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SECI signs MoU with Min of Home Affairs to set up solar panels

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in order to harness the potential of solar energy on the available rooftop areas in the campuses of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and National Security Guard (NSG), an official press release states. […]

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SunPower Launches Industry First 400+ Watt Home Solar Panels

Delivering up to 415 watts of electricity, A-Series is the most powerful solar panel that customers in America can buy for their home today. US-based SunPower has introduced the highest-power solar panels available today for the residential market. In the United States, the company has launched its Next Generation Technology home solar panel called A-Series, […]

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California Mandates Solar Panels on All New Homes

The move was approved unanimously by five-member California Energy Commission and is first of its kind in the country. It is seen as a latest effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Taking a lead in the US, California has made it mandatory for homes and low-rise apartments starting in 2020 to have solar rooftop panels […]

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As Solar Spreads Out, Marketing Makes an Entrance

Just over 30 months ago, SaurEnergy did a feature on rooftop solar, “Residential Solar. Market Yes, But Marketing?” That story, in our April 2020 issue talked about the potential in the rooftop solar category, albeit, residential. But there was almost complete lack of formal marketing tactics from firms to attract customers. The few firms with […]

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Campeche is Home to Mexico’s Second Largest Solar Power Plant

In Campeche, a new solar park has started producing enough electricity to supply more than 300,000 homes with electricity each year. The $440 million La Pimienta facility, built by American company Atlas Renewable Energy in the municipality of Carmen in the southwest, was formally inaugurated recently. According to Atlas, with a 300 megawatt (MW) capacity, […]

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Greater Efficiency, Lower Cost- Could Transparent Solar Cells Be The Next Big Thing?

For several decades, Switzerland has been home to some pioneering scientific innovations in renewable energy. In what could be termed a breakthrough in the solar world, scientists from the country have developed dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) that promise the benefits of record-setting efficiency levels along with the holy grail of low cost and flexibility. How […]

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SolarSquare Secures 100 Cr Series A Funding by Elevation Capital and Lowercarbon

Mumbai-based solar installation and financing start-up, SolarSquare has announced recently that it has raised Rs 100 crore in a Series A round majorly sponsored by Elevation Capital and Lowercarbon, Chris Sacca’s multibillion-dollar fund for climate-tech companies. Existing investors Good Capital, Rainmatter, and Better Capital, as well as angel investors like Vidit Atrey and Sanjeev Barnwal […]

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Indigenizing Solar Manufacturing: Charting the Course to a Solar Self-Sufficient India

Building a strong solar manufacturing sector and supply chain in India will help support the economy and keep pace with rising domestic and global demand for affordable solar energy. Currently, the Indian solar manufacturing industry doesn’t have the capacity to produce PV modules to meet the majority of today’s domestic demand. With all that in […]

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Solar PV Technicians: Facilitators of Solar Panels In India

We talk a lot about how India is treading towards its aim of replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy, and how solar panels, and the clean energy they generate, have contributed significantly to this transition. But at a micro level, there must be an entity facilitating consumers’ adaptation to solar power. Who is this entity […]

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