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Latest Solar Energy News, Updates & Insights - from EAI

Latest Solar Energy News, Updates & Insights - from EAI

This section provides regular aggregation of news and updates from India and around the world for Solar Energy. This is part of EAI 360, India's largest renewable energy and clean technology news aggregator.

You can find news and updates on diverse topics within Solar Energy - events, insights, perspectives, innovations, personalities and more.

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Recent Solar News

Solar Inverter – The Brain of a Solar Power Plant

While the solar panels are the most visible part of a solar power plant, the component that actually “administers” the entire power plant is the solar inverter. What are the different types of solar inverters, and how do they work? An inverter’s core function is to convert direct current generated by the solar PV panels into alternating curr.. Read More

India's Installed Rooftop Solar Capacity to Hit 1.5GW by 2018

India’s cumulative rooftop PV capacity is on track to reach 1.5GW by 2018, according to recent research by consulting firm Bridge to India. Cumulative commercial rooftop capacity will reach roughly 750MW over the next four years, while residential rooftop installations will hit approximately 500MW, New Delhi-based Bridge to India said in its rece.. Read More

India’s Largest Power Producer Expands Solar Energy Plans

State governments across India are implementing highly ambitious plans to rapidly expand solar power generation capacity. While a few are roping in private sector companies, most are opting for large government-owned companies with proven track records in the power sector. Odisha, a southeastern state in India, has asked the country’s largest po.. Read More

Kashmir's Solar Potential Highest in India

A recent study by Indian researchers has identified the eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir and the eastern part of Uttarakhand -- in the chilly shadows of the Himalayas -- as areas with the highest potential for solar energy generation in India. Traditionally energy that can be generated from sunlight is estimated solely on the basis of the amount .. Read More

Indian Solar Market to More than Double to 1.8 GW in 2015

Mercom Capital's strong 2015 outlook follows on a dismal 2014, with only 800 MW forecast by year's end. This optimistic forecast is influenced by a variety of factors, including moves by the Modi Administration. Mercom counts only 734 MW installed in the year to date, which it predicts will rise to around 800 MW by the end of the year. This will be.. Read More

 

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Solar Cell and Panel Efficiency

Conventional solar PV cell efficiency are in the range 10-22%, and module efficiency in the range 9-20%. If only we had super high efficient solar cells, the whole world would only be using solar to power everything. So what indeed is the efficiency of solar cells all about, and how efficient indeed… read more →

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Solar Inverter – The Brain of a Solar Power Plant

While the solar panels are the most visible part of a solar power plant, the component that actually “administers” the entire power plant is the solar inverter. What are the different types of solar inverters, and how do they work? An inverter’s core function is to convert direct current generated… read more →

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India's Installed Rooftop Solar Capacity to Hit 1.5GW by 2018

India’s cumulative rooftop PV capacity is on track to reach 1.5GW by 2018, according to recent research by consulting firm Bridge to India. Cumulative commercial rooftop capacity will reach roughly 750MW over the next four years, while residential rooftop installations will hit approximately 500MW,… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy, Rooftop Solar,

 

India’s Largest Power Producer Expands Solar Energy Plans

State governments across India are implementing highly ambitious plans to rapidly expand solar power generation capacity. While a few are roping in private sector companies, most are opting for large government-owned companies with proven track records in the power sector. Odisha, a southeastern state… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

Kashmir's Solar Potential Highest in India

A recent study by Indian researchers has identified the eastern parts of Jammu and Kashmir and the eastern part of Uttarakhand -- in the chilly shadows of the Himalayas -- as areas with the highest potential for solar energy generation in India. Traditionally energy that can be generated from sunlight… read more →

Read more news items on: Solar Energy,

 

Indian Solar Market to More than Double to 1.8 GW in 2015

Mercom Capital's strong 2015 outlook follows on a dismal 2014, with only 800 MW forecast by year's end. This optimistic forecast is influenced by a variety of factors, including moves by the Modi Administration. Mercom counts only 734 MW installed in the year to date, which it predicts will rise to… read more →

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Roof Top Solar - A better Solution for Delhi Power Scarcity

In order to encourage more people to use rooftop solar in Delhi, the Delhi Electricity Regulation Commission (DERC) has decided to provide better incentives to solar power generating households. DERC instructed Electricity distributors (discoms) in Delhi to upgrade grid infrastructure as soon as possible… read more →

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India to Boost National Solar Target to 100GW by 2022

India’s energy minister, Piyush Goyal has said the nation’s solar target is to be multiplied to 100GW by 2022. The current National Solar Mission (JNNSM) target of 20GW by 2022 would be pushed up to 100GW. The government will work specifically towards grid parity, making solar bankable and the industry… read more →

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India Plans Solar Army, to Train 50,000 People

The government is planning to train around 50,000 people in areas related to solar power—a so-called solar army that would help India achieve ambitious targets in harnessing the power of the sun. The workforce will be trained through organizations such as the industrial training institutes (ITIs)… read more →

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Canal Top Solar Power Projects In India with Nanotech-Based Structures from Lockheed Martin

India’s northern state of Punjab plans to set up 1,000 MW of solar PV projects to cover several kilometres of canals over the next three years. The state government has announced a target to cover 5,000 km of canals across the state. Through this program, the government hopes to generate 15% of the… read more →

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