India PV News Snippets: MNRE, Visaka, Mitsui, REIL, SJVN

India Installed Over 763 MW New Renewable Energy Capacity In November 2020; Visaka Industries Installed ATUM Solar Roof In UAE; Mitsui PV Lab Gets BIS Registration; REIL Seeks 5,000 Mono PERC Cells; IREDA & SJVN Sign MoU For Green Projects

India PV News Snippets: MNRE, Visaka, Mitsui, REIL, SJVN

  • In November 2020, India installed 763.47 MW of new renewable energy capacity taking its cumulative installed till the end of the reporting month to over 90 GW
  • Visaka Industries has installed its ATUM integrated solar roof for a mosque in UAE
  • Mitsui Chemicals has secured BIS registration for its Gujarat located solar testing and certification lab
  • REIL has sought supply of 5,000 mono PERC solar cells with each cell having 5.8W output
  • Under a MoU signed, IREDA will provide SJVN with services for green energy projects

India added over 763 MW RE in November 2020: According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India installed 763.47 MW of new renewable energy capacity in the month of November 2020 taking its cumulative to 90.39 GW. The share of solar PV to the total is 36.91 GW. A total of 49.28 GW renewable energy capacity is at various stages of implementation and another 30.29 GW is at various stages of bidding.

Visaka Industries installs solar roof in UAE: Visaka Industries Ltd., has installed ATUM, an integrated solar roof at the Mosque at Khor Fakkan Corniche in Sharjah, UAE. The company calls it the world’s 1st integrated solar roof made with poly or monocrystalline solar cells and cement boards that can produce electricity. It can generate 26.24 kW electricity with the help of 82 integrated ATUM solar panels. The company holds a 20-year patent for the ATUM Solar Roof.

Mitsui Chemicals India solar testing lab gets BIS certification: Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals has secured Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification and testing lab registration for its solar testing and certification lab in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, built by its Indian subsidiary Mitsui Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. The lab has been in operation since December 2019. It launched the lab with the assistance of Germany’s Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG (PI Berlin) (see Mitsui Chemicals Testing Lab In India). The lab offers the services of BIS certification, evaluation, measurement and testing of solar panels.

Tender for solar cell supply: Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) Jaipur has issued a notice inviting tender for the supply of 5,000 monocrystalline PERC solar cells with a 5.8 W output each. These cells need to have 5 busbar with thickness of each cell having a thickness of 190 +/- 30 μm. The preferred anti reflection coating on both sides of the cell should be PECVD silicon nitride of deep blue color. Last date to submit tenders is December 16, 2020 and the same will be opened on December 17, 2020.

SJVN and IREDA sign MoU: The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SJVN Limited to provide the latter services for green energy projects. IREDA will also assist SJVN in developing an action plan to create and acquire renewable energy projects for the next 5 years. On the occasion, IREDA’s CMD Pradip Kumar Das said, “This is a transformational opportunity for IREDA and SJVN to work together forming a perfect synergy between both the organisation. It will also serve to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer and provide consultancy & research services, which will contribute to driving sustainable development of the country. We look forward to extending our consultancy services to other PSUs as well as private organizations for the development of Renewable Energy Sector.”

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Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews. Anu is our solar news whirlwind. At TaiyangNews she covers everything that is of importance in the world of solar power.

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