Distributed solar

Solar costs have fallen 82% since 2010

The levelized cost of energy generated by large scale solar plants is around $0.068/kWh, compared to $0.378 ten years ago and the price fell 13.1% between 2018 and last year alone, according to figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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SunSource Energy bags another IndianOil project

The new rooftop solar project will be the EPC provider’s third project for Indian Oil Corporation. It will cover ten buildings across the state-owned fossil fuel giant’s flagship Gujarat Refinery and its residential township.

Covid delayed 63% of India’s utility-scale solar in first quarter

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.

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Modi calls for a rooftop-solar-powered city in every state

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.

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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.

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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.

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India ranks third on renewable energy investment

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.

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CEL seeks to empanel BOS suppliers for small solar power packs

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.

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Mega-scale solar farms Vs distributed generation with battery storage

Distributed generation with battery storage can revolutionize solar development in India in the shortest time period with minimal investment.

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Delhi discom BRPL deploys Enact’s cloud platform to manage solar approvals

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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