India is the 3rd largest solar market after China, US: Report

India emerged as the third largest solar market in the world after China and the US. India’s solar installations reached 8.3 GW, including large-scale and rooftop solar units, according to a report by Mercom Communications India. The country’s cumulative solar capacity is 28 GW as of 2018. Mergers and acquisitions globally were steady in the…

Starbucks launches solar energy test that will power 360 Texas stores

According to the report the coffee giant is partnering with Cypress Creek Renewables and U.S. Bank Starbucks continues its commitment to alternative energy sources with the announcement of a partnership with solar power developer Cypress Creek Renewables and U.S. Bank to power 360 Texas-area Starbucks stores in the Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Arlington…

US firm Labacorp proposes 900-MW solar project in Zimbabwe

US-based Labacorp Power Company America wants to present a 900-MW solar project to the government of Zimbabwe, The Herald reports, quoting a company statement. Labacorp Power’s local partner Craft Properties (Pvt) Ltd has announced that the US company would like to schedule the presentation for July 2019. The event will allow it to explain how…

US based Residential solar firm PosiGen gets USD 20m of funds

US residential solar firm PosiGen announced on 16th April, it has secured a USD-20-million (EUR 17.7m) tax equity investment from roofing products supplier GAF Energy. PosiGen said that the fresh funds will support the installation of roughly 2,500 new solar systems and energy efficiency upgrades to homes in the states of Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana and…

NREL Unveils Look At Most Efficient Solar Modules

March 15, 2019 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which regularly publishes a chart of the world’s most efficient solar cells, has introduced a new chart of record-efficiency solar modules. The initial Champion Module Efficiencies chart contains 73 data points, dating to 1988, and broken out into 19 different technologies. The records range from an organic…

How Solar Is Powering The Middle East Towards Renewables

The United Arab Emirates wants two-thirds of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources by 2050. Think about energy generation in the Middle East and you probably think of oil. But in fact, the region is at the forefront of the race to decarbonize energy production. In March, production started at one of the region’s…

The World Will Add 70,000 Solar Panels Every Hour In The Next 5 Years

According to article published by Formative Content, “By 2022 the worlds renewable energy capacity overall should increase by 43%”. The amount of solar power capacity expected to be added in the coming years is equivalent to 70,000 new solar panels every hour – enough to cover 1,000 soccer pitches every day. It is estimated that…

New Scheme for Farmers for Installation of Solar Pumps and Grid Connected Solar Power Plants

The Government has approved launch of new scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid connected solar power Plants, with an objective of providing financial and water security to farmers. The scheme consists of three components: (i) Component-A: 10,000 MW of Decentralized Ground Mounted Grid Connected Renewable Power Plants. (ii) Component-B: Installation of…

DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING OF 15KW SOLAR PV POWER PLANT WITH STORAGE FOR ONE OF THE ARMY POSTS AT SIACHEN GLACIER.

Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) invites online bids for Design, development, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 15kW Solar PV Power Plant with storage for one of the Army Posts at Siachen Glacier. Scope includes the Project designing, Development of project sight, procurement and installation of solar panels, inverter, and related equipment. The…