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Delhi’s new Virtual Net Metering policy: A Guideline for Rooftop Solar India should Adopt Nationally

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has introduced revisions on their Solar Policy 2016, adding group net-metering and a virtual net-metering framework. Understanding the importance of rooftop solar energy growth for the country, this policy is expected to encourage people to opt for commercial, industrial and residential solar rooftop solutions, even without having a suitable …

February 21, 2019

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February 19, 2019

Energy Storage: A Sector India Must Invest in For Rapid Greenification

Depleting conventional energy reserves and climate change fur to fossil fuel usage have made it a necessity to shift focus towards green energy- mainly solar. Although, reliable and green, solar energy source is not available throughout 24 hours of the day. Therefore, the merit behind investing in energy storage is as relevant as investing in …

February 13, 2019

How did Indian Solar Sector fared in Year 2018: A Review

India became the 2nd largest solar power market in the world in terms of deployment after overtaking United States in the first half of 2018. In 2018 China added more than 24 GW of solar energy capacity while India added approximately 7 GW. However, this should not define Indian solar sector’s performance within 2018 as, …

February 7, 2019

Energy Sustainability in India Needs Resource Efficiency Policies

Continuously depleting natural resources pose a great threat to the world as its population continues to rise. Starvation, lack of energy, and important requirements to sustain life throughout the world has made it obvious that current consumption and production patterns are unsustainable, especially for energy. Management of lifecycle of resources, from their extraction to consumption …

February 1, 2019

Rising Oil Price Should Re-Focus India on Solar Energy Growth

India has made exceptional and inspiring strides towards renewable energy growth, focusing on solar Power. However, the country is still one of the largest (3rd) oil consumers in the world, consuming 4.69/million barrels per day, having a 4.8% share of the world’s total oil consumption. It is expected that China and India will account for …

January 22, 2019

Meeting India’s Energy Demand through Domestic Manufacturing

International Energy Agency has highlighted in their recent report that India’s primary energy demand will double by 2040, surpassing countries like China in energy demand growth. Although this growth will be around half that of China’s energy generation today, it is certainly considerable. Current energy demand in India is ~172 GW, and although India’s total …

January 14, 2019

A Decline in Solar Growth: Root Cause Analysis

Although India currently has ~24 GW of installed grid-connected solar power capacity, the country needs to install near about 18 GW of solar energy capacity for the next 4 years to reach the set 100 GW target. In such a scenario, slowing down solar panels installations should be considered as a threat to the solar …

January 8, 2019

CERC Providing GST Relief: A Great Move but More Efforts Needed For Solar Growth

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) recent order to allow reimbursement of additional GST under “Change in Law” for two project developers due to introduction of GST law, can be considered a progressive decision. According to the decision, solar energy project developers (SPD) would receive a total of ₹2,153.9 (~$30.1) million from government agencies. Nearly 15 …

January 4, 2019

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