India

AP discoms seek steep cut in solar, wind tariffs across all existing PPAs

Ask APERC to slash tariffs by 40-62% for PPAs and PSAs entered between 2012 and 2017 involving around 7,500 Mw of capacity Opening a new phase of sorts in the ongoing tussle with renewable energy players, Andhra Pradesh power utilities on Friday filed three separate petitions before the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) seeking […]

Energy Storage

The Arizona Battery Explosion Is Changing Conventional Wisdom on Safety

Six months later, GTM gets an exclusive update from APS and Fluence on an event that’s forcing a new look at grid battery engineering. It’s been nearly six months since an explosion ripped through a grid battery near Phoenix and upended the industry’s understanding of the technology’s safety. The McMicken conflagration injured first responders and […]

Research

Mitsubishi Motors to Support Renewable Energy Study

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation participated in a joint study of renewable energy in the Sumba Island, Republic of Indonesia. The study is aiming at utilizing the energy by photovoltaic power generation, which is effective in remote islands where it is difficult to secure gasoline. To supply stable electric power generated by renewable energy, the study was […]

Asia - Pacific

BGRIM named best solar power developer in 2019

Bangkok BGRIM: B.Grimm Power Plc (BGRIM)’s Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company was awarded the 2019 best solar power plant project developer from the International Finance magazine. The award by the leading international business journal recognises the company’s initiation of operation with expertise and advancement which plays an important role in economic and social development. […]

Europe & UK

Suntrace and BayWa r.e. support B2Gold in implementing the Fekola Solar Project – one of the world’s largest solar battery HFO hybrid projects

Hamburg/Munich: Solar energy has become the most competitive energy source. In off-grid energy systems, solar energy combined with conventional energy generation and battery storage can provide secure power during day and night. B2Gold Corp. (CA) operates the Fekola gold mine in Mali, West Africa. Suntrace GmbH with its partner BayWa r.e. had completed a preliminary […]

Americas

Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don’t Work in Blackouts

Californians have embraced rooftop solar panels more than anyone in the U.S., but many are learning the hard way the systems won’t keep the lights on during blackouts. That’s because most panels are designed to supply power to the grid — not directly to houses. During the heat of the day, solar systems can crank […]

MEA

DEWA awards contract for AED 1 billion construction of new Al-Shera’a headquarters

Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract for construction work of its new headquarters, called Al-Shera’a (Arabic for sail). DEWA awarded the AED 981,960,889 contract to a consortium comprising Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting and Ghantoot Gulf Contracting. Construction is expected to be complete within 30 months. DEWA previously awarded the first […]

PV Manufacturing

Steep import tariff won’t push domestic solar manufacture

Steep import tariffs won’t push domestic solar manufacture. India’s efforts on solar capacity addition may position it as a leader in solar adoption, but its record on solar manufacturing shows it is barely scratching the surface on reducing solar imports. While the country added 60GW of solar generation capacity—the goal is 175GW renewable by 2022—it […]

Business & Finance

Reden and Natixis close PMGD financing of solar PV projects in Chile

NEW YORK : Reden Investments Chile SpA (“Reden Solar Chile”) and Natixis have successfully closed senior facilities totaling US$96.4 million for the up-to-100MW portfolio of solar PV plants in Chile (the “Reden Chile Solar PMGD Portfolio”). Reden Solar Chile is wholly-owned by affiliates of Reden, a French independent renewable power producer with more than 10 […]

Solar Off Grid & Roof Tops

Koraga colony gets solar power on Gandhi Jayanti

Mangaluru: Sulkeri gram panchayat in Belthangady taluk celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in a meaningful way, with a special emphasis on the welfare of tribals living in small huts in the village. The gram panchayat, in association with Selco Foundation and Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat member Dharaneendra Kumar, provided solar power to […]

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 launches its new PV string inverter featuring 1500 Vdc technology

Series production has already started, with an order for 200 units for Brazil Pamplona, Spain: Ingeteam is finalizing the launch of its new INGECON® SUN 160TL photovoltaic string inverter, offering the possibility of achieving a power output of 160 kWAC in a single 75kg/165lbs unit. This inverter, which has already been physically showcased at a […]

Renewable Energy

Equinor Gives Nod to 88MW Floating Wind Farm

Norwegian oil giant further cements position as leading floating wind developer with 11-turbine project near offshore oil fields. Norwegian oil giant Equinor and a group of partners have greenlighted an 88-megawatt floating offshore wind farm, set for completion in 2022. The Hywind Tampen project will serve five oil and gas platforms in Norway’s part of […]

Electric Vehicles

West Bengal sets 2030 deadline for e-vehicle revolution

KOLKATA : The transport department has prepared a roadmap for shifting to electric mode in the public transportation sector of Kolkata. Echoing mayor Firhad Hakim’s statement at C40 World Mayors’ Summit in Copenhagen, transport secretary Narayan Swarup Nigam said: “Our plan is to completely shift to electric mode by 2030. We already have our tram […]

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 […]