Monthly Archives: February 2019

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China Gets Cold Feet On Solar Subsidy Cuts

Chinese officials have opened discussions with the solar sector about a new package of solar subsidies that would offer a softer landing for its domestic industry after recent dramatic cutbacks. In May 2018, the largest industry event in the country took place in Shanghai. The day after it finished, the government announced an immediate halt to support [...]

2019-02-27T02:15:49+00:00February 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on China Gets Cold Feet On Solar Subsidy Cuts

Taxis and buses in focus under revamped scheme for electric vehicles

For taxis, the subsidy could be between Rs 1.7 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh for vehicles with battery capacity in the range of 17 KwH-25 KwH and priced between Rs 8.5-14 lakh.  By Prasanta Sahu & Pritish Raj Keen to curb oil imports and regulate fossil fuel emissions, the Centre has firmed up a plan to [...]

2019-02-26T11:47:01+00:00February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Taxis and buses in focus under revamped scheme for electric vehicles

Supreme Court says Adani Power eligible for carrying cost

  Holding that Adani Power is eligible for carrying cost, the Supreme court ruled that the generating company is entitled to an adjustment in its monthly tariff payment from the date on which the exemption notifications became effective. A Bench led by justice RF Nariman while dismissing the appeals by Haryana discoms — Uttar Haryana [...]

2019-02-26T09:09:21+00:00February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Supreme Court says Adani Power eligible for carrying cost

Solar rooftop installations to fall short of 2022 target: Developers

  Faced with challenges in penetrating the residential and the SME market space, the solar rooftop sector would fall short of its target of installing 40,000 megawatt (mw) megawatts by 2022, say developers and experts. Research findings by consultancy firm Bridge to India indicate the rooftop solar market has grown rapidly at a compound annual growth [...]

2019-02-26T08:57:21+00:00February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Solar rooftop installations to fall short of 2022 target: Developers

For fleet operators, EVs still have miles to go

  Most fleet operators in India are unwilling to pay a premium of more than 20% for an electric variant of a vehicle compared to the cost of one running on an internal combustion engine, according to a survey conducted by Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Fleet operators would also prefer the vehicles to be fully charged within 45-60 [...]

2019-02-26T08:53:18+00:00February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on For fleet operators, EVs still have miles to go

Portugal to hold 1.75GW solar auction in mid-2019

The Portuguese government has confirmed to media outlets it will arrange a 1.75GW auction for solar power in June or July, a move meant to drive an exponential surge of the industry within a decade. João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister for Environment and the Energy Transition, told Reuters the government will disclose by March or April the [...]

2019-02-26T03:13:45+00:00February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Portugal to hold 1.75GW solar auction in mid-2019

Top solar panel manufacturers

SHARE JinkoSolar has shown great character in holding its leading position by managing supplies during a time when the Chinese government slashed some incentives. China-based JinkoSolar Holding was the leading company for global solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in 2018. The company had shipments of 9.7 GW of PV modules compared to Trina Solar’s 9.1 [...]

2019-02-26T02:56:08+00:00February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Top solar panel manufacturers

SECI’s 1.2GW ISTS solar auction draws lowest bid of 2.55 rupees

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has carried out a 1.2GW solar auction in which the four lowest bidders stayed with the same tariff as their opening bid level, ranging between 2.55-2.61 rupees per unit (US$3.6-3.7 cents). Vinay Rustagi, managing director of consultancy firm Bridge to India, told PV Tech: "The really interesting thing is [...]

2019-02-26T02:48:22+00:00February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on SECI’s 1.2GW ISTS solar auction draws lowest bid of 2.55 rupees

Waaree Energies aims at Rs 400 crore revenue from solar rooftop business next fiscal

The company did not disclose the projection for total revenue by March 2020 but said it plans to add 100 MW to its overall capacity next fiscal New Delhi: Mumbai-based solar PV manufacturer Waaree Energies today announced it is aiming at raising its revenue from rooftop solar business to Rs 400 crore by the end of the next financial [...]

2019-02-26T02:42:34+00:00February 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Waaree Energies aims at Rs 400 crore revenue from solar rooftop business next fiscal

US and Indian solar EPCs rise up global rankings – Wiki-Solar

he world's utility-scale solar EPC contractors are thriving in the least volatile PV markets such as India and the US, according to figures released by Wiki-Solar.org. Incumbent EPCs are particularly benefitting in such markets, said Wiki-Solar, whose figures – it should be noted – come from just 30% of PV plants globally. While Indian and [...]

2019-02-25T12:49:49+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on US and Indian solar EPCs rise up global rankings – Wiki-Solar
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