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Can Privatization Help in Solving Discom Distress?

India’s power sector is currently struggling with multiple issues, among them is pending dues of state Discoms (distribution companies) to renewable energy developers. The issue now even sparked the fears that many solar and wind energy projects likely to turn into non-performing assets (NPAs). Here’re some views and voices from the industry on what could […]

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Startup Feature – Magenta Power

Total employees: 29 Key operational areas (Products, Regions, Clients) It’s key operational area is Mumbai specifically. However, it has marked presence in the major cities in India such as Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Baruch, Nashik, Hyderabad and Chandigarh. Under its aggressive expansion plan, the company is aiming to reach pan India in the New Year 2020. […]

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What are your key expectations you hope will be addressed in New Year?

Aspirations of solar industry are also rising in this New Year, as the year gone by was filled with many challenges which resulted into slowing down the speed of growth of the solar industry as compared to the previous years. Here’re some expectations of the industry stakeholders that they wish will be fulfilled in the […]

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Inability to Forecast is not the Disability of Regulation

With openly accessible documents/regulations/ on Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM), due to forecasting and scheduling (F&S) of wind and solar power generation at different SLDCs like Punjab, Haryana, U.P., A.P., Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat (Mock-trial), it is surely that the forecasting of the variable generation is under litmus-test. The F&S of solar […]

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Longi Solar Explaining the Larger Size of Mono Silicon Wafers

In recent years, PV technologies have been developing rapidly. With respect to cells, the high-efficiency PERC, bifacial cell and black silicon, technologies have moved to mass production gradually, while N-type and heterojunction technologies have obtained footholds in the market. With respect to module, the double-glass, half-cell, multi-busbar and shingled-cell technologies have evolved to large-scale production. […]

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Can a change in government make an impact on the solar sector?

With the 17th Lok Sabha Elections taking centre stage since April, this is the question that really matters for anyone in the solar sector. We speak to 3 industry experts to give you a perspective. Animesh Damani, Managing Partner, Artha Energy Resources “We strongly believe that commitment, focus and execution of the incumbent regime towards […]

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Petronas makes India Play with Amplus Energy Acquisition

By Acquiring Amplus Energy for Rs 2700 crores, Malaysia’s Petronas just made a big India play in renewables. The Move by Malaysia’s Petronas, itself a $60 billion-plus behemoth with a $13.2 billion bottom line in 2018, is a huge vote of confidence in India’s renewable sector. At Rs 2700 crores, the valuation also seems to […]

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