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 […]

Copper Grid in Solar Cells

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Using copper instead of silver to create the electrical contact lines on solar panels is one of the in-vogue technologies these days, judging by a panel that devoted to commercializing this process at Intersolar in San Francisco this week. The discussion focused on different approaches to lay down the copper grid, in particular those that deviate […]

Rajasthan RFP for 50 solar projects of 1 MW each

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Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has floated an RFP for setting up 50 solar projects each of 1 MW to be connected at 11 kV level under Rajasthan Solar Policy 2011. 1. The qualification requirements for the companies include a net worth criteria of equal to or greater than Rs.3 crores per MW of capacity […]

35 bids for solar power projects-Andhra Pradesh

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The Andhra Pradesh government has received bids from 35 companies for setting up solar power projects in the state with combined installation capacity of 418 megawatt. According to a press release issued by the Member Secretary, Energy Coordination Cell, the bidders have accepted solar power purchase price of Rs 6.49/unit, which was recommended by a group of […]

India might impose anti-dumping duty on US, China, Malaysia, Taiwan solar cells

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India might impose anti-dumping duty on four major importers of solar cells and modules in the country after listening to the grievances of domestic manufacturers. Local producers have filed a case last year, alleging that countries such as the US, China, Malaysia and Taiwan were exporting solar equipment to India at “ridiculously low prices” which was “bleeding the local industry”.“It is a […]

Firstgreen Product Review-First Solar Series 3 black Module

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Transferring its success in the R&D lab to its commercial modules, First Solar also launched a new evolution of its proven Series 3 thin-film PV module platform, the Series 3 Black, which incorporates First Solar’s latest advances in conversion efficiency as well as additional features to enhance its performance in utility-scale power plants. The all-black […]

Mounting and Installation options – Building-integrated photovoltaics

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Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) electric power systems not only produce electricity, they are also part of the building. For example, a BIPV skylight is an integral component of the building envelope as well as a solar electric energy system that generates electricity for the building. These solar systems are thus multifunctional construction materials. The standard element of a BIPV […]

Residential Solar has changed forever

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Setting new heights in residential inverter performance .The new TL-US series from SMA offers a wealth of unique, value-added features that result in market-leading performance, flexibility and security. This unmatched residential solution is so much more than an inverter; it’s a home energy solution that will change the face of solar forever. Industry’s only Secure […]