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Visaka receives global IEC certification for ATUM PV modules

ATUM, which the company claims as the world’s first integrated solar roof, has passed the stringent solar PV module tests prescribed under the latest International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and UL Standards, said the company in a statement. HYDERABAD: Visaka Industries has announced that it received the prestigious certification from the global safety science company UL for its [...]

2020-01-24T08:54:03+00:00January 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Visaka receives global IEC certification for ATUM PV modules

Tesla passes $100 bn, Musk nears big payout

Spike in shares that took electric carmaker’s value past $100 billion could earn its CEO over $371mn  The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that recently pushed the company’s value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday for CEO Elon Musk. Stock in Tesla rose another 4.1 percent Wednesday, pushing the market value of the electric [...]

2020-01-24T07:49:08+00:00January 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Tesla passes $100 bn, Musk nears big payout

DISCOM reforms, access to finance key to solar uptake

Power distribution reforms and scaling up of solar adoption among MSMEs through captive renewable energy policy and comprehensive Credit Guarantee Mechanism are among measures expected from the budget. Poor financial health of DISCOMs continues to be a worry for India which is investing heavily in renewable sources of power with a focus on affordability, security, [...]

2020-01-24T00:52:17+00:00January 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on DISCOM reforms, access to finance key to solar uptake

India tops clean energy investment rankings among emerging markets

In the top five, followed by India, were Chile, Brazil, China, and Kenya New Delhi: In a first, India has topped the clean energy investment rankings among 104 emerging markets worldwide in a BloombergNEF survey. In the top five, followed by India, were Chile, Brazil, China, and Kenya. The survey evaluated the ability of the emerging markets to attract [...]

2020-01-24T00:28:04+00:00January 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on India tops clean energy investment rankings among emerging markets

SECI to hold pre-bid meeting for 4-MW floating solar plant in Andaman

A maximum of two persons from the respective bidder company are allowed to attend the meeting New Delhi: The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) recently informed that it will be organising a pre-bid meeting for the 4-megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. It would be for the selection of solar power developers for [...]

2020-01-24T00:16:42+00:00January 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on SECI to hold pre-bid meeting for 4-MW floating solar plant in Andaman

Rajasthan Seeks Bidders to Construct Transmission Lines for Nokh Solar Park

The last date for the submission of bids is February 26, 2020 The Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company Limited (RSDCL) has invited bids for the construction of 220 kV and 132 kV transmission lines at Nokh Solar Park in Jaisalmer on a turnkey basis. The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, installation, testing, [...]

2020-01-23T09:19:04+00:00January 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Rajasthan Seeks Bidders to Construct Transmission Lines for Nokh Solar Park

Temasek, EQT set up $500 million renewable energy JV

BENGALURU: Singapore investment company Temasek, along with Swedish major EQT, has set up a platform called O2 Power to develop and acquire renewable energy assets in areas like solar and wind energy. The two investment firms have committed $500 million in equity for the venture, which is targeting 4 gigawatts of installed capacity in the coming years. The Gurgaon-based [...]

2020-01-23T09:13:57+00:00January 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Temasek, EQT set up $500 million renewable energy JV

China to allocate $217 mln to new solar power projects in 2020

China has planned to scale back its total renewable power subsidy to 5.67 billion yuan in 2020 from 8.1 billion yuan last year, as Beijing believes clean energy sources are capable of competing for subsidy-free with coal-fired power BEIJING: China will allocate 1.5 billion yuan ($217.27 million) to new solar power projects in 2020, its energy administration said in a statement [...]

2020-01-23T09:08:49+00:00January 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on China to allocate $217 mln to new solar power projects in 2020

China to stop subsidy for offshore renewables, eyes 2021 start for green quota trading

The move comes as China, whose renewable power installations makeup about 41 per cent of total energy capacity, aims to cut a backlog of subsidy payments exceeding 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) and achieve "grid price parity" BEIJING: China will halt subsidies for new offshore wind power and concentrated solar power (CSP) projects and adopt a green certificate quota trading scheme from next [...]

2020-01-23T09:05:32+00:00January 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on China to stop subsidy for offshore renewables, eyes 2021 start for green quota trading

Mumbai: BEST Mulling Over Plan To Run Solar-Powered Buses In City

'Solar-powered buses are a good idea. We will definitely try out the option of solar buses and if found feasible, they can be implemented on a larger scale, too,' BEST chairman Anil Patankar told mid-day The BEST Undertaking on Wednesday said after the introduction of electric buses, they are also assessing if it is possible [...]

2020-01-23T08:47:01+00:00January 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Mumbai: BEST Mulling Over Plan To Run Solar-Powered Buses In City
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