June 2016

June 30, 2016

Local utility Red Tape makes Rooftop Solar a tough sell in the Indian market

Utilities pose problems for Rooftop Solar in India India has set a lofty target of achieving 40,000 MW of solar rooftop capacity by 2022, but unlike […]
June 29, 2016

SouthEast Asia becomes new hub of Solar Manufacturing due to Western duties – but how long will it persist?

Why Leading Solar Companies have manufacturing base in SE Asian countries SouthEast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand have become the new hotspots for […]
June 28, 2016

Tesla acquiring SolarCity could be another breakthrough in the Energy Market

Tesla – SolarCity deal Tesla is all set to acquire SolarCity, which could make it the largest clean energy company. Tesla is known for its many […]
June 28, 2016

A Rooftop Slowdown in Australia is killing its Solar Industry

Declining Rooftop Installations in Australia The new solar installations in Australia is declining. There is a major decline in the rooftop installations in Australia. As a […]
June 27, 2016

How should I Finance my Rooftop Solar PV System/ Project in India

Financing my Rooftop India has the highest irradiation levels, when compared to other countries, as can be seen from the graph below. As we all know […]
June 27, 2016

After Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, wind developers find it painful to get money from Rajasthan Electricity companies

Wind Energy Rajasthan Wind energy developers have faced payment issues from time to time, as cash strapped distribution utilities in some states have not disbursed money […]
June 25, 2016

Where can I install Solar Panels on my House

Roofs for Rooftop Solar installation Planning to install a rooftop solar system? The most important thing to consider whether you have the appropriate roof that can […]
June 24, 2016

Solar Roads pave the path for more Green Energy

More Power from the Solar Road Solar Roads Yes you heard it right. The world’s first solar road was built in Netherlands and went live in […]
June 24, 2016

Will an Achievement linked Incentive scheme boost Rooftop Solar in India

  What is Achievement Linked Incentive Scheme Achievement linked incentive scheme was launched by the MNRE in May 2016 that promises an incentive on the total […]
June 23, 2016

GCL Poly Panels Review – Types, specifications, warranty

GCL Poly Solar Panels The world’s largest solar polysilicon and wafer maker is GCL Poly, with 70,000 tons of poly and 14 GW of wafer capacity. The […]
June 23, 2016

How to convert a normal inverter into a Solar Inverter

Solar Conversion Kits in India In my post yesterday, I discussed about the best solar inverters to use for rooftop installation in India which made me […]
June 22, 2016

Best Solar Inverters for Residential Rooftops in India

Solar Inverters for Residential Rooftops – India Solar inverters form a major and an essential component of the rooftop solar system. The solar inverters have today […]
June 22, 2016

Indosolar Solar Panels Review – Types, Specifications and where to buy in India

Indosolar Solar Panels Review Headquartered in Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh since 2005, the company manufactures solar cells and modules. Currently the manufacturing capacity is 450 MW, […]
June 21, 2016

What is Rooftop Solar – Components, Types, Benefits, Size & Costs

Components of a Rooftop Solar System A rooftop solar system comprises of: a) Solar Panels/ Modules – The most important component of a rooftop system are […]
June 21, 2016

INR 5 or 7 cents becomes the new Indian Solar price norm after the Price Wars

Indian Solar Price reaches INR 5/kWh The whole world took notice when India solar auctions saw new low in prices of 6 cents, which was new […]
June 20, 2016

Solar Mini Grids in India – Has the Time to enter the segment finally arrived?

Solar Mini Grids in India Solar mini grids have been much talked about, as the answer to the electricity access problems of India’s more than 300 […]
June 17, 2016

India to hold the first Wind Energy Auction for building out 1000 MW of wind power capacity in the country

First Wind Energy Auction in India The Indian government has promoted wind and solar energy in the country through radically different business models. Wind energy growth […]
June 17, 2016

Make Hay while the Sun Shines – India’s current “Crony Favorite” Adani Group becomes super aggressive in Solar capacity development

Adani Group – Largest Solar Player in India One of the biggest advantages and value add of a blog over the mainstream media is that you […]
June 16, 2016

Could Dust and Water curb the Solar momentum in India – Problems & Possible Solutions

Maintenance of Solar Panels in India India is approaching on an aggressive solar path, with the country aiming to install 100 GW of solar power by […]
June 16, 2016

Why Japan will not remain a Solar Sunrise Market for too long

Japan to go the German way Japan is one of the major demand drivers for the solar market globally installing around 10 GW of solar capacity […]
June 15, 2016

Kerala’s Cochin Airport runs completely on Solar Power – Renesola modules and ABB inverters used

Cochin Airport is completely running on Solar Power Cochin’s international airport (CIAL) is not only the first airport meeting its energy requirement by solar power, but […]
June 15, 2016

Could Azure Power unleash the Indian Rooftop Market

Azure Power – Solar Reach in India Following my story Azure Power continues to shine in India, Azure Power has become one of the fast growing […]
June 14, 2016

Tata suddenly goes big in Renewable through big bang billion dollar acquisition of a 1000 MW plus portfolio in India

Tata Solar increasing its RE stakes in India Tata Power which is one of India’s largest private sector power utilities has suddenly decided to go big […]
June 13, 2016

List of 8 Largest Solar Farms Around the World (Capacity >500 MW)

Solar Farms – largest in India and California The world is getting “solarized” each and every day. Various solar projects big or small, large scale or […]
June 13, 2016

Will Apple boost the Solar Brand!

Apple’s Solar connection The leading tech giant Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is now all set to sell solar energy, generated from its farms. The $530 billion company […]
June 11, 2016

Good News for Indian Energy Sector – Obama-Modi Recent US Meet

Obama-Modi Recent US Meet During PM Narendra Modi’s recent visit to USA, US President Obama and Modi decided to channelize work on the renewable energy front. […]
June 10, 2016

State Wise Solar State Rankings – India 2015-2016

Chattisgarh and Telangana – Impressive Progress from May’15-January’16 I have analysed the installation number for different states in the last one year. As can be seen […]
June 10, 2016

Can Jharkhand move from 16 MW to 18 GW – A step forward!

LOIs awarded to winners of the 1.2 GW Jharkhand Solar auction In one of our earlier March stories, we already covered the high tariff bids in […]
June 9, 2016

6% increase in RE jobs reported hand in hand with 18% decline in Oil and gas sector in USA

Jobs increasing in the Renewable Energy Sector Not only is renewable energy benefitting the world at large by providing a cleaner and greener environment, but it […]
June 8, 2016

Solar Power from MP to drive New Delhi Metro Trains

New Delhi Metro run on solar power Solar power is all set to power the metro trains in New Delhi, India once again. The New Delhi […]