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PM-KUSUM – The Solar Saviour?

The PM-KUSUM scheme seeks to be the ultimate gamechanger for energy security and the rural economy. We examine the early challenges that it is facing and come to a conclusion. It’s a great idea that will need tweaks to increase coverage, and some key policy interventions to get on schedule. By Prasanna Singh You know […]

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Non China Solar Brands Eye Opportunities

As the focus shifts to alternatives to made in China brands, domestic as well as other international brands sense an opportunity to grow faster in the Indian market Solar has been one of those few sectors where we can be proud of our achievements, thanks to special attention it received from the government. But even […]

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5 Solar Products that Impressed Us

1. SolarPuff Solar Lantern PRODUCT BRIEF: This award-winning solar light is engineered with an origami inspired, self-inflating design and creates beautiful, clean light in 3 colours: bright white, warm and multicolour. PRODUCT FEATURES: It’s light weight, just 2.5 ounces and it floats and can withstand complete immersion under water. For as many hours as you […]

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Old King Coal is Dead – Long Live The King

Coal is the dominant source of energy in India because it’s locally available and has historically been quite cheap, more so because there hasn’t been aggressive regulation or taxation upon its externalities yet. However, future coal will look different than older coal because it will have to be more sustainable and also cost-effective. Renewable energy […]

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Policies for An Atmanirbhar Energy Sector

As India moves towards a new paradigm of ‘AtmaNirbhar’ Bharat, our energy security is a key component of this new resolve. The Prime Minister has already given pride of place to solar power, describing it as ‘sure, pure and secure’. But there is a lot more to our energy policy that requires a converted effort […]

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15 years On, Ginlong Solis Is A Solar Champion

2020 might be a year most firms would like to forget, but for Ginlong Solis, the global inverter manufacturer, the year remains a key milestone on the firm’s journey to an ever-growing role in the global solar market. This year marks the firm’s 15th year of operations, a journey every stakeholder can look back with […]

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Perovskite Solar Cells, Coming Soon To a Product Near You

Perovskites, named after Russian mineralogist Lev Perovski who discovered the base material over 170 years ago in the Ural Mountains of Russia are found abundantly in the earth’s mantle and sometimes, surface deposits even. They have now found an interesting and potentially breakthrough application in solar power generation technology. Different from the traditional silicon wafers […]

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The Triple Challenge Dragging Down Solar In India

On August 21, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), the premier national body tasked with laying down the roadmap to power for all citizens, and the policy interventions to get there, released a report on India’s solar and wind sector. Titled simply as “ Report of Under Construction Renewable Energy Projects”, the bland title laid bare […]

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