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Indian Rooftop Solar Target Facing Challenge

Indian solar sector has done a great job surpassing 1 GW capacity for rooftop sector out of the set 40 GW target. Given, that the numbers are not pretty impressive if we are to compare it with improvement in the dominant countries, we have to consider that the current growth shows 113 per cent growth …

May 24, 2017

How Can India Become Globally Competitive In Solar Module Manufacturing

India has journeyed a long way gaining global recognition as a major solar player. As of now, the country has 12 GW of cumulative solar energy generation capacity, with 14 GW under construction and 6 GW to be auctioned. Considering the fact that India has doubled its capacity within a bit more than a year …

May 16, 2017

Solar is Ready to Fill Up the Energy Gap in India

Indian total installed energy generation capacity stood at over 320 GW (326848.53 MW) on 31st March 2017. Although the country has added 93.5 GW of power generation capacity within its ‘12th Five Year Plan’, more than 4000 villages in the country still remain without access to electricity, and power failures still plague the ever demanding …

May 9, 2017

Renewable Energy to Surpass Thermal Energy Growth in India: But Solar Vision needs boost!

India’s aggressive push towards green energy shift is finally picking up speed, catching up with country’s current primary energy generation source, thermal energy. In FY 16-17, while the thermal energy generation capacity stood at 11.5 GW, renewable energy reached 11.3 GW capacity, promising to surpass thermal power in a short time span. It is great …

May 6, 2017

The Grid Parity Race: Will Solar Make It

The 100 GW by 2022 target has created an urgency driving up the solar capacity of the country. Besides highlighting India’s step to curb carbon emissions in the UN, this move towards green energy shift has also given India the opportunity to bridge its continuously increasing gap between energy generation and demand. India’s electricity consumption …

May 3, 2017

Solar Energy Can Save the Environment but Protective Measures Are Needed To Get Better Energy Yield

India’s pursuit towards green energy, upholding solar as the tool to build an energy rich future has translated into nearly 12 GW cumulative installed solar capacity in 2017. Considering, that the country stood at 5 GW of capacity in 2015, it is commendable how Indian solar industry has progressed more than doubling the capacity within …

April 29, 2017

Setting MIP for Imported Solar Modules in India Can Help Domestic Manufacturers Survive

Indian solar industry has scaled great heights surpassing 10 GW in 2017, from a meagre 10 MW in 2010. Even without huge industrial muscles that other countries keep on flexing, India braved all odds showing continued growth in the solar vertical. From 2015 to the beginning of 2017, Indian solar sector has successfully doubled its …

April 25, 2017

Challenges in Solar Manufacturing in India

India’s peak power demand is expected to rise from current demand 153 GW to about 690 GW by 2035-36. And since, half of the country’s CO2 emissions come from the power sector (805.4 million tonnes in 2016), quick energy transition is not just an option anymore, it is a necessity. Solar shows a way out …

April 21, 2017

Energy Related CO2 Emissions: How Much Our Fossil Fuel Dependency Contributes To The Growing Issue?

Currently, the daily CO2 emission levels stand at 406.47 ppm (parts per million globally). And considering the growing population which is estimated to be 7.5 billion in 2017, showing a 1.11% growth rate, it is fairly easy to understand that our world needs a change to preserve its nourishing atmosphere that is quickly fading. We …

April 18, 2017

Transforming Challenges into Opportunity: Only Way Indian Rooftop Solar Can Succeed

Of the 40 GW solar capacity target announced for Indian rooftop sector, the country has surpassed 1 GW capacity recently. Although these numbers stack up pretty low in comparison with rooftop solar capacity in dominant countries, this development shows more than 113 per cent growth rate over 2015. Such a growth rate can be considered …

April 14, 2017