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Daily News Wrap-Up: SJVN Tenders 1.5 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SJVN Green Energy, a subsidiary of SJVN, has invited bids to select developers to set up 1,500 MW of Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind and solar...

February 5, 2024

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Mercom Staff

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Daily Wrap-up
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Extreme Weather, Degradation Impact US Solar Projects in a Small But Significant Way

Climate change-induced extreme weather events like hail, flooding, and high winds are accelerating solar module damage above certain thresholds, causing greater...

February 2, 2024

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Solar
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Solar to Dominate US Power Generation Capacity with 10x Growth by 2050

Wind energy deployment in the U.S. is expected to reach 770 GW and solar 1,090 GW by 2050, representing 5x and 10x increases over current levels, respectively, according...

January 24, 2024

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Renewable Energy
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Daily News Wrap-Up: Odisha Offer for Sale of 500 MW Solar Power

Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) has invited bids from intra-state off-takers to buy 500 MW of solar power through a tariff-based competitive bidding process with a...

December 27, 2023

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Mercom Staff

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Daily Wrap-up
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Solar Panel Efficiency Drops by 15% During Peak Pollen Season Despite Rains

Pollen coating can reduce the performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, and rains are not enough to wash them away, according to a report by National Renewable...

December 26, 2023

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Daily News Wrap-Up: Ministry Announces 25% Incentive for Critical Minerals Explorations

In a bid to enhance the exploration of critical minerals within the country, the government of India announced a 25% incentive on the approved project cost for...

September 14, 2023

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Mercom Staff

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Daily Wrap-up
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Combining Stress Tests Enhances Performance Prediction of Perovskite Solar Cells

Recent findings from a study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) emphasize the importance of subjecting perovskite...

September 13, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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Technology
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NREL’s Research Reveals Potential of Sound Waves to Make Cheaper Solar Cells

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have published a study that reveals how sound waves could play a...

August 1, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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Technology
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Daily News Wrap-Up: SECI Issues Tender to Supply 1 GW of Solar Modules

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) invited bids for manufacturing, testing, packaging, supply, and transportation of 1,000 MW of domestically manufactured solar...

July 19, 2023

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Mercom Staff

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Daily Wrap-up
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Researchers Develop Perovskite Solar Cells with ~93% Bifaciality

A team of researchers at the  U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has claimed to achieve 91%-93% of bifaciality on a newly developed...

July 18, 2023

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Satish Shetty

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Solar

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Technology
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Floating Solar a Viable Option for Southeast Asia to Meet Energy Transition Targets

Floating solar could play a crucial role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) regional target of 35% renewable energy in the installed power...

July 7, 2023

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Rakesh Ranjan

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Floating Solar

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Gold Layer Substitute Unlocks Affordable Perovskite Market Potential

A discovery by a team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Northern Illinois University has developed...

June 22, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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Technology
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One-Step Coating Could Make Perovskite Solar Cells Commercially Viable

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has devised a new way to produce perovskite solar cells that could speed its commercialization. Different layers are...

March 24, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Technology
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Perovskite Alkylammonium Chloride Solar Cell Achieves 26.08% Efficiency

Researchers at South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have developed a perovskite solar cell (PSC) by using alkylammonium chloride...

March 3, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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Technology
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Researchers Say Cooling Measures for Solar Farms Improve Efficiency by 2-3%

Researchers from Portland State University, the University of Utah, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) said they have identified a new method to improve...

January 5, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Solar

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