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Solar Power to Supply Water in Hyderabad

The board plans to set up solar power plants on the surface of reservoirs, save electricity bills that run into anything between Rs 80 crore to Rs 90 crore a month. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage Board (HMWS&SB) is planning to supply water to its consumers using solar power. As the board looks […]

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ASU Engineers Break Solar Cell Record

Addition of chemicals to solution allows the team to surpass their own record from last year A team of researchers from the Arizona State University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Nebraska claims to have set the world record efficiency of 25.4 percent for a tandem solar cell stacked with perovskite and silicon. […]

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Measuring Solar Panel Degradation with Machine Learning

The duo has spent the last few years developing and improving statistical and machine learning-based alternatives to enable real-time inspection of solar panels. Parveen Bhola, a research scholar at India’s Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, and Saurabh Bhardwaj, an associate professor at the same institution, have developed an innovative technique to inspect solar panels […]

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Iowa’s First Solar and Storage Power Plant Goes Live

The cutting edge facility incorporates both single-axis tracking and vanadium-flow battery energy storage. Maharishi University of Management’s new solar power plant, designed and installed by Ideal Energy powered up for the first time in Mid-December. The cutting edge facility incorporates both single-axis tracking and vanadium-flow battery energy storage. The plant is the first system of […]

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Perovskite Slated to Revolutionise the Solar Industry

Perovskite, which uses a hybrid organic-inorganic lead as the light harvesting active layer could have a conversion rate as high as 37%. Silicon based solar panels which have been in use since the last five decades are soon about to get a tough competition from a new material in development called perovskite. The silicon based […]

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New Jersey Moves to Phasing Out Solar Subsidies

At New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities’ board meeting, the Board adopted a rule beginning the process of phasing out the current program. The state of New Jersey in the USA is planning to reduce the financial burden by reducing the subsidies given for the development of solar power. The Solar Renewable Energy Certificate program […]

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IOCL Inaugurates First Fully Solar Powered Fuel Outlet in Kerala

Chairman of IOC, who inaugurated the outlet also mentioned that Kerala is the first state in which all IOCL owned fuel outlets are fully automated. Taking steps towards a sustainable future, Indian Oil Corporation recently inaugurated India’s first 24×7 solar-powered fuel retail outlet in Kochi, Kerala. Sanjiv Singh, Chairman of IOC, who inaugurated the outlet […]

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Jordan Earmarks Land for 100 MW Solar Plant

The project will not only reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, but will also result in reduced power cost from small-and medium-sized industries. The Jordanian government recently announced designating land in east Amman for establishing a 100-megawatt (MW) solar power project to support the renewable energy sector. Energy Minister Hala Zawati mentioned that the land […]

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KERC Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Rooftop Projects

The generic tariff without capital subsidy is set at Rs 4.15 and Rs 3.08 with capital subsidy and will be applicable on PPAs signed after December 19, 2018. The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission in its latest order has set the generic tariff for grid connected solar rooftop units which are installed by domestic users in […]

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