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

Introducing Future of Net Metering: Virtual Net Metering

It is fascinating to see the adaption of Virtual Net Metering in the Indian Market. It will require a framework that allows customers to set up a rooftop solar system that may or may not have enough space. By VNM adoption, different stakeholders get various advantages.

Vineet Mittal, Director & Co-founder, Navitas Solar

India’s Grey to Green Energy Supply Chain Transformation

Primarily, MSMEs in India suffer from a knowledge deficit. Many firms that have the requisite capital, land, and, essentially, the inclination to enter this budding market are not firmly attuned with the ground realities and complications that can arise in the course of an undertaking such as setting up a solar equipment manufacturing plant or erecting a solar energy farm.

Mohit Gulyani, Vice-President, MAAS Moglix

How Optical Ground Wires are Building a Resilient Indian Power System

The need of the hour is to roll out optical fibre networks across the length and breadth of the country to protect the power infrastructure while connecting every nook and corner of the country via telecommunications.

Shalin Sheth, Founder, Managing Director, Advait Infratech Limited

INDUSTRY JEWEL: Deepak Jain, Business Head, Grew Energy Private Limited

Mr Jain has over 16 years of experience in the diversified solar sector across 26 various international geographies and countries which comprises the USA, UK, Latin America, Europe and the MENA countries.

Manu Tayal, Senior Associate Editor, Energetica India

Powering Transmission Projects – the Digital Way

Technology suites deployed for transmission line projects have the ability to bring teams together and boost productivity through one centralised platform. By removing traditional dependence on manual reporting, project management tools can transform the power transmission industry.

Ravi Mundoli, Director, Product Management, nPulse, Bentley Systems

Shrinking RE Receivables

For leading renewable energy companies, the LPS scheme will enhance cash flow by ~Rs 2,000 crore, supporting growth and leverage profiles.

Manish Gupta, Senior Director, CRISIL Ratings Limited

Cross-Sectoral Collaborations Pivotal for a Robust EV Battery Ecosystem in India

Both legacy companies and start-ups, operating in the battery manufacturing sphere, are currently grappling with accessing the required data and technology, which is key to developing a strong BMS. Furthermore, they are also in need of expert staff and need to develop strong in-house software and hardware along with the setting up of a validation ecosystem.

Dr. Parveen Kumar, WRI India ; Randheer Singh, NITI Aayog

Can Government’s Commitment towards the Biogas Industry Result in Better Air Quality?

Using biogas in place of coal, fossil fuels, and raw biomass for the generation of energy in power plants, industry, and households can reduce particulate matter in the air and carbon emissions by over 40%. Biogas can be further refined and processed into biomethane, which can be used as vehicular fuel.

Dr. A R Shukla, President, Indian Biogas Association

Energy Reality and Ambitious Export Target in Bangladesh

When Bangladesh has been undergoing the pandemic recovery process, the war-led geo-economic shockwave started hurting our economic spree squeezing global trading and economic system have been shocked immensely. Energy has become apparently the root cause of the crisis of the ongoing global unrest and multilateral sanctions.

AKM Asaduzzaman Patwary, Sr. Economic Research Fellow & Doctoral fellow of Economics, Jagannath University

Acing Solar Power Maintenance with Drones and Thermal Imaging

Using drones for thermal imaging and photography of utility-scale plants has become the norm for many companies. This allows companies to get an overview of any issues regarding the plant including hotspots and also informs the plant owners about the maintenance quality of the plant.

Ishan Chaturvedi, Co-Founder & Director, Vareyn Solar
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