]

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NTPC’s Kahalgaon Super Thermal Plant to Produce Solar Power

NTPC is also planning to produce 450 kilowatt of electricity by installing solar plant panels on the rooftop of KhSTPP buildings. State-owned power generator NTPC’s Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Plant (KhSTPP) near Bhagalpur has planned to produce at least 15MW electricity through solar energy even while continuing to rely on conventional coal for power generation. […]

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Cooperation Agreement Signed Between Heraeus Photovoltaics and Rietech Solar

HeraGlaze acts as a barrier and prevents thermally-induced impurities, such as iron, from transferring from the crucible to the silicon ingot. Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, today announced a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Rietech Solar, a China-based manufacturer of silicon wafers for solar cells. Under the agreement, […]

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ADFD & IRENA Started Accepting Applications For Funding Opportunities For Renewable Energy Projects

The Facility allocated US$189 million to 19 renewable energy ventures across the globe, covering up to 50 per cent of the project costs. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded […]

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