India never ceases to surprise with unknown risks for the industry. The wind turbine industry is facing a massive new risk of the theft of wind turbine components in the western state of Rajasthan. Sophisticated gangs riding on expensive Utility vehicles have become a huge menace to owners of wind farms in the isolated desert […]

Gujarat has the most amount of solar energy plants installed in India due to a very supportive state government. The government has managed to boost solar capacity tremendously without breaking the bank. This has made other states realize the importance of solar energy and now several states like TN, Andhra Pradesh are looking to install […]

The Indian Wind Farm association has come out strongly against a new wind energy policy in Rajasthan. The policy states that 300 MW of wind energy capacity would be allocated based on a reverse auction. This is similar to the policy under which India’s federal solar energy subsidy policy operates. The policy is a good […]

India’s western state of Rajasthan which had won the lion’s share of solar panel projects under India’s central subsidy scheme has come out with a state solar subsidy scheme of its own. Note we had earlier stated that Rajasthan and Gujarat will lead India’s growth in solar power capacity. While Gujarat has leapfroggred far ahead […]

We have repeatedly highlighted the drawbacks of solar thermal energy vis a vis crystalline solar panel technology. Solar Thermal Plants are getting replaced or mothballed altogether because of the high costs and long build times. India had awarded nearly 500 MW to 5 solar energy developers under JNNSM Phase 1 which were supposed to get […]

Solar Policy in Uttar Pradesh India‚Äôs largest state in terms of population Uttar Pradesh, is set to come out with a 5 year solar policy to generate 1000 MW of solar energy. Accordingly, the Chief Secretary of the state has starting looking for empty land in villages where solar power ground mounted plants can be […]