At the recent 750 MW Rewa solar park auction in Madhya Pradesh, solar tariffs witnessed a dramatic crash. Levelized tariff for 25 years hit the record low of of Rs.3.29/kWh — a full Rs. 1 lower than previous record of Rs.4.34/KWh at a Rajasthan auction in Jan 2016. The low for first year tariff was […]Read More →
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Indian Railways is the fourth largest route network in the world connecting over 8000 stations. Calculations for the year 2015 Indian Railways show that it accounted for (traction and non-traction combined) roughly around 1.5% of India total electricity consumption. Being India’s largest power consumer, deficit in power supply has long been a concern for the […]Read More →
When it comes to using solar for your heat and electricity requirements, the obvious solution is to have a separate solar PV system for producing electricity and solar thermal collectors for water heating. It is not uncommon for many industries, commercial enterprises and even residential units to go for both the solutions. Now, imagine if […]Read More →
We have all heard of Wi-fi. Now, what is Li-fi, and what has it got to do with solar power, of all things? Just like Wi-Fi, Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) is a high-speed wireless communication technology. Instead of using radio frequency, light is the medium of transmission. Harald Haas, the person who coined the term ’Li-Fi’, […]Read More →
Parking lots are one nice location to have solar panels. Why? You have vacant space that is not used for anything, your cars and other vehicles get better shade (if there was none earlier) and well, you generate some electricity as a bonus! Thus, solar panels on industrial and commercial parking lots have seen significant […]Read More →
The typical solar panels you and I know are fairly straightforward – light hits the solar cell from above and generates electricity. Any light that passes on and gets reflected from the ground and hits the backside of the panel is just wasted, because the typical solar panel’s back side just has a polymer backsheet and […]Read More →
One of the main attractions of Solar PV is its ability to provide us with a distributed source of power. Owing to this, one can find solar panels on all sorts of places. Some of these places you would never imagine – like, on a donkey, I am serious! But there are less exotic and really […]Read More →
What are flexible solar panels? And more to the point, why would someone require flexible solar panels? Flexible solar panels or rather cells are an innovative solar technology that is largely at the research level currently. In conventional solar panels, the glass, frame etc. can be costlier than the PV materials used. Flexible solar cells […]Read More →
While the most common place for solar panels on a building is the rooftop, it need not always be the case. There are enough folks worldwide who would like more parts of their building covered by solar panels, so that they can get more power generated from the sun by utilizing as much as area […]Read More →
What are Perovskite solar cells? Why are they getting increasingly attractive in a C-Si dominated PV market?
While so far, it has been the crystalline silicon technology (denoted as c-Si) that has been dominating the solar PV market, with around 90% of total market share, one alternative that could pose some serious competition to siliconis Perovskite. Perovskite solar cells that is made up of a perovskite-structured compound. Perovskites comprise organic molecules such […]Read More →