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HomeIndustry IL&FS Energy looks to buy 150 MW sola

IL&FS Energy Development Company, involved in setting up of solar parks in public private partne..

Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan

The Kusum (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan) scheme was announced in the Union Budget in ..

KREDL 860 MW Solar Power Auction Lowest Price INR

Solar tariffs rose sharply from their lowest level in the latest solar auction of 860 MWconduct..

Tamil Nadu Ranks 9th Globally In Renewable Energy

A new study by US based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) plac..

Japan ready to help India in addressing air pollut

New Delhi: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan today met Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu..

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

From oil to solar: Saudi Arabia plots a shift to r

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: Life in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kin..

Solar steam powers homes - and new jobs - in South

CAPE TOWN: South Africa may still get most of its energy from coal, but in the country's sunny N..

ACWA Power gets financing to deploy 165.5 MW at Eg

Saudi operator of power generation assets, ACWA Power has reached financial closing for three large-..

Oman launches tender for 500 MW solar plant

The Oman Power and Water Procurement company (OPWP) has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) to ..

Sierra Leone begins construction on its first sola

The Ministry of Energy of Sierra Leone announced that work had begun on the country’s first la..

AMERICA

Trump budget cuts renewable energy office, ups nuc

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts spending by more than 65 percent ..

Hollywood actor criticises US take on Paris climat

Dubai: Veteran Hollywoodactor and director Robert De Niro praised on Sunday the ..

JinkoSolar Signs 1.75 GW Solar Module Supply Agree

SHANGHAI, January 29, 2018 / PRNewswire/ - JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or..

Taiwan demands compensation for U.S. solar safegua

GENEVA: Taiwan has joined South Korea in demanding compensation for steep U.S. tariffs on solar pane..

Gen-next smart solar windows could produce electri

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a new material for next-generation smart windows that not onl..

ASIA & PACIFIC

Japan ready to help India in addressing air pollut

New Delhi: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan today met Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu..

Less headwinds for renewables now, says Indonesia

JAKARTA: The developer of Indonesia's first commercial-scale wind farm says conditions for renew..

Chinese solar firm LONGi to invest $309 million in

New Delhi: LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd will be the first Chinese company to set up a solar..

JinkoSolar Signs 1.75 GW Solar Module Supply Agree

SHANGHAI, January 29, 2018 / PRNewswire/ - JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or..

Taiwan demands compensation for U.S. solar safegua

GENEVA: Taiwan has joined South Korea in demanding compensation for steep U.S. tariffs on solar pane..

BUSINESS & FINANCE

ACWA Power to adopt SolarCoin

Saudi operator of power generation and water desalination plants, ACWA Power has announced it will a..

Global solar sector attracts $12.8 bn corporate fu

New Delhi: Total global corporate funding into the solar sector amounted to USD 12.8 billion in 2017..

IFC set to invest Rs 2,800 crore in Madhya Pradesh

MUMBAI: In one of the biggest deals in the renewable energy space, International Finance Corporation..

Solar modules stuck at Indian ports due to import

NEW DELHI: Solar modules worth more than $150 million are stuck at various Indian ports due to a dis..

JSW Energy incorporates JSW Solar for clean energy

New Delhi: Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy today said it has incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary JSW..

EUROPE & UK

Smartphones boost Latin American farmers in fight

ROME: Armed with smartphones, thousands of smallholder farmers across Latin America are set to benef..

German utility EnBW expands into Taiwan in renewab

FRANKFURT: German utility EnBW has made its first investment outside Europe as part of the group'..

Poland says new European Union renewables target v

WARSAW: Poland will find it almost impossible to meet an ambitious new target for renewable energy u..

German coalition blueprint aims for higher renewab

FRANKFURT: A blueprint for talks on Germany's next coalition government circulated on Friday spe..

1.5 Celsius climate goal 'very unlikely' but doabl

Paris: The Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond re..

PRODUCTS

Solar industry body says blanket import duty on so

New Delhi: All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA), the industry body of domestic solar manuf..

First Solar produces first S6 module, seals 800 MW

First Solar marked a major milestone in its re-tooling towards producing large-format modules today,..

NEXTracker Announces TrueCapture™, a Revolutiona

FREMONT, CA, USA, July 11, 2017 —NEXTracker™, a Flex company, launched TrueCapture&trade..

India’s first solar satellite television service

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian social business has launched the country's fi..

Yingli Green Energy Announced Withdrawal from EU P

Yingli Green Energy Announced Withdrawal from EU Price Undertaking BAODING, China, June 6, 2017 /..

PV CREATIONS

Brazil pre-selects 620 PV projects totaling 20 GW

Brazil’s government-run energy agency, Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE) has revealed that ..

IRENA and ADFD to fund $25m PV projects in Mauriti

Both of these solar PV projects were announced at the Session of the IRENA Assembly, which pv magazi..

Brazilian government to review project for Brazili

Brazil’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Fernando Coelho Filho, will meet on January 16 with the..

$102.6 million guaranteed for 250 MW Egyptian PV p

In what represents the first set of a total of 12 projects approved by the Multilateral Investment G..

Italy added 382 MW of PV in first 11 months of 201

Italy saw the addition of new PV power plants with a combined capacity of 382 MW in the first 11 mon..

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

India achieves 20,000 Mw solar capacity milestone

New Delhi: India has achieved 20 gw (giga watt) cumulative solar capacity, achieving the milestone f..

France announces winners of 150 MW tender for roof

France’s Ministry of the Ecological and Solidary Transition (MTES), announced it has selected ..

Tesla begins production of Solar Roof tiles at New

The long-awaited product with which Tesla plans to revolutionize the rooftop solar industry is now a..

SECI commissions India’s second-largest grid-con

New Delhi: India’s government-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) announced it has ..

Plans for tapping 5 MW solar power through rooftop

Kakinada: The Kakinada Smart City Corporation Limited has initiated steps to generate 5 MW solar pow..

ENERGY VAULT

28 solar power plants on Central Railway generate

MUMBAI: As part of its campaign to promote green/renewable energy, the Central Railway has installed..

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..

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

How bad the future will be?

OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 mi..

Alaskan Research Explores Benefits Of Renewable Mi

New research is detailing how microgrids in Alaska offer an enticing approach for local renewable en..

MIT researchers observe the effects of climate on

An open source tool developed by MIT claims to be able to predict the performance of a solar cell at..

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 ..

RENEWABLE ENERGY

IRENA and ADFD to fund $25m PV projects in Mauriti

Both of these solar PV projects were announced at the Session of the IRENA Assembly, which pv magazi..

Renewable generation costs continue to fall: IRENA

New Delhi: For new projects commissioned in 2017, electricity costs from renewable power generation ..

Solaria raises $23 million, will triple manufactur

While the Section 201 case is clearly a threat to the downstream U.S. solar market, there is increas..

Solar power tariff bottoms out, may not have free

New Delhi: Solar power tariff fall seems to have bottomed out and may not drop beyond an all-time lo..

Saudi Arabia announces shortlist for 300 MW tender

Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has shorlisted local energy..

BIO FUEL

First-gen biofuels suffer as EU Council announces

The Council of the EU has adopted its position on a directive promoting the use of renewable energy ..

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..

Wind Energy

Enercon readies biggest wind turbines for India

The company has started offering machines of rated capacity of 3.5MW For its second innings in In..

Siemens Gamesa bags orders for 326 MW wind power c

NEW DELHI: Renewable energy firm Siemens Gamesa today said it has bagged multiple orders totalling 3..

Danish wind energy sets new record in 2017

Copenhagen: Wind power accounted for a record high of 43.4 per cent of the total electricity consump..

Shell sells stake in Dutch wind farm to Switzerlan

AMSTERDAM: Swiss investor Partners Group Holding AG said on Monday it had taken a 45 percent stake i..

US Utility-Scale Solar, Wind Capacity Could Double

Proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar in the U.S. could tota..