Monthly Archives: July 2014

Natural Group Presentation at SolarTech – Solar Energy Policy July 2014 – Next Steps for Solar

Click here for the entire presentation Natural Group_Presentation at SolarTech – Solar Energy Policy July 2014 My presentation at Solartech 2014 encompassed the next steps for Solar in India moving forward. A few suggestions include A. Focus has to be … Continue reading

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WHO has reclassified diesel emissions as a group 1 carcinogen for its strong link with lung cancer

Only at the level of Euro VI norms can India effectively and nearly close the gap between diesel and petrol emissions, says one of India’s top vehicle fuel pollution analysts. India is in the grip of massive dieselization, while the … Continue reading

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India-US solar issue: WTO sets up dispute panel

The WTO has set up a dispute settlement panel to examine a complaint by the US against India’s domestic content requirements under the country’s solar power programme, Parliament was informed today. “Since the consultations could not result into satisfactory outcome, … Continue reading

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Restoration of accelerated depreciation set to create more wind capacity

Ritesh: AD for wind is a misdirected benefit as the power cannot be scheduled nor used for almost half the year. It is champagne time for the wind industry and thanks to the Finance Minister. The restoration of the long-awaited … Continue reading

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Draft Guidelines for selection of 1500 MW Grid Solar PV power projects under National Solar Mission, Phase-II Batch-II Scheme of Bundling with Thermal Power- Invitation of Comments

F. No. 32/8/2013-14/GSP Government of India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Grid Solar Power Division Block No,. 14, C.G.O. Complex Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003 Dated: 16/07/2014 Subject: Draft Guidelines for selection of 1500 MW Grid Solar PV power projects … Continue reading

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WTO Tells US To Reconsider Solar Panel Tariffs

In a move that many in the solar industry applauded, a World Trade Organization panel found that the US government overstepped its bounds when it imposed tariffs on solar panels and other goods from China. New Hampshire — Yesterday the World … Continue reading

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Solar Cell Efficiency Rises By 30% Through Singlet Fission

Scientists were pretty excited when they discovered you could convert light energy directly into electricity by capturing photons in semiconductors, exciting them into “excitons” (bound electron with negative charge and hole with positive), and capturing the resultant current through electrodes. … Continue reading

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Lithium Ion Batteries Get Big Performance Boost From Wonder Material Known As… Sand

A new lithium ion battery that notably outperforms the industry standard across a wide variety of different parameters was recently created by researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, through the use of a new “wonder … Continue reading

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Notification of the L1 bidders of different States in Part-A (Capex) and Part-B (RESCO) for price matching by L2, L3,L4….for 50 MW Rooftops by SECI (SOLAR ENERGY CORPORATION OF INDIA) July 2014

SOLAR ENERGY CORPORATION OF INDIA NEW DELHI-17 SECI/Cont./SRT-IV/70/2014/                                                                               14-07-2014 Subject: Notification of the L1 bidders of different States in Part-A (Capex) and Part-B (RESCO) for price matching by L2, L3,L4….and so on. 1.0      The“Request for Selection(RfS)” was floated … Continue reading

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Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Tariff Order for Wheeling Tariffs for Distribution Business

The filings for approval of Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) and Tariff proposals for the Wheeling Charges of Distribution business for 3rd control period (from FY 2014- 15 to FY 2018-19), made on 4th December, 2013, by the four (4) Distribution … Continue reading

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