While Tamil Nadu has India’s largest share of renewable energy mostly due to its 40% share of the installed wind energy in India, Gujarat has rapidly expanded its wind and solar energy portfolio. Its solar subsidy scheme has been massively successful and now the state accounts for almost 60% of the total solar power capacity […]

Solar Cities in India India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has come out with a scheme to promote the use of solar energy in India. Known as “Solar Cities’, 60 cities across India have been chosen to dramatically increase the use of solar power through solar panels, heaters and cookers so that 10% […]

India’s western booming city of Pune will see the inauguration of a Waste to Energy plant set up by Concord Blue at Ramtekdi Industrial Area on the outskirts of Pune in an area of 2.5 acres allotted by PMC. The 1 MW plant which will be expanded to 10 MW eventually promises to solve Pune’s […]

Indian Real Estate India has for long lacked an agency to control the monopolistic and predatory practices of Indian companies. The old MTRP Act had become quite toothless after the 1991 reforms and the Indian industry had turned into the wild west. Monopolies and oligopolies could operate quite freely and there was nobody to investigate price fixing and […]

Solar Panels As Dowry The best way to see if a durable appliance is becoming a part of common household item in India is to check whether it is being given as part of the dowry when a father marries off his daughter. By that yardstick cheap crystalline solar panels in India have become a […]

Under pressure from the Government, telecom tower companies in India have banded together to float a contract to buy green power from privately owned green companies in India. Note these fierce competitors have formed a cartel to drive down the prices of buying renewable energy from small suppliers. Telecom towers manage to get subsidies of […]