Covid-19-prompted disruption severely impacted solar installation during January-March, 2020 as the country added only 689 MW of utility-scale PV against 1,864 MW scheduled to be commissioned.
The prime minister again emphasized the need for India to develop a domestic solar manufacturing industry and also urged officials to get on with plans to make Ladakh carbon-neutral.
Capacity additions will, however, rebound in 2021 to exceed 2019 levels as the majority of delayed solar projects come online.
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.
The country earned a score of 6.3 on a 10-point scale on the basis of its investment, partially usage or plans to use renewable energy in the near future—in a study by UK based analytics firm British Business Energy. The USA ranks first with a score of 7, followed by Brazil at 6.5.
The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) seeks to empanel balance-of-system (BOS) suppliers for compact solar power packs ranging from 1 kWp to 5 kWp. The empaneled vendors shall also be responsible for installation and commissioning of the packs at four locations—in and around Pune, Chennai, Delhi National Capital Region and Sahibabad.
Distributed generation with battery storage can revolutionize solar development in India in the shortest time period with minimal investment.
The digital platform automates the entire distributed solar project design and net metering approval process, which is crucial in today’s era of social distancing and remote business operations driven by COVID-19 globally.
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