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KVG Bank, Bengaluru Firm to Provide Solar Pumps to Karnataka Farmers

Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (KVG Bank) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bengaluru-based MECWIN Technologies Ltd to introduce farmer- friendly solar-powered pump sets through bank’s finance. KVGB general manager P Srinivas Rao and MECWIN Technologies co-founder Shivakumar H M signed the agreement in the presence of KVGB chairman P Gopi Krishna here on Saturday. […]

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Bluetti Unveils ‘World’s 1st Sodium-Ion Solar Generator’

Solar equipment manufacturer Bluetti announced “the world’s first sodium-ion solar generator” — NA300 and its compatible battery module B480 — on its social media handle last month. Sodium-ion batteries have become a cynosure as an alternative to their lithium-ion counterparts in many industries due to their high abundance and low costs, states the company. The […]

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Updated ALMM List For Solar Modules- Contendre Greenergy, Ritika Systems Make Entry

In its latest and last revision for 2021 (number 4) to the ALMM list (Approved List of Module Manufacturers), issued on December 30, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) sees the addition of two more solar module manufacturers. The two new entrants, Contendre Greenergy Pvt Limited from Maharashtra, and Ritika Systems Pvt Limited […]

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Electronics and Power Major Microtek Takes Aim At Solar Segment Now

Microtek, one of the earliest manufacturers of monitors, followed by inverters and more in India, has set its sights on a major growth drive, and solar will be a key part of that. At a channel event in New Delhi, where the firm also set up a functional 18 KW system to showcase its prowess […]

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Haryana Farmers Get 75% Subsidy on Solar Pumps

To support farmers in Haryana their irrigation requirements, the state’s department of new and renewable energy has decided to give 75% subsidy in the purchase of 3-10 horse power (HP) solar pumps. The department has invited applications from eligible beneficiaries till December 27. Gurgaon’s additional deputy commissioner Vishram Kumar Meena said that some 8,629 solar-powered […]

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The Influence Of Winter On Solar PV Systems And Related O&M Considerations

Background Winter is well and truly on its way for the northern hemisphere with temperatures beginning to fall and already reaching freezing point in some regions. According to forecasts there will be prolonged periods of icy and snowy weather in Europe on its way. So, what are the specific effects of winter on the operation […]

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Stanford Scientists Create New Material for Thin, Lightweight Solar Panels

A race is on in solar engineering to create almost impossibly-thin, flexible solar panels. Engineers imagine them used in mobile applications, from self-powered wearable devices and sensors to lightweight aircraft and electric vehicles. Against that backdrop, researchers at Stanford University have achieved record efficiencies in a promising group of photovoltaic materials, writes Andrew Myers in […]

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MERC approves MSEDCL To Procure At Rs 3.05 For 111 MW Solar projects under MSKVY

In an order issued last week, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) gave its approval to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited for starting the procurement process of 111 MW of grid connected Solar power projects under the ‘Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana’ (MSKVY). The order covers a total of 33 respondent firms who had […]

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Integrating Storage Key to Solar’s Long-term Success, says Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Ltd CEO

In this conversation with Prasanna Singh, Group Editor at Saur Energy, Mr. Chandra Kishore Thakur, CEO, Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited, reflects on the firm’s current and future plans. Throwing light on solar’s growth potential in India, Mr. Thakur cites inflation, supply chain constraints and GST taxation structure, among others, as key challenges. Q. What […]

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