Changing the type of silicon etching drops solar power costs by more than 10 percent

At the end of one of the hottest summers on record, as fights about how to power homes rage, renewable solar energy continues to present an option that does not significantly add greenhouse gases to the environment in exchange for lighting and cooling our homes. And it’s just been given another edge through material science. […]

India Contributes $1 Million for Solar Project at UN Headquarters

India has contributed $1 million to the development of a solar project at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The contribution will help reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, India’s permanent representative to the UN ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said in a tweet. He also added that India is the “first responder” to secretary-general […]

Residential Segment Made Up 60% of the 1,000 Solar Rooftop Installations by BSES Delhi

BSES, Delhi’s major distribution company (DISCOM), announced that it has installed more than 1,000 solar rooftop connections with a sanctioned solar load of over 40 MW. According to BSES, the total number of solar rooftop net metering connections is likely to cross 2,000 and the sanctioned solar load will double up to around 80 MW […]

Why MPUVNL’s 35 MW Rooftop Solar Tender Saw Steep Dip in Tariffs

The rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) auction for the development of 35 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar under RESCO model by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) yielded unexpectedly low tariffs for rooftop solar PV in India. Here are the key points that made these low tariffs possible. KEY HIGHLIGHTS Pre-identification of 643 project sites […]

UK to build record-breaking solar planes

A solar plane which can stay aloft for weeks at a time is to be manufactured by Airbus in the UK. The unmanned craft flies high in the atmosphere to avoid commercial air traffic and adverse weather. Known as the Zephyr, its remote-sensing potential has already seen the UK MoD invest, but Airbus also hope to […]

DGTR for safeguard duty on solar panel imports

After seven months of intense debate between solar developers opposing the step and domestic solar manufacturers insisting on it, before the Directorate General of Trade Restrictions (DGTR), the DGTR finally decided on Monday that safeguard duty on solar panels and modules imported from China and Malaysia should be imposed for two years – 25% for […]

ADVERTISE WITH US Search India slaps 25% safeguard duty on Chinese, Malaysian solar cells

NEW DELHI: India has imposed a 25% safeguard duty on solar cells from China and Malaysia, saying the overseas supplies have caused or threatened “serious injury” to domestic manufacturers. The safeguard duty will be applicable for two years, India’s Directorate General of Trade Remedies, a unit of of the commerce ministry, said in an order […]

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