World’s biggest coal company closes 37 mines as solar power’s influence grows

The largest coal mining company in the world has announced it will close 37 mines because they are no longer economically viable. Coal India, which produces around 82 per cent of India’s coal, said the mines would be decommissioned by March 2018. The closures, of around 9 per cent of the state-run firm’s sites, will […]

Infosys meets 45% power needs from renewables in FY17: Report

IT firm Infosys today said over 44.6 per cent of its electricity requirements in 2016-17 were met through renewable sources. “During fiscal 2017, 118.90 million units of electricity were from renewable sources, which are about 44.6 per cent of overall electricity requirements of their campuses in India,” Infosys said in its latest sustainability report. The […]

Finance Ministry rejects Rs 20,000-crore plan for local solar equipment firms

The finance ministry has rejected an ambitious Rs 20,000-crore plan to prop up local solar equipment manufacturers with incentives and subsidies to help them withstand the flood of Chinese imports, said a source close to the development. The domestic industry is concerned about rising imports of solar equipment, which rose 38 per cent to Rs […]

GST: Power tariffs will not rise, says Piyush Goyal

Power tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. “We don’t foresee any upward impact on power tariffs from the GST,” Goyal told the media here following a meeting with 75 industry associations. “All the sectors had technical […]

Regulatory Commissions, Not Courts To Determine Electricity Tariff: SC [Read Judgment]

The Supreme Court, in Waryam Steel Castings Pvt Ltd vs Punjab State Power Corporation, has reiterated its stand that it would not be proper for the court to examine the fixation of electricity tariff rates or its revision, while dismissing appeals preferred by arc furnace industries in Punjab. A bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi and […]

Energy Department Invests $7.5 Million to Improve Electric Grid Reliability and Resiliency

Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced an award of $7.5 million for a joint U.S.-India five-year project that will help advance the development of the power grid. The Indian Ministry of Science and Technology and industry partners will match DOE’s commitment, bringing the total commitment to $30 million. This initiative, supported by DOE’s Office […]


“Solar-powered DC devices may become the order of the day in future”

Grundfos, the Danish pumps manufacturer, established India business in 1998 with only 2-3 people. Today, Grundfos India, which recorded annual turnover of around Rs 500 crores in 2016, has 337 employees in R&D, operations and sales. Steering the growth momentum of the company over the years is Ranganath NK, managing director, Grundfos Pumps India Pvt […]

Panasonic HIT® Solar Module Achieves World’s Leading Output Temperature Coefficient(1) at -0.258%/°C

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has achieved the world’s leading output temperature coefficient1 for mass-produced silicon photovoltaic modules, at -0.258%/°C2. This record-breaking innovation sets a new standard for the solar industry, improving on the previous temperature coefficient by 0.032 points at the mass production level, highlighting the positive temperature characteristics of heterojunction solar cells […]

Fixed input, Non-isolated Adjustable Output Power Supply—–HO1 Series of High-voltage Output

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G-Home products ( Home Lighting kits 3KWp to 10Kwp) and Lithium battery.

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India’s first solar satellite television service brings “magic” to villages

An Indian social business has launched the country’s first solar satellite television service, bringing clean energy powered entertainment to households and businesses through a pay-as-you-go payment scheme. Simpa Networks, which began operations in 2011, is one of thousands of social enterprises in India tapping into the renewable energy market in a country where one-fifth of […]

Samsung Launches World’s First Solar-Powered Refrigerators

Samsung India has expanded its consumer electronics portfolio by introducing smart convertible frost-free and direct cool refrigerators which run on solar power and a new range of air conditioners with digital inverter technology that cools 43 per cent faster. Samsung India Consumer Electronics Director Mr Rishi Suri said “Consumers are looking for energy efficient products […]


Maharashtra to float tenders in July for 500 MW solar park

Maharashtra, with the present solar installed capacity of 406 MW, has undertaken capacity addition of 2,500 MW by 2022 through public private partnership (PPP) and engineering procurement construction (EPC) basis. The state-run Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MahaGenco) will invite tender in July for the development of solar park with 500 MW capacity at Dondaicha […]


The UP Government is set to roll out its Solar Energy policy and uploaded the draft policy in the in the official website of Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) for suggestions from consumers and willing investors. Director of NEDA, Sangeeta Singh said that following expiry of Solar Energy Policy, 2013 and […]

Tata Power offers to sell 51% in Mundra UMPP to discoms for Re1

Tata Power has written to government offering to sell 51 per cent stake in its loss-making ultra mega power plant in Mundra to discoms in five states for a token Rs1, in a bid to rescue the 4,000-MW project, reports CNBC-TV18. A letter from Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd (CGPL), the holding company for the Mundra […]

Shri Piyush Goyal launches POSOCO-IMD Weather Portal for Power Sector & Web Portal ‘MERIT’ (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)

Shri Piyush Goyal Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal , New & Renewable Energy and Mines launched Weather Portal for Power Sector in association with POSOCO and IMD at the meeting of the Forum of Regulators here today . Day to day weather variations have an impact on load demand and energy production, […]

Shri Piyush Goyal Addresses the Forum of Regulators

Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, interacted with the Electricity Regulators during the 60th Meeting of the Forum of Regulators (FoR) here today. In his address, Shri Goyal reiterated that while the Forum is a recommendatory body, it is incumbent upon the regulators to […]

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Energy Storage

RES sells 35MW battery storage facility at Port of Tyne to Foresight

RES is pleased to announce Foresight Group (“Foresight”), the independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has acquired the Port of Tyne 35MW battery storage project. This acquisition, using funds from Foresight ITS, is the largest of the National Grid’s Enhanced Frequency Response (“EFR”) battery storage projects to attract investment from an infrastructure investment manager […]

Australian Firm Issues Tender for 640 MWh of Energy Storage Services

Brisbane, Australia-based Lyon Group yesterday said it is seeking interest for contracts to cover up to 640 MWh of storage capacity across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. The company said that the market services tender includes a new $600 million combined large-scale solar and battery storage project at Nowingi in north-west Victoria. Construction is set […]

Austin Energy Seeks to Boost Value With a United Fleet of Solar and Storage

The municipal utility in Austin, Texas is trying to figure out how much money can be saved when solar and storage talk to each other. Austin Energy will install its first large-scale batteries this year to join a growing fleet of solar generation, both central and distributed. With funding from the Department of Energy, the […]

New Market Rules Destroyed the Economics of Storage in PJM. What Happened?

What happens when the most important market signal for energy storage gets stripped away virtually overnight? That’s what happened earlier this year when the regional transmission operator PJM put in place new rules for storage as a provider of frequency regulation. Between 2011 and 2015, hundreds of megawatts’ worth of storage were put in place […]


New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel

Australian scientists have developed an efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide into synthetic natural gas in a ‘clean’ process using solar energy, paving the way for carbon neutral fuel. The study by researchers, including those from University of Adelaide in Australia, could make viable a process that has enormous potential to replace fossil fuels and […]


Countries pledge to further boost renewables through regional collaboration with IRENA Central Asian countries have committed to scaling up renewable energy deployment and to further collaborate with IRENA to meet their targets under the Paris Agreement. Building on a meeting held in April in Abu Dhabi, a newly released Communiqué from the five Central Asian […]


New paper from IRENA sheds light on the conditions needed for renewable energy innovation to flourish Keeping the rise of global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius means reducing energy-related carbon dioxide emissions by more than 70 per cent by 2050 (compared to 2015 levels). Analysis by IRENA for the G20 Presidency has shown that renewable […]

Silicon Consumption to Drop to 3.6 Grams per Watt by 2020

he average silicon consumption for manufacturing multi- and monocrystalline solar cells will drop from 4.8 grams per watt (g/W) in 2016 by 25% to 3.6 g/W in 2020. This is the result of a new scenario developed by the polysilicon market research firm Bernreuter Research. “Besides the increasing market share of monocrystalline cells with their […]

Asia - Pacific

Qinghai eyes clean energy record

Qinghai province will cut its carbon emissions to zero for the first time and power the entire province by renewable energy for seven days as a trial, said a top leader of the province. “From June 17 to June 23, the power supply for the entire Qinghai province will rely on clean energy from wind, […]

BRIEF-Tunghsu Azure Renewable Energy’s unit to invest in projects worth about 5 bln yuan

Tunghsu Azure Renewable Energy Co Ltd * Says unit signs agreement to invest in new energy, eco-environmental protection projects worth about 5.0 billion yuan ($731.84 million) Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/2twZxJE Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.8321 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom) (1)

New Facility to Boost Energy Security, Clean Energy in Pacific

PHILIPPINES (23 June 2017) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a new Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility which will finance a series of renewable energy projects and sector reforms in the smallest 11 Pacific island countries consisting of the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, the Republic of Marshall […]

China to Launch Green Certificate Trade in July

China National Renewable Energy Center has issued the second-batch of green certificates. In the second-batch, a total of 131,047 green certificates have been given out, including a grid-connected installation of 131,047,000kWh. These were acquired by 15 new energy projects, including 3 PV and 12 wind power projects. Earlier this month, China National Renewable Energy Center […]

Europe & UK

EBRD financing for Baikonur Solar plant in Kazakhstan moving closer

Bank signs mandate letter for third solar park and paves way with government for private investors in renewable energy The EBRD has signed a mandate letter for the co-financing of a new solar plant in Kazakhstan near the world-famous space centre in Baikonur. The Baikonur Solar park, with a capacity of up to 50 MW, […]

ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity. The island is […]

Turkey: Review of Renewable Energy Permitting and Licensing Regime Options for Turkey

Permitting, licensing and other authorisation procedures are an integral part of investing in renewable energy. When building an operating a renewable energy (‘RE’) plant, project developers must obtain different licenses, permits, authorisations, approvals, rights and clearances from national, regional, and local authorities. Optimal RE licensing and permitting regimes are tailored to country specifics. This is […]

Dutch government: will meet 2020 greenhouse gas targets after extra measures

In a letter to parliament Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said recent commitments by heavy industry, on top a late government push to increase renewable energy investment had made it likely the target, agreed under the Kyoto Protocol, would be met. The Dutch government said on Monday it would meet its target to cut greenhouse […]


Renewable energy country attractiveness index recai May 2017

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EQ Solar Rooftops & Utility Scale Solar Map of India 7th Edition 2017

Happy to Share EQ Solar Rooftops & Utility Scale Solar Map of India 7th Edition 2017. Welcome Your Feedback. Next Edition will be EQ Solar Rooftops & Utility Scale Solar Map of India 8th Edition 2017…Deadline for Advertising is July 31, 2017 and the 8th Edition will be distributed at 11th REI, InterSolar etc… Solar Map […]

Gujarat Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016

Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016….   EQ REsearch presents Gujarat Solar Plants Ranking Map 2016. Grid Connected Utility Scale Solar Powwer Plants are ranked on the basis of CUF achieved. CUF is calculated on the basis of actualy generation, capacity of the plant. For any feedback / suggestions / comments / correction, please email EQ’s […]

Electrifying the world

By Tomi Motoi, GE representative to the International Energy Agency The energy system drives today’s economic and social progress. Global energy investment in 2015 accounted for nearly 2.4 percent of global GDP—electricity, including networks, accounted for 37 percent of this investment[1], serving worldwide energy demand and providing critical energy access to millions. Electricity also plays […]


SUNation Solar Systems Celebrates Their 14th Anniversary With Their 2,500th Solar Installation On Long Island

Ronkonkoma-based solar design and installation company, SUNation Solar Systems, is celebrating their 14th anniversary as a company this month, which coincides with their 2,500th solar photovoltaic (PV) system installation on Long Island. SUNation’s installation team completed the milestone installation today at the home of Holbrook resident, Chris Cirneanu. The 8,829 watt SunPower system is expected […]

Sunworks 1.06 MW Solar Project to be Completed for Demas Farms in 2017

Sunworks, Inc., a leading provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), and residential markets, announced today a new project for a 1.06 megawatt (MW) solar system that will be constructed at Demas Farms in Winnemucca, Nevada. The installation is expected to generate energy savings in excess of $3.6 million over the next […]

Border wall bids include tourist attraction, solar panels

Tuesday was the deadline for companies to propose designs for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will ask several of the bidders to build prototypes in San Diego. The government won’t identify companies until contracts are awarded around June 1 — and even then, only the winners — but […]


FEATURE-Solar energy powers clean water, business opportunities for refugees

Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water. “She was so gaunt, weak and had terrible diarrhoea,” said the refugee from Burundi. “A slight delay in rushing her to hospital would have meant something else – but with God’s […]

Estonia’s Eesti Energia plans wind unit listing early 2018

State-owned Estonian utility Eesti Energia plans to list up to 49 percent of its Enefit Renewables unit early next year in an initial public offering (IPO) that could raise up to 500 million euros ($557.25 million), Chief Executive Hando Sutter said. The IPO is planned for the first half of next year, with the timing […]

Masdar consortium closes financing for third phase of Dubai solar park

A consortium led by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar has completed the financing for the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, it said in a statement on Wednesday. The 800 megawatt (MW) project was financed by Union National Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation, […]

PV Manufacturing

Heraeus Photovoltaics signs new strategic cooperation with Solar Space (Zhonghui Photovoltaics) to develop High-performance Silver Pastes Solutions

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Heraeus and Solar Space Sign to Co-develop High-performance Silver Paste Solutions

Heraeus Photovoltaics, a provider of technology and service solutions for the renewable energy industry, announces that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Solar Space. Under the agreement, the two parties will carry out comprehensive cooperation in regular processes, dual printing and other new technologies and solutions to optimize metallization paste performance and application, […]

STS achieved 2GWp of PV modules inspections in 5 months in 2017, appoints Director of Operations.

STS achieved 2GWp of PV modules inspections in 5 months in 2017, appoints Director of Operations. For more information please see below link…     (0)

Business & Finance

Rural Electrification Corp to raise $300 million selling green bonds

MUMBAI: Rural Electrification Corp, the nodal public sector company to finance power projects in rural India is planning to raise $300 million by selling bonds to overseas investors as early as next week, two people familiar with the deal said. The bonds are so called green bonds and will be used to finance environmentally friendly […]

Renewable energy no longer a niche to institutional investors

Institutional investors remain eager to put money to work on renewable energy projects even as U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to revive their chief competitor: coal, financial executives said at a conference this week. “Five or six years ago, funds weren’t specifically targeting renewable investment; today it’s a key component of infrastructure investment,” said […]

Solar shares shine after Trump talks up ‘solar wall’

NEW YORK, June 22 – Shares of solar companies soared on Thursday and their options drew a rush of bullish activity a day after U.S. President Donald Trump broached the subject of placing solar-power panels on his proposed wall along the Mexican border. First Solar Inc’s shares rose 3.2 pct to $38.42 and SunPower Corp […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

649 govt schools in C’garh electrified through solar energy

As many as 649 government schools in remote areas of Chhattisgarh have been electrified through solar energy. “Electrification of government schools in remote areas of the state through solar energy, being done by Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA), is going on at a good pace,” an energy department official said today. So far […]

The recent World Bank funding will give a boost to solar rooftop sector: Sanjeev Aggarwal, CEO, Amplus Solar

Gurugram-based solar rooftop company Amplus Solar was in news recently for bagging a part of Rs 400 crore World Banking financing for setting up rooftop solar plants of 100 Mw capacity. The company has a current portfolio of 107 Mw projects and now wants to foray into energy storage segment, Founder & CEO of Amplus […]

CleanMax Solar to power Chennai Metro

Onsite solar energy provider CleanMax Solar has bagged the order to power Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. CleanMax has bagged six MW Solar Rooftop Turnkey contract on RESCO model (Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model) that would be used to power metro stations, depots and administration buildings, a company statement said. “The venture will involve the […]

Solar Balance of Systems

Press release: Hartek Power’s solar EPC portfolio surpasses 500 MW

Chandigarh-based Hartek Power Pvt Ltd, one of India’s fastest growing Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies, has successfully connected 270-MW solar projects spread across Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka to the grid. With the commissioning of these projects, the power systems EPC portfolio of Hartek Power has surpassed 500 MW in solar power projects. Cashing in […]

Sollega Demonstrates FastRack510 Flat Roof Racking and New FastRack String Inverter Mount at Intersolar 2016!

Sollega will exhibit at Intersolar North America the week of July 12-14, 2016. The conference will take place in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Be sure to stop by our booth #9252 and see our new string inverter mounting solutions as well as our FastRack510 ballasted flat roof PV racking. Why come to see us? […]

Intersolar: skytron energy launches updated PVGuard®, with integrated controls

skytron® energy, a First Solar company and the global market leader in utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) monitoring, recently announced the launch of version 2.3 of its PVGuard® Supervision Platform.The updated version will be showcased at Intersolar 2016, and features a new integrated control function, allowing operators to directly connect to a plant via a customized dashboard, activating […]

Solar Inverters


To coordinate the environmentally friendly and cost-saving aspects of energy consumption with each other, all electrical devices in modern energy networks must speak the same language. The foundation for this is formed by the pan-manufacturer EEBUS initiative. This has been set up by leading European manufacturers from the fields of smart home, domestic technology, e-mobility […]

Ingeteam supplying inverters to FRV’s 125 MW Australian PV power plant

Ingeteam supplied 1,500 VDC technology for the this Clare Solar Farm project, involving the supply of the company’s ‘INGECON’ SUN PowerMax central inverters, capable of producing a power output of up to 1,800kW with a single 1,500 VDC inverter. Image: Ingeteam Power electronics firm Ingeteam said it had supplied 23 of its 4.8MW power stations […]

Ingeteam continues its international expansion and strengthens its leadership position in O&M

This global presence has been boosted with the opening of new subsidiaries in Honduras and Bulgaria. As an ISP, the company has strengthened its global leadership position in the provision of power plant Operation & Maintenance Services. Ingeteam has opened a new subsidiary in Uruguay and another in Bulgaria, thereby increasing its global presence to […]

KACO new energy is partnering with Microcare. – Expansion from Cape of Good Hope to the edge of the Sahara.

The new collaboration with local company Microcare is opening up further opportunities for growth in South Africa for KACO new energy GmbH, and helping strengthen the German inverter manufacturer’s presence on the African continent, south of the Sahara. The South African office of KACO new energy GmbH opened in 2013, since when it has recorded […]

Renewable Energy

‘India can earn ₹600 cr more from existing hydropower’

There is scope for additional peaking support of 3,000-5,000 MW from all existing hydropower stations, according to a joint study by the Forum of Load Dispatchers and the Power System Operation Corporation. The report, titled ‘Operational Analysis for Optimisation of Hydro Resources & Facilitating Renewable Integration in India’, was released by Minister of State (Independent […]

India may well have 1000 firms with GreenCO ratings by 2022

By 2022 there could be 1,000 companies in the country with GreenCo ratings. Since its was launch about 128 companies have received GreenCo ratings with 50 companies receiving their GreenCo certification in Pune on Thursday at the CII GreenCo Summit 2017. Of the 50 companies, 28 were from the SME segment with two of them […]

‘India Considering Renewable Energy Applications Beyond Electricity’

The drive to renewable energy is not just for CSR or because countries are becoming more environmentally conscious, it’s because it makes economic sense. India’s leadership in creation of International Solar Alliance (ISA) is commendable, and now the country is considering renewable energy applications beyond electricity, said Jamshyd Godrej, Chairperson, Council on Energy, Environment and […]

Electric Vehicles

IKEA to Install 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Future Grand Prairie, TX Store Opening Fall 2017 as 2nd in DFW

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install three Blink® electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its future Grand Prairie, TX store opening Fall 2017 as second DFW-area IKEA store. This initiative reflects the continued partnership between IKEA and Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTC: CCGI), the owner of the Blink Network […]

IKEA to Install 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Future Indianapolis-Area Store Opening Fall 2017 in Fishers, IN

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install three Blink® electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its future Indianapolis-area store opening Fall 2017 in Fishers, IN. This initiative reflects the continued partnership between IKEA and Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTC: CCGI), the owner of the Blink Network and Blink EV charging […]


A new report from Juniper Research has revealed that, by 2022, 50% of consumer vehicles on the road will have at least one connectivity service, such as telematics, V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications, or connected car commerce services. The new research, Consumer Connected Cars: Applications, Telematics & V2V 2017-2022 found that revenues from consumer connected car services […]

The RVCE Solar Car Team

About our team: The RVCE Solar Car Team – RVSCT, is a completely student-run organisation that designs and builds Solar Electric Vehicles. It consists of 20 highly dedicated undergrad students, committed to tackling the rising global energy crisis, envisioning the world with sustainable transportation. The project is interdisciplinary, with students from engineering backgrounds including Mechanical, Electrical, Computer […]

Solar Jobs

Staff (operations& maintenance)

Company Description: – The company is in the business of manufacturing of solar modules, solar cells and renewable energy systems with an installed capacity of 300MW ranking amongst the top 5 manufactures in India in terms of installed capacity. The company owns and operates more than 120 MW of Solar Power Plants and has an […]

Procurement Executive – Premier Solar Systems Private Limited

Company Description: – The company is in the business of manufacturing of solar modules, solar cells and renewable energy systems with an installed capacity of 300MW ranking amongst the top 5 manufactures in India in terms of installed capacity. The company owns and operates more than 120 MW of Solar Power Plants and has an […]

Law Intern – Simpa Energy India Pvt. ltd.

Our Company Simpa Energy India Pvt. ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Simpa Networks Inc. U.S.A. and sells solar power systems on financing to households and shops in rural India. We are looking for Law students who are interested in 2 months internship with our company on immediate basis. Responsibilities: Drafting of Agreements, MOU, […]