Almost 1 billion people in the world do not have access to modern forms of energy and almost 2 billion people do not have access to clean forms of cooking. Solar energy particularly the off-grid products such as solar lanterns, solar home systems, and solar mini-grid can meet the problem of energy access in a […]

Global Tender Activity Solar energy is definitely here to stay! Solar energy led the overall global power sector with 216 tenders accounting for 73%, followed by thermal with 33 tenders and an 11.3% share and hydro with 20 tenders and a 6.8% share. With 209 tenders accounting for 71.8%, Asia-Pacific held the top position during Q4 2019, followed […]

The Indian government imposed safeguard duties as high as 25% on imports of solar cells and panels to protect its domestic industry which was getting bankrupted by the import of millions of cheap solar panels from China. After WTO stopped the domestic content requirements (DCR) clause in domestic solar procurement tenders, the government imposed the […]

BEE Energy Ratings For Solar Panels One of the few major Indian successes in the energy efficiency (EE) sector has been the energy star ratings started by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) which is the nodal agency for defining policies and standards in the field of EE. In the past five years, BEE has […]

India’s journey on the road to electric car adoption has so far been slow-paced. But given the hazardous levels of air pollution, especially in the urban cities and increasing government momentum, the automobile makers are seeking this as an opportune time to make the most of this situation. There are many electric cars set to […]

Softbank, the Japanese Telecom giant, made it big with its investment in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce group. The bank started its story in India with investments in Indian e-commerce businesses like Snapdeal, Housing.com, and Ola.  Later, Softbank became the majority stakeholder in SBG Cleantech a JV along with India’s Bharti Enterprises and Taiwan’s Foxconn. It also tried to score […]