Solar Opinion

MNRE’s Draft Policy Framework for DRE Open For Comments Till Nov 2

In an office memorandum issued on October 19, the MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) has issued a Draft Policy Framework for DRE (Distributed Solar Energy) to promote DRE livelihood applications in rural areas of the country. The aim is to provide a conducive environment for the development and large-scale adoption of these applications. […]

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One Sun, One World, One Grid Brings Opportunities and Challenges: IEEFA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi floated the idea of cross-border solar connectivity in October 2019. It was taken up by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and India is now pursuing a new vision of ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG). It looks ambitious, but if structured well could change the way […]

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Long Standing Issues of Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements

The Standing Committee on Energy had recently presented its 4th report in the Parliament, one key area of focus was the state of Power Purchase Agreements The Standing Committee on Energy working under the Ministry of Power had recently presented its fourth report in the Parliament addressing all the financial layouts made by the government […]

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What India’s Large Storage Tender Means for Its Coal Thermal Sector

Coal, despite its stubborn persistence to the country’s energy needs, might have seen the beginning of the end. The lead indicator? Prices discovered in the largest ever renewable plus storage tender by SECI. In August 2019, SECI, the country’s primary nodal agency for renewable energy auctions and purchases came out with a huge tender. On […]

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Possible Effects of Coronavirus on Solar Industry

China is the largest producer of solar raw material globally. It supplies 85 percent of the raw material to the solar industry. China virtually controls the entire value chain from silicon to ingot, wafer, cell and module. Any potential strain could have an adverse impact in supplies. Southeast Asian module manufacturers to a large extent […]

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Govt in Favour of Domestic Solar Manufacturing, Market not so Much

The government is heavily indulged in promotion of domestic solar manufacturing, however, when it comes to utilisation on projects, imports are still favoured According to information relayed in a recent parliamentary discussion, the central government is heavily indulged in promotion of domestic solar manufacturing as portrayed by all the policy changes and financial incentives being […]

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Top 10 Solar Companies in India

What has taken on earth today as a curse is the changing global warming scenario. Solar companies in India have taken the trunk on shoulder to make it a better place to live in future. Solar companies in India are today a GW worth. With making huge success in utility, commercial and home installations, solar […]

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In the Race for Developing the Best EV Batteries, China Will Reign Supreme

In the race to develop the most efficient and capable EV batteries first amongst corporates, the one confirmed winner in the segment will be China. As the governments around the world go bullish on electric vehicles (EV), automobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are in a competition to develop long-lasting, durable battery technology to get hegemony […]

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Chile’s First Floating Solar Plant Breaks New Ground for Miners Worldwide

The commissioning of an 84 kW solar floating plant in a tailings pond owned by Anglo American, the mining giant, in Chile opens up another area for miners to make up for the pollution their activities cause. Coal India Limited should take note. Chile, South America’s richest country on a per capita basis, which is […]

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