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France makes room for solar, Total announces 10 GW plan

The announcement was given by the French energy company during the #PlaceAuSoleil initiative, a new plan of France’s government to speed up PV development, and to make surfaces for large-scale solar plants available. The new package of measures includes doubling the volume of tenders for PV projects on agricultural land and increasing by 50% the [...]

By | 2018-06-30T03:14:52+00:00 June 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on France makes room for solar, Total announces 10 GW plan

Researchers solve major challenge in mass production of low-cost solar cells

An international team of university researchers reports solving a major fabrication challenge for perovskite cells - the intriguing potential challengers to silicon-based solar cells. These crystalline structures show great promise because they can absorb almost all wavelengths of light. Perovskite solar cells are already commercialized on a small scale, but recent vast improvements in their [...]

By | 2018-06-30T03:04:56+00:00 June 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Researchers solve major challenge in mass production of low-cost solar cells

BMW signs $1.16 bn battery order for electric cars with China’s CATL

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - BMW (BMWG.DE) has awarded a contract worth just over a billion euros ($1.16 billion) to China’s lithium battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) (300750.SZ), the German carmaker said on Thursday. The deal will allow China’s biggest lithium battery maker to build a factory to produce cells for electric cars in Europe, [...]

By | 2018-06-30T02:54:14+00:00 June 30th, 2018|News|Comments Off on BMW signs $1.16 bn battery order for electric cars with China’s CATL

DMRC to procure 99 MW solar power from Madhay pradesh

  The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to procure 99 Megawatts (MW) renewable power supply from the Rewa Ultra Mega solar project in Madhya Pradesh. There would be a huge savings to the Delhi Metro due to the 99MW as per unit cost of power will reduce from over Rs 4.50 to [...]

By | 2018-06-29T05:34:35+00:00 June 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on DMRC to procure 99 MW solar power from Madhay pradesh

5 states for buying 3,000 MW from power plants sans PPAs

  Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bihar and Jharkhand together want to buy 3,000 MW of power under a government scheme to promote purchases from plants without PPAs. Under the scheme, PFC Consulting will conduct the auction for 2,500 MW capacity and PTC India will sign three-year (mid-term) PPAs with successful bidders and contract with discoms to [...]

By | 2018-06-29T05:30:01+00:00 June 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on 5 states for buying 3,000 MW from power plants sans PPAs

Green certificates sales down 32 per cent on power exchanges in June

New Delhi, June  (PTI) Sale of renewable energy certificates has declined by about 32 percent to 8.96 lakh in June on Indian Energy Exchange and Power Exchange India Ltd as compared to 13.15 lakh in May this year, as per official data. The renewable purchase obligation (RPO) is mandated by central/state regulatory commission and is [...]

By | 2018-06-29T03:36:39+00:00 June 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Green certificates sales down 32 per cent on power exchanges in June

China’s renewable giants can live without handouts

The government has in recent weeks announced cuts to feed-in-tariffs - fees paid to wind and solar generators - and slashed quotas for subsidy-supported solar projects. Lower incentives could translate into fewer projects and weaker demand for equipment. Hong Kong: State subsidies will no longer power China's renewable companies. The shake-out recalls past crises. Now, though, cheaper technology [...]

By | 2018-06-29T03:16:41+00:00 June 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on China’s renewable giants can live without handouts

India has embarked upon an ambitious plan to install 227 GW of renewable energy by 2022

  India has embarked upon an ambitious plan to install 227 GW of renewable energy by 2022. Solar energy forms more than 65% of this 227 GW dream. I call these targets ambitious since, as of today, the installed solar capacity in India is around 21 GW, out of which about 9 GW has been [...]

By | 2018-06-28T08:30:04+00:00 June 28th, 2018|News|Comments Off on India has embarked upon an ambitious plan to install 227 GW of renewable energy by 2022

Acme Solar cuts IPO size to Rs 10 bn-Rs15 bn

SINGAPORE: Indian renewable energy company Acme Solar Holdings has downsized its proposed IPOto Rs10bn-Rs15bn (US$147m-$219m) from Rs22bn as it plans to sell some of its assets, people with knowledge of the transaction have said.  The company started pre-marketing the IPO last October and was targeting a launch early this year. However, investors were not willing to pay the valuation demanded [...]

By | 2018-06-28T03:48:33+00:00 June 28th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Acme Solar cuts IPO size to Rs 10 bn-Rs15 bn

Engie pushes emission solutions in China; in deal with real estate firm

BEIJING, June 27 (Reuters) - French utilities and gas company Engie has tied up with a Chinese real estate company to help industrial parks and cities in China reduce emission using integrated solutions, Engie CEO Isabelle Kocher said on Thursday. The move is a departure from Engie’s traditional business such as supplying gas to China [...]

By | 2018-06-27T07:34:39+00:00 June 27th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Engie pushes emission solutions in China; in deal with real estate firm
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