ACME Cleantech Solutions is partnering with state electric utility of France,EDF EN (Energies Nouvelles )and EERN. They have signed an agreement to set up 200 MW solar power projects across India. Currently, ACME is setting up two 25 MW solar power project in the state of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh.
In October 2013, the state government of Karnataka has announced a new the solar power tariff of Rs. 8.40 per unit for solar photo-voltaic generation and Rs. 10.92 per unit for solar -thermal power generation, Rs 9.56/unit for rooftop and small solar PV plants and Rs 7.20/unit for rooftop and small solar PV plants with 30 per cent government subsidy on capital costs. These tariff will become applicable from April 2013 and will be effective till 2018.
Baden-Württemberg Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) have produced a world record efficiency 20.8% CIGS cell. Equipment supplier Manz, which is also located in the Baden-Württemberg region in Germany's south, has secured the exclusive rights to the technology. It may be noted, Japan's Solar Frontier has produced a cell with an efficiency factor of 19.7%.