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Solar Can Go Subsidy Free in China, Finds Study

In a study that puts the incredible drop in solar prices in context, a study by researchers in China and Sweden has concluded that 344 prefecture level Chinese cities can afford to buy solar powered electricity at a price lower than the existing grid.  The paper was published in Nature Energy, a British peer reviewed […]

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CARE Downgrades Outlook of 11 Telangana Solar Firms

After CRISIL, Indian ratings agency CARE has downgraded the outlook of 11 solar companies in the wake of AP order to review PPAs. Care Ratings has revised its outlook to negative on the borrowing programs of 11 solar power producers. The agency did so due to delayed payment to the solar firms by distribution companies in Telangana […]

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As Farmers Switch to Solar Pumps, Experts Fear Groundwater Exploitation

Though the off-grid solar pumps have made life easy for farmers in many villages across India, many fear they are likely to lead to over-exploitation of groundwater.  In Maharashtra’s Jalgaon village, many farmers spend sleepless nights to irrigate their fields, as power for irrigation isn’t available during the daytime for 15 days a month, but Dattaji […]

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India Mulls Subsidies for Battery Manufacturing

The government is in the process of zeroing down a direct subsidy plan for battery manufacturing in the country. The government is working on a direct subsidy plan of about Rs 700 crores which will aim to attract Indian as well as foreign firms to play a part in domestic manufacturing of batteries. Benefits such […]

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Will Enthusiasm for E-Buses Keep up With Announcements in India?

In the past few months, state and city authorities across India have been announcing plans to induct electric buses. Till last count, the number had reached close to 8500 buses. Is this for real? Kerala, a state not exactly known for its manufacturing prowess, has a stated goal to ‘manufacture’ 3000 electric buses under the […]

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TP-DDL Organises Event in North Delhi to Promote Rooftop Solar

In line with the Delhi Government’s Solar Policy Initiatives, TP-DDL organized ‘Solarize Shakurbasti’, a locality in North Delhi with nearly 10,000 houses In line with the Delhi Government’s Solar Policy Initiatives, Tata Power-DDL (TP-DDL) organized ‘Solarize Shakurbasti’, a prominent area in North Delhi with more than 10,000 houses.  Power Minister of the government of NCT […]

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Still Elusive: Jumpstarting Solar Manufacturing in India

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rarely misses an opportunity to highlight the success of its renewable energy push, when given an opportunity. And it has good reason to do so. Besides taking installed renewable capacity (wind +solar) from barely 25 GW to an estimated 70 GW plus till now, the government has also […]

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Union Budget 2019: A Mixed Bag for the Solar Industry

As expected from Modi Government 2.0, India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had few eggs in her basket for the renewables sector. Here’s how the key stakeholders of the solar industry, including policymakers, think tanks, leading private players have reacted to the government’s Budget for FY19-20: After the budget, Power Minister R. K. […]

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Budget 2019: Solar Industry Seeks Quick Reforms from Modi 2.0

When the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government was voted back to power in a landslide victory in the recently concluded general polls, expectations of the corporate world and especially from the renewable industry grew mile high from the Union Budget 2019 which will be presented on 5th July. Now with the continuation of the […]

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