INDIAN MARKETS

The Indian States play Politics with Electric Power payments as Utilities look to Survive

The Indian federal government has recently brought out a package of nearly $12 billion to rescue the different state-owned distribution power utilities which were facing multiple problems due to the COVID-19 crisis. They were facing the problem of declining demand on one hand and the problems of collections of utility bills on the other, as...

SOLAR ENERGY

Residential Solar Rooftop Installations in India pick up the pace with Government Support and Low Prices

The Indian rooftop solar market remains a small market in comparison to the overall solar market which is mainly driven by large scale utility solar installations. The rooftop solar market is around 10% of the overall solar market which is a very small percentage compared to other countries such as Germany and Australia where rooftop...

WIND ENERGY

Wind Capacity in India Stagnates without any Major Demand Driver

India Wind Industry Challenges Wind energy capacity has shown a flat year in 2019 in terms of capacity additions at around 2.5 GW as the industry has stagnated due to apathetic policy, lack of growth in the market and issues in getting land and transmission. After a trailblazing year in 2017 when the industry grew...

CLIMATE CHANGE

Big Oil starts the Pivot to Renewable Energy in the COVID Crisis

The giant oil and gas majors such as Chevron, BP, Shell, etc. are starting to tilt towards renewable energy and other green businesses as the movement against fossil fuels gains pace due to increasing concerns about climate change and pollution of air. They are making large investments though tiny by their balance sheet sizes into...

GREEN STOCKS

Residential Solar Rooftop Installations in India pick up the pace with Government Support and Low Prices

The Indian rooftop solar market remains a small market in comparison to the overall solar market which is mainly driven by large scale utility solar installations. The rooftop solar market is around 10% of the overall solar market which is a very small percentage compared to other countries such as Germany and Australia where rooftop...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

China Keeps up the Pace of Solar Capacity Additions despite the COVID Crisis

China has been the prime driver of solar capacity additions globally over the past 5-6 years as it installs nearly 30%-40% of the total global solar energy capacity every year. The size of the Chinese solar market dwarfs the other large markets such as India, USA by a factor of 4x-5x. Even in 2020, the...

TECHNOLOGY

Is Hyperloop Just A Case of Hyperbole or Will It Disrupt The Transport Industry

Can Hyperloop Disrupt The Transport Industry Hyperloop has gathered vast amounts of media attention in the past few years and is said to be the next big thing in transportation industry set to disrupt the trillion dollar industry. However, the hype around Hyperloop has failed to produce anything concrete till date, unlike Electric Vehicles which are...