Domestic Manufacturing Segment Ready to Meet Country's Growing Solar Needs

Domestic Manufacturing Segment Ready to Meet Country’s Growing Solar Needs

The Indian government is doing its best to boost domestic manufacturing under the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' initiative. In April last year, the Union Cabinet approved the production-linked incentive (PLI) program to push gigawatt-scale ...
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Websol Energy to Set Up a 1.8 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Plant

Websol Energy to Set Up a 1.8 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Plant

Kolkata-based solar cells and modules manufacturer Websol Energy System has approved the issue of 23,80,000 equity shares of ₹10 (~$0.126) each at an issue price of ₹105 (~$1.329). The shares ...
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Renew Power to Increase its Module Manufacturing Capacity to 6 GW

Renew Power to Increase its Module Manufacturing Capacity to 6 GW

Independent Power Producer ReNew Power has announced that it is increasing its module manufacturing capacity to 6 GW from the 4 GW that was planned earlier. The planned capital expenditure ...
/ / Manufacturing, Modules, Solar
Solar Tracker Manufacturer Arctech's Joint Venture in India Starts Trial Operations

Solar Tracker Manufacturer Arctech’s Joint Venture in India Starts Trial Operations

Arctech, a solar tracking and building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions provider, announced its first joint venture Jash Energy — a 3 GW solar tracker factory in India, which has begun ...
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Duty on Export of Steel Expected to Bring Down Cost of Solar Module Mounting Structures

Duty on Export of Steel Expected to Bring Down Cost of Solar Module Mounting Structures

The Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) has imposed a duty of 15% on the export of steel. The move is likely to bring down the prices of solar mounting ...
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TotalEnergies, ENEOS Partner to Develop 2 GW Solar Capacity for C&I Entities in Asia

TotalEnergies, ENEOS Partner to Develop 2 GW Solar Capacity for C&I Entities in Asia

TotalEnergies, a global multinational integrated oil and gas firm, has entered into a 50-50 partnership with Japanese petroleum company ENEOS to develop 2 GW of decentralized onsite solar capacity for ...
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Feasibility of Domestic Solar Manufacturing Initiative and Demand Visibility

Feasibility of Domestic Solar Manufacturing Initiative and Demand Visibility

The government is pushing for solar manufacturing in India with restrictive and enabling policies. In April this year, the Union Cabinet approved the production-linked incentive (PLI) program for the 'National Program ...
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Shell to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects in the UK

Shell to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects in the UK

Global energy conglomerate Royal Dutch Shell has signed a framework agreement with the renewable energy developer Island Green Power to develop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with co-located battery storage potential ...
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IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

IREDA’s 10 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Tender Receives Strong Response

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)’s tender for setting up manufacturing capacities for vertically-integrated high-efficiency solar modules under the production-linked incentive (PLI) program received a strong response from the ...
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Using Covalent Organic Frameworks as Photocatalysts for Solar-to-Fuel Production

Using Covalent Organic Frameworks as Photocatalysts for Solar-to-Fuel Production

A multinational team of researchers have shown that covalent organic frameworks (COFs), a new class of light-absorbing compounds (photocatalysts), could be utilized as a potential solution for solar-to-fuel production. The ...
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First Solar to Set Up a 3.3 GW Thin Film Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in India

First Solar to Set Up a 3.3 GW Thin Film Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in India

First Solar, a U.S.-based manufacturer of solar modules, announced that it would invest $684 million to set up a new, vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar module manufacturing facility ...
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Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

In its latest report, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has stated that manufacturers in Asia accounted for 92% (over 130 GW) of global solar module production in 2020, ...
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Explosion at Hoshine Silicon’s Polysilicon Plant in China Threatens Supply

Explosion at Hoshine Silicon’s Polysilicon Plant in China Threatens Supply

A massive explosion was reported at a polysilicon factory in the city of Shihezi in China’s Xinjiang region. The plant produces raw materials for polysilicon used in the production of ...
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Coal India Forms Subsidiaries for Solar Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Projects

Coal India Forms Subsidiaries for Solar Manufacturing and Renewable Energy Projects

Coal India Limited (CIL) has recently announced forming two wholly-owned subsidiaries for undertaking solar photovoltaic manufacturing and renewable energy projects. While CIL Solar PV Limited has been incorporated for manufacturing ...
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Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar Doubles Cells, Modules Manufacturing Capacity to 1,100 MW

Tata Power Solar has announced the expansion of its manufacturing unit in Bengaluru, taking the total production capacity of cells and modules to 1,100 MW. The latest expansion move has ...
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The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

Domestic manufacturing in the solar sector has always been a sore point in India. The government has taken several policy measures like the imposition of safeguard duty and basic customs ...
Premier Energies Set to Open a 1.5 GW Solar Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad

Premier Energies Set to Open a 1.5 GW Solar Manufacturing Facility in Hyderabad

Premier Energies said that it would commission a 1.5 GW solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing facility in the next two months at E-city, Hyderabad, tripling its existing production capacity. The Secunderabad-based ...
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Budget 2021 Allocates ₹45 Billion For High-Efficiency Solar Modules Manufacturing

Budget 2021 Allocates ₹45 Billion For High-Efficiency Solar Modules Manufacturing

The Union Budget 2021 has allocated exclusive funds to expand renewables, especially solar and green hydrogen. The Budget has elaborated on the production-linked incentive program to help the solar manufacturing ...
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Eco-Friendly ZTO Buffer Developed for Kesterite Solar Cell

Eco-Friendly ZTO Buffer Developed for Kesterite Solar Cell

Researchers at Incheon National University claimed that they had developed a new eco-friendly ZTO buffer that can be used in solar panels instead of existing buffers made with toxic materials ...
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Coal India to Set Up Integrated Solar Wafer Manufacturing Facility

Coal India to Set Up Integrated Solar Wafer Manufacturing Facility

Coal India Limited (CIL) has received approval from its board to venture into the solar power value chain and aluminum value chain. In a BSE filing, the coal giant said ...
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DGTR Imposes Countervailing Duty of 9.71% on Solar Glass Imports from Malaysia

DGTR Imposes Countervailing Duty of 9.71% on Solar Glass Imports from Malaysia

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has imposed a countervailing duty at 9.71% of the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value for five years ...
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Is Production Linked Incentive the Solution to Boost Domestic Solar Manufacturing_

Is Production Linked Incentive the Solution to Boost Domestic Solar Manufacturing?

The lack of financial and policy incentives to the domestic solar component manufacturing ecosystem is one of the primary factors holding back its growth, according to industry stakeholders. This may ...
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Gujarat’s Petroleum University Inaugurates a 45 MW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit

Gujarat’s Petroleum University Inaugurates a 45 MW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi e-inaugurated a 45 MW monocrystalline solar panel manufacturing unit at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in Gujarat. "The setting up of the 45 MW solar panel ...
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China’s GCL-Poly Begins Construction of a 54,000 MT Polysilicon Facility

China’s GCL-Poly Begins Construction of a 54,000 MT Polysilicon Facility

Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon, a subsidiary of Chinese major GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, announced the ground breaking of the first phase of its 54,000 metric tonnes (MT) polysilicon manufacturing facility using a ...
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ReneSola and Zhongnan Industry to Build a 3 GW Solar PV Manufacturing Unit

ReneSola and Zhongnan Industry to Build a 3 GW Solar PV Manufacturing Unit

ReneSola, a solar module manufacturer, announced that it is entering into a joint venture with the Zhongnan Industry, a subsidiary of Zhongnan Holding Group, to develop a solar PV manufacturing ...
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