India

Cheap solar power singes state electricity boards’ revenues

This case could make the case stronger for captive power producers on the one hand, and for rooftop solar power producers on the other for reasons that are explained a bit later. The court, in its order, reiterated the principle of settled contracts which lends certainty to power purchase agreements (PPAs) and imposes confidence in […]

Energy Storage

India Issues 7th National Wind Energy Tender, Offers 1.2 Gigawatts

After a bump, India is speeding through wind energy tenders at the national level as it tries to makeup for the lost time and meet its target to have 60 gigawatts of installed wind energy capacity by March 2022. The Solar Energy Corporation of India, a central government agency tasked with organizing all national-level solar […]

Research

Global Atmospheric Water Generator Market to exceed $8.5 bn by 2024

Article: The Global Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than 30.5 thousand units to over 258 thousand units by 2024; as reported in the latest study by Graphical Research. Scarcity of fresh water due to exhaustion of water resources like drying of lakes & rivers […]

Asia - Pacific

ADB Supports 275 MW Power Plant to Boost Energy Access in Sumatra, Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a private sector financing package to support the construction of a 275-megawatt combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Riau province in central Sumatra, Indonesia, to help secure the country’s energy future and provide communities with more affordable and reliable electricity. The financing consists of a $70 […]

Europe & UK

UPDATE 1-Italy’s Enel puts faith in green energy, grids to power growth

MILAN: Enel, Europe’s biggest utility, pledged to grow its green energy and grids business in Italy and the Americas on Thursday as it reported a rise in profits and dividends and stuck to its targets for 2019. The Italian state-controlled utility said its net ordinary profit last year rose 9.5 percent to 4.06 billion euros […]

Americas

Spokesman Craig Schoenfeld Advocates for the Transport of Clean Energy

Direct Connect Development Company has a massive project in the works to build a high-voltage underground transmission line. DES MOINES, IOWA: A massive project is in the works for Direct Connect Development Company, which wants to build a high-voltage underground transmission line with hopes to transport wind and solar energy from Mason City to the […]

MEA

Energy stakeholders call for new financing mechanisms to support off-grid and mini-grid connectivity in Africa

Energy industry stakeholders attending the 5th Energy Access Investment Forum have called for a restructuring of the financing mechanisms enabling the development of off-grid and mini-grid connectivity in Africa. “Meeting the universal electricity access objective within the next decade will require the roll-out of off-grid and mini-grid solutions at scale,” said Daniel Schroth, acting director of […]

PV Manufacturing

Department of Energy Launches Round Two of $3 Million Solar Manufacturing Prize

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy launched the second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing. The Solar Prize encourages competitors to develop new solutions capable of advancing technologies for the domestic solar market. In February, the 20 semifinalists from round one were announced. The newly […]

Business & Finance

Tonga Power Ltd signs purchase agreement with Sunergise to built solar plant

ADB is supporting this transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy mix through a $12.2 million grant to the Tonga Renewable Energy Project. The largest solar plant in the south Pacific will be built in Tonga through the country’s second commercially financed public-private partnership (PPP) after an agreement was signed in Nuku’alofa today. Tonga […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

NDMC to install rooftop solar panels to save on power bills

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) plans to set up rooftop solar panels on the civic body-owned buildings to save on electricity bills worth around Rs 9 lakh per month. The initiative, which will cover NDMC-run 30 schools, zonal offices and at least four hospitals, is expected to help the civic body generate around 1.5 […]

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

Sungrow Flagship PV inverter Solutions Showcased at Solar Power Mexico

MEXICO CITY: Sungrow, the global leading inverter solutions supplier for renewables, introduced its PV product portfolio at Solar Power Mexico, strengthening its commitment to solar energy in one of the major hubs of the North American solar industry. Sungrow Booth at Solar Power Mexico Committed towards large utility-scale applications, Sungrow presented its 6.8 MW turnkey solution […]

Renewable Energy

The renewable energy industry will thrive but needs to tread with caution

Once assets have been through a stressed credit cycle, the market may pave the way for financially sustainable businesses India has $53 billion stressed debt or non-performing assets in the power sector mostly comprising thermal or coal power plants. While the sector is reeling under NPAs, renewable energy has emerged as a sustainable alternative to […]

Electric Vehicles

India lacks ecosystem for electric cars: Volkswagen official

Government needs to provide subsidies to make the electric vehicle (EV) segment attractive for the industry to invest in India ndia does not have a “clear vision” and “ecosystem” in place for the promotion of electric cars, German auto major Volkswagen’s senior executive said. Steffen Knapp, director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars (India), also said that […]

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 […]