Solar Articles

Doublet Module – The Magic of Two!

With the widespread adaptation of solar energy in early 21st century, it was clear that solar photovoltaic (PV) shall be the next big source of energy in world’s energy mix. While its advantages were obvious, the global energy market started seeking out a more superior PV module. Efforts were made in almost all the field, […]

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Monitor Your PV Plant Remotely on IoT Based Scada

For a Solar PV Plant Developer, getting the Inverter up, charging the switchyard and pumping power to the grid has been the primary focus. Installing SCADA ( Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) which is a computer-based monitoring and control system used to gather and analyse the real-time data from the PV plant is still an […]

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Optimise Your O&M Procedures with Improved PV Asset Management

Implementing a solar plant dashboard for reduced Operation & Maintenance (O&M) costs and increased profitability Would the average consumer invest in the stock market without real-time insight into financial performance? Not a chance. We live in a world that craves information, preferably easily accessible and digestible information, especially when it relates to a major financial […]

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Industry Roadblocks May Halt Renewable Energy Growth Juggernaut

Renewable energy saw a significant boost globally in the past few years on the back of rising awareness about trimming the effects of climate change and global warming. Moreover, many countries globally, including India, are taking an active part in increasing the share of renewables, especially, solar in their energy mix. However, there are many […]

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Quality Control of PV Plants with on-site Mobile PV Modules Test Laboratory

Satish Pandey (Author), Basant Jain, Sandeep Jadhav and Preetha Pillai Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd Abstract- This paper explains the benefits of On-site mobile PV Test Laboratory developed in India by Mahindra Susten Pvt Ltd (MSPL) & launched in market in September-2017. This On-Site Mobile PV laboratory is the only one existing in India which can […]

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The Sunshine Sector’s Gender Challenge

Why the solar sector needs to have more women As yet another International Women’s Day (IWD) came around on 8th March this year, the theme this year was ‘Balance for Better’- A balanced world is a better world. That got us thinking about the solar sector in India. The many industry conferences with their rare […]

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The Message from Gujarat. The Solar Price Squeeze to stay in 2019

After the boom of 2017, solar power developers in India ran into a big, if not completely unexpected problem. Government expectations of price drops, when it came to bidding at auctions. The cancellation of the 1000 MW auction by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), for its Dholera solar park site was on expected lines. […]

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5 Big Hurdles that have Emerged for India’s Solar Power Producers

After installations of almost 10 GW and above in 2017 and close to 8 GW in 2018, the solar sector is facing its biggest challenge yet, as hurdles have emerged for the continued growth of the sector. Some of these challenges were always there, they are only bigger now, while others have emerged with time. […]

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Will 2 Paise per Unit toll Smoothen the Renewables Road? Speedbreakers remain

News Reports confirm that the Centre has floated a fresh incentive of 2 paise per unit produced for new projects in states. The latest news of the central government  introducing a financial incentive for states when it comes to renewable energy production hopes to tackle two key issues facing developers. land and distribution access for […]

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