1759 MW Commissioned Under National Solar Mission

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Over 1759.43 megawatts (MW) of grid connected solar power projects have been commissioned in the country as on 31 May 2013, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). The JNNSM programme is the ministry of new and renewable energy’s three-phase approach to encourage the adoption of solar power in India, and is being done in different batches under […]

China’s solar power 35 gigawatts by 2015

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China, the world’s biggest maker of solar panels, plans to increase fivefold its installed solar capacity to more than 35 gigawatts by 2015 to support an industry faced with declining profits, slowing exports and a supply glut. The nation will add 10 gigawatts of solar-power capacity annually over the next three years, according to a statement from […]

Global VC funding in solar power up 50% in Q2 CY13

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Global venture capital (VC) funding in the solar sector was up 50 per cent to $189 million in the April-June quarter of 2013 compared with the preceding quarter, signalling subpar investments in the solar segment for four quarters in a row, according to Mercom Capital, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm. The global […]

Lower tariff for solar power-Gujarat

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Gujarat, home to half of India’s solar power-plant capacity, is seeking to have a cut on the rate it pays to solar project developers, keeping in view the owners’ excessive and unwanted profits in the current scenario. The state government has approached the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) with a petition, seeking a reduction in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Firstgreen Product Review- SUNTECH Introduces 300W Solar Module

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Suntech Holdings, which is the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, now offers a 300-watt (0.3 kW) solar panel for utility-scale power plants (power plants that are usually upwards of tens of millions of watts), as well as commercial-scale solar power projects (powering office buildings is an example of commercial use). The new Ve-Series module has 72 […]