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

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Reliance Power plans to switch from Coal to Solar power

With the change in leadership, Reliance Power now plans to shift its business from coal-based power plants to solar industry. N Venugopala Rao, the new CEO of Reliance Power, seems to have taken under consideration the fact that coal will … Continue reading

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Delhi Govt buildings to get Solar Rooftops

Recently, the Delhi Govt formulated a Solar policy, promising 2,000MW of Solar power to be generated by year 2025. The Govt will incentivize local population to install Solar rooftop systems, with Goverment buildings to lead the masses. The Delhi government’s … Continue reading

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Delhi Govt to promote Solar projects at large scale

The Modi government has set a big target for the Solar generated power in India, and following in the steps of their leader, the Delhi government has also put the solar wheels in motion by setting up a target to … Continue reading

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75GW of Solar Power Capacity in India by 2022, report says

Solar will account for more than a fifth of India’s increase in electricity demand by 2022 as installed capacity reaches 75 gigawatts, according to a research report. Helped by a $50 billion grid upgrade and new installations, India’s solar capacity … Continue reading

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Hanwha Q Cells and Azure Power to set up 50MW solar plant in Andhra Pradesh

Hanwha Q Cells Co., the world’s leading solar cell maker, has clinched a deal with India-based Azure Power to set up a joint firm that will invest in a 50-megawatt solar plant in Andhra Pradesh. The new solar plant, due to … Continue reading

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Yes Bank Raises Rs 315 Crore from IFC through Green Infrastructure Bonds

YES BANK, India’s 5th largest Private Sector Bank has raised INR 315 Crore through the issue of Green Infrastructure Bonds to International Finance Corporation, Washington, member of World Bank Group on a private placement basis. This is the first investment … Continue reading

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China’s Hareon Solar has 160 MW Solar Project in India

China-listed solar PV company Hareon Solar announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Hareon Solar Power Private Limited (Hareon India) will sign an agreement with Keshav Power Private Limited (KPL) – which belongs to Dalmia Group – for the establishment of a … Continue reading

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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

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Solar Has Come of Age in Japan

Japan’s solar energy sector is fast approaching profitability, ahead of impending feed-in-tariff (FiT) cuts, according to the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF). JREF expects to reach cost-revenue parity and to achieve profitability sometime earlier than the second half of 2015. … Continue reading

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