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 […]

The Indian Government has finally come out with a policy mandating 5% compulsory blending of ethanol with fuel. The Oil Marketing Companies will have to procure ethanol from the biofuel producers and in case of shortfall will have to import the fuel. Note 13 states had already imposed a 2% blending mandate and this will […]

Will Solar Pumps replace Diesel Pumps in India While Solar Panels in India gets all the attention and publicity, other solar products in India like solar lanterns, solar pumps and solar lights are showing sharp growth without subsidies. While India’s Government concentrate their promotion efforts on building of large solar power plants and farms built […]

Indian Renewable Energy Mandate not Met India’s much hyped market based renewable energy incentive system of “Renewable Energy Certificate” (REC) has crashed. The REC market which started in 2012 at two power exchanges had initially shown a lot of promise with increasing volumes. It had offered a market based remuneration system for renewable energy developers […]

Solar Plant Price Reduction in India The rapid decrease in solar panel prices has led to a sharp decrease in overall solar system prices, with the India’s central electricity regulator reducing the reference prices for a solar PV plant to $1.5/watt during 2013; a sharp cut of 20% from the previous year. Note solar panels […]

Problems of Tamil Nadu Solar Energy In Greenworldinvestor, we earlier wrote about Tamil Nadu’s Solar Energy Policy which had generated huge investor interest. The main reasons about the huge enthusiasm seen for setting up solar energy in Tamil Nadu is that, the state is home to almost 60% of India’s wind energy capacity and suffers […]