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Growth of Solar Rooftop in India

At a time when the world is facing global warming and the burden on natural resources is increasing there’s a need to switch massively towards cleaner forms of energy such as solar power. Many developed economies in the world have already started their solar programmes by targeting household rooftops. Also, solar power has reached grid […]

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Startup Feature – Lithos Motors

Total employees: 10 Turnover: Approx. Rs 10 lakh in past 7 months. Key operational areas (Products, Regions, Clients): Electric Bikes designing and manufacturing for last mile logistics purposes. Regions – Bangalore, Pune. Clients – Faasos. Founding Members detail: Aditya Ganjapure, Angad Singi, Mahendra Sengar. Turning Point for the firm When we made our first delivery […]

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Are lower margins making the Indian solar market unattractive?

In recent years, Indian solar industry saw many ups and downs whether it would be related to implementation of GST, safeguard duty, dues on Discoms, renegotiation of PPAs, policy changes etc. Here’re some views and voices from the industry on the impact of margins due to ongoing developments: Amit Gupta, Director of Legal and Corporate […]

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The Potholes of 2019 for India’s Solar Drive

Looking back at 2019, there is absolutely no doubt today, that it has not been a memorable year for Solar power in India. Generators or manufacturers. With a closing installation figure of barely 7 GW as tracked by us, almost every hope from 2018 has been belied. The bad part? Some of the biggest obstacles […]

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Could Solar Energy power Indian homes for free?

Imagine running all your electricity-hungry home appliances and devices at home as much as you want and paying zero or near-zero electricity bill. This is already an accepted way of life for many people in Germany, a handful of American states, and a few other countries around the world where electricity tariffs have not just […]

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Microgeneration and Power Trading – Will it work for India

At the outset let us define what is microgeneration. In simple terms, it is defined as the small-scale production of electricity from a low carbon source. This includes the design and installation of advanced distributed generation systems using traditional or renewables technologies. Given that traditional power systems are efficient only at scale, they typically do […]

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Startup Feature – Future Generation Technology

Brief Details Total employees: 10 Turnover: Approx. Rs10 lakhtill FY 2018-19. Key operational areas (Products, Regions, Clients): Solar rooftop installation (Capex, Opex model). Additionally, the company is developing electric vehicle (EV) charging solution powered by solar energy. Founder/Promoter details: Prashant Kumar and Adarsh Rajput. Turning Point for the firm We just two months back finalized […]

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Will the ban on ‘Blue Wafer Cell’ help in boosting the domestic solar manufacturing?

Recently, government had imposed restrictions on the use of imported ‘blue wafer/ diffused silicon wafer’ for the manufacturing of solar PV cells, as such PV cells will not qualify under the category of domestically manufactured solar cells under various government schemes. Here’re some views and voices from the solar industry on its impact: Manish Aggarwal, […]

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Solar Inverters Ready For the Spotlight

For most people, thinking of solar usually brings to mind solar panels, the distinctive signature of solar energy. But this story takes a look at another critical part of the solar chain, the inverters. These devices, tasked with the job of converting DC power to AC and more, have been largely taken for granted, even […]

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