India

August 14, 2013

Below 10c/Kwh Solar Price in India throws the Cat amongst the Pigeons

Cost of building a Solar power plant in India India’s solar power costs have declined dramatically and have become one of the lowest in the world. […]
August 13, 2013

2 Secular Tailwinds for Wind Energy in India despite Bumps

Wind Energy in India has faced problems in the recent past and growth has gone down as the federal government has reduced two main subsidies. The […]
August 12, 2013

Solar Energy without any Subsidies become a Reality in India

Solar energy in India has been driven by subsidies given by the central and state governments. However, the sharp reduction in solar system costs have made […]
August 7, 2013

Gujarat raises Wind Tariffs by 20% even as Wind Developers face multiple Issues

India’s wind energy developers are having a tough time with the central government removing their favorite accelerated depreciation and GBI incentives. The largest wind energy state […]
August 6, 2013

Lack of Transmission start to hurt Wind saturated Tamil Nadu

New issues faced by the Indian Wind Capital – Tamil Nadu Lack of transmission and grid issues have always plagued renewable energy around the world. Green […]
August 5, 2013

India's largest Bank wants Gujarat to desist from retroactive lowering of Solar Feed in Tariffs

SBI opposes Gujarat’s cut in Solar Feed-in-Tariffs The State Bank of India (SBI) which is India’s largest bank is worried about the effects of a retroactive […]
July 31, 2013

India's Incompetent Bureaucrats cover up their Solar Policy Failures with Lame Excuses

Only 1 Solar Thermal Plant built out of 5 Plants India had allotted 50% of the power target to be generated during Phase 1 of the […]
July 30, 2013

Stupid Planning results in a heavily Unbalanced Power situation in India

India Power Industry The less said about India’s power administration structure the better. The country has already earned the in-dubious distinction of hosting the biggest power […]
July 25, 2013

Importer Nation – How a Billion Lives are being Destroyed

India imports billions of dollars of goods and services despite having the resources and manpower to manufacture the goods/services at lower costs on its shores. India’s […]
July 24, 2013

The Long Tail Risk that faces the Worlds' Greatest Industrial Cluster – China's Guangdong Province

Why Nuclear Energy is on a secular decline Nuclear Energy provides more than 15% of the world’s electricity requirements and is much cheaper than other renewable […]
July 23, 2013

Fast growing Sunrise sector hits corruption hurdle in India

Indian Solar Industry hit by Corruption India and corruption have pretty much become synonymous with no sector immune to fraud and scams in India. Now the […]
July 22, 2013

Two new Green IPOs to hit the Indian Markets soon – However, both are fundamentally weak

Two Green IPOs in India – Ind Eco Ventures and Inox Wind The Indian stock market has been languishing in the last couple of years with […]
July 19, 2013

My advice to the short sighted Indian Wind Energy Developers

India Wind Energy Developers Indian wind developer Myntrah and the Indian wind energy association have stopped the reverse auctions for wind energy farms by the western […]
July 16, 2013

Gujarat, India plans to retroactively reduce high FITs for 1 GW of Solar Plants in the state

India’s western state of Gujarat has been the poster boy of solar energy success in India installing almost 1 GW of solar capacity in a couple […]
July 15, 2013

India's Smartphone Market surges by 167%, Local Companies reap the Gains

Indian Smartphone Industry India is by far the fastest growing smartphone market in the world with smartphone shipments surging by 167% to almost 9.5 million units […]
July 14, 2013

The Indian Chemical Industry – Classification and Characteristics

Chemical Industry in India The Chemical industry is among one of the most significant manufacturing sub-sectors in India. The industry has its history traced back to […]
July 12, 2013

India finally to impose Anti-Dumping duties against US, China, Taiwan and Malaysia

India to impose Anti-dumping duties soon The Chinese and other Asian players like Malaysia and Taiwan have continued to supply their solar cells and modules all […]
July 8, 2013

Andhra Pradesh fails to get enough Bids for its Solar Tender

Andhra Pradesh Solar Tender Andhra Pradesh is one the major Southern states with a big solar subsidy policy and it recently enacted a reverse auction for […]
July 4, 2013

Indian Regulators and Courts start to enforce REC compliance as prices crash

REC in India The Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme is the major policy initiative taken by the central government to use a market based mechanism, to promote green […]
July 3, 2013

India's largest state moves forward on Solar Power though scale seems too small

UP to join the Solar bandwagon All major Indian states have launched independent solar power programs using a reverse auction bidding mechanism which has been pioneered […]
July 2, 2013

US Solar Energy Industry Association wants India's battered Manufacturers to Die

The State of Indian Solar Industry This headline may seem a bit dramatic but that is the current reality being faced by the Indian industry today. […]
July 1, 2013

Solar Powered Water Pumps – Concept, Types, Working Mechanism, Subsidies And Suppliers in India

What is a Solar powered Water Pump As the title suggests the solar powered water pumps, use solar energy to run. These solar powered water pumps […]
June 27, 2013

Industrial and Residential Solar installations in India boom as prices reach Grid Parity

Rising Electricity tariffs in India Electricity tariffs in India are increasing rapidly, where both the quality and quantity of power is quite bad. We had talked […]
June 26, 2013

Indian Power Developers fail to learn – 10% Rupee fall to kill their Solar Project IRR

Indian power developers seem a dumb lot with little risk management. They blundered big time in 2008 when they bid low for massive thermal power plants […]
June 26, 2013

Has a Real Estate Crash in India started?

Real Estate crash in India Estate prices have kept moving upwards relentlessly even as other asset classes have languished. Corporate mis-governance and corruption has driven investors […]
June 25, 2013

Indian solar demand in 2013 to be disappointingly flat at 1 GW as Project delays hit the Industry

Solar Project delays in India leads to disappointment India which is cited as one of the best markets in the world for solar energy is expected […]
June 22, 2013

India's most powerful Renewable energy body stupidly plans giant Solar Plants of > 500 MW size

India’s Central Government has mostly mismanaged the central program for promoting solar energy in India. Despite a massive crash in solar component prices, demand in India […]
June 21, 2013

Punjab follows lead of other states by auctioning Solar Power plants at low prices

The Indian states have been building large amount of solar capacity through the reverse auction process of giving out solar power farms to developers. The prices […]
June 18, 2013

Indian Solar Thermal Plants in a world of trouble, many of them not to get built

India has awarded 500 MW of solar thermal plants during JNNSM Phase 1, as it gave both solar PV and solar thermal technology an equal boost. […]
June 17, 2013

Tamil Nadu shows the way for Green energy by building 4 GW exclusive Electricity transmission networks

Tamil Nadu has been at the forefront of green energy generation in India, with almost half of the country’s wind energy capacity. The state has also […]