Andaman solar-plus-storage retender no comfort to developers, says winner of scrapped auction

It is understood that the Ministry of Power is keen at exploring alternative sources of power generation in the Andamans – quite likely an LNG-fueled power facility of around 30MW. Twitter: Mahindra Susten The winner of India’s first major solar-plus-storage auction, which has subsequently been scrapped for retendering, has said that despite being an unfortunate … Read more

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Amtech hits another quarterly solar revenue record but orders at new low

Stocks: ASYS Amtech reported fiscal first quarter 2018 revenue of US$49.2 million, up from US$30.1 million in the previous quarter, a new record high. Image: Amtech Systems/Tempress Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Amtech Systems has continued to benefit from major solar order placed with the company in 2017 that are coninuting conversion to revenue in … Read more

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Siemens Gamesa bags EPC contracts for 160MW of solar in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Credit: Siemens Gamesa Siemens Gamesa has won EPC contracts for 160MW of Indian solar projects, consisting of 100MW from an unnamed major Indian utility and 60MW from an IPP. The utility project is located in Tamil Nadu and the IPP project is in Karnataka. The projects are earmarked to be commissioned in March 2018. Ramesh Kymal, … Read more

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EU requests consultation with US over solar tariffs – WTO

The EU wants to hold the consultations as soon as possible. Source: EC The EU is the latest body to wade into the Section 201 saga by demanding a consultation with the US over its imposition of tariffs on solar imports, according to a WTO filing from Wednesday 7 February. The US has identified the … Read more

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Foresight starts construction of 3.9MW unsubsidised solar farm in Murcia, Spain

Flickr: fdecomite London-headquartered investment firm Foresight Group has started construction of an unsubsidised solar project in the municipality of Las Torres de Cotillas, Murcia region, south east of Spain. Torre de Cotillas 1 will stand at 3.9MW and forms part of a wider 18MW development in the south-eastern Spanish region. The plant is also Foresight’s … Read more

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Amtech bags follow-on order for next generation solar ALD systems for PERC line

SoLayTec B.V. expects to ship the equipment and install it in this fiscal year. Credit: Amtech A subsidiary of PV equipment supplier Amtech Systems has received a follow-on order for three next generation solar Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems. SoLayTec B.V. expects to ship the equipment and install it in this fiscal year. SoLayTec has … Read more

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If Renewables Aren’t Growing Fast Enough to Replace Nuclear, What Are Europe’s Options?

Europe’s electricity markets are in flux. Renewables have upended wholesale markets, but decarbonization has been slow.  Can the region meet its long-term carbon reduction goals, even as nuclear declines? “The pathways [that] energy markets across Europe take over the next few decades toward 2050 decarbonization targets are not set in stone,” said Richard Slark, director of … Read more

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