India

TSSPDCL gets ‘Smart Cities India Award’

The Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited was presented with the prestigious ‘Smart Cities India Award’ for solar rooftops initiative under Clean and Green City Award category at the 5th Smart Cities India 2019 Expo held recently in New Delhi. Hyderabad: The TSSPDCL’s efforts towards promotion and integration of renewable energy and solar rooftops […]

Energy Storage

When 100% renewable energy doesn’t mean zero carbon

As power grids move away from fossil fuels, companies seeking to cut out carbon emissions will have to go beyond commitments to renewable energy. While 160 companies around the world have committed to use “100 percent renewable energy,” that does not mean “100 percent carbon-free energy.” The difference will grow as power grids become less […]

Research

Report shows 650 million people to be left without electricity access in 2030

The report tracks global, regional and country progress on the three targets of SDG7: access to energy and clean cooking, renewable energy and energy efficiency. Tracking SDG7: The Energy Progress Report 2019 shows that despite the progress, reaching the remaining unserved people, including those connected to frail and overburdened urban grids, as well as displaced […]

Asia - Pacific

Coal loans battle Green tide

Infrastructure and logistics company Titan Infra Energy and coal-mining contractor Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (Buma) have struggled to syndicate recent loans despite juicy pricing and rarity value HONG KONG: Indonesian coal miners are finding it more difficult to attract lenders as prices fall and banks cut their exposure to carbon-producing industries. Infrastructure and logistics company […]

Europe & UK

Patchy progress on electricity access casts shadow on global goal

Globally, those living without electricity dropped to about 840 million in 2017 from 1 billion in 2016, said a report tracking progress towards a global goal on energy for 2030 BARCELONA: People are gaining access to electricity at a faster pace as governments ramp up efforts in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Kenya – but the […]

Americas

Despite progress, world falling short of meeting global energy targets for 2030

Notable progress has been made on energy access in recent years, with the number of people living without electricity dropping to roughly 840 million from 1 billion in 2016 and 1.2 billion in 2010. Despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United […]

MEA

BBOXX bags $8m loan to accelerate solar home systems in Rwanda

Next generation utility BBOXX has secured an $8 million loan from the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF). The local currency loan – one of the first to be made since the fund’s launch last year – accelerates BBOXX’s roll-out of solar home systems across Rwanda, its largest market. The Rwandan Franc-denominated loan […]

PV Manufacturing

Daqo New Energy Announces Unaudited First Quarter 2019 Results

SHIHEZI, China: Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) (“Daqo New Energy”, the “Company” or “we”), a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2019. First Quarter 2019 Financial and Operating Highlights Polysilicon production volume of 8,764 MT in Q1 2019, compared […]

Business & Finance

CANADIAN SOLAR COMPLETES SALE OF AGUASCALIENTES SOLAR PROJECT TO BLACKROCK

GUELPH, Ontario, and MEXICO CITY: Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced it has completed the sale of its 68 MWp Aguascalientes solar project in Mexico to BlackRock Infrastructure Fund II. Canadian Solar developed, arranged construction and long-term project financing, built and […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

This startup’s solar power solutions is making Indian homes green and future-ready

Zunroof is a home-technology company that specialises in setting up rooftop solar electricity systems. There are only a handful of engineering aspirants who manage to fulfill their parents dreams of graduating from an Indian Institute of Technology, and possibly complete a masters degree to land a cushy job in the West. But for some, an […]

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 […]

Solar Inverters

ABB launches next generation central inverter with unique cooling capabilities

ABB’s enhanced PVS980-58 central inverter will be showcased at Europe’s largest solar event, underlining ABB’s portfolio of pioneering solar solutions The PVS980-58 central inverter, which is shortlisted for the Intersolar Award 2019, delivers high-power capabilities with 1500V. It enables one of the highest DC/AC ratios up to 2.5, with power levels up to 5,000kVA at […]

Renewable Energy

A CEO Council on Climate Change? That Sounds Familiar

Earlier this month, the CEOs of 13 Fortune 500 companies, along with a handful of environmental groups, issued a call to enact federal legislation to fight the impacts of climate change. Their initiative suggests a carbon-pricing policy that would “meet the climate challenge at the lowest possible cost.” This CEO Climate Dialogue — top-down, policy-driven […]

Electric Vehicles

Indian Auto Giant Ashok Leyland Wants To Team Up With Tesla For Electric Cars In The Country

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted about the company’s entry in the Indian automotive landscape a number of times. While there might be certain hurdles in the process, finding the right partner will not be one of them anymore for the American Electric car maker. Why? Indian auto major Ashok Leyland has extended a helping […]

Solar Jobs

Design Engineer (solar Energy)

Job Description: 1. Leading the Design and/or Detailed Engineering of Solar PV projects 2. Minimum experience of Solar PV Projects : 25MW 3. Thorough knowledge of Energy Estimation 4. Software Skills : PV Syst, CAD Salary: INR 8,00,000 – 10,00,000 P.A. Industry:Oil and Gas / Energy / Power / Infrastructure Functional Area:Engineering Design , R&D […]