Solar Opinion

Explained: EV Subsidies, Incentives Offered by Center and States in India

Evolving in the new age of electric mobility, various subsidies and incentives offered by the Center and state governments form the backbone of the EV market in India. As per a report, the EV market in India will be USD 206 billion by 2030, if India maintains a steady progress to meet its ambitious 2030 […]

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5 Best Lithium Battery Recycling Firms for the New EV World

The global lithium battery recycling market is projected to grow from USD 4.6 billion in 2021 to USD 22.8 billion by 2030. This implies a CAGR of 19.6% during the forecast period 2021-2030. Rising investments in EVs and subsidies to encourage battery recycling are some of the key opportunities for the lithium-ion battery recycling market. […]

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Boom In LFP Battery Use On The Way, But Not Without Hurdles

With wider adoption by some of the industry heavyweights, Lithium Iron Phosphate or LFP battery technology is set to flourish in the very near future. Its growing acceptance in the global market has strengthened the technology’s foothold in the automotive industry. Strength of LFP It’s noteworthy that the transition will be much easier because of […]

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EV Sector Hopes For Charging Push, targeted Incentives From Budget 2021

With just 5 days to go for Budget 2021 every citizen, expectations have rarely been so high from the government. And the reason is not just the repair work from the shock of Covid 19 has delivered. For once, people seem to realise that the government will actually have some leeway to break some self […]

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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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