More power to renew
Product Company Chakan is a state-of-the-art factory inaugurated in 2013, designing and manufacturing compressors for the Indian market. The successful implementation of a world-class Lean Manufacturing 4.0 has now allowed its expansion towards export.
Anti-dumping duty on solar cells to prove costly for projects
The solar power industry is getting jittery over a move to levy anti-dumping duty on solar cells. The move comes at a time when the viability of the recently awarded projects at tariffs below Rs. 3.5 per unit is being questioned by analysts due to rising prices of solar modules sourced from China.
Energy from sun is abundant and the sun will continue to shine for billions of years to come. While the solar energy is inexhaustible and renewable, its irradiance is environment-friendly. The solar power system does not emit toxic gases, which are environmentally damaging.
Midsummer enjoys record year in 2016
With revenues nearly doubled and profits increased, due to several new orders for the company’s DUO thin film solar cell manufacturing system, Swedish manufacturer Midsummer, presented record result for FY2016.
Manufacturing targets should be fixed before installation targets
Promotion of manufacturing is of utmost importance, and GoI hasn´t done enough for the same in the solar sector. However, the main reason for slow pick up in domestic manufacturing is the continued large scale import of solar modules. Unless imports are restricted, domestic manufacturing will not speed up.
Jinko Solar to produce new high-efficiency solar cells
Heraeus Photovoltaics has announced a new collaboration with Jinko Solar to support the latter´s launch of efficient polycrystalline cells. The Heraeus SOL9631J Series of new generation front-side silver pastes raises the conversion efficiency of solar cells is a collaboration that marks another milestone in the long-term strategic cooperation between the companies.
Adani in talks with Softbank, Foxconn on $3 billion solar plan
Adani Group Head, Gautam Adani is in talks with Japan´s Softbank Chairman Masayoshi Son and Foxconn head Terry Gou, to secure investment for a $3 billion project to produce 3 GW of solar cells and panels in the country, sources said.
We need investment of over $100 billion, over the next 8 years
From our perspective as a solar panel manufacturer, there are challenges regarding Indian made solar cells. Firstly, cells manufactured in India are 15-20 per cent costlier and less efficient as compared to imported ones. Secondly, there are supply constraints fon account of limited manufacturing capacities.
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