India is Capitalizing More in Solar than Coal: IEA Report

The report establish that renewable power investments in India exceeded those of fossil fuel-based power for the third year in a row and that spending on solar energy surpassed spending on coal-fired power generation for the first time in 2018. Not all new energy investments are going into renewables, however, and coal power generation is still growing

Business | 21/05/2019 | By Moulin

Solar Tops All Forms of Energy in Digitalization: DNV GL

According to the report, solar companies have been focusing on blockchain technology to drive digital transformation. About 12% of respondents said that the skills to implement blockchain applications are needed in the industry, which is 50% higher than in other energy industries

Business | 17/05/2019 | By Moulin

Sungrow Showcases 1500V SG250HX String Inverter at Intersolar Europe

The product is of maximum efficiency of 99% and compatible with bi-facial modules, offering a higher yield. The system features 12 MPPTs and a flexible block design allowing for up to 6.3 MW blocks, making it an ideal solution for hilly utility-scale applications

Energy Storage | 17/05/2019 | By Moulin

Power Generation Expected to Grow Two-Fold in FY20: CEA

Among thermal plants, coal would donate about 79%, while the rest would come from lignite, natural gas and liquid fuels. Nuclear plants would contribute 3.3%, while hydropower would account for 10%

Business | 16/05/2019 | By Moulin

India Achieves the Status of Fastest-Growing Energy Market Globally

The country's investment in the energy sector grew at a rate of 12 per cent in 2018 -- the uppermost growth rate as equaled to any other country

Business | 14/05/2019 | By Moulin

EVs, Batteries Can Boost Solar Rooftop Growth: IEEFA Report

On the view of scraping subsidies in renewables, IEEFA energy analyst and co-author of the report, Gerard Wynn said that, “Generous renewable energy subsidies have had their day, but scrapping these entirely and replacing them with nothing will damage renewables markets.”

Other Energy Applications / Sustainable Transport | 24/05/2019 | By Moulin

China Sanctions Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

The 20.76 GW of capacity has been fragmented into wind (4.51 GW), solar PV (14.78 GW) and distributed trading pilot projects (1.47 GW). The declared solar grid parity projects have been distributed across 16 provinces with Guangdong taking the lead at 2.38 GW

Business | 24/05/2019 | By Moulin

The Military Engineer Services Releases Tender for 500 kW Solar Plant in Jamnagar

The last date for submission of bids is June 20, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on June 26, 2019

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 24/05/2019 | By Moulin

HPERC Fixes Generic Tariff for Solar Projects at Rs 3.94-4.06/kWh in Himachal Pradesh

According to the order, solar project up to 1 MW being developed in industrial and urban areas of the state will have a set Rs 4.06/kWh generic tariff. For projects, more than 1 MW and up to 5 capacity, a tariff of Rs 4.02/kWh has been set

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 24/05/2019 | By Moulin

Siemens Gamesa Secures 232 MW Order From EDF Renewables

The contract also includes a service and maintenance agreement for Siemens Gamesa’s premium maintenance program, offering the best in scale and flexibility to maximise energy asset returns. Project completion is expected for the end of 2020

Renewable energy / Wind Power | 24/05/2019 | By Moulin

Lok Sabha Elections: NDA Set for Historic Mandate, Indian RE Sector Expects Policy Reforms

The challenges that the government faces now are more essential. The present industry structure is growing obsolescent and progressively ill equipped to cater to the new demands. The power minister will have to work with the state governments to build consensus for a new reform agenda and a new industry structure.

Business | 23/05/2019 | By Moulin

ADB to Endow $750-Mn Loan to Fund Railway Track Electrification in India

Simultaneously with the loan agreement signing, risk participation agreements were signed with private-risk participants for the project

Business | 23/05/2019 | By Moulin

TERI, Cadmus Together Launches ‘I-SMART’; Aims to Ease Rooftop Solar Installations in India

The purpose behind this demand aggregation program is to speed up the demand for rooftop solar systems of 1 GW capacity across 4 states and 2 Union Territories

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 23/05/2019 | By Moulin

Hanergy Joins Hands with Deuter to Develop Solar Backpacks

According to the strategic cooperation contract, Hanergy will be responsible for the development and the design of thin film flexible components, Deuter will take the onus for the design and the production of the bags globally. The duo will adopt co-brand strategy to promote their upcoming solar backpacks

Business | 23/05/2019 | By Moulin

Voltalia Secures First Corporate PPA for Large Scale Solar in France

Voltalia says the arrangement is the first green, sustainable syndicated loan for a European independent power producer. Both credit facilities have a maturity of five years, which may be extended to seven

Renewable energy / Solar PV | 23/05/2019 | By Moulin

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