Monthly Archives: April 2019

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China says to cut subsidies for some solar power generation from July 1

For distributed solar plants that generate power mostly for consumption by targeted industries and commercial users, the subsidy level will be lowered to 0.10 yuan ($0.0148) per kilowatt hour (kWh), the state planner said BEIJING: * China will cut subsidies to some of the newly installed solar power generators from July 1, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), [...]

2019-04-30T10:50:31+00:00April 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on China says to cut subsidies for some solar power generation from July 1

Power plants seen bidding for 3GW Gujarat PPA in June

Gujarat government is likely to conduct a reverse auction to tie up long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 3,000 MW power generation capacity in June, people aware of the development said. “The tender has been called to adequately prepare the state for the upcoming surge in power demand in the next four-five years,” a senior [...]

2019-04-30T08:37:00+00:00April 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Power plants seen bidding for 3GW Gujarat PPA in June

Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight

Researchers have created a smart device capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen. By concentrating sunlight, their device uses a smaller amount of the rare, costly materials that are required to produce hydrogen, yet it still maintains high solar-to-fuel efficiency. Their research has been taken to the next scale with a pilot facility installed [...]

2019-04-30T02:17:49+00:00April 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight

Indian Coal Company Issues 100 Megawatt Solar Power Tender

Government-owned companies in India are steaming ahead with large-scale solar and wind energy tenders in order to help meet the now-ambitious looking installation targets of 175 gigawatts by March 2022. The latest public sector company to launch a large solar power tender is Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). The company is jointly owned by the [...]

2019-04-30T02:10:20+00:00April 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Indian Coal Company Issues 100 Megawatt Solar Power Tender

SECI defers bid submission deadline for 97 MW solar project till May 21

State-owned SECI on April 29 again extended deadline for submitting bids for another renewable energy project as some of the queries of bidders have not been addressed yet. The last date for submission of the bids for setting up 97.5 MWP (megawatt peak) grid connected rooftop solar PV system was April 30, 2019, Solar Energy [...]

2019-04-29T14:45:08+00:00April 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on SECI defers bid submission deadline for 97 MW solar project till May 21

Government’s solar park push running into land and transmission challenges

Land acquisition and transmission challenge is casting a big shadow on India’s ambitious renewable energy plans. New Delhi & Bengaluru: Big targets get people talking. That is precisely what happened in June 2015 when the Narendra Modi government quintupled the target for solar power. By March 2022, the government said, India would have 1,00,000 MW of [...]

2019-04-29T01:45:25+00:00April 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Government’s solar park push running into land and transmission challenges

Navi Mumbai society switches to solar to reduce CO2 emissions

According to the society members, the reduction in their annual carbon footprints is equivalent to planting 500 trees. Residents of a Navi Mumbai-based cooperative housing society recently installed a 31 kilowatt-power (kW) rooftop solar power system in a bid to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) by one tonne every month. According to the society [...]

2019-04-29T01:32:53+00:00April 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Navi Mumbai society switches to solar to reduce CO2 emissions

Subsidised solar pump sets boost to farmers

Kakinada: The distribution of solar pumpsets on subsidised price, especially to those farmers in upland areas in East Godavari, will help in meeting their agriculture needs. Besides these, the Kadiyam nurseries numbering over 300, will also benefit in saving their power bills, in a big way by getting these pump sets. The facility has come [...]

2019-04-29T01:22:02+00:00April 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Subsidised solar pump sets boost to farmers

Coffee compound may boost solar cells performance

Caffeine -- a chemical found in tea and coffee -- can help make traditional silicon solar cells more efficient at converting light to electricity, a study has found. The research, published 25 in the journal Joule, may enable this cost-effective renewable energy technology to compete on the market with silicon solar cells. The idea began as a joke over morning coffee, according to the researchers, [...]

2019-04-29T01:04:08+00:00April 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Coffee compound may boost solar cells performance

Scheme for Non-PPA units: States show interest in 1,400 MW of power

  State-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) have evinced interest in procuring 1,400 MW from the central government scheme to salvage power plants without power purchase agreements (PPAs). PFC Consulting, a subsidiary of the Power Finance Corporation, and the NHPC are jointly negotiating with discoms to tie up medium-term PPAs (three years) for 2,500 MW generating [...]

2019-04-26T09:22:18+00:00April 26th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Scheme for Non-PPA units: States show interest in 1,400 MW of power
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