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25 MW Floating Solar Plant Commissioned by NTPC in Andhra Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd has commissioned the largest floating solar PV project of 25MW on the reservoir of the Simhadri thermal station in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This is the first solar project to be set up under the Flexibilisation Scheme, which was notified by the Government of India in 2018. The solar […]

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Will Concentrated Solar Power be Reborn? Report Says Yes

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), which has lain moribund for a decade, is about to be reborn, according to a new report from Rethink Technology Research, with global capacity to increase several times over by 2030. The study expects CSP to claim its place serving power grids, green hydrogen complexes, and industrial process heat in California, […]

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100 GW Renewable Energy Milestone Achieved, Much Work Ahead In India

In self-congratulatory messages sent out yesterday, Power Minister R.K. Singh highlighted the key milestone of 100 GW of renewable energy capacity, excluding large Hydro, that has been reached in India. After including large Hydro, the number goes right up to 146 GW. According to India’s power ministry, India now stands at fourth position after China, […]

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Nanotech Energy Secures $64 M for Global Graphene Business

American graphene-based batteries maker Nanotech Energy has raised $64 million Series D funding at a $550 million post-Series D valuation to accelerate international expansion, including the launch of its EU headquarters in Amsterdam, and to develop a new high-volume graphene battery manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada, US. Led by Taiwan’s largest financial services company, Fubon Financial Holding […]

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HPCL Floats Tender for 628 KW Solar Plants in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has issued a new tender, inviting online bids for pre-AMC servicing & CAMC of solar plants, with 628 KW capacity, in HPCL, Chennai New Terminal at NCTPS Main Road, Vallur Village, Tamil Nadu. The bid submission will close on August 15, 2021, at 12 pm, and the earnest money deposit […]

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RE Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar Water Heaters

This report from IRENA aims to expand policy makers’ understanding of the steps needed to develop a local market for solar water heaters, and the existing capabilities that can be leveraged to do so. This report highlights opportunities to create local value by setting up a domestic industry around solar water heater. Heating and cooling […]

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Russian Scientists Develop New Desalination Tech Using Solar Energy

Russia’s Ural Federal University (UrFU) power engineers have developed a new desalination technology, which is expected to significantly reduce the cost of desalination and quadruple the volume of production. The results of the research are published in the journal Case Studies in Thermal Engineering. Desalination plants deserve, and have attracted research efforts because of their […]

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Floating Solar On A Growth Path

In Solar’s rise to pre-eminence from a fringe renewable energy option just a decade back, it’s time to consider the rise of floating solar (also called floatovoltaics in many cases). To think that it did not even exist at any scale till 2013. The earliest patent on floating solar was taken out only in 2008. […]

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John Cockerill to Supply Thermal Receivers to Redstone CSP Plant in SA

John Cockerill, a Belgium-based engineering company, has revealed that it will supply molten salt solar thermal receivers to Redstone’s 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power Plant (CSP) in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Developed by Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power and constructed by EPC SepcoIII, the Redstone CSP plant is expected to supply 2,00,000 households […]

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