India has awarded 500 MW of solar thermal plants during JNNSM Phase 1, as it gave both solar PV and solar thermal technology an equal boost. However solar thermal technology is losing out to solar PV even during 2011; and we had pointed it out that giving solar thermal technology too much money did not […]

Every single solar thermal plant awarded under India’s federal subsidy program (JNNSM Phase 1) is delayed according to MNRE. Note I have been critical about solar thermal technology for a long time now because of the manifold problems that the technology faces. The sharp erosion in solar panel prices has made solar PV technology move […]

India recently joined the global solar trade wars with the Ministry of Commerce starting an investigation into dumping of solar cells on a complaint made by Indian solar manufacturers association. Note Indian domestic solar producers have been almost been completely wiped out by imports of Chinese solar panels and First Solar (US solar thin film […]

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 […]

The past 5 years have been a riches to rags story for India’s power generation companies. The utilities which competed with each other for the position of being India’s biggest private power generator are now finding themselves competing to delay their power projects. We had warned earlier about the over reliance in an earlier post. […]

Problems of Power Industry in India The problems faced by the electricity companies in India are quite well known and those who did not, the biggest power blackout in human history would have brought it home (quite literally). The root cause of the problem is the Indian Government which has been stuck in paralysis for […]