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Still Elusive: Jumpstarting Solar Manufacturing in India

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rarely misses an opportunity to highlight the success of its renewable energy push, when given an opportunity. And it has good reason to do so. Besides taking installed renewable capacity (wind +solar) from barely 25 GW to an estimated 70 GW plus till now, the government has also […]

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Union Budget 2019: A Mixed Bag for the Solar Industry

As expected from Modi Government 2.0, India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had few eggs in her basket for the renewables sector. Here’s how the key stakeholders of the solar industry, including policymakers, think tanks, leading private players have reacted to the government’s Budget for FY19-20: After the budget, Power Minister R. K. […]

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The Big Moves in Budget 2019

Less than an hour after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget speech, it appears that it is not a bad budget at all for the renewables and EVs. Less than an hour after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s first budget speech, it appears that it is not a bad budget at all for the renewables and […]

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Budget 2019: Solar Industry Seeks Quick Reforms from Modi 2.0

When the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government was voted back to power in a landslide victory in the recently concluded general polls, expectations of the corporate world and especially from the renewable industry grew mile high from the Union Budget 2019 which will be presented on 5th July. Now with the continuation of the […]

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How to Maximise the Benefits of Bifacial PV Modules

Bifacial PV modules provide many advantages over traditional PV panels. The International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) predicts an upward trend for the shares of bifacial solar modules in the global PV market in the next decade, i.e. 10% in 2019 and more than 35% in 2028. It is widely believed that bifacial PV modules […]

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As DRC Takes Charge at MNRE, A Busy Period Beckons

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has finally set up the dispute resolution committee it promised earlier this month. Announced by the Power Minister Shri. R.K. Singh,  the commitee is tasked with the job of settling disputes that arise between government agencies and private sector players . This committee is comprised of three former civil […]

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Can India Beat China in Li-ion Battery Manufacturing and its Pricing?

The arrival of Li-ion batteries has been nothing short of a blessing in the world of technology and gadgets. These batteries are more energy dense compared to both Lead acid and Nickel Metal Hydride. That’s why Li-ion cells are widely used in Automotive, Laptops & Cameras, and other Electronics equipment nowadays. India recently started venturing […]

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Women in Power Distribution the Game Changers in Rural Odisha

In 2012, Enzen Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an energy and environment firm, headquartered in Bengaluru, embarked on a journey to innovate the regional Power Distribution and Management business in Odisha, by actively including women, as the company believes in employment generation, along with social upliftment, across the geographies that it enters. A strategy to include […]

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Jobs in Solar – The Untold Story

  In 2015, when the government hiked the solar energy target from 20GW to 100 GW (in a new 175 GW renewables target) by 2022, it was considered wildly ambitious. Also, it was enough to spark strong interest in the sector finally, and with it, big bets. As it turned out, the sector did not […]

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