Delhi-headquartered renewable energy firm Hero Future Energies has completed India’s first large-scale solar and wind energy hybrid project in the state of Karnataka. PV Tech reports from the inauguration and interviews Hero's chairman and managing director Rahul Munjal.
Indian states are slowly adopting new forecasting rules that will force solar energy plant operators and Regional load dispatch centres (RLDCs) to provide more frequent and accurate projections of energy production or face penalties.
PV prices have plummeted in recent years but predicting the exact costs in the future seems like an impossible task. KT Tan of Viridian Solar presents one equation that would appear to be able to do just that.
In the first quarter of 2016, the US installed 1,665MW of solar PV, with 14.5GW of installations forecast by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) for 2016 – down by 1.5GW than was previously predicted.
Community solar in the US could be a market worth as much as US$2.5 billion in revenues by 2020, but accommodating it will require a rethink of utility business models, a new report by Navigant Research claims.