Fate of Wind Energy in India Despite tall claims by the Indian government that they would bring in a large number of reverse auctions to augment the Indian wind energy capacity which touched a new record last year, the industry is in a very gloomy state. “Wind, this year, is dead,” as per Sunil Jain, […]

State of Wind Energy in India remains dismal even after a record-breaking 2016! While Indian wind energy industry is looked upon as one of the bright spots in a world where growth is slowing, I hold a different view. Even as foreign equipment suppliers rush into India, attracted by the record breaking 5 GW of […]

Is India’s 4GW of central auctions even feasible? India has reached a position of surplus power at the current point of time with most states facing the problem of excess power. Though hundreds of millions of people live in darkness without access to electricity, there is a problem of excess power. The reason is that […]

Can India really Install 6GW Wind Capacity in FY18 Suzlon chairman Tulsi Tanti thinks that India can do 6 GW of wind energy capacity next year after India installed 5.4 GW of wind capacity in FY17. This record breaking capacity addition was a one off since the wind energy industry faced a huge amount of […]

Wind Energy India – Future & Challenges Indian Wind energy capacity jumped up by a whopping ~65% in the current fiscal year setting up a record 5400 MW between March 2016 and March 2017 (in India the fiscal year ends in March). This was not only the highest ever wind energy capacity installed in India […]

Wind States Preferring Auctions Over FITs The Indian wind energy industry had undergone a major paradigm change with the first successful reverse auction yielding a price of just USD 5 cents/kWh. This is much lower than the tariffs given by major wind-rich states such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP and others that range in between $7 […]