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Aurora Solar Raises $250 Million to Digitize Solar Installations

Funding Round Led by Coatue Signals Market Interest in the Growing Solar Industry Aurora Solar, the industry’s leading software platform for solar sales and design, today announced it has closed a $250 million Series C funding round led by Coatue, with follow-on participation from existing investors ICONIQ Capital, Energize Ventures, and Fifth Wall. In just over two years, Aurora […]

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Solar Tracker Maker PVH set to Open First Solar Facility in the Middle East

California-headquartered PV Hardware (PVH), a Spanish solar tracker and mounting systems manufacturer, announced yesterday its plans to open a manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia. The company’s first factory and branch in the Middle East will manufacture PV structures, solar tracking systems and robotic cleaning devices ‘Made-in-K.S.A.’, in response to the rules for domestic content recently outlined […]

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Maxeon’s New Silicon-based Solar Panels Coming Out This Summer

Headquartered in Singapore, solar manufacturer Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd. announced today that it will release a new line of frameless, thin, lightweight, glass-less, and flexible silicon-based solar panels this summer called Maxeon Air. The panels will be made available in select European markets in the second half of 2021, before a general global release in the […]

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UK Researchers Use Compressed Air for Cooling and Cleaning PV panels

In a paper entitled ‘Study on the Cleaning and Cooling of Solar Photovoltaic Panels Using Compressed Airflow’, published in the journal Solar Energy in June 2021, U.K. researchers from the University of Warwick made a case for using the airflow produced from compressed air for cleaning and cooling solar panels simultaneously. The authors of the […]

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Australia Installs Record-breaking Number of Rooftop Solar Panels: CSIRO

Australia installed its highest ever number of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in 2020, according to Clean Energy Regulator data analysed by energy efficiency experts from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. Data from the Clean Energy Regulator analysed by CSIRO shows that in 2020, around Australia, over 362,000 rooftop solar PV installations were issued with […]

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PLI Scheme for Solar Manufacturing to Benefit Incremental Demand till FY30: Report

According to a new report India’s solar modules manufacturing under production linked incentive (PLI) scheme will benefit incremental panels demand till the financial year 2030 (FY30). Ind-Ra estimates that the allocation of INR 45 billion towards the solar modules manufacturing industry by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) can benefit the sales of […]

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Airports A Better Option Than Households for Rooftop Solar- RMIT University Study

According to a recent study by RMIT University (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) , if Australian government-owned airports had large-scale rooftop solar systems installed, they could produce enough electricity to power 136,000 homes. That makes airports a far more attractive and effective prospects for rooftop solar, than a campaign targeting households. Researchers at RMIT […]

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Decentralized Solar Offers Energy Solutions In Climate Vulnerable Regions in India

A significant section of rural India lives in areas which are prone/accustomed to climatic adversities. Hence, people living in these regions are greater risk of being underserved, and hence, impoverished. Although there have been significant improvements in India’s rural household electrification, electricity availability for health centers, schools, and rural enterprises is still limited. A new […]

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Meghalaya to Empanel Developers for Renewable Energy Projects

Meghalaya has issued an EOI for the empanelment of developers for setting up renewable energy projects under different models in the state. The Power Department of the Government of Meghalaya has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the empanelment of firms/ developers for setting up renewable energy projects including hydro, solar, wind, and biomass […]

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