Indian Media in Coal Scam The massive coal scam which is the latest in the series of billion dollar scams afflicting India in recent times has turned uglier. India’s top conglomerate the Jindal group which is led by members of the ruling party had recently alleged extortion threats from one of India’s top media groups […]

India joins the Solar Wars Global Solar Wars have been going on for some time now with the major world players like US, EU and China all taking part. While USA has already imposed CVD and AD duties on imports of Chinese solar panels, EU too has started its own investigation into Chinese imports. China […]

India’s federal solar subsidy policy JNNSM Phase 2 will see a shift in emphasis from large solar farms to grid connected solar rooftop and off grid solar projects. Note JNNSM Phase 1  saw 1100 MW of solar projects awarded through a reverse auction over 2 batches in Phase 1. Almost all the solar projects were […]

We have repeatedly highlighted the drawbacks of solar thermal energy vis a vis crystalline solar panel technology. Solar Thermal Plants are getting replaced or mothballed altogether because of the high costs and long build times. India had awarded nearly 500 MW to 5 solar energy developers under JNNSM Phase 1 which were supposed to get […]

The southern state of Andhra Pradesh is set to soon announce a policy under which it will sign PPAs for 1000 MW of solar energy capacity at a price of Rs 8.2/Kwh (~15c/Kwh). Note Andhra Pradesh Solar energy policy was announced some time ago in which significant concessions were given to solar project developers like […]

Tamil Nadu Solar Advantage over Wind? We had earlier highlighted in Greenworldinvestor that solar investors should take notice of Solar Energy in Tamil Nadu which has come out with a very ambitious solar energy policy. The clear rules and the mandatory provision for buying solar power has made it into a solar hotspot. Already many […]