Opinion & Analysis

Three signs that battery energy storage is mainstream today

With the inclusion of battery energy storage into new building codes and safety standards, it’s obvious just how mainstream storage is today.

Water scarcity and the growing need for smarter solutions in solar projects

The inefficiency and irregularity of cleaning the solar panels manually, and the associated use of water defeat the purpose of shifting to renewable energies.

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Problems observed in solar module mounting structures in India

Findings from solar installation sites in Gujarat and Rajasthan and some suggestions to handle the issues.

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Renewable power poised for a big leap with storage technologies

While the solar and storage pairing is still relatively new, the growth over the next five years will be significant globally. As against just 5% in 2019, by 2025 more than 25% of all behind-the-meter solar systems will be paired with storage.

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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Indian electricity sector structural reforms get underway!

The draft Electricity Bill 2020 moves us with a toolbox of structural reforms, towards not only efficient but also a progressive electricity market.

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Covid-19: Challenging times underscore the importance of energy planning and data management

Given the close links between energy and economy, an impact analysis is needed to evaluate the sector and initiate suitable measures against unusual circumstances. Government policy thinktank NITI Aayog is working on a roadmap to improve energy data management system for India. The centralized energy data unit will host all demand and consumption data related to all forms of energy, which can be used by researchers, policymakers and business strategy formulators alike.

Affordable storage technologies key to bringing solar energy to scale in India

Earlier this year, when a landmark tender by India’s nodal agency for solar energy, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), concluded the largest solar-cum-storage tender globally (~3 GWh of storage connected to 1.2 GW of solar), it highlighted a critical challenge India faces in bringing solar energy to scale: battery storage technologies.

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Covid-19: The right treatment for India’s solar sector with comorbidities

This article talks about the areas the government needs to address both immediately and in the long run to help the ailing solar industry in the country.

Covid-19: The going gets tough for solar manufacturers

Solar season had already started in the month of March. The demand for solar consumption is the highest during April-June quarter as summer picks up. This is the time when factory runs with full efficiency. India was estimated to install nearly 8 GW of solar panels in 2020, in which 90% consumption happens in utility-scale […]

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