Daily Archives: March 24, 2013

15780 off-grid SPV Power Plants with total capacity of 13.25 MWp Sanctioned in 2012-13

The Ministry has sanctioned 15780 off-grid solar photovoltaic (SPV) power plants of total capacity of 13.25 MWp to be installed on individual houses in the country during 2012-13. Under the Off-grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru National … Continue reading

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LightSail Gets $5.5 Million For Compressed Air Energy Storage – Is it Cheaper than batteries!

LightSail Energy, a utility-scale energy storage company, has obtained $5.5 million from investors to fund its compressed air energy storage (CAES) project in the second closing of its $37.3 million Round D. LightSail CAES Concept. Image obtained from LightSail Energy. The … Continue reading

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Who’s Next? – Fears from Suntech bond default spread to other Chinese PV manufacturers

Testing times for China-based PV manufacturers as loans and lines of credit scrutinised. The Suntech Power Holdings saga has quickly led to questions being asked of the financial health of other leading China-based PV manufacturers. According to a report from Bloomberg, … Continue reading

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The Myth: Renewable Energy Contributes 12.5% in total power generation in India

Natgrp: Given 15-30% PLFs of renewable energy sources like Wind and Solar, RE in reality contributes below 5%, to the actual KWh energy generation in the country The present installed capacity of power generation in the country is about 2,12,829 … Continue reading

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