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March 2021

March 2021

India’s solar power capacity has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years to reach 39 GW as of February 2021. Unfortunately, the solar domestic manufacturing industry has failed to keep pace with […]

February 2021

February 2021

At the beginning of 2021, over 30 countries have released hydrogen road maps, the industry has announced more than 200 hydrogen projects and ambitious investment plans, and governments worldwide have committed more than $70 billion […]

January 2021

January 2021

The year 2020 will be one to remember. Its most defining memory, of course, will be of the global pandemic. But it will also be known as the year when a series of important developments […]

December 2020

December 2020

Commercial and industrial (C&I) users consume approximately 49 per cent of the electricity generated in India. They account for 70-80 per cent of the country’s rooftop solar installations and now, increasingly, they are making headway […]

November 2020

November 2020

This issue marks the tenth anniversary of Renewable Watch. We have taken this opportunity to bring out a special commemorative issue that reflects on the journey of renewable energy development in India. The issue provides […]

October 2020

October 2020

The demand for green energy continues to grow in India as well as globally, as countries focus on mitigating climate change. The Covid-19 pandemic is further driving countries to look at sustainable ways of meeting […]

September 2020

September 2020

The renewable energy sector has seen phenomenal growth in the past decade and is considered a booming infrastructure sector. But, of late, it has been caught up in various structural issues, prime among them being […]

August 2020

August 2020

India’s wind power market is evolving fast amidst the chaos and confusion of the ongoing Covid pandemic. The short-term impact has been a slowdown in wind power capacity additions. Wind power additions stood at a […]

July 2020

July 2020

A number of recent developments have once again brought into focus the financial health of the discoms and the consequences for the country’s renewable energy ambitions. Several power utilities have been reporting an increasing revenue […]

June 2020

June 2020

SECI recently unveiled the results of its mega-scale tender designed to give a boost to India’s solar manufacturing sector. The tender comprised 12 GW of solar PV plant capacity and 3 GW of domestic solar […]

May 2020

May 2020

Reduced power demand, temporary suspension of manufacturing operations, delays in project commissioning, difficulties in carrying out operations and maintenance work, logistical bottlenecks, a working capital crunch, and health risks are some of the key challenges […]

April 2020

April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated lives and economies around the world. But directing stimulus funds towards green infrastructure will enable nations to supercharge their recovery, become more resilient to crises and save trillions of dollars, […]

March 2020

March 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak has transformed life as we know it. Schools have closed, offices have moved to remote working models, bars and restaurants have been shuttered, conferences and other large gatherings have been cancelled, […]

February 2020

February 2020

Open access, which allows end-users to buy power directly from power plants of choice via bilateral deals or spot market purchases on the exchanges, has not thrived as envisaged by policymakers. The primary reason for […]

January 2020

January 2020

The year 2020 started on a somewhat positive note for the renewable energy sector. Ending months of uncertainty, the Andhra Pradesh government has directed the state discoms to start clearing the arrears owed to renewable […]

December 2019

December 2019

Action on climate change may be the biggest challenge humankind is facing today. The consequences of inaction are escalating and hitting both rich and poor countries alike. It has therefore become imperative to move beyond […]

November 2019

November 2019

With this issue, we celebrate our ninth anniversary. As before, we use this occasion to share our own perspective on the state of the renewable energy sector in India in 2019. Overall, the sector has […]

October 2019

October 2019

The sanctity of contracts and consistency in regulations are the two key considerations for any sector to attract investments. As far as the renewable energy sector in India is concerned, both of these have been […]

September 2019

September 2019

These are very interesting times globally, especially from an energy market perspective. A sharp reduction in renewable energy technology costs, in particular solar and wind, and the growing commercialisation of energy storage systems have driven […]

August 2019

August 2019

The country’s power sector is evolving on almost every level. Electricity generation is increasing. The energy source mix is changing in favour of renewables. The regulatory framework is evolving and the transmission infrastructure is expanding. […]

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