IRS to review Value of Solar Tariffs in Austin, Texas

first_imgIRS to review Value of Solar Tariffs in Austin, TexasSolar households in Austin can sell, but not consume, the PV power they generate while having to buy electricity from the utility. The scheme also increases costs for homeowners, say critics. September 25, 2014 Edgar Meza Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share An Information Letter Request filed with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by a homeowner in Austin, Texas, is drawing increasing attention to the apparenty negative tax implications of the city’s Value of Solar Tariffs (VOSTs) scheme. As a result of the request, the IRS will formally review VOSTs and their impact on taxpayers, according to rooftop solar advocacy group Alliance for Solar Choice. Austin’s VOST scheme, which it implemented in 2012, is currently the only choice for homeowners to receive compensation for the solar energy they provide to the grid. The Alliance says Austin can reinstate net metering alongside the VOST to address the tax problem. Net metering would allow solar customers to get credit on their utility bills at the retail rate for any excess power their rooftop solar installations send back to the grid, the group adds. Under the VOST policy, solar customers cannot use the power generated by their solar systems. Instead, they must sell all the power their solar systems produce to the utility at a price set by the utility (and often reevaluated on an annual basis). At the same time, they must continue to purchase all their electricity from the utility just like homeowners who do not have solar power. Utilities support VOSTs over the widely effective net metering policy, the Alliance says. The group cites a 2013 legal memo from national law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom that argues VOSTs both jeopardize homeowners’ ability to claim the 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC) and increase their income taxes. “VOST schemes expose unassuming homeowners to thousands of dollars in additional taxes,” said Bryan Miller, co-chairman of The Alliance for Solar Choice. “Austin can resolve this tax burden quickly and easily by making the VOST optional and giving homeowners the choice to utilize net metering alongside it.” The IRS is now expected to make a determination on the impact of VOSTs on income taxes and ITC eligibility. “This IRS review will not only impact Austin, but also influence discussions about potential VOSTs in major U.S. solar markets including California and New York,” the Alliance points out. Net metering exists in 43 U.S. states, and polls across the country show overwhelming support for the policy, the group adds.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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ACME to develop 110 MW of solar in India

first_imgACME to develop 110 MW of solar in IndiaThe leading Indian solar company is investing nearly $150 million in new projects in the states of Telangana and Chhattisgarh. November 12, 2014 Edgar Meza Finance Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share ACME Group has won 80 MW in a tender in the Indian state of Telangana and signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) in the neighboring state of Chhattisgarh for another 30 MW of PV projects.The company emerged as the successful bidder for 80 MW in a 500 MW tender held by Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSPDCTL).ACME will invest an estimated $107 million in the Telangana project. The group will also sign a 25-year PPA with TSSPDCL and Northern Power Distribution Company Limited of Telangana (TSNPDCL) for the 80 MW plant.ACME founder and Chairman Manoj Kumar Upadhyay said the company offered its full support to the state in achieving “the dream to bring power to every house by 2019. With this addition, our solar power portfolio has reached 502.5 MW and we are on the way to generate 1,000 MW by 2017.”In Chhattisgarh, ACME signed a 25-year PPA for 30 MW of PV projects with Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited at a tariff of INR 6.46 ($0.105) per kilowatt hour.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Tate’s rooftop PV shines, U.K.’s solar outlook darkens

first_imgTate’s rooftop PV shines, U.K.’s solar outlook darkensIconic London gallery goes solar as it unveils its new rooftop PV system; presentations on uncertain future of U.K. solar industry held during ceremony. October 23, 2015 pv magazine Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share It was a cloudy morning in London, but Tate Modern’s star shined. London’s famous gallery of contemporary art was unveiling its new rooftop PV system, donated to the gallery by Solarcentury, the British solar firm that organized the event, which also included a line-up of presentations addressing the U.K.’s solar future. Tate’s rooftop PV system is located on the building’s turbine hall – which before being converted into an art gallery used to house a power plant . This is the second “celebrity” installation that Solarcentury has completed in London, following the PV system installed at the Blackfriars Bridge right in the heart of the city. Does a gifted solar rooftop make Tate Modern a green establishment, given that it also receives generous sponsorships from BP and other fossil fuel companies? That question was left hanging in the air from a Guardian newspaper journalist who asked specifically if there is a conflict of interests at play. Rather wisely, Tate had decided not to send a representative to the event. A bleak, or simply cloudy, day for U.K. solar?London’s sky is, unsurprisingly, cloudy today. However, Darren Johnson, chair at the London Assembly’s Environment Committee, put it more accurately. “This might be a black day for U.K. solar since the consultation on the amendment of the feed-in tariffs (FITs) ends today,” Johnson said. Johnson laid bare that London lags behind in solar rooftops compared to other parts of the country and that the city needs to develop a certain plan and strategy to boost the industry, similar to the ambitious plans laid out by New York. Johnson’s conclusions were based on a recent report published by London’s Assembly titled “How London’s homes could generate more solar energy.” Other participants also agreed that London grows faster than ever and urgently needs a green infrastructure plan. What a pity the Committee’s recommendations and findings come in a time that the U.K. government appears to have decided to phase solar power out of the country’s energy mix. Volume matters Following the government’s policy decision to remove the Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) for new PV plants, to scrap the grandfathering mechanism for most of the PV project applications lined up in the old ROC process and to utterly change the accreditation and the size of the FIT scheme, the U.K. solar industry is expecting consolidation and radical shake-up. Targeting specifically the proposed FITs, Paul Barwell, president at the U.K. Solar Trade Association, told the event that these are unworkable since they lead to zero percent investment return and consumers will never be able to borrow capital at such low interest rates to complete PV projects. Also worrying are the installation caps the government has suggested, Barwell added. To reduce the cost of solar and transition the industry safely to a zero subsidy future, U.K. solar needs both higher tariffs and caps, Barwell argued. The first will allow rooftop PV to be investable, the second will allow volume, and thus enable PV cost reduction through the supply chain. At the moment, what we hear from many small to medium installers is that they have been forced to inform their employees that should the new FITs apply in January, they might lose their jobs. Solarcentury’s CEO Frans van den Heuvel told the event under the proposed FITs the company will cancel £16 million of projects in the U.K. and will perhaps need to reduce slightly its workforce. Job cuts though will mainly come via other parts of the supply chain, e.g. in sub-contractors that Solarcentury collaborates with. Future U.K. solar business perspective Naturally, the discussion revolved around the business perspectives for U.K.’s solar sector. The future business perspectives for solar, both in the U.K. and abroad, will need to be developed around the independent power producer (IPP) model, argued Ben Warren, head of energy and environmental finance at Ernst and Young’s U.K. energy team. Businesses all over the world start to generate or purchase electricity directly on their own. This is a trend that cannot be reversed by any regulator because the technology allows it. Asked by pv magazine, Warren said net metering is also a viable solution for the U.K. The British energy regulator should allow it. And even if net-metering does not provide the remuneration sums that FITs did in the past, it will transmit long-term certainty that customers will value, Warren added. Five years ago, a 1 MW PV system cost £5 million. Today it costs £700,000, Warren reminded attendees – food for thought for all involved as the morning ticked by, and London’s dense canopy of grey cloud dispersed, just a little bit.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… 123456Share pv magazine The pv magazine editorial team includes specialists in equipment supply, manufacturing, policy, markets, balance of systems, and EPC.More articles from pv magazine Related content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved imp… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German enginee… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). 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COP21 Interview: Reliving the tension of Solar Impulse’s round-the-world attempt

first_imgCOP21 Interview: Reliving the tension of Solar Impulse’s round-the-world attemptpv magazine speaks with Solar Impulse pilot and co-founder Andre Borschberg at the COP21 Summit in Paris. December 10, 2015 pv magazine Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share The first half of the Solar Impulse round-the-world attempt saw pilot Andre Borschberg break the world record for the longest solo flight. Powered by the sun and welcomed by governments across Asia and beyond, the journey has been one of uplifting successes, technological breakthroughs, tense standoffs and, ultimately, a message of hope that renewable energy can change the world. pv magazine: You’ve come a long way – physically and metaphorically – since the Solar Impulse round-the-world flight began in Abu Dhabi in March. Do you think that people are now beginning to understand the message you are trying to spread? Andre Borschberg: I think they do. The presence of solar is important, and it’s the same for applications on the ground – the message is that Solar Impulse is bringing together energy efficiency on one side, and intelligent use of renewables on the other, which of course for us means solar energy. This message is getting through very well. During the journey we stopped in many countries, and this was an advantage. In some ways it is a dream to make the flight non-stop around the world, but by stopping in various countries it means there are opportunities to interact with people on the ground. We did this extensively in India and China, for example – two large countries that are interested in our project. So the response and the coverage has been excellent. Some people still argue the line that a solar-powered plane will not be a commercial reality for many decades, so the entire endeavor is pointless. Do you find that this misconception of what you are trying to achieve is still prevalent? Borschberg: From some people, yes. But the majority understand that this is simply the first step. Since the time of the Wright Brothers and Lindberg aviation has always had to explain that what is feasible in an airplane can be done much more quickly and easily on the ground. So some people still need this explanation, but for others the message is being received clearly. In China they get it. They are keen on all types of solutions – solar, wind and energy efficiency – to combat the terrible pollution situation they have in the cities right now. And were you warmly welcomed across China when you were there? Borschberg: Very much so. We began talking to the Chinese authorities two years ago in order to gain authorization. We were not sure how they would react. Our airplane is very special, we fly very high, and not exactly in a way that a transport airplane flies. We need special regulations and authorizations. And at the same time we wanted to find out if China would be interested in communicating the technology, and they have been. We secured partnerships with official constituencies in China that promote science and technology, particularly clean tech, and they helped to provide contact with the media, and especially CCTV, which is the largest broadcaster in China. This was important. Abu Dhabi was the launch point, and will also hopefully be the finish point for the successful completion of your journey. Could you explain the role the UAE has played in helping this project come to fruition? Borschberg: The collaboration with the UAE made sense from two perspectives. One, operationally, because we wanted to cross India and be in China very early in the season. It was the best starting point, and is a good ending point to complete the journey. Number two, the UAE is extremely active in sustainability and renewable energy and technologies. Masdar is a showcase, but they also invest heavily in research, so it made a lot of sense for us to be there. We’re now here in Paris for the COP21 summit. Speaking more broadly, how can this conference help nurture a wider realization of – not only what is at stake if we do not find ways to use more renewable energy – but also what is feasible? Borschberg: I am extremely happy to see that everybody agrees about what needs to be done, which was not the case in Copenhagen in 2009. From a political point of view, it is no longer a question of “do we have a problem?” The question now is “how do we move forward?” There have been great partnerships between administrations and private institutions, and that is extremely positive. There is a push, there is no longer a resistance. Now, private institutions are asking governments to do something. We have a long way to go in terms of keeping temperature increases below 2 degrees. The INDCs pledged won’t get us there, and there are a lot of countries that will increase their emissions over the next few years, many of them being the larger countries. So I am worried that time is against us, and the ship has huge inertia and is difficult to turn. It turns slowly. But I am happy with the state of mind. You’ve said that it is hard to convince people to make changes in their behavior. But sometimes – as we’ve seen with Elon Musk’s successes with Tesla and the Powerwall – great marketing and a great story can sow the seeds of change. So bearing this in mind, how vital is it that the Solar Impulse mission succeeds? Borschberg: It is extremely important because we want to show that the impossible is possible. It is a great inspiration for the younger generation. All of the young people we meet look at the airplane with wide-eyes. These guys will make the next steps on this journey. We are simply preparing that path. There is a lot left to learn. We know the world. It is not about discovering new places but new ways to do things. If this project can serve that, inspire the younger generation – just like how I was inspired as a boy to follow my dreams – then it’s mission accomplished.Popular content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… iAbout these recommendations iAbout these recommendations Legal Notice Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy © pv magazine 2021 × Keep up to datepv magazine offers daily updates of the latest photovoltaics news. Stay informed. Join our newsletter. Email* Select Edition(s)*Hold Ctrl or Cmd to select multiple editions.Tap to select multiple editions.Global (English, daily)Germany (German, daily)U.S. (English, daily)Australia (English, daily)China (Chinese, weekly)India (English, daily)Latin America (Spanish, daily)Brazil (Portuguese, weekly)Mexico (Spanish, daily)Spain (Spanish, daily)France (French, daily)We send newsletters with the approximate frequency outlined for each edition above, with occasional additional notifications about events and webinars. We measure how often our emails are opened, and which links our readers click. To provide a secure and reliable service, we send our email with MailChimp, which means we store email addresses and analytical data on their servers. You can opt out of our newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of every mail. For more information please see our Data Protection Policy. This website uses cookies to anonymously count visitor numbers. 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Japan clears up uncertainty over its renewable energy FIT

first_imgJapan clears up uncertainty over its renewable energy FITJapan’s parliament passed a key piece of legislation for solar, which revises the country’s feed-in tariff policy for renewable energies, creating a new certification system and a new tendering program for PV projects, after April 2017. May 31, 2016 Sam Pothecary Finance Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share There has been an air of uncertainty surrounding large-scale PV in Japan recently, as much desired revisions to the country’s feed-in tariff (FIT) policy had yet to materialize. However, last week, there was a collective sigh of relief among PV developers in the country, as a key piece of renewable energy legislation, revising the FIT law, passed through Japan’s parliament.The revised Act on Special Measures for Renewable Energy contained a number of key changes to the FIT policy, including a new certification system and a new tendering program for PV projects.“The upper house of the Japanese Diet [has passed] the revision of the FIT law,” manager of the Research Division at PV consulting company RTS Corporation, Izumi Kaizuka, told pv magazine during an interview at SNEC. “That revision included how tariffs will be set. Now that the law has passed, the Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) can start to design the new tendering program for PV projects.”The new certification system will change from certifying facilities, to certifying projects. Once a new certification has been obtained, the project will then be able to agree a purchasing price well ahead of the completion of the facility. Interestingly, the new system will apply all new projects, but also those that have received the certification of facilities under the current FIT system.“[The current FIT system] will not expire, but the process for setting the tariff will change as of April 2017,” explained Kaizuka. “Now the FiT is set according to the market prices. After April 2017, METI can introduce a new way to set a tariff, the tendering program for large scale PV. Developers now have [to acquire an] approved grid connection contract by the end of March 2017, otherwise the project will be cancelled.”In Japan, there is an approved solar PV pipeline of almost 80 GW. Some 27 GW of this has already been built, which leaves 53 GW left. Kaizuka predicted that around 20 to 30 GW of that pipeline will be cancelled by the April 2017. PV’s Japan future looking goodWhile METI has yet to decide how much PV will be tendered using the new policy, there is plenty of optimism about the trajectory of solar PV in Japan over the next 15 years. One possibility for the market is a shift to more rooftops PV systems, as there is not a huge amount of affordable land for ground mounted projects.“At the end of 2015, Japan had 34 GW of PV,” continued Kaizuka . “The government target for 2030 is 67 GW. So already half of that goal has been reached. I think by 2020, the target will be reached. If effective measures are implemented, curtailment is addressed and an effective use of cross-regional transmission is achieved, then the Japan can potentially install 100 GW of PV by 2030.”In the shorter term, Kaizuka predicts that there will be a gentler increase in capacity. “Our forecast is for 7 to 8 GW in 2016, dropping to 6 to 7 GW in 2017,” she explained. “So it will be a gradual decline. But this is because we believe many projects will survive after the March 2016 [grid connection contract] deadline.”The June edition of pv magazine will include the full interview with Izumi Kaizuka. You can subscribe to the magazine here.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: [email protected] content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. 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DNV GL PV monitoring base grows to 5 GW with GreenPowerMonitor acquisition

first_imgDNV GL PV monitoring base grows to 5 GW with GreenPowerMonitor acquisitionIndependent energy consultancy firm acquires the Spanish monitoring and control platform to pool more than 5 GW of global solar PV under their collective monitoring umbrella. July 8, 2016 Ian Clover Markets Markets & Policy Share DNV GL, a global consultancy for clean energy projects, has announced today the acquisition of Spanish firm GreenPowerMonitor for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees DNV GL assume ownership of GreenPowerMonitor’s global monitoring platform, aligning its portfolio with DNV GL’s own to create a partnership serving the monitoring and control needs of more than 5 GW of installed solar around the world. GreenPowerMonitor will, as part of the acquisition, be given access to DNV GL’s global network, while DNV GL will benefit from the expertise of GreenPowerMonitor’s 56 software experts that serve more than 200 customers globally. According to DNV GL group president CEO Remi Eriksen, the deal brings together world-leading domain knowledge, technical expertise and digital deliver platforms passed on data-driven monitoring services for solar customers. DNV GL Energy CEO Ditlev Engel added: “Global installed PV is expected to triple over the next five years and by 2025 it should be the most economical form of electricity in many regions of the world. By joining forces with GreenPowerMonitor, we will be able to better support the industry in its growth ambitions.” GreenPowerMonitor CEO Juan Carlos Arevalo stressed that the company’s full teams in Barcelona and California will continue to serve existing customers going forward. “This transaction will strengthen our global delivery capabilities and continued technological development.”Popular content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. This should be ma… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… The weekend read: PV feed in, certified pv magazine 1 May 2021 pv-magazine.com As more renewable energy capacity is built, commissioned, and connected, grid stability concerns are driving rapid regulatory changes. In the Europea… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. This should be ma… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… The weekend read: PV feed in, certified pv magazine 1 May 2021 pv-magazine.com As more renewable energy capacity is built, commissioned, and connected, grid stability concerns are driving rapid regulatory changes. 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Extinction of balanced economy

first_imgModernisation is part of a changing society. During 80’s India used to be an under-developed nation where many foreign investors & observed the scope of investment growth. India was a shattered economy before independence & was dominated by the British empire used to be called as East India company that India was rich in food grains & useful crops which was a most attractive hidden treasure for non-Indians. After independence, India was still struggling on employment, industrialisation & agriculture platform. After 1950 agriculture started becoming steady in production & supply. India was always an alluring factor for overseas humans and no entity was that powerful to drag collapsed economy. Development of agricultural production by 20th century has overcome the lifestyle of citizens belonging to India. After the implementation of FDI policy & relaxation has improved it a lot. It has dragged an opportunity of ITES, BPOs, KPOs & much industrial growth. Privatisation has helped in developing infrastructure of residential, commercial & agriculture & has eventually made fruitful opportunities available for citizens. India has massive development in transportation as well after 1951. During 1950 India formed roadways infra for 0.3999 million km which later by 4.70 million by the year 2015. Automobile sector also established appreciating growth in a couple of years & has grabbed the attention of foreign automotive companies to settle their brand in the Indian market.Even after appreciating economical growth today technology has created a challenge where country every now & then face recession breakdown. Jobs are getting freeze due to substitution of technology. It may be an extinction of Man dominated developed economy & very soon become Technology oriented economy. The advanced a technology country owns more it will be powerful.last_img read more

Act Now or Never

first_imgIts now or never…When we have to achieve something in life to pertain our dream in real life then we have to act accordingly. By every means we think of making something more thoughtful in nature which illuminate unique identity. So for getting things to happen in right way we have to prepare base of our idea later projection of its execution. Projected & Planned process always make motive more achievable. But what when nothing is planned but execution is left with no choice but to get implemented?? It sounds disturbing but if such situation arise our capability & sensiblity can only help us to get it done as expected to be morally. Here we are left with no retrospective action as this situation is like ‘I have never did this ever before’. Intelligence decides it how do we inculcate bringing out best results with no escape choice available.All this idea/thought are very relative to our survival as well. Because as we see in Man vs. Wild if Bear grills won’t use his intelligence to get out of deserted web he cannot accumulate a courage to envision his life back. Collective ideas & retrospective experiences helps him to take most worthy decision during trouble getting caught in between life nowhere.If we do not act at moment we will be spending all our life being stuck with dormant hope & efforts.Earlier a century back many pandemics have caused deaths of people worldwide as there were no skilled & developed medical infra available. For betterment of people inventions have been made which is helping us now to cure ourselves during such pandemics. Influenza,Spanish flu,Asian flu,Third cholera,Flu pandemic has killed millions of people worldwide where no one was prepared for it. Confrontation towards death was unwillingly happened with millions but still is does not end. So far so near our technology & medical expertise has developed but till time no specific efforts towards rescue plan is being made by any country. Survival plan towards rescuing against such pandemics & make availability of food & basic needs has to be made considering as most vital factor for citizens of country.Different nations has different lifestyle & practices towards consuming every available sources available naturally differs. These different lifestyle diversifying food & hygiene of every country nature. Such outbreak of pandemics occurs due to violation against nature principles. Consequences also have to be faced after such unexpected pandemic crises. This affects trade,economy & transportation of nation which pulls stability of nation back by his reduction in production, consumption & spending capacity of citizens. Enthralling tragic experience to the loss of life,sources & financial stability of nation completely break hopes of everyone. This get booked in history but what’s changing out of it matters, are these experiences being obeyed as preventive measure to protect nation by all means..!! If not then we are inviting our fraternity of epidemics & pandemics in future which may not be so far but soon destined then end of life.Covid-19 is killing life as bonfire of collective fatalities back to back worldwide. Every kind known personalities around countries are coming forwards & splashing helps financially to government. Treatment under Govt. packages are implemented in India under Pradhan Mantri Arogya Yojana(PMJAY) where people around countries are allowed to put their wilfull financial donation so it could help in treating patient suffering with noval corona virus epidemic. Such packages should always exist which will help in prevention of life during such health crises. We being a citizen also levy with responsibility to encompass the safety measures declared by govt. to prevent its spread. Still we get to see people roaming on roads violating norms. Yes people are also stepping outside to get there basic daily needs fulfilled by daily required needs. But many are attempting it reason to get out being tired staying at home. Such violation are putting life at risk for rest & this has to be taken up very strictly now or else it will quarantine our life forever behind doors.China has recovered after contributing such spread of epidemic worldwide but we are still acting the way like we have antidote it can cure Covid-19 if suffered. Every celebs & known personalities around nation is requesting to stay at home. Keep safe to yourself , your family. We have to act now or it will be too late. Treat this now or never & act it like now or never..last_img read more

Tender talks

first_imgWhen the adults are discovering ways to adapt to new life, it is time to learn from children. A leading scholar had posted in social media that a child came to him and told him that he (the child!) had learnt a new skill – how to mute and unmute oneself in a video call. While that skill is much-needed for adults who, these days, are continuously experimenting with the art of virtual conversations and meetings – not just business but also family get-togethers.We also decided to have a family evening party over a virtual network last weekend. A three-year old child in the gathering was the apple of everyone’s eye. He had recently started a school for the first time in his life. Come Corona and it turned out to be an all virtual environment for him. Nevertheless, he was enjoying and shared the pictures of a pool party that they had two days ago. In response to our surprise and probing, he explained that the children were in bath-tubs / inflatable pools in their respective houses and the teacher played loud music with images of splashing water in the virtual set-up so that the kids could dance and celebrate!It was a light, but an uncommon experience in the party because the adults were all sharing the worries and the wisdoms while the child was narrating his story in immense excitement, unmindful of the gloom around!I tried to gauge his enthusiasm further; and asked him, “Did you go to school today?” Pat came a confident reply, “Yes”I was shocked. All educational institutes were closed. I wondered whether the child was only consoling himself by saying “yes” or perhaps, trying to befool me as if I wouldn’t be knowing about the closure.However, I was sure that he would not yet have been corrupted by the pollution and politics of growing up, when the juvenile purity fades into oblivion and the trickery of adulthood penetrates the tender mind. Behind his emphatic “Yes” there must have been a gleaming light of hope that had created this beautiful mirage – The school is open!I could not resist the temptation to dig deeper and understand what the tender soul had in store for me.I continued, “How did you go?”He replied even more promptly, “I walked”His zeal and tenacity towards discovering happiness was unmatched.My curiosity rose and so did my urge to win over the child. I asked further, “Where?”The reply was prompt, yet stunning. “To the first floor!”The whole family burst into laughter, as I also noticed a smile running across my lips. The child attended online classes in the first floor of his house, which for him, was now a school!The child’s faith and creativity had scored a victory. The questions from a supposedly mature person were flimsy but the answers from a tender fellow were majestic and mature!As the world is in a state of flux, this is also an occasion to look at the ingenuity and perspectives that the next generations are coming out with. The baton must pass on, and pass on with optimism.What a caterpillar calls as the end of the day, the master calls it a butterfly!last_img read more

Time to live life the way we should have

first_imgNowadays all we can think about is only and only Coronavirus! This deadly virus has taken a toll on our lifestyle, our physical and mental health. All of us are trapped in our homes watching heartbreaking news of deaths and loss from all corners of the world on our televisions. All-day long we live in constant fear of catching the deadly disease and being one of the unlucky ones who are hit by it. We keep washing our hands and sanitizing all the things around us for minimizing the possibility of being a corona case. Doesn’t it make you feel like being a person who has forgotten to live life and enjoy it? Well, in my case I sometimes do feel so. So, let’s find out what can we do in these tough times to make ourselves feel refreshed and energized. Feel Thankful! In these difficult times, when we are staying indoors continuously for days together amid the coronavirus fears, everyone is bound to feel depressed at times. Even I was feeling a little low and in depression just yesterday. Though I am a full time working mom and I felt great when I heard I have got much needed and strongly desired long holidays, once I actually started living life in a ‘lockdown’ situation, I felt I was getting no time for myself. I gave paid leave to my maid in order she too gets some rest and doesn’t get exposed to ‘the virus’ so I have to a lot of extra work at home plus I sanitize each and everything like a frantic to keep the Corona at bay. So, contrary to my expectations of enjoying fun holidays at home, I am actually working more than ever, getting no time for fun and rest! But, but, but… when I think about the poor homeless people who don’t have a roof over their heads and can’t stock up the essential food items as we have done, I actually feel how blessed we are! It’s time we feel thankful for all that we have ’cause millions don’t have the luxury of being in a home and having two meals a day! Think and reflect.Pray DailyIn the rat race of earning money, arranging all possible luxuries for ourselves and our loved ones, working day and night we were not getting time to think about our life and its real purpose. We were living a meaningless life. We were not thinking about where will we go after our death? Coronavirus fear has given us all a chance to look at life differently. Now we all have started taking life seriously. We are feeling deep inside us, we can actually die very soon! This feeling forces us to think about what will happen after we die? Where will our soul go? And this thought has brought us closer to the base of our existence- Almighty God. I request you all reading this post to please pray daily for yourself and this entire world as it will lessen your fear of death and also make you feel close to your God giving you immense peace. Do What You LoveThough we have to work hard all day long as we have to take maximum care of our health and keeping our surroundings completely clean, yet we all do get some time to relax and enjoy. These are the days when you can actually do what you love doing! You can read, write, sing, paint, dance, cook, draw, binge watch tv or anything that you always wanted to do but couldn’t do in lack of time. You can even learn something new by watching YouTube or searching it on google. Utilize this time on improving your skills and doing things you love ’cause if God wishes these times won’t last long! Be HumaneThese tough times have given you a golden opportunity to serve humanity. Recently, in our country India we are seeing poor migrant workers going from one city to the other on foot along with their poor innocent kids. These heart-wrenching scenes can make anyone cry. Hunger and poverty-stricken some of these are dying on the roads due to exhaustion. I request you all, please do whatever little help you can to help poor people around you. Your little help will go a long way toward fulfilling someone’s basic needs.‘Tough times don’t last; don’t people do’. Keep trying to save yourself and your family from this deadly disease by taking all possible precautions and the following government guidelines, I am sure one day we will look back at these times and smile for being the survivors. We don’t have to forget the life lessons we have got in these times of world-epidemic to become better human beings and to value our lives more than ever.last_img read more