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

Indian Solar Energy Tariff hit a Record Low Despite COVID Crisis

A large recent auction of solar projects by the state-owned company SECI resulted in an all-time ever low tariffs of INR 2.36 which is around USD 3 cents per kWh. The 2000 MW tender saw good participation by both local as well as foreign companies. The lowest bid was made by Spain’s Solarpack with other...

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

Indian Solar Energy Tariff hit a Record Low Despite COVID Crisis

A large recent auction of solar projects by the state-owned company SECI resulted in an all-time ever low tariffs of INR 2.36 which is around USD 3 cents per kWh. The 2000 MW tender saw good participation by both local as well as foreign companies. The lowest bid was made by Spain’s Solarpack with other...

WORLD ECONOMY & MARKETS

India- China Fallout to Drive Radical Change in India’s Renewable Energy Sector

While India has become one of the largest markets in the world in terms of solar and wind energy installations, the manufacturing industry has not really kept up. The Chinese manufacturers through their state-driven capitalism have managed to bankrupt most Indian solar companies like others around the world. Through massive subsidies and state support, 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...