solar energy

Tax and Duties Are Acting As Road Block for Power for All!

Green energy transition can mark a new beginning for the country as it promises ‘Power for All’. Championing installing solar panels stand to offer technological growth, industrial growth, and the opportunity to claim the export market, all of which developing countries like India needs. And considering Government of India’s support to solar energy adoption, we …

December 10, 2018

Why Huge Corporations Are Going Solar?

Businesses all over the world are rapidly going through solar energy transition. And this exceptional rate of solar adoption clarifies that positive PR and wanting to reduce carbon footprint are not the only reasons fuelling this growth. The reason is much more complex. When a company chooses to install solar panels, they are actually incorporating …

October 25, 2018

Renewable Energy Projects in Dire Need of Funding

Confusion regarding safeguard duty on SEZ based solar panel manufacturers, lack of efficient solar energy transmission infrastructure, ambiguity over GST rate, falling tariffs are leading to diminished marginal returns for investors engaged in funding solar energy projects. And this is slowing down solar energy growth within India, even though solar power solution has been championed …

October 3, 2018

Borrowing The Sun When It Should Be Free

By Hatem Hamam, head of sales, MENA, Vikram Solar   Let’s agree that the limited reserves of fossil fuel and its growing impact leading to environmental degradation highlights a very costly, dangerous, and unsatisfactory future for our world. It is easy to understand that as the fossil fuel reserves near depletion, the cost of fossil fuels …

September 27, 2018

Solar Energy Demand in India Is Suspected to Drop after the implementation of Safeguard Duty

Government of India’s commitment to install 100 GW solar energy by 2022, created huge opportunities, brought foreign investment opportunity (more than $100 bn), created 416,000 jobs in India in 2015, brought opportunity of industrial development, and made India the second most attractive renewable energy market in the world. However, on July 30th 2018, India’s Ministry …

September 18, 2018

China’s New Renewable Energy Policy and Its impact on India

China’s new renewable energy policy, which terminates approvals for new subsidized utility-scale solar panel systems, has reduced the demand for solar components in world’s leading solar installer. Over the last decade, China created solar manufacturing scale and became the biggest supplier of solar equipment in the world. After gaining such a mantle, reducing its own …

August 27, 2018

New RPO Target Can Increase Solar Adoption But Only With Boosted Efforts

Government of India has made incredible strides in speeding up solar energy growth. Country’s recent initiative to revise the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) goals for up to FY 2012-22 is expected to improve solar panels adoption scenario. For FY19-20, solar electricity RPO is set at 7.25% and for FY20-21 solar RPO is set at 10.50%. …

August 23, 2018

Climate Change: How it is Affecting India

The effects of climate change are not subtle anymore. The challenges it presents are threatening- not just our way of life, but putting the future of the world on unstable grounds. As a growing country, India needs to focus on how climate change impacts its development and take initiatives that are sustainable in nature. The …

August 16, 2018

Effects of Climate Degradation and How Renewable Energy is the Answer

Energy has been one of the most neglected issues in international development. Look at how far we have come in industrial, medical, architectural, and entertainment sectors. Even interplanetary leaps are not science fiction for us anymore. Still, somehow our society didn’t really progress that much in utilizing clean energy. We are still heavily dependent on …

July 9, 2018

EROI of solar energy

What is energy returned on energy invested (EROI)? Energy returned on energy invested (known as EROI or sometimes EROEI) is the ratio of the amount of useable energy produced by a given energy source to the amount used by humans to acquire it. For example, if an oil extraction facility requires 1 gigajoule (GJ) of …

April 21, 2016

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