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New Net-Metering cap Risks Stalling Rooftop Solar Progress in India: IEEFA

A new regulation that excludes rooftop solar systems over 10 kW from net metering could stall progress for rooftop solar targets of India A new regulation that excludes rooftop solar systems over 10 kilowatts (kW) from net metering will stall the adoption of larger installations in India, undermining progress towards the government’s rooftop solar target […]

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India’s Solar Manufacturing- A Tale of failed Government Initiatives

India’s solar manufacturing prowess, or lack of it, has been a regular cause for concern ever since the country started powering forward in capacity additions from 2016 onwards. A new report from IEEFA and JMK Analytics puts the spotlight on the sector, especially on its failure to ramp up even as demand went up domestically. […]

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883 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity Added in First 9 Months of 2020

As per the data released by the MNRE for the period starting January 2020 till September 2020, about 883 MW of rooftop solar was added in India. As per the data released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for the period starting January 2020 till Sep 2020, about 2320 MW of solar […]

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Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Estimated to Reach 11.7 GW by 2023: Report

India’s total wind-solar hybrid capacity is expected to grow rapidly to reach nearly 11.7 GW by 2023, according to a new report by IEEFA and JMK Research. India’s total wind-solar hybrid capacity is expected to grow rapidly to reach nearly 11.7 gigawatts (GW) by 2023, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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Restrictive Banking Provisions aren’t Helping Renewable Adoption in India

After restrictive net metering regulations and withdrawal of waivers for open access renewable projects, regulators are now restricting banking facilities. Banking is important as it provides renewable developers a mechanism to utilise their excess generation and avail financial benefits in some cases, states an analyst by JMK Research. In the last year, some renewable energy-rich […]

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Unlikely That India Will Match Record-Low Gulf Solar Tariffs: Report

A new report finds it is unlikely that India will be able to overtake the Gulf region to provide the world’s cheapest solar power in the near term. A number of countries in the Gulf region have set record-low prices for solar in recent years, leading to hopes that India and other countries may soon be able […]

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India’s Stuttering Solar Progress Grinds To a Halt With COVID-19

Two latest reports by independent research agencies in the Indian renewable energy segment have revealed that the first half of the year (H1 2020) only saw a total of between 1 GW and 1.3 GW of new solar installations in India. While the full year installations expected to reach 3.5 GW (4.5 GW with rooftop) […]

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India Installed 7.5 GW Utility-Scale Solar and 2.4 GW Wind in 2019

Renewable energy installations in India reached 86 GW at the end of 2019, and while wind is the major contributor, for now, solar is closing in fast. Renewable energy installations in India reached 86 GW as of December 31, 2019. And while wind energy is the major contributor holding nearly 44 percent share in the […]

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