Tag Archives: Photovoltaics

Piyush Goyal stays clear of issue of anti-dumping levy on solar gear

Staying clear of the demand for imposition of anti-dumping duty on solar equipment imports, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the ministry concerned will take an appropriate decision on the matter. “I am minister for renewable energy. I am focusing in … Continue reading

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Next steps for the Indian Power Industry – The need to evolve

This article written by Ritesh Pothan was published in the July / August edition of Infraline Magazine Our nation has the good fortune of coming into its own at the time when solar is gaining increasing acceptability both as a … Continue reading

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Engineering the Solar Age – Suppliers for Photovoltaics

Read the complete report here Photovoltaics, an application of electronic and semiconductor technologies, long since became an independent high-tech industry. This brochure presents the most important applications, backgrounds, technologies, and, most importantly, the key players in the fields of machine engineering, automation, raw and process materials, and … Continue reading

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What next after the polysilicon apocalypse of 2012? – An analysis on why module prices are hardening

Polysilicon prices plummeted last year, but signs of recovery are emerging. A year ago in the inaugural edition of PV-Tech’s sister digital publication, Solar Business Focus, we provided a detailed update on the PV polysilicon industry and the impact overcapacity was … Continue reading

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JNNSM has 70% of foreign Solar Cells / Modules installed in 77 projects to date

The Government has stipulated certain technical measures to ensure quality of the PV modules used in Solar power projects taken up under different Central schemes of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). During last 3 years and current year … Continue reading

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NPD Solarbuzz: PV market to reach 31GW in 2013; 45% ground mounted

For the first time, China is expected to become the largest market, surpassing Germany. Indeed, Asia is fast becoming the largest markets, according to NPD Solarbuzz, which expects China, Japan, and India combined to account for 36% of global PV … Continue reading

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Empa achieves record 20.4% efficiency for flexible thin film

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4% for converting sunlight into electricity. Empa said the cells are based … Continue reading

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Now, technology claims to reduce cost of solar energy by 75%: Fact or Fiction

Scientists have developed a new technology which they claim could make production of solar energy cheaper by 75 per cent, and thus speed-up its market adoption. The RTI International solar cells are developed from solutions of semiconductor particles, known as colloidal quantum dots, and have … Continue reading

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Renewable energy trade picks up speed in India

Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) trade —  a mechanism to trade renewable energy including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro projects on platforms similar to stock exchanges — is slowly gaining ground in India. REC trade, which began in India in … Continue reading

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600 MW solar power projects to be inaugurated in Gujarat on 19th April 2012

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi said 15 solar projects with a capacity to produce 600MW power will be dedicated to the nation at Charanka solar park in north Gujarat on April 19. Talking to a group of Solar Power Developers … Continue reading

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