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Impact of GST on Solar and Coal Power in India

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In this report, the authors have analysed the impact of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) on the Solar sector vis-a-vis the coal sector. The analysis fills an important gap considering the high share of thermal power in the energy grid in India, as compared to the high hopes from Solar power going forward. Do […]

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CEEW Report on Power Job Growths with Green Energy

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A new report has revealed that India’s renewable energy workforce has grown five-fold in the past five years. In 2019, nearly 100,000 workers are employed in the solar and wind industry in the country, up from 19,800 workers in 2014. Of these, 12,400 new workers were employed in FY19 and 30,000 new workers were employed in […]

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CRISIL Report on Outlet Overkill

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Ratings and advisory Firm CRISIL has released a report, warning about the risks in the fresh wave of fuel pumps the government is planning. The warning comes at a time when the government’s own lead advisory, Niti Aayog, is pushing for a faster shift to EV’s. In the report titled ‘Outlet Overkill‘, CRISIL has made a […]

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IEEFA Report on Indonesia’s Solar Policies, Designed to Fail?

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Consistent and market-relevant enabling policies are key to building affordable solar power. Unfortunately, this basic principle has been overlooked as Indonesia has cycled through a patchwork of solar policies that have driven many experienced investors and developers to the sidelines. The proof is in the numbers. Despite having substantial solar resources, Indonesia’s solar policy framework […]

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IEEFA Report on Electric Vehicles and Batteries Can Drive Growth of Residential Solar

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This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany. These technologies are expected to be at the center of global energy system disruption in the future, because of declining costs and their close fit with a global energy system increasingly transitioning towards decarbonisation, decentralisation, digitalisation and democratisation. […]

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IEEFA Report on Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector

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According to a new report, momentum is gaining around an industry shift toward utility-scale battery storage systems nationally in the United States. It highlights that utility-scale batteries are giving renewables a big lift while undercutting coal and challenging fracked gas. The report ‘Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector’, details upstart […]

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BNEF Report on REN21 Renewables 2019 Global Status

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The dip in investment in 2018 can be partly attributed to falling technology costs in solar photovoltaics, which meant that the required capacity could be secured at a lower cost and slowdown in PV installations in China. Global investment in renewable energy has hit $288.9 billion in 2018, with the amount spent on new capacity […]

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GOGLA Report on Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report

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Every six months, GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global program publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since 2019, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency […]

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World Bank Report on Where Sun Meets Water : Floating Solar Market Report

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Floating solar PV installations open new opportunities for scaling up solar generating capacity, especially in countries with high population density and competing uses for available land. Advantages of floating solar over land-based systems include higher energy yield, reduced evaporation, and improved water quality, among others. Combining floating solar with hydropower plants is of particular interest. […]

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