GBI to be Reintroduced in India The Indian Wind Industry has been facing problems in 2012 and installations have fallen off sharply as two of the most popular subsidies have been taken away by the Government in March 2012. This coupled with local factors particularly in the biggest market of Tamil Nadu has taken the […]

Indian Retail Stores Go Solar Solar arrays are soon going to be seen on major retail chain rooftops in India as high electricity costs have forced retail chain owners to radically change their energy consumption and production strategy. Electricity has become the 3rd largest cost for retailers in India as the Government has imposed a […]

Solar Water Heaters in India – 20 already account for 30% of the total water heating market in the country and are growing at a good pace of 15% annually. The reason for the large marketshare of SWHs is that they are economically viable compared to normal electric water heaters. Given the rising prices of […]

Solar Financing in India The price of solar power systems has come down drastically in India making solar panel affordable for even the poorest Indian citizens. Note large parts of India remain dark as the Indian power grid does not reach those parts. Solar Lamps have been successful in India mainly due to their economic […]

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% […]