Bifacial solar photovoltaic modules convert solar radiation received on their front and back sides into electricity. Calculating the solar energy generated by solar radiation received by the back side is complicated by shadows, varied weather and dust conditions by day and season, back side equipment and reflections, and albedo.
The Indian government has recognized the need to have a policy framework aimed at creating a diversified domestic manufacturing industry for solar equipment (including modules and its ancillary products) and at the same time also promoting end-of-life management for recovery and recycling of secondary raw materials.
The increase in share of wind energy in the transmission networks, has bought about the challenge of integration with the electrical grid. An accurate modelling of the converter control loops and its interaction with the grid becomes indispensable in order to overcome this challenge.
The renewable energy-based capacity is estimated to reach to 120-125 GW by December-2022, with the solar capacity constituting 50% of the overall capacity followed by 38% from wind power segment and the balance 15% from other sources. While this is lower than the capacity target of 175 GW set by the Government of India, the incremental capacity addition is estimated to be healthy at 35-38 GW with investment outlay of more than Rs. 2 lakh crore over the next two and half years
With the extension of Safeguard Duty (SGD) for yet another year on imports of Chinese solar power equipments along with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of Basic Custom Duty (BCD) on imports of solar equipments, including solar cells, modules and inverters, the government has cleared its intention to rampup boosting the manufacturing industry – a step towards making India an ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’.
In the search for an alternative source of fuel, governments are recognising hydrogen’s ability to decarbonize sectors that are difficult to abate – personal or collective transportation, freight logistics, etc. Hydrogen is also gaining traction in industries like automotive, chemical, oil and gas, and heating, where it is being viewed as a viable alternative for achieving long-term sustainability.
The chief purpose of a transformer in an electrical route is to shoot up or reduce voltages. Although one can find a plethora of different kinds of convertors available in the marketplace, but the dry type is highly commended to use, since they are cost-effective, more efficient, and come up with more safety features.
In 2010, the total installed solar capacity in the country was nearing 10 MW. Thereafter, practical use of solar power as a mainstream energy source showed phenomenal growth, reaching more than 37 GW installed capacity in 2020. The primary drive behind this growth was Government support with worldwide acceptability of solar creating an environment of continuous technological evolution.
Different MPPT structure will affect the solar system production. From the perspective of solving the mismatch problem, one MPPT with fewer strings is better. However, in terms of stability and efficiency, the more strings for one MPPT, the better it is, because if with more MPPT, the higher the system cost, and the more the loss. In practical applications, it is necessary to combine the actual terrain to select the appropriate solution.
While the momentum for leveraging BESS in India’s renewable energy sector has been created, recent fire accidents involving mostly Lithium-ion battery storage systems in the U.S., Europe, Australia and South Korea underscore the need for safety standards.
The key factors which should be paid attention to when selecting a safe and reliable residential inverter are security, reliability and user-friendly settings.
Today, 54% of people worldwide live-in cities and this is expected to reach 66% by 2050. Overall population growth and urbanization is expected to add another 2.5 billion people to cities over the next three decades. Energy storage has been identified as a key to climate change mitigation. Globally, only 3% of power capacity is being stored. To limit global warming to below 2°C, energy storage capacity needs to triple by 2050.
The rising number of technological advancements and government’s initiatives to improve electrification rate and development of smart cities across the country will further push demand for UPS systems across the country in the coming years.
If retail competition is introduced to the power distribution sector, and the ‘supply’ and ‘wires’ business separated, what are the implications for India? This article, explores the international experience of market-based reforms, and contextualize them to India’s own reform experience. Given the risk the disruption poses to the supply obligation for universal electricity access India’s aggressive renewables transition, the authors question the suitability of ‘retail competition’.
Solar energy is the technology trend of the decade. The electricity harnessed from the clean and green solar energy has reached its commercialization state and is all set to lighten up the world putting off the load on exhaustible fossil fuels. India has ample sunlight with about 300 clear sky and sunny days in a year.
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