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Delta Showcases a Brand New Display Portfolio and Innovations with the Launch of 4K Display Solutions at InfoComm India 2017

Delta Showcases a Brand New Display Portfolio and Innovations with the Launch of 4K Display Solutions at InfoComm India 2017

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – Business Wire India


Photo Caption: Delta at InfoComm India 2017

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management technologies and a pioneer in display solutions, is unveiling its smart displays for smart cities at InfoComm India 2017. At the show, Delta will showcase its 4K Laser DLP® Video wall, which fully supports a 4K resolution, the 3rd Generation Distributed Vision Control System, DVCS®, Outdoor Smart Billboards, the Fine Pitch LED Display and its Xtra narrow bezel LCD video wall with as low as 1.8mm bezel to bezel gap.

The state-of-the-art Delta 4K Laser Video wall solution features an xtra slim form factor, 560mm-depth, an unmatched 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, a high brightness of 4,000 lumens and a brightness uniformity greater than 95 percent. Its built-in Intelli-Sense function monitors the various parameters of the system and automatically performs real-time adjustments for 24×7 operations. The Laser Video Wall is leading in the industry to offer a certified IP6X protection rating and an optical sealed engine for up to 100,000 hours of worry-free operation.

The 4K DLP® Laser Video Wall will be paired with Delta’s DVCS® (Distributive Vision Control System), a high-performance IP-based control system designed to fulfill the sophisticated needs of control room applications to ensure a perfect continuity of images across multiple cubes. DVCS® Gen. 3 is capable of handling 4K resolution input and output with 60 frames per second (fps) performance. This platform, which can manage multiple video sources on a single display, enlarge a single video signal to multiple displays or enable centralized control of several video walls, creates an unparalleled reliable, flexible and scalable display solution capable of fulfilling critical applications, such as utilities, surveillance, disaster control and traffic supervision.

Delta’s Smart Billboards with 6mm pixel pitch and an exceptional image quality will also be showcased at the booth. Smart Billboards are used as a medium of information broadcasting, advertising and to show city related parameters status.

The brand-new indoor Fine Pitch LED Displays of 1.2mm, 1.5mm and 1.8mm pixel pitch, take Delta’s display solutions to the next level. With high contrast, high refresh rate, fast response time and a high motion rate, the Fine Pitch LED offers a true-to-life display. With advantages including low power consumption, longevity, seamless integration, compactness, energy efficiency and ultra-high resolution, this LED Display is suitable for large conference centers, cinemas, transportation and retail applications.

Delta’s booth will also display the latest Xtra-narrow bezel LCD video wall, which offers Full HD Resolution. The LCDs possess an exceptional brightness of 700 nits (55-inch cubes) and a minimum 1.8mm combined bezel width. With Full HD display, these LED-LCD video walls allow a seamless connection between each display, creating a powerful, high-impact visual experience for viewers.

Join Delta at InfoComm India 2017, India’s largest exhibition showcasing professional Audio Visual (pro-AV) and Information Communications Technology (ICT) solutions, held in Mumbai from September 26 to 28.

About Delta

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta’s business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. Delta has 153 sales offices, 61 R&D centers and 40 manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 7 consecutive years. In 2016, Delta was selected out of 5,800 large companies by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level.

About Delta Displays

Delta Displays, a division of Delta, is a pioneer in developing professional displays for control rooms in surveillance, security, traffic, command & control, utilities, process control, telecom and broadcast applications. Delta offers a wide array of display technologies including: rear projection DLP® video walls with Laser and Next-Gen LED technology, Xtra thin-bezel LCD video walls, and high-resolution indoor/outdoor LED displays with a powerful & highly flexible Wall management Software suite.

More information about Delta Displays can be found at www.deltadisplays.com

Azure Power Taps IBRD (World Bank) Loan to Scale its Azure Roof Power Platform

Azure Power Taps IBRD (World Bank) Loan to Scale its Azure Roof Power Platform


New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

Azure Power | New York Stock Exchange

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading independent solar power producer in India, has been granted INR 678.3 (US$ ~10.5) million of low-cost debt financing through the SBI-World Bank: Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program. The loan is for 15 years with an interest rate of 8.35% per annum, one of the lowest interest rates availed by a solar power developer in the Indian solar sector to date. The loan will be utilized to scale Azure Roof Power, Azure Power’s solar rooftop platform.

Azure Roof Power offers superior rooftop solar power solutions for commercial, industrial, government, and institutional customers in cities across India to lower their energy bill and meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. With over 100 MWs of high quality, operating and committed solar assets across 14 states, Azure Roof Power has one of the largest rooftop portfolios in the country. Azure Roof Power customers include large commercial real estate companies, a leading global chain of premium hotels, distribution companies in smart cities, warehouses, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Indian Railways and a Delhi water utility company.

Speaking on this occasion, Inderpreet Wadhwa, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “We are pleased to announce our partnership with SBI and World Bank which will enable us lower the energy bills of our customers by providing clean and sustainable solar energy. We are excited to expand our Azure Roof Power platform in India with the support of SBI and World Bank.”

Under the SBI-World Bank: Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program, the World Bank and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) approved a line of credit of $625 million to support the Government of India’s goal to expand rooftop solar to 40,000 MWs. 

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading solar power producer in India with a portfolio of over 1,000 MWs across 18 states. With over 100 MWs of high quality, operating and committed solar assets, the company has one of the largest rooftop portfolios in the country. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power provides low-cost and reliable solar power solutions to customers throughout India. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Highlights include the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009 and the implementation of the first MW scale rooftop project under the smart city initiative in 2013.

For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com.

Azure Power Commissions Largest Solar Power Project (150MW) in North India

Azure Power Commissions Largest Solar Power Project (150MW) in North India

New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

  • Largest solar power project in north India
  • Azure Power is the largest owner and operator of solar power plants in Punjab

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading solar power producer in India, announced that it has commissioned the largest (150 MW) solar power project in north India, in the state of Punjab in December 2016. For this project, Azure Power had signed a solar power implementation agreement with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) under its Solar Policy Phase III. The 150MW solar power plant represents a portfolio of three projects of 50MW each. The weighted average tariff on these projects is INR 5.63 (US$ 8.5 cents) per kWh and the company will supply power to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited for 25 years.

Spread across 713 acres of land in Punjab, the project was commissioned ahead of the contracted scheduled date. By leasing project land, Azure Power has created discretionary long term cash flow for the local community. The solar power plant will help in electrifying the nearby areas and will create an estimated 1,000 jobs in the locality.

Commenting on the occasion, Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “We are pleased to have started 2017 with the early commissioning of our largest project. Our ability to complete projects ahead of schedule and at scale is a testament to our efficiency and reliability as a trusted solar power producer. We continue to demonstrate our strong project development, engineering, and execution capabilities and are delighted to make this contribution towards realization of our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation. Our sincere gratitude to the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and the State of Punjab, for all the cooperation and support, extended.”

Azure Power has a long history of operating solar power plants in India and currently maintains a leading position in the state of Punjab. Starting with the Awan 2MW project in 2009, Azure Power now has a total solar portfolio of 225 MW in the state, currently making it the largest owner and operator of solar power plants in Punjab.

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leader in the Indian solar industry and has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Azure Power has a strong track record in delivering solar power projects, from the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009, implementation of the first MW scale rooftop under the smart city initiative in 2013, to the largest solar plant (100 MW) under India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) policy in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power manages the entire development and operation process, providing low-cost solar power solutions to customers throughout India.

For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com

Photo Caption: Azure Power Solar Power Plant Jodhpur, Rajasthan| 100 MW


Govt. considering DGAD views on solar cells dumping.

According to reports, the recommendations of The Director General of Antidumping & Allied Duties on putting anti-dumping duties on solar cell imports are under the consideration of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, said Nirmala Sitharaman, the MoS in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

DGAD has already stated that imports of Solar Cells, Modules or Panels, Thin Films from China PR, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia and USA are below the normal value resulting in dumping of such products. The domestic industry has suffered material injury due to the dumping.

To offset dumping and injury, DGAD has recommended the imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties ranging from US$ 0.11 per watt to US$ 0.81 per watt on the imports and accordingly recommended to the Government for imposition of definitive anti-dumping duties ranging from US$ 0.11 per watt to US$ 0.81 per watt on the imports of the goods from these countries.

Policy on rooftop power generation for capital soon

After years of wait, the decks are finally being cleared for rooftop solar power generation in the Capital. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is expected to notify the proposal, which will see solar units fixed on rooftops, in two weeks’ time. The initiative envisages individual households producing solar power for their own consumption and also decreasing the peak time load on the power network.

The DERC is in the process of finalising regulations about its proposal to introduce net metering for rooftop solar power generation as per the guidelines laid down by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

After the policy is notified, the Delhi Government will initiate putting of solar plants on government buildings, colleges and hospitals. It may be later followed at individual level. In fact, the Delhi Government may announce “production-based subsidy” and other incentives for solar power generation.

So far, Delhi doesn’t have a solar policy, a fact that is an obstacle in accessing incentives for producing solar energy.

Sources in the Delhi Government told The Hindu that the Environment Department has prepared a draft solar policy that envisages “production-based subsidy”. This means the government will pay for the units of energy one saves by using solar power. People who install solar rooftops would also enjoy a 30 per cent subsidy on solar panels from the Ministry.

Delhi has about 250 to 300 sunny days available in a year and can have an average solar installation of 5.31 KWhr/day/square metre.

“If somebody wants to generate solar power for their own purposes, they may do so and, if they produce more, they can have an arrangement with their power supplier to send the excess power in the distribution grid,” DERC chairperson P.D. Sudhakar said.

Explaining the benefits of the scheme, DERC member J.P. Singh said: “Suppose a household with the solar unit uses 900 units. If it generates about 200 units of electricity per month through the solar unit, it would be able to bring its electricity bill down significantly. Another implication would be lessening of the peak time load on the power network. It would thus also bring down the power purchase cost.”

“The power during peak hours is very expensive. So if the discoms’ load during the peak timings is less, then the power purchase cost would also come down, which will go a long way in bringing the tariff down,” he said.

“The model, as we have drafted it after consultation with all the stakeholders including the public, is a win-win situation for the consumers and other stakeholders like discoms. But it has to evolve gradually… The Delhi Lieutenant-Governor is quite keen on it. And we expect to notify it in no more than two weeks,” said Mr. Singh.

Talking about the possible solar models, Mr. Singh said: “There might be a situation where later the private parties may ask the household owners in a block of housing societies to give their rooftops on rent and develop the solar units and give its benefit to the society inhabitants.”

The regulator’s draft proposal says that with about 300 sunny days in Delhi in a year, and around 30 lakh households, Delhi has more than 700 sq km of built-up area for installation of photo-voltaic systems.

Source: The Hindu

Solar lamps to light up 148 schools in Kandhamal

Over 2,600 solar lamps have been installed in 148 residential schools of Kandhamal district. The project has been funded by Integrated Tribal Development Agencies (ITDAs) of Phulbani and Baliguda. Each lamp costs around Rs 2,100.

While ITDA, Phulbani, provided around 2,200 lamps for 59 schools, ITDA Baliguda supplied around 420 lamps in 89 schools. More lamps would be provided in schools in the coming year after reviewing success of this year’s project, officials said.

“The solar lamps are a huge help to hostel inmates in remote areas where there is either no power connection or a low voltage problem,” said project director of ITDA, Phulbani, Pranati Patra. These lamps would be a huge help to students during power cuts, said an officer of ITDA, Baliguda.

Unscheduled power cut is common in Kandhamal, while in rural areas it is very acute as it continues for long hours. The hostel inmates of residential schools are facing much difficulty due to the power cuts. “We have provided one solar lamp for each four inmates,” said Patra.

The ITDA, Baliguda, has also decided to install solar pumps in different schools to supply water to the students. “We have prepared a detailed scheme but it is yet to be worked out,” said another officer. The proposal was likely to be rolled out during the current year after government approval, he said.

Source: Times of India

India Plans Biggest Solar Auction of 1,500 Megawatts.

According to reports, India plans to auction 1,500 megawatts of solar-power capacity in its biggest tender yet, saying photovoltaics may supply power as cheaply as coal five years earlier than it expected.

“The government proposes to introduce a scheme for setting up 1,500 megawatts of grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects,” Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written response to questions in parliament today. He also said solar electricity may become cost-competitive with fossil fuel-based grid power by 2017, instead of 2022.

Emerging economies including India, Brazil and South Africa are using competitive bidding to minimize clean-energy subsidies in contrast to Europe and Japan, where governments set above-market tariffs for wind and solar farms. By doing so, India has driven down the cost of solar power by about half since its first auction in 2010.

Companies will bid at a discount to a maximum tariff set by the central electricity regulator, according to draft rules for the auction. Those submitting bids to sell their solar output at the lowest rate will win.

Projects will be awarded in capacities ranging from 10 megawatts to 50 megawatts, according to the draft rules. Companies, including subsidiaries, can win a maximum of 100 megawatts.

Of the 1,500 megawatts, a third will be required to use locally made solar cells and panels. The capacity will be awarded in two batches, the first 750 megawatts by March and the remainder in the next financial year.

India won’t provide government grants like it did for the first time in a February auction. Instead, it will revert to an earlier approach used to make the price of solar power affordable to distribution utilities by having state-run NTPC Ltd. (NTPC) buy the solar output and bundle it with cheaper coal-fired electricity, according to Goyal and the draft rules.


Solar tipped to be big winner from US$50 billion BRICS bank

A new US$50 billion development bank jointly formed by the so-called BRICS nations could offer solar a vital new source of funding, according to a leading expert.

Last week Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) confirmed they had joined economic forces to form the joint-nation New Development Bank.

The new institution will fund infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other developing economies.

Talking to PV Tech, Stephany Griffith-Jones, finance professor at Columbia University and author of a BRICS development bank discussion paper in March for the United Nations, said the BRICS nations had identified solar as one of their priorities.

Although actual BRICS funding and projects will “take a little bit of time” to materialise, the NDB “is very exciting” for solar development and would “make [solar projects] more feasible”, said Griffith-Jones.

Griffiths-Jones said that with the NBD based in Shanghai and China enjoying a leading role in the global solar industry, China would have a leading role in pushing for solar through the NDB.

Each of the NBD member countries will input an equal US$10 billion to create an initial fund of US$50 billion, scaling up to US$100 billion – with a core focus on renewable energy development.

On meeting rural electrification goals with solar – mainly India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi’spledge to give all citizens light, Professor Griffith-Jones said the NBD could be used as “a mechanism to fund that”.

“[India] still has a lot of people without electricity, as does Africa, I think it will be a priority for the BRICS development bank, expanding access to clean water and energy, and solar would be a very good way of doing that,” said Professor Griffith-Jones.

However, Griffith-Jones said Russia was “a little bit the odd man out” as it is not really an ‘emerging’ or ‘developing’ country”. As Russia is an oil and natural gas exporter, “they may be less interested [in renewables]”, she added.

The BRICS statement said “bearing in mind that fossil fuel remains one of the major sources of energy” BRICS believes renewable energy can “create new economic growth, reduce energy costs and increase the efficiency in the use of natural resources.”

One concern that has been expressed in relation to the NDB is the possibility of rivalries with other development banks, such as the World Bank.

But Professor Griffith-Jones said the new institution should “encourage others like the World Bank to do more [in backing solar projects”.

President of Brazil’s Ideal Institute, a private non-profit group promoting renewable energy in Brazil, Mauro Passos told PV Tech that the NBD’s explicit prioritisation of renewable energies “shows its difference [to other development banks] with its commitment to cleaner energy”.

Passos said he did not think there would be any difficulties between NBD and other development banks “because they all have the same objective: promote development”.

According to initial estimates at Columbia University, Professor Griffith-Jones said in June that the US$100 billion NBD fund’s level of annual lending could reach, after 20 years, loans of up to US$350 billion, or US$34 billion annually – which could be used for investment projects worth US$68 billion annually (with private/public co finance) – “this would be far bigger than the World Bank loans”.

The BRICS leaders’ statement also acknowledged that climate change “is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind”.

TN has 102 MW for solar capacity installed and adding another 708 MW

Tamil Nadu Government has installed a capacity of 102 MW of solar power plants under various schemes across the state and proposed to add another 708 MW, the Assembly was informed today. 

Electricity Minister Natham R Viswanathan said as a first step to implement effectively the Solar Power Policy, announced by Chief Minister J , roof-top Solar Power Plant of 60 KW has been installed at the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) head-office. 

He also said TANGEDCO has already issued letters of intent to establish solar power plants of 708 MW capacity to 52 developers and approval of rate and power purchase agreements from Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) was being awaited. 

Since some consumer association has filed a petition with Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) against the Solar Purchase Obligation (SPO) fixed by TNERC, APTEL has set aside the TNERC order fixing Solar Purchase Obligation. 

“TANGEDCO has filed an appeal petition in the Supreme Court against the APTEL order,” the Minister said.

Source; Business Standard

India village claims a first – 100% solar, storage micro-grid

A small Indian village in the northeast of the country, with the help of Greenpeace, is now meeting all of its own energy requirements with solar, after 30 years of apparent neglect from the government.

Dharnai village in the state of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, now sources its power from a solar micro-grid. Bihar currently has at least 19,000 other villages, or 82 per cent of the population, which do not receive reliable power from the traditional grid-based system and still lack access to electricity.

The 100-kilowatt (kW) system in Dharnai powers the 450 homes of the 2,400 residents, 50 commercial operations, two schools, a training centre and a health care facility. A battery backup ensures power around the clock.

This includes 70 kW for electricity generation and 30 kW for 10 solar-powered water-pumping systems with three horsepower each. The system was built within three months and has been on a test-run since March.

Reliable electricity in the evening has improved educational opportunities for village children, and brought the safety of street lighting. A dependable power supply has boosted the local economy, and brought a welcome improvement to the social life of the villagers.

According to Greenpeace, approximately 85 per cent of the poor in rural India use non-conventional or inexpensive sources of fuel for lighting and cooking (such as firewood or cow dung), furthermore around 45 per cent of this population does not have access to electricity and relies on kerosene for lighting.

These fuel sources not only have adverse effects on health and the environment, but also restrict economic growth; non-availability of proper power is the key cause for lack of economic development in rural India.

The micro-grid is operated in association with BASIX, a livelihood promotion institution as well as CEED, a network of NGOs and think-tank organisations in Bihar to support renewable energy development in the state.

After two months of successful testing, Greenpeace launched the micro-grid on Sunday 20 July with the eldest person of Dharnai (80-years-old) formally switching it on in front of a supportive crowd of thousands.



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