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IESA and Indo-German Energy Forum join hands to pr

Pune, December 2017 – India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has entered into a Memorandum of Un..

Global wind power output could shift south under c

LONDON: Wind power capacity could decrease in the northern hemisphere this century and rise in the s..

Patanjali to manufacture solar power equipment

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, the consumer goods products upstart, is poised ..

Vikas Bhavan produces solar power, supplies to gri

Bareilly: Vikas Bhavan here has become the second building housing government offices after Varanasi..

How clean solar energy is powering social change

Jaipur: Braving fog and cold breeze, over 250 women, some holding babies on their shoulder, gathered..

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Uganda issues tender to bring off-grid solar to sc

Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports has issued a tender, which was published by local po..

Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar pl

Burkina Faso and France on Wednesday launched West Africa's biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt fa..

Burkina Faso launches Sahel region's largest solar

Zagtouli, Burkina Faso: West Africa's biggest solar power plant goes onstream on Wednesday as Bu..

Wagner Solar and Ino Solar plug in 25 MW solar par

The solar facility, located closed to Gaziantep in the south of the country, consists of 25 unlicens..

Clean energy firms eyeing SE Asia, Middle East & A

NEW DELHI: Clean energy companies are increasingly looking abroad to expand business and diversify r..

AMERICA

India's ultra-mega solar project to be discussed a

Washington: India's ultra-mega solar project will come up for discussion at the One Planet Summi..

The Solar Trade Case: It's Gonna Be President Trum

Not much new surfaced at today's public hearing on the Section 201 trade case. Rather it was a r..

Solar projects risk mitigation mechanism under ISA

New Delhi: A mechanism for reducing the risks associated with financing of solar power projects and ..

Solar-powered smart window technology takes a big

Relying on perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes, scientists at the U.S. Department of Ener..

US: LONGi, Canadian Solar in talks with Suniva

If you wanted to boost the value of U.S. cell and module manufacturing assets, filing a major trade ..

ASIA & PACIFIC

China starts generating electricity from floating

Beijing: China's Three Gorges Group started producing power from a 150-megawatt floating solar p..

India needs to show strong commitment to tech prom

BENGALURU: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today laid a pitch for India making a strong commitment to..

Sunny days are here again with International Solar

India is ready with an innovative energy solution with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) becomi..

World's largest panel maker Trina Solar shelves pl

NEW DELHI: China-based Trina Solar, the world’s biggest solar panel maker, has put on hold its..

Vattenfall places large offshore wind power order

FRANKFURT: Sweden's state-owned Vattenfall has sealed an offshore wind turbine deal with Siemens..

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Kirloskar Solar plans to strengthen presence in Ke

KOCHI: Kirloskar Solar Pvt. Ltd. (KSTPL), part of Kirloskar group is planning to tap the potential i..

Lebanon’s 180 MW solar tender moves forward

The 180 MW solar tender, issued by Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) in May is m..

Netherlands sets €12 billion budget for 2018 SDE

The Netherlands will be able to maintain its current strong level of development of large-scale sola..

Updated: Silfab, Morgan Solar JV targets 30% modul

High-efficiency PV module manufacturer and distributer, Silfab Solar, a subsidiary of Italy’s ..

US Senate approves tax bill with provision to hobb

Over the course of this week, the U.S. solar and wind industries have had to rapidly mobilize to sto..

EUROPE & UK

IESA and Indo-German Energy Forum join hands to pr

Pune, December 2017 – India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has entered into a Memorandum of Un..

U.S. solar manufacturers appeal to Trump team for

Suniva and SolarWorld, which say an influx of cheap solar panel imports from China have made them un..

EkoRE plans 15 MW solar plant in Ukraine

The Turkish EPC contractor is also planning to install rooftop PV systems on several public building..

Burkina, France launch W.Africa's biggest solar pl

Burkina Faso and France on Wednesday launched West Africa's biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt fa..

Manufacturing innovations on show at European Sola

The forum took place at the BESSY II Synchrotron in Berlin, Germnay, where observations made possibl..

PV CREATIONS

Belgium: Wallonia could close incentive scheme for

The energy regulator of the Belgian region of Wallonia, CWaPE, has issued a document on the developm..

Beverly Neighbors Outraged Over Front Yard Solar P

BEVERLY (CBS) – It’s a neighborhood argument over solar panels, but not the kind you&rsq..

Another 30 MW awarded in Malaysian solar auction

A consortium, comprising Cypark Renewable Energy Sdn. Bhd (CRE) and Revenue Vantage Sdn. Bhd. and CR..

Jamaica’s oil company PCJ plans floating PV proj

Jamaica’s state-owned oil company Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has issued an invitat..

Bali volcano threat prompts distribution of solar-

The Indonesian-based, non-profit, which delivers low-cost technologies to residents in developing co..

SUSTAINABLE POWER

Siemens to install the electrical systems of two p

Siemens has received an order for the turnkey electrical equipment and installation of two solar far..

SunPower vows “sustainable profitability” by s

The company also announced its next-generation NGT solar cells have entered the certification proces..

Aalborg CSP launches SGS4 configuration of steam g

As a result of continuous optimization practices, Aalborg CSP has recently developed the fourth edit..

BEML commissions 9-MW windmill park at Bagalkot

BEML Ltd has commissioned a 9-MW second windmill park at Dammur in Bagalkot. The windmill will ge..

Andhra Pradesh signs wind power PPAs, does U-turn,

Andhra Pradesh’s electricity distribution companies (discoms) signed power purchase agreements..

SOLAR STABILITY OF SYSTEMS

Mexico: Third auction sees 1.3 GW of contracted so

Solar was awarded 55% of the contracted energy and 58.3% of the clean energy certificates in Mexico&..

Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficienc

Scientists from ITMO University suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an elec..

Solar Installers Are Getting Closer to Profitabili

There’s long been a Catch-22 about residential solar: despite staggering market demand, it&rsq..

Kosovo announces auction scheme for solar

Through the new scheme, the local goverment hopes to attract investments in the amount of €100 ..

NISE to Conduct Ten Days Skill Development course

The 10 Days course can be attended by Graduate Engineers with basic knowledge of Electrical Concepts..

SOLAR INVERTERS

India: Siemens announces large-scale inverter plan

In a statement released, Siemens has said it will once again be manufacturing and distributing inver..

U.S. solar manufacturers appeal to Trump team for

Suniva and SolarWorld, which say an influx of cheap solar panel imports from China have made them un..

The weekend read: Every last watt

Thanks to its potential to boost module power output, half-cell technology – whereby silicon s..

Elon Musk comes good on 100-day, 100 MW South Aust

From zero to 100 MW in 60 days – Tesla’s impressive speed is not merely reserved for the..

UK government backs national battery facility to t

Partnership between Coventry City Council, University of Warwick’s WMG and Warwickshire Local ..

SOLAR OFF GRIDS & ROOF TOPS

Vikas Bhavan produces solar power, supplies to gri

Bareilly: Vikas Bhavan here has become the second building housing government offices after Varanasi..

In Chandigarh, install solar rooftop plant at your

Chandigarh: With the two-year deadline for installing rooftop solar power plants at residential prop..

Bridge to India cuts rooftop solar forecast to 10.

New Delhi: Renewable energy consultancy firm Bridge to India today said it has lowered projections f..

EkoRE plans 15 MW solar plant in Ukraine

The Turkish EPC contractor is also planning to install rooftop PV systems on several public building..

Tata Power Solar commissions rooftop solar carport

Tata Power Solar said today that it has commissioned India’s first solar carport on the roofto..

ENERGY VAULT

Australia joins International Solar Alliance, says

New Delhi: Australia has joined the International Solar Alliance, saying it will support the governm..

The weekend read: Every last watt

Thanks to its potential to boost module power output, half-cell technology – whereby silicon s..

Clean energy investment by non-OECD countries fell

New research conducted by Climatescope on behalf of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has found th..

Chinese government’s strategic push for energy s

A project demonstrating the integration of energy storage onto grid networks in Hubei, China, will s..

ROUNDUP: NEC ES’ new CEO, Leclanché 15MWh batte

NEC ES names former Li-ion startup exec as new CEO Steve Fludder, a former Samsung engineer and GE ..

ELECTRIC VEHICLE

India invites Norway to invest in green transporta

New Delhi: India on Wednesday invited Norwegian collaboration in transforming India's logistics ..

Draft Maharashtra EV policy moots 15% subsidy on p

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government is finalising a policy to encourage manufacturing as well as purc..

Elon Musk comes good on 100-day, 100 MW South Aust

From zero to 100 MW in 60 days – Tesla’s impressive speed is not merely reserved for the..

BYD will provide 50 pure electric buses to the Arg

he fleet of buses are part of a series of new energy solutions BYD inked with La Rioja on Thursday a..

Panel moots uniform norms for EV charging stations

New Delhi: Electric vehicle charging stations in India will have to follow a common standard approve..

RESEARCH

Japanese scientists develop new solvent-based phot

Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) claim they have developed a new photon..

Enphase Energy opens R&D centre in India

New Delhi: Global energy technology company Enphase Energy Inc today announced opening of its first ..

US scientists use hybrid organic–inorganic perov

A group of scientists from the University of Virginia is seeking to improve the lack of stability in..

Solar-powered smart window technology takes a big

Relying on perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes, scientists at the U.S. Department of Ener..

US: LONGi, Canadian Solar in talks with Suniva

If you wanted to boost the value of U.S. cell and module manufacturing assets, filing a major trade ..

RENEWABLE ENERGY

China starts generating electricity from floating

Beijing: China's Three Gorges Group started producing power from a 150-megawatt floating solar p..

Fitch: Despite policy concerns, outlook stable for

The Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress are giving a lot of headaches to the..

SECI floats tender for 2,000 Megawatt capacity win

New Delhi: State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has floated tender for setting up 2 GW..

International Solar Alliance seeks cheap energy vi

The International Solar Alliance, championed by India and France, came into effect Wednesday, aiming..

U.S. solar manufacturers appeal to Trump team for

Suniva and SolarWorld, which say an influx of cheap solar panel imports from China have made them un..

BIO FUEL

French utility Engie plans to go green via biogas

PARIS: French utility Engie plans to switch all of its gas operations to biogas and renewable hydrog..

Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discard..

Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO

Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current globa..

Stiff fibers spun from slime

Some animals produce amazing materials. Spider silk, for example, is stronger than steel. Mussels se..

EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after

NEW YORK  - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed change..

Wind Energy

Specify wind zone for projects during auction, dem

BENGALURU: Wind auctions should specify which wind zone the projects being bid for are to be located..

US Senate approves tax bill with provision to hobb

Over the course of this week, the U.S. solar and wind industries have had to rapidly mobilize to sto..

Brazil to hold another auction including solar in

Brazil’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MME) has announced that it will hold a new auction for ..

Wind auctions destroying industry, says industry b

New Delhi: Small scale manufacturers of components for wind turbines are being squeezed by the relen..

Elon Musk comes good on 100-day, 100 MW South Aust

From zero to 100 MW in 60 days – Tesla’s impressive speed is not merely reserved for the..