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SECI extends bidding for 900 MW of DCR solar modules

Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) has extended the bidding process for 900 MW of solar modules produced under India’s domestic content requirements (DCR). Manufacturers now have until April 19 to submit bids for the production and supply of glass-to-backsheet bifacial solar modules with made-in-India PV cells.

French energy agency introduces anti-greenwashing guide

Ademe, the energy and environmental agency of France, has published an anti-greenwashing guide to help companies to avoid misleading commercial practices in their operations and communications. Companies and institutions have access to an online test for initial self-assessments.

Australian water storage facility may turn into 1 GW pumped hydro station

Zen Energy has secured approval from Australia’s WaterNSW to investigate how to transform Sydney’s biggest water storage facility into a 1 GW pumped hydro project capable of supplying on-demand power for up to eight hours.

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Sinovoltaics releases financial stability ranking of PV module manufacturers

Sinovoltaics has analyzed listed solar panel producers over the past three years using a balance sheet-based model and publicly available financial information to track finacial strength. The top-five module makers of the new ranking are Tainergy, First Solar, Eterbright, Mission Solar, and Era Solar.

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Perovskite solar cell based on playdough-like graphite electrodes achieves 20.29% efficiency

Researchers in China have fabricated a carbon-based perovskite solar cells that achieves almost the same efficiency as perovskite counterparts based on gold electrodes while also providing higher stability. The novel devices use a playdough-like graphite (PG) electrode that combines the deformable property of carbon paste and the solvent-free property of carbon film.

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Solar cell prices fall for 3rd consecutive week

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry.

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New guide helps US homeowners to go solar

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have published an open-access guide to rooftop solar and battery energy storage that covers costs, incentives and policies.

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Italy adds 2,022 MW/3,836 MWh of distributed storage capacity in 2023

Italy hit 3,367 MW/6,645 MWh of cumulative distributed storage capacity at the end of December. The new figures indicate that lithium-ion technology powers most storage systems, at 516,475 units in total.

California Supreme Court to review rooftop solar net metering

California’s highest court granted review to a lawsuit challenging a “regressive” rooftop solar policy called NEM 3.0.

German developer sells 240 MW project in South Africa

PNE AG, a Germany-based developer, has sold a 240 MW photovoltaic project in South Africa’s Free State province to energy company NOA Group.

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