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Tender Tracker: Insights Into 1200 MW SECI Auction Results ISTS IV

14 June 2019
Tender Tracker: Insights Into 1200 MW SECI Auction Results ISTS IV

The recent tender auctions of 1200 MW by SECI saw an active participation from 6 developers. Ayana Renewable (CDC), Renew, Azure & Mahindra Susten won the entire bidded capacity. Avaada Energy won 50MW of the 350MW bidded capacity. Company Name Status Bid Capacity Awarded Capacity Quoted Tariff...

India Solar Policy Update - May 2019

12 June 2019
India Solar Policy Update - May 2019

Below is SolarQuarter's brief analysis of the latest updates on solar regulations & policies from various states in India.

Pooled Structures And InvITs To Boost Market Access For Developers

12 June 2019
Pooled Structures And InvITs To Boost Market Access For Developers

Nuanced structures in pooling of assets such as obligor/co-obligor or Infrastructure Investment Trust would propel refinancing of the infrastructure assets, says India Ratings and Research.

India Solar Policy Update - April 2019

13 May 2019

Below is SolarQuarter's brief analysis of the latest updates on solar regulations & policies from various states in India.

Solar Energy: The Perfect Match For EVs

06 May 2019
Solar Energy: The Perfect Match For EVs

EVs and Solar as a supporting source of power. Recently there has been much hype around EVs what with the Indian government pledging to replace petrol and diesel cars with EVs by 2030.

Innovative Solar Applications & Latest Technology Breakthroughs

06 May 2019
Innovative Solar Applications & Latest Technology Breakthroughs

Solar skin design Sistine Solar, a Boston-based design firm, is making major strides with the concept of aesthetic enhancement that allow solar panels to have a customized look. The MIT startup has created a “solar skin” product that makes it possible for solar panels to match the appearance of a ro...

Why Is Mono Silicon Wafer Getting Bigger And Bigger?

06 May 2019
Why Is Mono Silicon Wafer Getting Bigger And Bigger?

In recent years, PV technologies have been developing rapidly. With respect to cell, the high-efficiency PERC, bifacial cell and black silicon technologies have started mass production gradually, while N-type and heterojunction technologies have obtained footholds in the market; with respect to modu...

Optimistic Outlook For Indian Solar Market

06 May 2019
Optimistic Outlook For Indian Solar Market

Fitch Solutions Macro Research on Tuesday said it is maintaining a positive outlook on India’s renewables growth, excluding hydro power, irrespective of general elections as both the incumbent and the opposition support clean energy.

India Looking At $500 bn Investment In Renewable Energy Generation By 2028

06 May 2019
India Looking At $500 bn Investment In Renewable Energy Generation By 2028

The global think-tank said in a special report the long-term outlook is favorable for renewable energy in India

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Belnor Engineering Installs Canada’s First Transparent Photovoltaic Glass Solar Window At Toronto’s Seneca College

In a major attempt to combat climate change, Belnor Engineering has proudly installed Canada’s first transparent photovoltaic solar window at the Centre for Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship Seneca College’s Newnham Campus in Toronto, ON.

The cutting-edge facility is designed to bring applied research, specialized training and entrepreneurial activities all under one roof.

In an effort to bolster their sustainability initiatives, the institution decided to be the first to incorporate Onyx Solar amorphous silicon technology into CITE’s building envelope. Also known as a curtain-wall, this large window of 20% transparency comprises of 18 photovoltaic glass panels totaling an area of 47.4 square meter. The total peak power generated from this kind of installation amounts to 1.3 Kilowatts. When analyzing the installation’s technical specs, the Insulated Glass Unit Construction ratio is 6mm T + 3.2mm PV + 12MM Argon Chamber + 6mm T with Low-E Coating.

All in all, this installation’s multifunctional bioclimatic properties will help the facility to offset some of the HVAC and operational energy costs by generating clean, free power for the building, while providing an abundance of natural illumination, filtering out both UV and IR radiation, and providing both thermal and acoustic insulation for the building while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thereby, shrinking the structure’s carbon footprint.

Since construction began in 2016, the $85-million project that’s financially supported by the federal and provincial governments and designed by Perkins + Will Architects Canada has come a long way. The installation was completed in December 2018 and has been approved by UL Canada and the Local Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).

Some of Belnor Engineering’s major site installations currently underway and soon due for completion include the national Canadian Science & Technology Museum in Ottawa, ON, the North York Civic Centre in Toronto, ON, the Block 31 Development in Toronto, ON, and Enexpro in Montreal, QC.

For 30+ years, Belnor Engineering is a Toronto-based engineering firm that offers HVAC, lab & building automation, and renewable energy products, solutions, and services to all major universities, hospitals, institutions, buildings, and companies.

Onyx Solar BIPV 100% customizable glass solutions are available in a variety of colours, shapes, sizes, and transparencies, and can be installed at various orientations and tilts to suit your project’s needs Leading companies have chosen Onyx Solar PV glass for their projects for acclaimed final customers such as Apple Inc, Samsung, Novartis, and Pfizer.

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