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Simple, inexpensive frame to boost solar cell efficiency

Scientists have designed a metal frame that increases the amount of sunlight captured by a solar cell, enhancing its energy production by almost one-third.  The simple, inexpensive and ingenious method could increase solar energy captured for people in developing countries, as well as remote regions that are off the grid, researchers said.  “In Uganda, between 20 […]

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Cabinet approves renewable status for large hydro power projects

To boost hydro power generation, the government Thursday approved a slew of measures including providing renewable energy status for large hydel projects and new funding provisions. Earlier, hydro projects up to 25 MW capacity were considered as renewables and were eligible for various incentives like financial assistance and cheaper credit. With the government’s decision, hydro […]

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Less than 30% of wind capacity commissioned

Of the around 2943 megawatt (MW) capacity of wind power that was bid out in 2017, less than 30 percent has been commissioned so far. Industry officials point out unviable bidding and delay in formulation in Gujarat’s new land policy has contributed to the slow implementation. Of the 2943 MW capacity was bid out through Solar […]

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CPSU scheme won’t do the trick for domestic solar firms

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) recently approved an extension to the existing 1,000 megawatts (MW) central public sector undertaking (CPSU) scheme under the National Solar Mission (NSM), taking the cumulative capacity approved under it to 12 gigawatts (GW). The CCEA also approved ₹8,580 crore as viability gap funding to subsidize projects to be set […]

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Anti-dumping duty likely on sheets for solar cells

India may impose anti-dumping duty on a certain type of sheet used in making solar cell imported from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand for five years in order to safeguard domestic players from cheap imports from these countries. The Commerce Ministry’s dumping investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the duty […]

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