Solar Opinion

Travails At Siemens Gamesa Could Signal Hiccups Ahead For Wind Energy, Again

Siemens Gamesa, a subsidiary of Siemens Energy, is currently facing challenges in multiple countries. Since its complete takeover by Siemens Energy last year, Siemens Gamesa has been lurching from one problem to another. Parent firm Siemen’s recent announcement of reducing its ownership stake in Siemens Gamesa by 6.8 per cent, bringing it down to 25.1 […]

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Chinese Solar Module Prices Hit Record Lows, Developers Hope For A Lasting Opportunity

Chinese solar module prices have reached their all-time lowest level, as the Chinese Module Marker (CMM) now stands at $0.173 per W. The CMM experienced an unprecedented decline of 11.73 per cent week-on-week over the past week, representing the largest percentage drop in its history. Most of the downtrend has been attributed to firstly, the […]

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Europe’s Nuclear Regret: Sweden Moves To Redress The Nuclear Exit

Sweden, over four decades after deciding to phase out nuclear power, is now considering the construction of additional nuclear reactors. This shift comes as the country’s parliament officially abandoned its goal of achieving 100 per cent renewable energy to reach net-zero emissions by 2045. Sweden recently revised its net-zero targets to focus on achieving 100 […]

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Lean Manufacturing In EV Industry: Efficiency Is First Priority

Lean manufacturing principles can play a crucial role in the electric vehicle (EV) industry in India. The application of lean manufacturing can enhance operational efficiency, reduce waste, and improve overall productivity in EV manufacturing plants. Lean manufacturing is an approach that focuses on maximizing efficiency, reducing waste, and optimizing processes within a manufacturing system. It […]

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How EVs Are Changing The Auto Sector

In recent years, India has made rapid progress towards the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the transportation sector. The movement started when the government announced an ambitious plan to achieve 30% EV penetration by 2030. The first major step was the introduction of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) Scheme in […]

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Europe Slips Up, Again, On Meeting Climate Goals

Two contrasting reports have dominated the renewable energy landscape of Europe this week: One, the European Union policymakers have agreed to double the renewable use by 2030 through massive RE installations. Two, a WindEurope report finds that Europe has invested lowest in offshore wind since 2009 in 2022, a mere EUR 17 billion in new […]

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EV rental services set up their own charging stations to ensure seamless customer experience: Dr Irfan Khan, eBikeGo

Electric vehicle (EV) rental services, particularly for two-wheelers, has seen a significant rise in India in recent years. This can be attributed to various factors, including the growing awareness about the benefits of EVs, the increasing availability of charging infrastructure and the government’s push towards the adoption of electric vehicles. In 2021, electric two-wheeler sales […]

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“Penetration In MSME Low, Market Untapped for Solar Rooftop Plant Developers,” Vikas Agarwal, Credit Fair

With a transition in power consumption patterns worldwide due to climate change and the limitation of fossil fuels, the importance of green sources such as solar energy has increased significantly in the past few years. However, the initial installation cost often is a significant limitation for the widespread adoption of solar technology in residential and […]

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IREDA Plans Office in Gujarat’s GIFT City for Foreign Currency Funding of Renewables

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) is planning to establish an office in Gujarat’s GIFT City to finance renewable energy projects in foreign currency. The office at GIFT City, Gandhinagar, will be classified as an overseas office, allowing the IREDA to avoid foreign exchange hedging cost. Pradip Kumar Das, Chairman and Managing Director […]

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