Maxson Lewis

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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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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Microgeneration and Power Trading – Will it work for India

At the outset let us define what is microgeneration. In simple terms, it is defined as the small-scale production of electricity from a low carbon source. This includes the design and installation of advanced distributed generation systems using traditional or renewables technologies. Given that traditional power systems are efficient only at scale, they typically do […]

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MERC Draft Regulations Short Circuits Solar Future- Maharashtra Developers

The Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Authority managed to unite almost the complete developer community in the state after releasing its draft regulations for the state. In the spotlight was its proposal to shift to gross metering for solar rooftop power, which has been met with outright condemnation. In fact, some of the developers went as far […]

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Part 2 on The Discom Perspective of Solar. Solutions

Continuing from Part 1 of the analysis yesterday, we move to part 2 today, on the solutions discoms have proposed. In part 1 of our analysis of the report ” Solar Rooftop-The Discom Perspective”, we shared with you the key issues flagged by multiple discoms across India , when it comes to their relationship with […]

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Magenta Power Launches EV Charging Stations

This series of charging stations are best suited for community charging such as offices, malls and residential societies. In a bid to support government’s National eMobility program, solar power systems provider Magenta Power has launched its electric vehicle (EV) charging stations called ‘ChargeGrid’ series. The company said in a statement that this new series is […]

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India’s Road Towards EV Adoption…

When it comes to Electric Vehicles (EVs), India would certainly seem to be playing catch up with the rest of the world. Consider the fact that in China, they have already started worrying about a mini-bust in the sector, thanks to the huge number of startups and major players who have jumped in. Thus, even […]

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Renewable Energy Industry Reactions on Interim Budget 2019

The industry was expecting a policy direction from the government to promote manufacturing, especially in the renewable energy sector in the background of the jobs crisis, which India faces. Surprisingly, this was completely missing from the budget, says Amit Gupta, Vikram Solar. India’s renewable energy industry was expecting lot of things from the present Modi […]

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Rooftop Solar: Democratising Power Generation – One Roof at a Time

Rooftop solar was the fastest-growing segment within India’s renewable energy sector last year, but it is still not growing fast enough. Capacity adwdition in rooftop solar stood at around 870 megawatt (MW) in 2017, a far cry from the ambitious target of 5,000 MW for FY 2017-18. As of December 2017, cumulative rooftop solar installed […]

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