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100 GW: What needs to be done

July 10, 2015 11:56 amComments Off on 100 GW: What needs to be done
100 GW: What needs to be done

Ever since the announcement of the scale up of India’s solar programme to 100 GW in 5 years has been made, the singular question has been “is it real or not”. In our opinion the real question is what needs to be done to make it happen, and is there […]

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“Level playing field is yet to be achieved”

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“Level playing field is yet to be achieved”

Says Sunil Rathi, President-Sales, Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd., in conversation with Monica Chaturvedi Charna, on the backdrop of the recently commissioned photovoltaic (PV) project in the state of Madhya Pradesh… What are the benefits of using crystalline modules over thin film and why did you choose polycrystalline PV modules for […]

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100 GW of solar – Awesome or troublesome?

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100 GW of solar – Awesome or troublesome?

JNNSM’s original target of 20 GW of solar energy was considered ambitious. What do we then make of the revised target of 100 GW of solar by 2022, comprising 40 GW of rooftop and 60 GW of ground mounted plants? Will the tentative regional targets, such as 2,762 MW from […]

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National Solar Mission: Policy progress and key technologies deployed

June 29, 2015 8:52 am0 comments
National Solar Mission: Policy progress and key technologies deployed

By Gaurav Sharma India has ambitious targets for renewable energy growth, especially solar energy. As part of its Union Budget 2015-2016 announcements, India aims to install 100 GW of solar power capacity by 2022, which is nearly 30 times of India’s existing solar power capacity of 3.8 GW. At a […]

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“In Delhi, net metering makes good sense”

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“In Delhi, net metering makes good sense”

Opines Jasmeet Khurana, Senior Manager – Consulting, Bridge to India, in an interview with Monica Chaturvedi Charna, with the backdrop of the recently held Power-Gen India 2015 event… How do you see the platform PowerGen and how has the response been to PowerGen 2015? What we have been seeing is […]

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Overview of JNNSM

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Overview of JNNSM

Compulsory implementation of RPOs would certainly give a boost to solar capacity addition, says JD Kulkarni. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) also known as National Solar Mission (NSM) was launched on 11th January, 2010. The objective of JNNSM under brand ‘Solar India’ is to establish India as a […]

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BACKUP POWER

June 4, 2015 9:12 am0 comments
BACKUP POWER

As long as we operate with shortages the power quality would continue to be a challenge and the need for local power backup would never be eliminated, saysJD Kulkarni. The per capita electricity consumption of India for 2014-15 was around 872 kWh. Though the average per capita electricity consumption of […]

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“In areas where grid power and diesel supply is erratic, solar power has a strong business case”

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“In areas where grid power and diesel supply is erratic, solar power has a strong business case”

Says Anurag Garg, Vice President, Solar Business, Schneider Electric India, in conversation with R Srinivasan. Kindly comment on market potential of the solar power conversion chain including off – grid and battery backup solutions in India? India’s off -grid solar photovoltaic (PV) market has three major segments: Captive power plants […]

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Energy efficient backup power-By Kanav Sachdeva

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Energy efficient backup power-By Kanav Sachdeva

Our modern 21st Century existence is hugely dependent on electricity. Power failure or sudden unexpected break in electricity supply even for a short duration not just causes huge discomfort but may lead to loss of critical data and waste of valuable time and resources for organisations. The need of the […]

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“Battery, storage companies raise $69 million”-By Raj Prabhu

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“Battery, storage companies raise $69 million”-By Raj Prabhu

Mercom Capital Group, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the battery/storage and energy efficiency sectors for the  first quarter of 2015. Battery/Storage VC funding for battery/storage companies came to $69 million in seven deals, as compared to $47 million in seven deals in […]

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