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  • Five charts summarising renewable in 2019

    Utility scale solar and wind capacity grew at a healthy 29% and 36% respectively over previous year although performance was well below the record numbers seen in 2017. Rooftop solar growth slowed ...

  • Consolidation underway in solar EPC market

    India’s utility scale solar capacity reached 29.7 GW by September 2019, growing 25% y-o-y. A review of the EPC data shows two interesting trends. Contrary to popular perception, share of third-part...

  • Slowdown bites hard

    India’s total installed solar capacity touched 34,154 MW on 30 June, 2019. This capacity is split between utility scale, rooftop solar and off-grid solar as 27,934 MW, 4,960 MW and 1,260 MW respect...

  • C&I energy storage has a bright future

    Energy storage is slated to play a critical role in supporting rapid expansion of variable RE in the grid while ensuring its stability and security. While a number of grid-scale solar-storage hybri...

  • Hydrogen makes inroads into the global energy mix

    Last month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) declared 2019 a critical year for hydrogen and stated that it has a key role in a clean, secure and affordable energy future. Hydrogen is potent...

  • FAME-II scheme – ambitious vision, poor planning

    In March 2019, the Indian government announced the much-awaited phase II of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme after delaying its announcement for o...

  • RE power trading a sensible move

    The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has repeatedly proposed to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to allow spot trading of renewable energy through a separate window on its platform....

  • 2019-20 budget a non-event

     The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented maiden budget of the NDA government’s second term on 5 July 2019 with a renewed focus on infrastructure. Though energy including renewables receiv...

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