Monthly Archives: May 2013

Solar Industry Anxious Over Defective Panels – Audit discovered defect rates of 5.5 percent to 22 percent during audits of 50 Chinese factories

Jenya Meydbray, chief executive of PV Evolution Labs, a testing company in Berkeley, Calif., scrutinized solar panels. LOS ANGELES — The solar panels covering a vast warehouse roof in the sun-soaked Inland Empire region east of Los Angeles were only … Continue reading

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Why gas based electrics are the cars for this decade! by Ritesh Pothan

This article was published in the April edition of Energy Next Magazine Vehicles are now the most polluting segment of any urban society and a lot of thought needs to go behind their detrimental effect to Indian society as a … Continue reading

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EU votes against module Anti Dumping, and hopefully so will India

Eighteen EU member states vote against solar duties Countries who voted in support of the proposals include some of Europe’s largest solar players, most notably France, Italy and Spain. Image: Lightsource industry reaction to EU council vote on anti-dumping (04:20) … Continue reading

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Find out what its going to take to make Solar Power in India a success both on grid and off

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (Solar RECs) – Today and the way ahead for Solar Power was the title of my presentation at InfralineEnergy’s 2nd Annual Conference on Solar Power – Future Possibilities held on May 28, 2013 at The Lalit, New … Continue reading

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South Korea shuts more nuclear power plants due to fake certificates

South Korea said this week it was suspending the operations of two nuclear power plants and extended the shutdown of a third to replace cables that were supplied using fake certificates, reports Reuters. The nuclear shut downs may result in … Continue reading

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43.6 % Four-Junction Solar Cell under Concentrated Sunlight New Manufacturing Technologies allow for Higher Efficiencies

Image of a solar cell wafer with four-junction concentrator cells and test structures. ©Fraunhofer ISE In an ambitious industry project with the French company Soitec, Fraunhofer ISE is currently developing a new generation of multi-junction solar cells with efficiency potential … Continue reading

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View Dr. Ashvini Kumar’s -Director (Solar) – Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) presentation on VGF (Viability Gap Funding) at the Solar Markets India 2013 conference

Dr. Ashvini Kumar, Director (Solar), Solar Energy Corporation of India, needs no introduction as the designated government organization responsible for taking forward the JNNSM Solar Commitments by the MNRE. Phase II envisages another 750MW to be setup under the VGF scheme by … Continue reading

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Punjab receives just 270MW bids against the 300MW requested for by PEDA

In a growing trend of developers not agreeing to the prices that are being floated by State Renewable Agencies, Punjab has just received 90% of the proposed capacity. In the past Solar projects have been oversubscribed in the multiples but … Continue reading

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TN focuses on the true power of solar – to subsidise 2000 solar powered irrigation pump sets of 5HP by 4 Lakh Rupees

The Tamil Nadu Government will distribute 2,000 solar powered agriculture pump sets at subsidised rates to farmers in the current year, announced the Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa in the Assembly today. The Agriculture Department will distribute the 2,000 pump sets … Continue reading

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Nuclear Headache: Task of Decommissioning Plants Is One of The Greatest Tasks of the Century which will take almost as long – The reason why Nuclear is not a renewable solution nor a viable solution at all!

Japanese journalists visit the site of the Lubmin nuclear power plant, decommissioned 23 years ago, which is currently being dismantled in Germany. The dismantling of Germany’s nuclear power plants will be one of the greatest tasks of the century as … Continue reading

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