Energy Storage

Green hydrogen auctions in 3-4 months: R K Singh

The Centre is planning for green hydrogen auctions within the next 3-4 months to further this agenda, said Power Minister R K Singh.  Union Power Minister R K Singh addressing media in Kochi.Union Power Minister R K Singh addressing media in Kochi.  NEW DELHI: Taking forward the National Hydrogen Mission announced in the Union Budget […]

Research

China’s import of polysilicon for solar cells dips 30%

China’s import of polysilicon, the feedstock for solar cells, decreased by 30 percent from 144,503 metric tons (MT) in 2019 to 100,776 MT in 2020, according to Chinese customs statistics. “Though South Korea still exported sizeable volumes from inventories to China throughout the year, the shutdown of a production capacity of 60,500 tons – at […]

Asia - Pacific

JinkoSolar secures 3-year supply of solar glass from the Flat Glass Group for production of 59GW high-efficiency solar modules

Major ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has secured a three-year solar glass supply contract with Flat Glass Group, totalling the equivalent of 59GW of PV modules. JinkoSolar noted that the supply deal would run from 2021 through the end of 2023 and has been specifically signed to meet the production ramp of its […]

Europe & UK

Abengoa Insolvency Filing Marks Spain’s Biggest Company Failure

Spanish Renewable Energy Firm Files for Insolvency Renewable energy group Abengoa SA filed for insolvency late on Monday, after its latest attempt to restructure its debts fell apart. The parent company of the renewable-energy producer, which is the entity that filed for insolvency, had around 1 billion euros ($1.22 billion) of liabilities in 2019. The […]

Americas

Total Farms Down 2 Portfolios of Renewable Assets in France to Banque des Territoires and Crédit Agricole Assurances

In line with its business model for the development of its renewables business, Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT), through Total Quadran – its 100% renewable electricity production subsidiary in France, farms down respectively to Banque des Territoires and Crédit Agricole Assurances half of its equity in two portfolios of renewable projects. Crédit Agricole Assurances acquires a 50% […]

PV Manufacturing

Blue World Technologies acquires globally recognised manufacturer of fuel cell components to strengthen its market position

Blue World Technologies, developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cells, is acquiring Danish Power Systems, a 25-year-old HT-PEM material research company. On 29 December 2020, the respective general assemblies at Blue World Technologies and Danish Power Systems approved a combination of the two companies, whereby Danish Power Systems is acquired by and subsequently merged into […]

Business & Finance

Investec-Backed Energy Fund Plans $102 Million South Africa IPO

Revego Africa Energy Fund, an investor in South African renewable projects, is looking to raise as much as 1.5 billion rand ($102 million) by April with the industry poised to grow. The fund is backed by Investec Ltd., the Eskom Pension & Provident Fund and UK Climate Investment and is seeking to list on Johannesburg’s […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Tata Power partners with Tata Basera to offer discounts on solar rooftop products

Solar rooftop is a revolutionary product that helps customers save upto 80%+ electricity costs Tata Power has partnered with Tata Basera to promote its solar rooftop services and home automation products amongst individual home builders and Tata Steel’s channel partners. Under this initiative, individual home builders purchasing rebars from Tata Steel would benefit from additional […]

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

Ingeteam exceeds 2 GW of solar power supplied to Australia

Ingeteam has passed the 2 GW (2,000 MW) mark for solar power supplied as PV inverters for the Australian market. This figure was achieved thanks to the 753 MW awarded to the company in 2020 in eight photovoltaic projects in which itsInverter Stations have been or are being installed, as well asother Ingeteam products and […]

Renewable Energy

Earth’s magnetic field broke down 42,000 years ago, triggering extinctions & climate crisis

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources. New Australian study reveals turning point in Earth’s history Rings on ancient trees in New Zealand have revealed that the Earth’s magnetic field temporarily broke down 42,000 years ago, sparking major climactic shifts […]