Technical Commentary: Bifacial Solar Module Performance

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.

ArcVera Renewables, Solar Energy Group Director, Kevin Lichtenstein

Emerging Opportunities in Promoting Circular Economy in Solar PV Value Chain

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.

Souvik Bhattacharjya, Associate Director, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, TERI & Dr. Shilpi Kapur Bakshi Senior Fellow, TERI

Anticipating complex network issues through the use of advanced simulation models

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.

X. JUANKORENA, D. VELASCO, I. ESANDI and E. BURGUETE- Ingeteam Power Technology, Sarriguren, Spain

Long term prospects for Renewables remain in-tact; Near term headwinds amid the COVID impact on discoms’ finances

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

Girish Kumar Kadam Vice President, Sector Head - Corporate Ratings, ICRA Ltd

Road towards AtmaNirbhar - The Indian Sun Perspective

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’.

Manu Tayal, Associate Editor, Energetica India

Embrace Technologies to Power Our World and Make It More Sustainable

Nurturing sustainable energy systems is crucial and forward-looking companies are exploring ways to improve productivity, minimize resource consumption, and lower their environmental impact whilst at the same time, driving innovation and scale. This presents huge potential for implementing solutions such as gasification, carbon capture technologies, and hydrogen for mobility, to name a few.

Anand Chordia, Managing Director, Air Products India

The Importance and Future of Power-to-X (P2X)

Power-to-X (P2X) is a process that creates carbon neutral and renewable fuels by capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and combining it with hydrogen extracted from water. By doing so, it is hoped that we can eliminate the need for fossil fuels in the future.

Henri van Boxtel, Director, Wärtsilä Energy Business

Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic Made India Ready for the Last-Mile Delivery through EV

Covid-19 pandemic has also pushed the last mile delivery through Electric Vehicles. The two-wheeler and three-wheeler segments continue to dominate the Indian electric vehicle (EV) industry. Even after the Covid-19, the EV market will recover swiftly. In the EV segment, E-rickshaws, e-autos and e-two wheelers are the most promising segments for electrification in India and are expected to account for over four million units by 2025.

Akash Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO of Zypp Electric

GoodWe Inverters are at Peak Performance in the Solar City of India

The Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India is a naturally blessed location with a strategic geographical advantage of abundant sunshine throughout the year, which makes the region a natural solar hotspot. Due to this unique advantage, India ranks first in average sunlight among the top 20 economies.


Technology in Solar Power Transforms Indian Energy Sector

Solar power systems significantly contribute to environmental sustainability. The other sources of energy production such as coal, oil and natural gas contribute to one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions. According to the estimates, around 85 percent of thermal energy production in the country is still coal-based which is the biggest cause of immense water and air pollution.

Shashank Agarwal, Managing Director, Salasar Techno Engineering Ltd

INDUSTRY JEWEL: Amitansu Satpathy, Managing Director, Best Power Equipments (BPE)

Mr. Amitansu Satpathy started Best Power Equipment (I) Pvt Ltd (BPE) in 2000, which is now a leading manufacturer of UPS solutions and modular data center. As a student of engineering, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in electrical from NIT Kurukshetra, and then took up a job in the UPS industry. He started working for domestic and international brands and built an understanding of the know-how, challenges, and shortcoming of the industry.

Manu Tayal, Associate Editor, Energetica India

Energy Storage in India, A New Horizon is Visible

As per recent announcements by Ministry of New Renewable Energy, the Indian government is planning to announce 4GW of storage tenders. As per feedback of NTPC senior management, grid frequency stabilization and peak power shifting are burning issues which have the attention of senior officials of the ministry.

Vivek Bhardwaj, Sales Head India - GoodWe

Biofuels are Key to India’s Energy Aatmanirbharta

Within the broader renewable energy discussion, biogas has emerged as a promising fuel source globally. This is not only because it is an environmentally sustainable solution, but also because of the crucial role it has played to help nations transition to a circular economy.

Vinod Paremal, Regional President of Indian Subcontinent, Evonik

Outlook for India’s Power and Renewable Energy Sector in 2021

In India, increasing investments in the industrial sector driven by the ‘Make in India’ initiatives, the rising input costs (energy) and electricity prices, coupled with stringent government regulations, are expected to drive investment in the establishment of captive power plants for continued uninterrupted power supply leading to sustainable industrial operations.

Arun Mote, Executive Director & CEO, Triveni Turbines

Focus is on Trackers to Achieve Lowest LCOE with Bifacial & Monofacial Modules

Analyzing the module cooling effect in a market like India where summer temperature goes to 50 degrees in many parts can definitely help developers in gaining the lowest LCOE with best tracking system design and module combination.

Karishma Dagar, Regional General Manager, Soltec
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