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New global solar capacity additions hit 191 GW in 2022, says IRENA

Global renewable capacity increased by 295 GW last year, bringing the world to a cumulative installed capacity of 3,372 GW, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

TERI recommends provisions for green fund in Union Budget 2023-24

Experts at TERI say the money collected as cess on coal could be used to create a Green Equity Fund and also provide viability gap funding for energy transition projects.

Minigrid operator Husk Power achieves profitability with India leading the way 

Bihar-based Husk Power Systems, which serves rural Asia and Africa, became EBITDA positive in the fourth quarter of 2022 in India and Nigeria. 

India installed about 14 GW of solar in 2022

India installed 13,956 MW of new solar capacity from January to December. This included 11.3 GW of utility-scale PV, about 1.9 GW rooftop, and nearly 700 MW off-grid/distributed.

Husk Power secures $750,000 to expand solar microgrid business in Nigeria and India

Bihar-based Husk Power Systems has secured $750,000 in debt to build eight new community solar microgrids in Nigeria and expand operations in India.

India misses 2022 renewables target of 175 GW by 30%

India has installed a cumulative renewables capacity (excluding large hydro) of 122 GW as of December 31, 2022, falling 30% short of its 175 GW target. While solar addition has remained more consistent than wind over the last few years, 2023 is going to be a challenging year for PV installation due to the shortage of domestically manufactured modules.

Solar in 2023

Here are three trends in the solar sector that will gain momentum in 2023, leading to wider PV implementation.

India added 3.3 GW of solar in Q3 2022

India installed 3,338 MW of new solar power capacity in the three months ending September. This included 2,602 MW from utility-scale solar, 485 MW rooftop, and 251 MW off-grid installations

International Solar Alliance launches innovation challenge in Africa

SolarX Grand Challenge aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and discover local solutions to meet the energy gap through solar energy solutions in the African region.


GEAPP, ISA sign $10 million grant agreement to boost solar deployment

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) has signed a $10 million grant agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to boost the deployment of solar energy in developing countries.

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