Could we be better off Cutting Subsidies on Kerosene? Yes, you heard it right the government could end up in huge savings if it switches from kerosene as a source of light to off-grid solar lighting options. It will not only improve reliability on power but also save thousands of lives from the ill-effects of […]

#SolarForASocialCause The Solar Village Project The Solar Village Project is a non-profit organization that helps distribute power to rural families in India and Africa. Approximately 1.3 billion people still live without any access to electricity.  The organization believes that electricity is an essential commodity just like food, clothing, and shelter. It implemented its first project back […]

Now Government Will Only Procure Components from Approved Solar Vendors In order to keep the quality under check, the MNRE has carved out an “Approved List of Models and Manufacturers”. This list consists of approved models and manufacturers of solar modules and solar cells. It consists of two parts – List I specifying models and manufacturers of […]

2019 General Election The 2019 General Election is just around the corner. There are three main outcomes that could occur once the results are out. While there are a number of permutations and combinations, the three key scenarios are –  an NDA government led by the BJP, a UPA government led by the Congress or […]

Fame 2 Incentives for Indian EVs FAME 2 or the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India, got the cabinet approval in February this year. The policy aims at promoting electric and hybrid vehicles in the country. The government is looking at encouraging the Indians to adopt electric vehicles to reduce overall levels of air […]

Leading Solar States in India – 2018 India’s states have been adopting solar power at a fast pace, with Karnataka being the leader at more 5300 MW of solar capacity. But there is a wide gap between the top and the last state on the list at 5,328 MW and just 845 MW respectively. Let us […]