Solar Park Challenges India India’s solar park scheme has been touted as a unique successful policy to promote the development of solar power as it creates a dedicated readymade infrastructure for large solar power plants. The sharing of infrastructure between large solar projects is assumed to reduce costs for developers. The problem of land and […]

Acquisitions – Indian Solar Assets The Indian solar market has been growing at a torrid pace over the last few years driven by favorable government policies and rapidly falling prices which have gone below that of coal. With more than 50% of India’s new power capacity developed last year coming from solar, foreign funds are […]

Tata Power Ditches Coal Fired Power plants Most of the renewable energy additions in India is coming from public/ government organizations or large private companies. The country has vowed to reduce its overall carbon footprint and is targeting to install 175 GW of renewable energy installations by 2022. Tata Power one of the largest private producers […]

Renewable Energy Jobs – India Solar and wind energy are not only helping in reducing our carbon footprint but are also huge generators of jobs. According to the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), 1 MW of wind power creates 1.27 job-years of employment. Similarly, 1 MW of rooftop solar capacity can create 24.72 job-years, while ground-mounted […]

Could we be better off Cutting Subsidies on Kerosene? Yes, you heard it right the government could end up in huge savings if it switches from kerosene as a source of light to off-grid solar lighting options. It will not only improve reliability on power but also save thousands of lives from the ill-effects of […]

#SolarForASocialCause The Solar Village Project The Solar Village Project is a non-profit organization that helps distribute power to rural families in India and Africa. Approximately 1.3 billion people still live without any access to electricity.  The organization believes that electricity is an essential commodity just like food, clothing, and shelter. It implemented its first project back […]