Taking Stock
Energy storage technologies for electric vehicle applications

December 2017

Running parallel to the evolution of the renewable energy sector is the innovation in energy storage technologies, which has caught the attention of the industry as well as policymakers across countries. The importance of efficient […]



Powering EVs
Renewable energy could facilitate the transition to electric mobility

December 2017

In a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, meet climate change targets and reduce pollution in urban areas, the government has announced ambitious plans to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) and thus also change the face […]



Attractive Alternative
High grid tariffs drive commercial and industrial users towards rooftop solar

October 2017

The rooftop solar segment grew by 81 per cent in 2016-17 over 2015-16. As opposed to other rooftop-rich countries that have grown on the back of high capacity addition in the residential rooftop segment, the […]



Emerging Business Models

October 2017

With a target of 100 GW of installed solar power capacity by 2022, the government is counting on all segments to achieve its ambitious plans. Of the total 100 GW, 40 GW has been earmarked […]



Attracting Equity
Changing risk profile calls for innovative financing mechanisms

September 2017

India’s ambitious targets, record capacity additions and a steep fall in tariffs in 2016-17 have attracted global attention, with domestic as well as international investors and developers expressing interest in the country’s renewable energy sector. […]



Debt Surge
Bonds and borrowings drive capital influx in the renewables market

September 2017

With the constantly evolving ecosystem of the Indian renewable energy market, financial instruments too have developed over the years. The government envisages an investment requirement of $100 billion to realise the renewable energy targets over […]



Patchy Progress

August 2017

Over the past 12 months, there has been a growing impetus to rooftop solar deployments, which has translated into a sharp increase in installed capacity. According to BRIDGE TO INDIA, the installed rooftop solar capacity […]



Metering Market
Moving towards widespread implementation of AMI

August 2017

Net metering is usually employed using two types of metering arrangements – unidirectional and bidirectional. A bidirectional meter displays both the energy consumed and supplied by the consumer on the same meter. In another metering […]



Solar Direction 
Promising long-term outlook despite challenges

July 2017

India was ranked fifth in the world in 2013 in terms of installed solar power capacity. In 2014, the government announced an enhanced target of 100 GW of solar power capacity by 2022 and since […]



Recovering Slowly
Improving financial position of discoms augurs well for renewables

July 2017

Given the significant role of discoms in the power sector, their finances have an impact on power producers as well, particularly in the renewable energy sector where project margins and returns on investment are largely […]



Patchy Progress
Green energy corridors finally get going

June 2017

As India moves rapidly towards its target of 175 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2022, it is experiencing some hiccups in integrating the new capacity into the country’s underdeveloped grid. Solar plants are […]



Lending a Balance
Storage systems to complement intermittent renewable power

June 2017

Efficient grid integration has assumed prime importance in the country’s energy and power sector, considering the impetus being given to the growth of renewable energy capacity over the next five years. Given the variability and […]



Wind Projections
Outlook for 2017 and beyond under different scenarios

May 2017

In the Union Budget 2016-17, the government reduced the accelerated depreciation benefit from 80 per cent to 40 per cent. Meanwhile, there was no clarity on whether the generation-based incentive scheme would be continued. These […]



Demand Pull
Wind equipment manufacturers gear up to cater to the growing market

May 2017

Wind power development in the country started in 1986, with the setting up of the first wind farms in Maharashtra (Ratnagiri), Gujarat (Okha) and Tamil Nadu (Tirunelveli). Despite several challenges, the segment has since recorded significant growth. Today, […]



Cutting Costs
BoS suppliers try to cope with price pressures

March 2017

Solar power tariffs saw a steep decline in the recent Rewa Solar Park auction. While this is being seen as a significant achievement in the country’s solar growth story, industry stakeholders are wary of the […]



Generation Gains
Tracker installation ensures higher yield

March 2017

With the steep fall in solar tariffs, there is an increasing pressure on the solar industry to continuously optimise the cost of various plant components. The past few years have seen a significant decline in […]



Solar Parks
Status of sanctioned projects

February 2017

Status of sanctioned projects […]



Hurdles in the Way
Implementation challenges in solar park development

February 2017

Nearly 20 cent of the country’s solar installed capacity target for 2022 is slated to come from solar parks. These parks have a number of solar power projects with a cumulative capacity of over 500 […]



Panel Support
Mounting structure market expands with emerging solar applications

January 2018

The Indian solar power industry has grown rapidly over the past two years. This has increased investor confidence in the segment, leading to greater capacity additions and new solar power applications. The growth is also […]



Gaining Ground
Growing uptake of solar trackers for improved power output

January 2018

Solar trackers have emerged as a popular technology to increase the power output of a solar plant. By tracking the path of the sun, single- and dual-axis tracking systems can deliver a performance gain of […]



Design Innovations
Emergence of new, compact solar inverters

December 2016

Solar PV inverter technology has witnessed limited progress in terms of design, size, efficiency improvement and manufacturing cost reductions as compared to other electronic devices like computers and TV sets. The maximum power ratio (per […]



Gaining Traction
Solar rooftop inverter market witnesses significant growth

December 2016

The rooftop solar market in India has been gaining traction in recent years, with the segment reaching a total installed capacity of 1,020 MW as of September 2016. In line with the target of achieving […]



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