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Discontinuation of subsidy forcing many solar water heater makers to shut down operations

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2014

In the midst of several government announcements to provide more funds for the clean energy sector, the state of the Rs 1,000-crore solar water heater manufacturing industry has become some kind of a paradox, where discontinuation of a subsidy has resulted in shutting down of...

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Big targets in solar power need back-end push

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 3, 2014

A solar power generation target of 100 gigawatts in five years could be a tall order without strong back-end support. Experts point to a lack of domestic equipment manufacturing capability apart from issues over financing and land availability.
“The government’s...

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Suzlon Energy Plans New Manufacturing Plants in India

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 10, 2014

Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), the Indian wind-turbine maker undergoing debt reorganization, plans to build new manufacturing plants in central India. The factories would support 2,000 megawatts of wind-farm orders that Suzlon expects to win in Madhya Pradesh state in the next...

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Tata solar Power wins order from JNNSM

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2014

Tata Power Solar (TPS) has won one of the largest orders of JNNSM phase-2 batch-1. The company will supply the entire module requirement for the 20 MW (AC) project to be built by ACME Solar, a leading solar power developer in India. The 1,00,000 modules, constituting 60,00,...

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GM India opens biogas facility

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2014

General Motors India in improving its environmental performance has commissioned a new biogas facility at its Halol manufacturing plant, Gujarat.

Biogas generation results from biodegradable waste of food, fruits and vegetable through anaerobic fermentation process...

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NPD Solarbuzz: Solar cell production line upgrade cycle drives PV module power to record highs

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 21, 2014

 Manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells are increasing research and development efforts to push solar cell efficiencies to record levels.

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Chronic under-utilization in Indian PV manufacturing, study finds

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 18, 2014

 India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released figures that show only 297 MW of the country’s 1.38 GW solar cell production capacity is currently under operation. The situation is only slightly better for the solar module sector.

India’s domestic solar cell...

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GSK investing $25M for Codexis manufacturing technology

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 15, 2014
Subject Tags: manufacturing

Carbon nanosheets: Mass prod'n-ready graphene substitute

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 9, 2014

 As a result of its excellent conductivity, flexibility and durability, graphene is considered as a wonder material, both in the scientific and research world, as well as in the semiconductor industry. However, the material is not easily accessible due to its complicated...

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Subject Tags: manufacturing , Technology

Indosolar to double capacity as orderbook nears 0.5GW

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 7, 2014

 Indian cell manufacturer Indosolar has confirmed that it will more than double its manufacturing capacity this year with orders from the country’s national solar mission continuing to roll in.

The company confirmed to PV Tech that it had already closed a 60MW order...

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Subject Tags: manufacturing , Technology