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  • 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...

  • US tariffs to have nominal impact on Indian module manufacturers

    The US government has decided to end generalised system of preferences (GSP) to Indian exports from June 5, 2019 onwards after keeping the move on hold in light of the ongoing general elections in ...

  • Ancillary services market still at an early stage of development

    CERC released a discussion paper for a redesign of ancillary services mechanism in India in September 2018. The paper has been issued in response to various shortcomings in the existing ancillary s...

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