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How beneficial are solar panels on parking lots?

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 […]

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Are solar panels on greenhouses a good idea?

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 […]

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What are flexible solar panels and what benefits do they offer?

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 […]

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Are there solar panels suitable for high dust environments?

Consider where most large-scale solar power plants will be put up, and you will see remote lands, deserts and the like. Regions with a lot of sunshine, a lot of heat and a lot…dust. That pops up a question: Are the conventional solar panels we use good enough for high dust environments? And a parallel question – […]

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Is it a good idea to use high efficiency solar panels for your rooftop?

About two years back, for one of the rooftop solar consulting assignments that I did, the client, a small but highly profitable software company in Chennai, was keen on having the most premium solar panels. He wanted to know the best solar panels in the world, in terms of efficiency. I told him that would […]

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Can solar panels add to the aesthetics of a building?

Looking at solar panels on rooftops used to be my day job for a while. Now, I have to admit that I never viewed those rooftop solar panels as beautiful during that time. Because, well, they were not. Solar panels on rooftops looked ok at best, and in many circumstances, quite clumsy. Now, this blog […]

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Domestic Content Requirements for Solar Panels – Status and Perspectives

One of the hotly discussed topics in the solar PV sector in India is the domestic content requirements for solar projects. As things stand, MNRE is looking at having about 8000 MW of solar power plants (of the 100000 MW, or about 8%) of the total target by 2022 as coming from domestically made panels. […]

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