Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Poland to invest in solar panels as power prices rise

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland expects its power capacity to increase by at least 200 megawatts (MW) annually in coming years thanks to planned incentives for smaller electricity consumers to invest in solar panels, the entrepreneurship, and technology minister said. Most electricity produced and used in Poland comes from aging coal-fueled power stations and thus a [...]

2019-02-25T12:41:45+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Poland to invest in solar panels as power prices rise

Concessional finance can make solar and batteries cost-competitive faster: BNEF

The higher the cost of technology, the greater the potential impact concessional finance can make. For a lithium-ion battery project, reducing capital costs by even one percentage point can reduce energy generation costs by $10/MWh Pairing clean energy with affordable, flexible financing can make infrastructure like wind or solar power more cost-competitive, even more so [...]

2019-02-25T10:07:35+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Concessional finance can make solar and batteries cost-competitive faster: BNEF

Solar stocks buoyed by China’s potential U-turn on subsidies

Stocks of South Korea’s solar energy-related businesses rose Monday on the latest reports that China might be mulling changes to a major solar power subsidy policy announced last year.  A meeting between China’s National Energy Administration and companies involved in the solar energy industry took place last week and participants discussed whether subsidies for utility-scale [...]

2019-02-25T10:00:02+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Solar stocks buoyed by China’s potential U-turn on subsidies

Second AC train in Mumbai will be solar powered

The local will be the first ever in Mumbai's network to be equipped with solar panels to power lights and fans in the coaches The solar panels on the train will generate 3.6 kw electricity Built on the lines of the iconic Train 18, the second air-conditioned train that is on its way to Mumbai, [...]

2019-02-25T03:26:26+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Second AC train in Mumbai will be solar powered

Under Trump’s Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

TWEET THIS the biggest contributing factor was President Trump’s tariffs on solar panels With uncertainty over the tariffs slowing down the progress made over the past decade, a boost to the industry would certainly help spur a bit of hope in a solar sector that has a lot left to give 2016 was the best year on [...]

2019-02-25T02:55:20+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Under Trump’s Tariffs, The US Lost 20,000 Solar Energy Jobs

A solar tree that can help irrigate farms

This solar tree actually seems like an original tree with branches of solar panels harnessing solar energy for producing electricity, with an innovative vertical arrangement of solar panels. Ludhiana: With demand from farmers and researchers for almost 10 years, the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), a constituent laboratory of the Council of Scientific and [...]

2019-02-25T02:40:04+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on A solar tree that can help irrigate farms

Adani Green Energy arm bags tender to set up solar power project in Gujarat

The fixed PPA tariff is Rs 2.671 kWh for a period of 25 years. The project is expected to be commissioned by Q3 FY 2021. NEW DELHI: Adani Green energy Saturday said its subsidiary has been awarded a tender to set up a 150 MWac solar power project in Gujarat and the project is expected to be commissioned [...]

2019-02-25T02:36:23+00:00February 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Adani Green Energy arm bags tender to set up solar power project in Gujarat

BoB, KfW partners to fund solar projects

Bank of Baroda (BoB) has tied up with Germany's KfW Development Bank to extend funding of USD 113 million to refinance solar projects, under the Solar Partnership II Promotion of Solar PV in India. This proposal constitutes part of the overarching Indo-German Solar Energy Partnership, BoB said in a statement on Friday. Under an inter-governmental MoU in 2015, Germany has committed [...]

2019-02-24T18:33:40+00:00February 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on BoB, KfW partners to fund solar projects

Telangana State inching closer to power generation target

After inheriting a crisis-ridden power sector when Telangana State was formed and had an installed capacity of 7,778 MW, it has come a long way by increasing power generation capacity to 16,503 MW in the last four-and-a-half-years  Hyderabad: Works on the 1,800 megawatts (MW) Bhadradri Thermal Power Station which is nearing completion, will take Telangana [...]

2019-02-24T18:28:44+00:00February 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Telangana State inching closer to power generation target

Over 100 power consumers turn into power suppliers

Domestic solar farming has brought a new lease of life to the consumers of the State. About 100 domestic and institutional connection holders in the State have become power suppliers following the policy brought forward by the Government and Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA). The breakthrough has come since the policy officially notified by [...]

2019-02-24T18:23:14+00:00February 24th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Over 100 power consumers turn into power suppliers
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