Captive Solar Power in Tamil Nadu

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Under Solar Power Policy 2012, the Tamil Nadu Government imposed a minimum Solar Purchase Obligation (SPO) on all High Tension and Low Tension commercial consumers — 6 per cent of their total power requirement should be met through solar power. When considering the appropriate approach to meet this obligation, the setting up of a Captive […]

Bifacial Series – Glass-to-Glass Photovoltaic Module

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Photovoltaic manufacturers are working to get every last photon out of every module and they’re using an ever-increasing number of options to get there. For instance, Florida-based Advanced Solar Photonics introduced it’s new, glass-mounted, bifacial solar photovoltaic monocrystalline silicon modules, which use a variety of integrated mechanics to capture direct sunlight as well as sunlight that bounces […]

Renewable Energy to Beat Gas in Power Mix by 2016

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 Renewable energy may supply more electricity than nuclear reactors or natural gas by 2016, spurred by declining costs and growing demand in emerging markets, the International Energy Agency said. Wind, solar, bioenergy and geothermal use may grow 40 percent in the next five years, double the 20 percent pace in 2011, the Paris-based organization said […]

Large Scale Deployment of Wind Farms- Issues and Concerns

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India has installed capacity about 16 GW of wind power and about 1.3 GW of solar power. It is expected that we reach to about 20% of total requirement through renewable energy sources contributed predominantly by wind and solar power, the major constraint in large scale deployment of renewables is its variable in nature, which […]

Wind v/s Solar: Which one is better

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India has about 18000 MW wind installed capacity, and in recent year there has been significant addition for solar as well and the country has around 1.2MW installed capacity of solar pv as well. The renewable energy development in India was typically promoted by tax incentive in the form of accelerated depreciation (AD). On one […]