Indian solar industry

100 GW Renewable Energy Milestone Achieved, Much Work Ahead In India

In self-congratulatory messages sent out yesterday, Power Minister R.K. Singh highlighted the key milestone of 100 GW of renewable energy capacity, excluding large Hydro, that has been reached in India. After including large Hydro, the number goes right up to 146 GW. According to India’s power ministry, India now stands at fourth position after China, […]

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HPCL Tenders For Solar Power Plants At Three Locations

PSU oil maor and ONGC subsidiary Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has issued a tender for the supply of solar PV power plants at three different locations of HPCL. The scope of work includes operation & maintenance of the solar PV plants immediately after successful commissioning at Vadodara Terminal, Bihta in Bihar, and Kanpur Terminal, […]

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Are lower margins making the Indian solar market unattractive?

In recent years, Indian solar industry saw many ups and downs whether it would be related to implementation of GST, safeguard duty, dues on Discoms, renegotiation of PPAs, policy changes etc. Here’re some views and voices from the industry on the impact of margins due to ongoing developments: Amit Gupta, Director of Legal and Corporate […]

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Will be Happy to Collaborate with Indian Firms for EV Chargers: Rucas Wang

Growatt has developed a variety of EV chargers. We have been actively expanding our business across the globe and our EV chargers are getting popular in Europe. I would be happy to discuss collaboration with Indian clients that are interested in developing business in this sector. Over the past years, we have been increasing investments […]

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India’s Solar Race toward Next Decade

Buoyed by the quite impressive performance of India’s renewable energy sector and especially in the solar space in recent years, the Government of India took a daring move and revised its ambitious renewable energy targets from 175 GW to 227 GW by 2022. Following the move, it also aimed to auction 40 GW of renewable […]

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Viz-A-Viz with Dinesh Chadha, CEO – Electro Control Systems

Q. Please tell our readers more about ECS, its products & services. ECS was founded in 1989 and has grown into a multi dimensional organisation. ECS was initially into manufacturing of Electrical power and control/automation panels for various industries such as Paper, cement, utilities, material handling, oil and gas and exports, among others. With the […]

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Viz-A-Viz with Sujoy Ghosh, Country Head, First Solar, India

Q. Higher Energy Yield. Lower LCOE. Superior Return – This is your mantra for Series 6 Modules. Can you please justify the above statement in detail? The First Solar Series 6 module leverages the same proven semi-conductor (CdTe) and the manufacturing process, with a larger form factor. The module size is 1.2X 2 Mtrs with […]

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Budget 2018: Reactions From the Solar Industry

Jaitley in his budget 2018 speech proposed that the duty on solar tempered glass or solar tempered [anti-reflective coated] glass for the manufacture of solar cells, panels, modules be reduced from 5 percent to zero.   The Budget 2018 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed to eliminate the import duty on components that […]

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