ABB has become the latest electrical giant to launch agri solar water pumps for the Indian market. The company follows other big global giants such as Schnieder and Toshiba to grab a piece of this billion dollar opportunity. Solar investors generally look at solar panel installations, while investing in the solar story. However, other applications [...]

India has been mostly concentrating its subsidies on large ground mounted grid connected solar plants, with federal and state subsidies going to these installations. There has been success in sharply reducing the cost of these grid connected plants to around $1.1-1.3/watt, as solar component costs have plummeted. However rooftop solar plants in India remain a [...]

The Sorry State of Affairs for the Indian Solar Industry The Indian Solar Manufacturing Industry is in a very bad shape due to intense competition from China and USA. The badly developed JNNSM federal solar policy led to USA thin film solar panel imports capturing most of the Indian market, during the first phase. A [...]

Further Delay expected for the DCR projects in India Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase II in India emphasized on the generation of solar power through domestic cells. It called for bids to set up 750 MW of solar projects, out of which 375 MW should be from domestically manufactured cells. The government had set [...]

New Support Scheme for the Indian PSUs There are talks about new PV support schemes for the Indian state owned companies/ PSUs. These plans have been initiated by the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and are in their initial stage now. These support schemes may help India to reach the 100 MW [...]

Indian Solar Industry resort to Restructuring India’s solar cell and panel makers continue to restructure their debt, as their plants are not able to compete with global solar manufacturers. Even as the global solar demand sees an unprecedented boom, India’s solar makers are not able to run their factories. Their costs are way higher than [...]