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Perovskite Solar: The Future Crystal?

Why are we talking about Perovskite Solar?

From France to Australia, breaking efficiency records in labs around the World, Perovskite Solar is the poster child for solar research today. Efficiency data from NREL tables, which represents global lab results, shows that this technology has grown most rapidly in demonstrated conversion efficiency amongst all emerging and thin-film technologies. Given that perovskite solar can be fabricated simply by spin coating, based on the principle of depositing liquids, the technology also promises to have low manufacturing costs. (more…)

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DISCOM solar duty

‘Energy Surplus’ States Threatened by Solar Energy

Rooftop solar energy is fast accounting for a more significant percentage of our country’s energy mix. As more and more factories, institutions and posh residences adopt solar under net-metering, they are generating their own power but still using the utility maintained transmission. The more power generated by solar plants, the less units sold by DISCOMs and utilities. This transition is making states and DISCOMs anxious about loss of their highest paying consumers. (more…)

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Piyush Goyal

Breaking: ₹8,100 cr Budget Allocated to double solar parks capacity to 40GW

In an unprecedented move this Wednesday, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs cleared an 8100 cr. proposal to double the solar park capacity to be achieved by 2019-20 to 40 GW.

This move was reportedly motivated by the enthusiastic response received for Rewa’s Ultra Mega Solar Power Park.

Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, said: (more…)

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REWA Solar Story Snippet

REWA Solar Park in Stats

This past month we reported how the REWA Ultra Mega Solar Park has been developed to attract the best bids and also how the reverse auction results for this 750 MW plant have broken the Rs. 3 barrier. But this story has many more facets that need to be spoken about such as the Rs. 300 crore+ reduction in DMRC’s electricity bill. We have pulled together this info-graphic that illustrates just how ground breaking this story is in the history of solar power.

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