India To Become World’s Second-Largest Solar PV Manufacturer By 2026: Study 

A recent joint study by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and JMK Research & Analytics claims that India will likely become the second-largest solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer by 2026. The report claimed that India’s total module manufacturing capacity more than doubled from 18 Gigawatt (GW) in March 2022 to 38 GW […]

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Karnataka & Gujarat Lead in Clean Energy Transition; Odisha, Bihar, UP Laggards

A new study conducted in unison by IEEFA (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis) and Ember to create the States’ Electricity Transition (SET) Scoring System. The report takes a look at 16 states in India. The report has analyses 16 Indian states that make up 90% of the country’s yearly power needs. The states […]

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Agro-PV: Gauging India’s Agrivoltaics Potential

According to the 2011 national census, agricultural and related sector activities employ 54.6% of the total workforce and contribute to 17.8% of the nation’s Gross Value Added (GVA). These stats show that despite the digital transformation that has taken place in the country, India is fundamentally an agrarian economy. Under its Mission 500GW, India has […]

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IEEFA Study Makes Case For More Trading, Larger Power Pooling To Cut Costs

The transition to a resilient electricity grid with increasing amounts of cheaper, variable renewable energy will require reforms to the scheduling and dispatch of power, some of which can potentially help electricity distribution companies (DISCOMS) save billions of dollars, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “India added […]

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India Added 1.9GW Of RE Open Access Capacity In FY22

The falling costs of renewable energy and the decarbonisation goals of commercial and industrial consumers are driving the uptake of renewable energy open access power. The renewable energy open access (OA) market, which has been expanding in almost all key renewables-rich states in recent years, will continue to overcome policy hurdles to grow organically in […]

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Can Green Ammonia Solve India’s Subsidies Woes?

Ammonia is one of the two future fuels, the other being Hydrogen, envisaged to replace fossil fuels. On production of these fuels by using power from renewable energy, they are termed as green hydrogen and green ammonia. This is one of the major requirements towards environmentally sustainable energy security for India. Ammonia is a chemical […]

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India’s Renewable Energy Auctions To Retain Interest Of Large Developers-IEEFA

A new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says that large developers in the renewable energy sector have enough options to boost returns even as challenges mount and will fight aggressively in the various auctions scheduled in 2022 in India. The report comes even as the industry is going through […]

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Record US $14.5 b Investment In Indian RE In Last FY

A record US$14.5 billion was invested in renewable energy In India during the last financial year (FY2021-22) registering an increase of 125% compared to FY2020-21. However, that number still needs to be higher to meet the new demands of the renewable capacity target of 500GW by 2030. 15.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity was […]

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IEEFA: Widespread adoption of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies in South East Asia remains highly unlikely

Carbon, capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) is increasingly attracting attention in South East Asia. However, in the absence of the right drivers, its prospect in the region remains questionable, according to IEEFA’s latest report on CCUS in South East Asia. “CCUS can be viable when placed under a certain operational context, such as a high […]

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