Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), South Korea, speaks to pv magazine about its ventures in the Indian solar and storage market. Rijsberman outlines that the country’s growing and diversifying economy, with its ambitious renewable targets, can help to capitalize on the demographic dividend. As a result, it can become the world’s primary consumer sustainable growth market.
Delhi DISCOM, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) is planning to launch the Tata smart energy incubation hub. The Tata trust will provide INR 150 million ($2.25 million), while the Indian government’s Science & Technology department will pay out an undisclosed sum. The company is also planning the installation of a 10 MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
There is potential for solar PV and storage to snap a significant share of the distributed energy industry in frontier markets, says BNEF. Both telecoms and agriculture present interesting opportunities; SE Asia is an emerging micro grid hotspot; pay-as-you-go solar is seeing strong growth; and China is recording substantial business.
The Indian Energy Storage Association’s Forum 2017 covered two broad topics – first, policy discussion on Electric Vehicles (EV), manufacturing and innovation in the energy storage sector. Secondly, the forum examined the integration of Energy Storage Systems (ESS) with the renewable energy sector.
The Swiss developer of power electronics and storage solutions for the clean energy sector will install a 2 MW battery to support the 90 MW Burbo Bank offshore wind farm in the U.K., and has also secured a supply contract to install its solar inverters at 750 Indian railway stations.
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