Residential PV

Rajasthan set to take the solar crown in 2020

Norwegian analyst Rystad Energy has predicted the stop on PV tenders in Karnataka will see Rajasthan become India’s leading solar state this year. The market research firm expects India to add only 10 GW new solar in 2020, however, and the same figure in 2021.

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‘India will add 14 GW of solar this year’

The annual global outlook report for solar published by IHS Markit notes there was no real uptick in the amount of new capacity added last year, compared with the returns seen in 2018. That is likely to kill any hope India has of overtaking the U.S. as the world’s second biggest solar market in 2020.

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TERI develops blockchain-enabled prototype for solar power trading

The platform will help to promote the adoption of rooftop solar PV systems, particularly in the residential consumer segment, as it will incentivize consumers for trading among themselves, in addition to selling to the distribution utility—according to the sustainability thinktank which has also come out with innovative use cases of blockchain for electric vehicles and distributed battery storage.

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Emissions, EVs and renewable energy: Reflections and outlook for India

India, one of the most diversified energy markets in the world, has recently become the lowest-cost producer of solar power. This reflects a steady and encouraging shift toward renewable power—a shift that’s in line with the targets set by the government. At the Climate Action Summit that was held earlier this year, Prime Minister Narendra […]

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AIIB approves US$65 million for Hero Future’s 250 MW solar project

The project—located in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan—is being developed by the Indian developer’s special purpose vehicle Clean Solar Power (Jodhpur).

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India and German development lender to launch rooftop solar scheme

Program aims to drive down the cost of solar electricity to a maximum of Rs2.50/kWh in a nation where tariffs vary wildly from state to state.

Assessing metal leaching from PV modules dumped in landfill

An Indian Institute of Technology research team analyzed around 300 studies about PV panel waste containing carcinogenic metals. The researchers said solar module recycling is not economically profitable and policy support is necessary to avoid panels being dumped in landfill.

Making Delhi A Solar City

The Indian capital has so far installed only 146 MW of rooftop solar capacity, against year 2019 target of 606 MW set under the Delhi Solar Policy. The slow growth is primarily due to certain myths among consumers which need to be debunked with better installer-consumer connect—says Delhi Solar Campaigner Sandeep Dahiya who currently leads the 100% UP, SeeNow, Energy & Power Sector reform work in India as a Campaigner at Purpose Climate Lab.

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India touches solar power capacity of 32 GW

As of October 31, a cumulative renewable energy capacity of 83.38 GW was installed in the country, which included 31.69 GW from solar, 37.09 GW from wind, 9.95 GW from biomass and 4.65 GW from small hydro.

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Cheap Indian imports claim prompts Bangladesh to introduce solar standards

Dhaka has heeded complaints about Indian manufacturers allegedly dumping sub-standard PV products over the border and issued a requirement for modules, inverters, charge controllers and batteries to attain IEC electrical standards.

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