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Future of Residential Solar: Post Covid Period

Till Dec 2019, India was having 757 MW of cumulative installed solar capacity by the residential segment, out of 5440 MW of rooftop solar (RTS). As per Phase II of Grid connected RTS implementation plan by MNRE released in Aug 2019 last year, India has set for itself a modest and calculated target of 4GW […]

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Residential Solar. Market Yes, But Marketing?

Ashish Anand, a Chandigarh-based businessman reached out to us four months back. With an independent house in the city, he was keen to explore the idea of a solar rooftop for his house. As always, we put him in touch with relevant state sources, and for good measure, a couple of vendors who install solar […]

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Fresh Covid Guidelines: RE Projects Allowed From April 20

The renewable energy industry, especially utility-scale solar and wind energy projects, received a small relief, in the form of permission to restart construction work on ongoing projects, as well as fresh projects possibly, from April 20 onwards. In an order dated April 15, signed by the Union Home Secretary, the order laid down the new […]

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Amplus Offers Helping Hand to Local Community amid Lockdown

Amidst lockdown across the country to contain the spread of coronavirus, Gurugram-headquartered Amplus Solar is supporting the local community of Gurudev Nagar village in Mirzapur district, which is in the vicinity of UP’s first open-access solar park of 75 MWp owned by it. The company, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of Petronas Holdings, Malaysia, […]

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Solar Technology Versus Fossil Fuels. Is Endgame here?

Over last few decades, scientists are trying to come up with innovative and efficient ways to utilize energy from the sun. From times immemorial, humans across different civilisations have worshipped the sun as a God due to its various life-giving properties, and rightfully so. We have been using sun for its heating and lighting properties […]

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I Squared Capital to Sell its Largest Solar Portfolio in Taiwan to Marubeni

An independent global infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund I, has entered into an agreement to divest its entire stake in Chenya Energy to Japanese firm Marubeni Corporation. Chenya Energy, which is currently building the world’s largest floating solar project, is a dedicated solar development, construction and operating company […]

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Here’s how Indian Solar Industry Evaluates the Budget 2020

The stakeholders from the solar industry has broadly welcomed the Narendra Modi led NDA government’s Union Budget 2020, as this time the power and renewable energy sector managed to get more attention in the budget. This time Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget got more relevance as it came at a time when the country’s economy […]

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Budget 2020: Solar Industry Seeks Policy Reforms for Ease of Doing Biz

With the release of the Economic Survey 2020 today, by the Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy V Subramanian, which is the reflection of the Modi 2.0 government’s annual report card, all eyes are on the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2020 presentation on February 01, 2020. In Budget this year, Finance Minister Sitharaman is likely to […]

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Clean Energy Flunks The Easy Financing Test

For a Sector that requires one of the largest sustained funding requirements in decades, financing for clean energy investments in India has had a rocky ride. The three year lock-in for developers is the most recent obstacle. Bankability. That’s a word that is highlighted proudly across the solar chain, and whose value can never be […]

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