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Want to produce both heat and electricity from the Sun?

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 […]

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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 […]

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Rooftop Solar – Lease Model

It is no secret that despite the best efforts by the government, the rooftop solar PV segment in India has not really kicked off. The reason for this has been attributed to the lack of availability of net metering – a mechanism through which the excess electricity that is generated by a rooftop installation can […]

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JNNSM Batch 2 Results – Why such Aggresive Bids?

The recently concluded bidding for solar PV project allotment under the second round of JNNSM phase I and the results from the bidding has shown signs of solar becoming genuinely cost competitive with grid power. While sub 10 bids were obviously expected, the bid price falling below 8 was indeed a stunner for many. The Rs […]

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JNNSM Phase 1 Batch II Winners – Analysis

The cost of solar will be Rs7.49 /kWh by 2012 and the journey towards grid parity has received significant boost. The journey was accelrated by French project developer Solaire Direct’s astonishingly low bid in the recently concluded aggresive bidding for project allotment under JNNSM batch II under first phase. The allocation of solar PV projects in Phase-1 […]

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Model Solar Park in Chennai

Solkar Solar Industry Ltd, recently inaugurated their “Model Solar Park” at D.G. Vaishnav College, Tamil Nadu. A function was held to facilitate the launch. The event entitled “Movement for Green Revolution”, was hosted at the college premises was graced by esteemed dignitaries including Natham R. Viswanathan (Hon’ble Minister for Electricity, TN) and Deepak Gupta (Secretary, […]

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Performance of 6 Grid Connected Solar PV plants in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE) has published the performance data for 6 grid connected solar PV plants in India. This data is extremely useful for investors and project developers who are keen on setting up solar plants in India. Background Resource assessment is the first step in evaluating the feasibility of a renewable energy […]

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A photo blog of a revolving solar PV mounted house and solar PV installations in Germany

I am currently in Germany to attend the Intersolar Exhibition. I arrived in Frankfurt and after spending a couple of days at a small town called Schwabish Hall, I traveled to Munich, the venue of the Intersolar exhibition. During the first day of my trip in Germany, I could see how successful the solar policies […]

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