Despite numerous efforts by the government, the Indian solar manufacturing industry has not really seen any major investments in the last couple of years. The SECI tender which links setting up of manufacturing capacities along with the carrot of solar power projects has seen deferrals of more than six times over the last one and […]

Renewable energy projects are very capital-intensive and require a large number of funds.  However, ultra-low price points and rising levels of NPAs have made banks reluctant to lend to the Indian clean energy power sector. The Prime Minister of India has also stepped in to help the clean energy sector in India realize its full […]

India has come a long way in its renewable energy commitment, so much so that the Indian Prime Minister inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park at the UN headquarters recently. The Park is made to mark the “Gandhinian” principles and celebrating his 150th birth anniversary. The inauguration by PM Modi also signifies India’s leadership in renewable energy globally. […]

The Indian government is planning to build a huge 7500 MW solar park in the northern Buddhist province of Ladakh. The government had announced a plan to do that around three months ago but was facing challenges from the environmental perspective as this huge plant could affect the wildlife in the remote mountainous region. The […]

The floating solar energy technology has been making huge leaps in cost reduction and technology improvement in the last couple of years, mostly under the radar of investors and consumers. The technology has become quite mature with large floating solar power plants being built across Asia, with China, as usual, leading the way. Depending on […]

The MNRE has decided to publish a list of approved models and manufacturers for solar cells and PV modules complying with the BIS norms. The list is expected to be published by April 2020 after which, only the models and manufacturers included in these lists will be eligible for use in government and government-assisted projects, and schemes and programs, […]