Grid Connected Rooftop – Overlooked solar market

The problem of energy access in India is enormous. According to the International Energy Agency, some 237 million Indians (close to a fifth of the population) were living without electricity as of 2015. Many more have only limited access, with some getting … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis, Others | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

4.8GW utility-scale solar to be installed in 2016

According to the latest market update, nearly 4.8 gigawatts of utility-scale solar capacity will be installed in India, in 2016, up 140% from 2GW in 2015, . Most of the new utility-scale solar projects will be installed in the southern … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis, Solar News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Investment in Solar market of India

As recently as a few months ago, the alternative energy targets announced by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s government in 2014 seemed wildly overambitious — even to solar electricity enthusiasts in the industry. But a surge of investment in solar … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis, Others, Solar News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

India: 6.5 GW of solar to be auctioned in next 3 months

The solar industry saw a boom this year after Mr. Narendra Modi took charge of the PM office. The Modi government set the bar at 150GW of renewable energy by year 2020, in which 100GW capacity would be generated through solar … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis, Projects, Solar News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

More and more Industries opting for Solar

Commercial establishments such as warehouses, stand-alone production units, small-scale industries, hotels and petrol pumps are increasingly using solar power even as majority of the Indian states do not have Net Metering Policy. Net-metering can potentially drive widespread implementation of distributed … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis, Others, Rooftop Solar, Solar News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Off-Grid Solar market is a good Investment option

The Off-Grid Solar market is seeing a sudden spike in developed countries and the developing countries are not far behind either. With an estimate of US$ 300 million annual business, the off-grid solar market is the new hotspot for investors. … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis, Others, Solar News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Plunging Solar costs in India give a scare to Coal projects

With Modi government backing solar projects in India, the costs for large scale solar projects is expected to fall again in the upcoming auctions which will affect the economics of importing coal from mega projects such as the Galilee Basin. New … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis, Solar News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Swaminomics article on solar makes little sense

On July 5th, 2015, The Sunday Times of India published at article by Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, a noted Indian columnist, on solar power. After reading his views on solar power in his ‘Swaminomics’ column, I was disappointed with the … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis, Solar News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

India can Dominate the Global Solar Energy Market

When it comes to solar energy generation, India is fast catching up. Three Asian countries, India, China and Japan, are expected to dominate the global solar market in the years to come. China might add over 14 GW of energy … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

India to be Among Top 3 Solar Markets by 2017

It is the country’s biggest initiative to make the most of sunny days. Initiated as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, the Solar Mission has propelled the country to new heights as far as clean energy is … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion and analysis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off