Tags: India solar news

Floating PV panels making a splash in South East Asia: Rystad Energy

Floating photovoltaic (PV) panels are making a splash in South East Asia, where gigawatts (GWac) worth of utility-scale solar power are planned in the coming years. Development plans are in the works in Thailand and Vietnam as large-scale floating PV installations, with smaller utility-scale floating PV developments being proposed in Indonesia, Singapore and Myanmar says […]

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Puducherry CM announces to launch scheme to generate 1-3 KW solar energy

Chief minister of Puducherry -V Narayanasamy on Wednesday presented a tax-free budget of Rs 8,425 crore for the financial year 2019-20 for the UT in the legislative assembly. While presenting the budget the CM said that the territory must mobilize 65 per cent (Rs 5,435 crore) of the budget from its own resources while it […]

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Here is what you should know about MNRE guidelines for Solar PV inverters testing

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for series approval of solar PV inverters for conducting testing in labs. Here we bring you few points that you should know about the new guidelines issued by the ministry:- The guidelines has been designed to facilitate test labs to approve the product family […]

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Karnataka emerges as best state for setting up a rooftop solar

Karnataka is the best state for setting up a roof top solar project says a survey released by the Center. The state rooftop solar attractiveness index–SARAL released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on Wednesday said that Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were among the top four states with a rating of A++. […]

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IIT Hyderabad develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using ‘kumkum dye’

Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes, according to the research published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar […]

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NTT Com-Netmagic Partners with Tata Power to Build 50 MW Solar Power Project

NTT Com- Netmagic announced a partnership with Tata Power to build its first 50 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Solapur, Maharashtra, India. This initiative enables NTT Com-Netmagic to meet the green energy needs and optimise operating costs. This solar power project is aimed at reducing CO2 emission at an average by about 70,000 tonnes per […]

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IIT Hyderabad improves solar cell efficiency using magnetic field

Researchers at IIT Hyderabad have developed a novel process to improve the performance of third generation solar cells using magnetic field. Working with dye sensitised solar cells (DSSC), they have shown that the incorporation of magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) in the anode can enhance light-to-power conversion efficiencies.  Anode is the positively charged electrode by which the electrons leave an electrical device.  There is much promise […]

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Solar focus in Finance Minister Sitharaman’s first pre-Budget meeting

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has begun her pre-Budget consultations with different stakeholders starting with those from agriculture and rural development sectors in which she stressed the need for ways to eradicate unemployment and poverty. During the meeting, it was also suggested that solar energy may be treated as the third crop to augment the […]

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