Rs 900-billion package not a solution to Discoms’ woes, but offers respite

For long-term stability, Discoms need to address operational issues like low billing and collection efficiency and high aggregate technical and commercial losses.

Germany to help India evaluate optimal power balancing with renewables

German development agency GIZ has hired DNV GL to study control reserve requirements of India’s southern states. The study—part of the Indo-German Energy Programme—will help ensure efficient and cost-effective integration of large-scale renewable energy supplies in the region.

A new method for transparent conducting glass that can make solar cells cheaper

Indian scientists have developed a hybrid design combining metal mesh and metal-oxide layer over the glass substrate, which brings down production cost by 80% compared to tin-doped indium oxide (ITO) based technology which is currently in use.

NTPC, ONGC sign MoU to set up renewable energy JV

As per the MoU, the state-owned power producer along with the oil and gas producer shall explore setting up of renewable energy projects in India and overseas, and sustainability, storage, e-mobility and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) compliant projects.

China’s JinkoSolar the biggest module supplier to India in first quarter

All the JinkoSolar PV modules shipped to India during January to March period of 2020 are based on mono PERC technology, comprising full-cell and half-cell modules.

Solar tariffs below Rs 2.55/kWh financially unviable now, says Ieefa

To earn reasonable returns on solar projects, developers must factor in the various risks and correctly estimate the cost of every component before bidding.


India’s new solar capacity addition to fall by 23% in 2020

Capacity additions will, however, rebound in 2021 to exceed 2019 levels as the majority of delayed solar projects come online.

Odisha’s Konark sun temple and town to go 100% solar

The central government plans setting up of a 10 MW grid-connected solar project and various off-grid applications like solar trees and solar drinking water kiosks to meet all the energy requirements of Konark town.


Covid-19 impact: Acme Solar abandons India’s record-low PV tariff project

The developer has decided to cancel the power purchase agreement for the 600 MW project that it won at a tariff of Rs 2.44/kWh as it fears commissioning to stretch beyond a 6-month extension from the scheduled date.

Solar EPC firm SunEdison raises US$2.5 million from US investor

Fenice Investment Group will subscribe to compulsorily convertible preference shares (CCPS) of SILRES Energy Solutions at Rs 10 per CCPS. The investment is expected to complete by May 25.

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