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COVID-19 disruptions can foster more resilient energy systems via solar technology: REC Group

The COVID-19 crisis has a disruptive impact to our society from many sides, including the health care system, supply chains and crucial infrastructures as we know them. But it is also a chance for leapfrog improvements to make our infrastructures in the long term more resilient. Critical system concepts here are: decentralization and independence. This […]

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COVID 19 Effect: ACME terminates 600 MW deal in Rajasthan

ACME Solar has decided to terminate a contract with government agencies to supply power at record low tariff citing Covid-19 crisis and its heavy toll on the economy. In 2018 the firm bagged this 600 MW project in Rajasthan at a historic low rate of Rs 2.44 per unit. The solar power developer in its […]

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MNRE issues Draft Guidelines and model PPA for Off-Grid Solar Power Plants

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines and model PPA for implementation of off-grid solar power plants under RESCO model. The ministry has asked the industry stakeholders to provide their suggestions and comments on the draft guidelines and model PPA latest by May 25, 2020. This refers to Ministry’s Order […]

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Tug of war between REC group and Hanwa Q cells on patent continues

Last year in March Chinese firm Hanwa Q Cells filed a patent infringement complaint with the Federal Court of Australia against REC Solar Pte. Ltd. (“REC”), a part of the European headquartered REC Group. Now , after a year now a rumours has been doing around that REC Group has filed a patent infringement lawsuit […]

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Utility-scale solar parks kick-started India’s energy sector transition: IEEFA

The Indian government set itself a formidable target in 2016: Install a massive 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by the 2021/22 financial year and 275 gigawatts by FY2026/27 to transform the country’s power sector from an expensive, unreliable, and polluting fossil fuel‑based system into a low-cost, reliable and low-emission system based on renewable energy. To […]

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NTPC inviting bids for Monitoring Analytical Tool for 250 MW Solar Project

NTPC has floated tender inviting bids to provide centralized monitoring analytical tool for the 250 MW Mandsaur solar PV project in Madhya Pradesh for the period of six months. Scope of Work The scope of work included installation of the internet of things (IoT) gateway at the site to acquire data from Modbus TCP, a […]

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Mega solar power project in Andhra Pradesh to be setup in two phases

In a bid to power the agriculture sector in Andhra Pradesh, the power utilities have fixed its focus on taking up works of 10,050 MW mega solar power project to supply free power to all the agricultural feeders in in the state. The state government is planning to implement the mega solar power project which […]

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Pandemic brings golden opportunity for homegrown solar manufacturers

Disruption in the supply from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent decline in domestic solar capacity addition offer a golden opportunity to ramp up local manufacturing of solar modules and cells, according to industry experts. However, the industry feels there is an urgent need for a national vision policy for local solar modules […]

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Selco launches solar powered solution to help frontline healthcare workers

Selco Solar Light Pvt Ltd has reportedly launched a solar-powered solution to help the frontline healthcare workers in rural areas. A solar panel has been installed on top of mobile swab collection van for the benefit of healthcare workers from Kundapur taluk of Udupi district. 75 watt solar panel installed on top of the van […]

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PM KUSUM EoI submission deadline extended, here is what you should know

As the lockdown continue across the country because of COVID 19 breakout , the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided to extend the date for submission of EoIs for evaluation of Component A and C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. The new deadline set by […]

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