Solar Opinion

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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Gujarat’s Troubles with SKY Scheme a Lesson For all State Governments

2018 saw a slew of state governments announce solar power schemes that would generate additional income for their farmers. There are many challenges to making this work on the ground, as the Gujarat Example shows. It was back in June 2018 that the Gujarat government launched its Suryashakti Kisan Yojana or SKY scheme. The scheme […]

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The Solar Sector Needs More Women. Here’s Why

As Rooftop Solar, Distributed solar and even corporate buying markets develop, its time for the renewable power sector to fix its gender imbalance. On International women’s day, its a good time to put the spotlight on the missing women in the solar power and broader renewable power sector. Among the brightest spots for the Modi […]

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2 Days After 12 GW Manufacturing ‘Stimulus’ Time For Reality Check

On Feb 6, the government announced a move to push central public sector undertakings towards a 12 GW solar plan, powered completely by domestic manufacturing. Will this finally kick start domestic manufacturing? 2 days after the announcement, we spoke to industry insiders, as well as considered the factors that could make or break this latest […]

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