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January 28, 2020

Solar Minigrids Remain an Important Answer to the Energy Access Question

Almost 1 billion people in the world do not have access to modern forms of energy and almost 2 billion people do not have access to […]
January 23, 2020

Long-running Solar War Between China and USA Continues Unabated

Even before the election of Donald Trump, solar energy had witnessed a war between the USA and China with both countries having imposed anti-subsidy and anti-dumping […]
January 22, 2020

China Solar Capacity Additions Keep Dropping but Remains the World’s Largest

The solar capacity additions in China dropped to just 30 GW down from around 45 GW in 2018. The 30 GW was also much ahead of […]
January 20, 2020

Green Parties Push European Countries to go Carbon Neutral

The rise of green parties in Europe has had a hugely positive effect on the fight against climate change. Countries such as Germany, Austria, and others […]
January 16, 2020

Safeguard Duty on Solar Panels To Get Extended as the Government looks to Protect Industry

The Indian government imposed safeguard duties as high as 25% on imports of solar cells and panels to protect its domestic industry which was getting bankrupted […]
January 15, 2020

Dying Throes of Thin Film Solar Technology Continues with Multiple Bankruptcies

Thin film technology in the early parts of the decade was looked upon as a competitor for crystalline silicon solar technology. However, the rapid scale-up and […]
January 14, 2020

India to Push Harder for Better Solar Quality with Energy Ratings for Solar Modules

BEE Energy Ratings For Solar Panels One of the few major Indian successes in the energy efficiency (EE) sector has been the energy star ratings started […]
January 9, 2020

Softbank to Exit the Indian RE Sector Amid Global Crisis

Softbank, the Japanese Telecom giant, made it big with its investment in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce group. The bank started its story in India with investments in Indian […]
December 19, 2019

Europe sees a Solar Renaissance as Grid Parity Drives a Doubling of Growth

Europe is seeing a strong resurgence in solar capacity additions as grid parity has made it economical to install solar energy as compared to other power sources. […]
December 18, 2019

Indian States try to Leverage Solar’s Rapid Growth to Milk Taxes and Increase Revenues

The Indian desert state of Rajasthan situated on the western part of the country is endowed with large solar resources. The state has a large land […]
December 17, 2019

After Telecom, Huawei could see its Solar Business come under fire from Trade War

Huawei has become the poster boy or rather the whipping boy of the US-China trade war with the USA going hammer and tongs against the Chinese […]
December 10, 2019

Gujarat Temple Goes Solar – Utilizes the Savings For Education

Yet another story about solar benevolence! The renowned Badrinarayan temple in Surat switched to solar power and is utilizing the savings from electricity bill towards promoting […]
December 9, 2019

Lumos Plans a Million Solar Home Lighting Systems to Brighten up Nigeria

Lumos which is a Dutch company operating in the off-grid solar space in Nigeria plans to substantially scale up its presence in the Western African country. […]
December 6, 2019

Will India’s beleaguered RE Developers get a Respite as Truce called by the AP Government

Solar in Andhra Pradesh The Indian renewable energy developer community has been in the ICU for the last six months as a change in the government […]
December 4, 2019

Solar Energy in 2050 – $6.4T Investments, 18x Multiplier, 8519 GW & 4.9 GT of Carbon

Solar Energy – 2050 Solar energy is all set to continue its spectacular growth in the future continuing the trend it has shown over the last […]
December 2, 2019

Blockchain Solar Energy Trading to Soon Start in India

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is all set to begin the P2P blockchain solar power trading project in India. The project will be done in […]
November 25, 2019

With India almost Reaching 100% Electrification, the Off-grid Industry goes for a Toss

India along with other South Asian countries as well as Africa used to the prime market for off-grid solar products. The off-grid solar industry has become […]
November 22, 2019

India’s Andhra Problem Continues to Fester for the Renewable Energy Industry 

India’s renewable energy industry has been in turmoil ever since the new government under Jagan Reddy came to power in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. […]
November 20, 2019

Off-grid Solar Product Sales in India drop as the Country Achieves 100% Electrification

The off-grid solar products in India witnessed a decline in sales in the first half of 2019. The off-grid solar products are mostly used for lighting homes […]
November 18, 2019

California Wants All New Homes to Run on Solar but Rooftop Solar Players might not Benefit

The USA government under President Trump has turned rabidly anti-Green and even reneged on the Paris Agreement which was not very ambitious to start with. However, […]
November 15, 2019

India’s western City of Pune has the Highest Rooftop Solar Installed but That May Change Soon

Rooftop Solar Growth in Pune Pune which is situated in the western state of Maharashtra in India has the highest amount of rooftop solar capacity installed […]
November 14, 2019

One of the Last Storied Western Solar Manufacturers calls it a day; only First Solar Left Now

Solar manufacturing has been almost completely taken over by China as its huge scale economics and low-cost structure has entirely decimated the competition globally. Western manufacturers […]
November 4, 2019

What Will Happen to the Indian Solar Industry if India Signs the RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a trade agreement between ASEAN countries and its six FTA partners, whereby they agree to reduce or eliminate tariff and other barriers on imports and exports. […]
October 28, 2019

As Indian Solar Manufacturers Try to Game the “Make in India” Content, Government Clamps Down

Indian corporates have regularly been making headlines these days due to issues of corporate governance, fraud, and corruption. The IL&FS financial crisis which started last year […]
October 24, 2019

Rooftop Solar set to Turbocharge overall Global PV Growth over the Next 5 years with >60 GW Year

IEA is predicting that renewable energy capacity is set to grow a massive 50% over the next five years till 2024 from around 2500 GW now, […]
October 18, 2019

Another New Low for Solar Price Seen in the Middle East

Low prices for solar projects have been a phenomenon that we have seen over the past 2-3 years with ever new record lows being bid for […]
October 10, 2019

India’s Solar Manufacturing Could Finally See A Sustainable Renaissance with Import Duties

Despite numerous efforts by the government, the Indian solar manufacturing industry has not really seen any major investments in the last couple of years. The SECI […]
September 30, 2019

Why PMO is So Concerned About RE Credit in India

Renewable energy projects are very capital-intensive and require a large number of funds.  However, ultra-low price points and rising levels of NPAs have made banks reluctant […]
September 26, 2019

Indian PM Inaugurates Solar Park At UN Headquarters

India has come a long way in its renewable energy commitment, so much so that the Indian Prime Minister inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park at the […]
September 19, 2019

India To Roll out a Massive 7.5 GW Solar Plant in the Northern Buddhist Province

The Indian government is planning to build a huge 7500 MW solar park in the northern Buddhist province of Ladakh. The government had announced a plan […]