Coming of Age

November 16, 2017

The solar power market in India has entered the maturity phase over the past year. It recorded a growth rate of about 82 per cent in 2016-17. In fact, solar power capacity addition has picked […]

Still Winds
Ultra-low tariffs slow down segment growth

November 15, 2017

The year 2017 will be remembered as a landmark year with regard to the Indian wind power segment. From the discontinuation of generation-based incentives (GBIs) and phase-out of the accelerated depreciation (AD) benefit starting April […]

Viability Concerns
Developers’ views

November 10, 2017

Solar and wind project allocations slowed down considerably in 2017, compared to the allocations in 2016. Moreover, aggressive bidding and the sharp fall in prices raised concerns about these segments suffering the same fate as […]

Waiting to Take Off
Manufacturers’ opinion

November 9, 2017

Renewable energy equipment manufacturers are stretched due to the demand slowdown resulting from delayed project allocation as well as the continuously declining solar and wind tariffs. The manufacturing community is also divided as far as […]

Positive Sentiment
Financiers’ views

November 8, 2017

With falling solar panel prices and improving wind technology yields, not only has renewable energy become cost competitive, but it also offers low feedstock risk vis-a-vis conventional power. This makes it a preferred asset class […]

Key Financings
Major debt and equity deals

November 3, 2017

In order to achieve the ambitious renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022, an estimated investment of over $100 billion will be required. While this is a sizeable amount, India’s renewable energy capacity expansion […]

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