Saturday, June 10

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The Smart Energy Magazine editorial team is a group of business journalists and sector specialists from across India.
Our Mission is to Create a Net-zero Future by Helping to De-carbonize the World through the Adoption of Solar Energy – Todd Li, President Asia Pacific Region, Trina Solar
Interviews, RE Interviews

Our Mission is to Create a Net-zero Future by Helping to De-carbonize the World through the Adoption of Solar Energy – Todd Li, President Asia Pacific Region, Trina Solar

Todd Li is managing Trina Solar’s overall business including the PV modules, TrinaPro, Trina Tracker, and system solutions segments in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. He is recognised by his team for his outstanding performance and great leadership skills. In this interaction with Smart Energy Magazine he speaks on Trina Solar’s vision for a net zero future and how Trina Solar is driving its response to climate change with the help of technology, innovation and smart solutions. We will also discuss with him the role China & India playing in sustainable development and leading in transition to the net-zero world. Q. Can you elaborate on Trina solar's vision for a Net Zero future? Well, Trina solar’s Moto since the company was founded 25 years ago has been "Solar Energy For Al...
Top 10 Trends of Smart PV for a Greener Future
Must Read, RE Special Features

Top 10 Trends of Smart PV for a Greener Future

Huawei held the Top 10 Trends of Smart PV (photovoltaic) conference, with the theme of ''Accelerating Solar as a Major Energy Source''. At the conference, Chen Guoguang, President of Huawei Smart PV+ESS Business, shared Huawei's insights on the 10 trends of Smart PV from the perspectives of multi-scenario collaboration, digital transformation, and enhanced safety. As the proportion of renewable energy keeps increasing, the PV industry acquired a booming growth, yet, the industry still faces many challenges, including how to continue reducing the levelized cost of energy (LCOE), how to improve the O&M efficiency, how to maintain power grid stability as more renewable energy are feeding in, and how to ensure end-to-end system safety. "Amid the rapid growth of the PV industry, ...
Challenges & Opportunities in Global PV Supply Diversification
RE Special Features, Special Features

Challenges & Opportunities in Global PV Supply Diversification

Solar PV is a crucial pillar of clean energy transitions worldwide, underpinning efforts to reach international energy and climate goals. Over the last decade, the amount of solar PV deployed around the world has increased massively while its costs have declined drastically. Putting the world on a path to reaching net zero emissions requires solar PV to expand globally on an even greater scale, raising concerns about security of manufacturing supply for achieving such rapid growth rates – but also offering new opportunities for diversification. Solar PV Manufacturing today The Current Status of Global PV Supply Chain A major geographical shift has occurred in solar PV manufacturing capacity and production over the last decade. China has strengthened its leading position as a manu...
Shifting Gears: Analysis of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry in India
EV Special Features, Special Features

Shifting Gears: Analysis of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry in India

The India electric vehicle market size was valued at USD 1.45 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow from USD 3.21 billion in 2022 to USD 113.99 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 66.52% during the forecast period. According to reports in public domain, India electric vehicle market exhibited a rise of 11.34% in 2020 as compared to 2019. Post the COVID 19 pandemic, the India Electric Vehicle market in India has rebounded with the cumulative sales crossing the 1 million mark for the first time in Y2022. The total units sold across all the segments reached 10, 90,641 units. Uttar Pradesh with 26.92% share dominated the EV market with maximum share in EV sales in 2022, followed by Delhi with 12.82%, Karnataka with 7.85% and Maharashtra with 7.21% market share. Among the cumulative EV...
Solar Energy Based EV Charging for Achieving Greener and Sustainable Mode of Transportation
EV Special Features, Special Features

Solar Energy Based EV Charging for Achieving Greener and Sustainable Mode of Transportation

Many countries are aggressively pursuing electric vehicles (EVs) as one of the many ways of addressing climate change. The objective is to replace the more polluting internal combustion engine (ICE) with electric motor and battery–enabled vehicles that can reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation. Technological innovations over the years, especially in battery technology, are driving the transition to EVs, though their adoption is still at a nascent stage. Major challenges include relatively high upfront costs, range anxiety, inadequate charging infrastructure, and considerable waiting time for recharging batteries. While upfront costs are expected to reduce in the coming years due to technological improvements and economies of scale, the planning of adequate charging in...
JinkoSolar’s Subsidiary to Construct 56GW Cell & Module Manufacturing facility in Shanxi, China
International Updates

JinkoSolar’s Subsidiary to Construct 56GW Cell & Module Manufacturing facility in Shanxi, China

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that its majority-owned principal operating subsidiary, Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. has entered into an investment framework agreement with the Management Committee of Transformation Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone of Shanxi Province for an integrated project manufacturing monocrystalline silicon pull rod, silicon wafer, high-efficiency solar cells and modules. According to the Agreement, Jiangxi Jinko plans to construct production lines with a total annual production capacity of 56 GW for each of monocrystalline silicon pull rod, silicon wafer, high-efficiency solar cells and modules in the Transformation Comprehensive Reform Demonstration Zone of&nb...
Premier Energies India certified as ‘Top Performer’ among Global PV Manufacturers by PVEL
Industry Updates

Premier Energies India certified as ‘Top Performer’ among Global PV Manufacturers by PVEL

Premier Energies Limited, India's 2nd largest integrated Solar cell and Module manufacturer has been recognised as 'Top performer' among global PV manufacturers in PVEL's 2023 PV module reliability score card. Premier Energies, backed by global environment fund GEF Capital (based in Washington DC), has offices in India and Toronto and offers reliable, high performance Solar Cells and Modules worldwide. The Company's state of the art, fully automated line in Hyderabad (India) has annual capacity of 2GW of cells and 3 GW of modules. Based on PVEL's rigorous Product Qualification Program (PQP) that includes a battery of tests like thermal cycling, damp heat, mechanical stress sequence, potential-induced degradation (PID), light-induced degradation (LID), light and elevated temperature-ind...
China’s Sungrow to supply Inverters for 2.6GW Al Shuaibah Solar Power Project Saudi Arabia
International Updates

China’s Sungrow to supply Inverters for 2.6GW Al Shuaibah Solar Power Project Saudi Arabia

Sungrow, the China-headquartered inverter and energy storage system supplier announced on Monday that it has signed a contract with China Energy International Group to supply inverter solutions for the 2.6-gigawatt (GW) Al Shuaibah project in Saudi Arabia. The $1.75 billion solar photovoltaic (PV) power project, located in the western region, is being developed by a consortium of ACWA Power and Water and Electricity Holding Company (Badeel), a 100 percent-owned PIF unit under the National Renewable Energy Programme (NREP). China Energy International Group the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project, which is expected to be completed in 2025, according to Sungrow’s press statement. The company said it is supplying 240 units of...
Vikram Solar ‘Top Performer’ in PVEL PV Module Reliability Scorecard 2023
Industry Updates, Must Read, RE Industry Updates

Vikram Solar ‘Top Performer’ in PVEL PV Module Reliability Scorecard 2023

Vikram Solar, one of India's leading solar module manufacturers has been successful once again in claiming position of the 'Top Performer' in PVEL PV Module Reliability Scorecard 2023 by passing a rigorous PQP (Product Qualification Program) testing procedure. PVEL PQP is considered a virtual gold standard for module bankability across the solar industry. Vikram Solar's PARADEA Mono PERC 144 cell Bifacial Glass-Glass solar module, which has already been a hot favourite in the international market, appeared as top performer through PQP tests. Vikram Solar's stringent BOM selection criteria and robust process control on state of the art manufacturing lines have helped the company to consistently introduce top performer solar modules. Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary, Chairman & Managing Directo...
SkySpecs Acquires i4SEE
International Updates

SkySpecs Acquires i4SEE

SkySpecs, a global leader in wind energy technology, has acquired i4SEE, a leader in fully automated wind turbine data analytics and fleet optimisation. The combined entity brings together world-class data insight and automation to help wind farm owners and operators to optimally invest in, maintain, and manage their assets for sustainable returns. “Our global customers are facing critical challenges when it comes to budgeting and maximising the life and returns of their assets as the wind industry matures,” said Danny Ellis, CEO of SkySpecs. “We are thrilled to join forces with i4SEE to deliver more actionable insights and equip global wind customers with the tools to make data-driven decisions while keeping a pulse on their assets’ health and performance.”By adding i4SEE’s augmented ...