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Solar panel theoretical efficiency limit increases by 33%

Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have found what they describe as conclusive evidence that perovskites feature “efficient carrier multiplication,” effectively increasing the single layer efficiency limit from 33% to 44%. Perovskites, perovskites, perovskites – one might think the product runs the planet with the number of headlines, but as of yet it still sits outside of the [...]

By | 2018-10-18T02:46:23+00:00 October 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Solar panel theoretical efficiency limit increases by 33%

Saudi Arabia, Lightsource BP eye solar projects in India

The proposal from Saudi Arabia comes at a time when India has pitched the ISA as a counterweight to Opec New Delhi: Saudi Arabia is interested in partnering India to develop complementary supply chains, and deploy funds and new technologies here in what may further bring down already low solar power tariffs in the country. Also, [...]

By | 2018-10-17T10:42:36+00:00 October 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Saudi Arabia, Lightsource BP eye solar projects in India

India likely to add up to 8.5 Gw renewable energy capacity in current fiscal: ICRA

The project awards so far provide a reasonably healthy visibility for RE capacity addition in FY2019 and FY2020 with the expected addition of about 8-8.5 GW in FY2019 New Delhi: India is likely to add between 8 Gigawatt (Gw) and 8.5 Gw of renewable energy generation capacity in the current financial year ending March 2019 followed by [...]

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India likely to add up to 8.5 Gw renewable energy capacity in current fiscal: ICRA

The project awards so far provide a reasonably healthy visibility for RE capacity addition in FY2019 and FY2020 with the expected addition of about 8-8.5 GW in FY2019 New Delhi: India is likely to add between 8 Gigawatt (Gw) and 8.5 Gw of renewable energy generation capacity in the current financial year ending March 2019 followed by [...]

By | 2018-10-17T03:36:28+00:00 October 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on India likely to add up to 8.5 Gw renewable energy capacity in current fiscal: ICRA

French solar firm Neoen prices IPO 16.5 euros/share

PARIS, Oct 16 (Reuters) - French solar energy firm Neoen said on Tuesday it had priced its IPO at 16.5 euros per share, towards the bottom end of the 16-19 euro indicated range. Trading of the shares is due to start on Friday. Neoen, France’s largest independent renewable energy firm, is raising 450 million euros [...]

By | 2018-10-17T03:22:59+00:00 October 17th, 2018|News|Comments Off on French solar firm Neoen prices IPO 16.5 euros/share

Maharashtra cabinet nod for 1 lakh solar pumps at Rs 3,435 crore

The installation of solar agriculture pumps will be undertaken in three phases. In the first phase, 25,000 solar pumps at Rs 858.75 crore will be installed in the current financial year 2018-19. The second phase has 50,000 solar pumps, which will require Rs 1,717.50 crore to be completed in the year 2019-20.  The state cabinet [...]

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Karnataka Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects Across Five Talukas

  (15 Oct 2018) The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued a tender for the allotment of 100 MW of grid connected solar projects in five talukas across the state. The last date of techno-commercial-bid and price-bid submission is November 12, 2018. The project will be implemented in Mundargi, Gajendragad, Maski, Kuragodu and [...]

By | 2018-10-16T03:25:45+00:00 October 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Karnataka Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects Across Five Talukas

SMA Solar CEO steps down, to be replaced by deputy

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - SMA Solar, Germany’s largest solar group, on Monday named Juergen Reinert, deputy chief executive and board member for operations and technology, as its new CEO, replacing Pierre-Pascal Urbon, who is leaving after seven years at the helm. The company, which last month cut its outlook for sales and profits, gave no reason [...]

By | 2018-10-16T03:11:50+00:00 October 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on SMA Solar CEO steps down, to be replaced by deputy

HSBC UK Pension Scheme to invest 250 mln pounds in wind and solar

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The HSBC UK Pension Scheme will invest 250 million pounds ($328 million) in renewable energy infrastructure in Britain, namely solar plants and wind farms, the firm said on Tuesday. HSBC UK Pension Scheme is one of Britain’s largest, with 190,000 members. It made the announcement during the government’s “Green GB [...]

By | 2018-10-16T03:08:27+00:00 October 16th, 2018|News|Comments Off on HSBC UK Pension Scheme to invest 250 mln pounds in wind and solar

FEATURE-Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa

KISII, Kenya, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many small-scale farmers in densely populated Kisii County in western Kenya, James and Janet Torori long depended on bananas, maize and a single dairy cow for food and income. “Like everyone else around here we have relied on two crops to support our family and it [...]

By | 2018-10-15T11:28:09+00:00 October 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on FEATURE-Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa
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