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Experiencing Power Cuts? – Switch to Solar Inverters

Solar energy is one of the most reliable and robust sources of renewable energy available to mankind today. Countries around the world are banking on solar based energy solutions, not only to meet rising energy demands but also to combat climate change and arrest environmental degradation. This global increase in demand for solar energy has given rise to the demand for all key components for setting up a solar plant. The most apparent component of any solar plant is the solar PV modules which harness the sunlight to produce solar energy. However, the electricity generated is not readily usable and…

Beat the Pollution Crises, Switch to Solar Energy

The pollution crisis has been consistent in India for many ages. While many countries have faced the challenges of pollution, no other country is battling the scale and austerity of the pollution that covers India. Air pollution has been on the rise in New Delhi and its surrounding areas. This pollution poses grave and multi-faceted risks to India’s prospects of achieving its sustainable development goals. The health expenditure also increases rapidly with the rise in pollution. Current Challenges of the Pollution Crisis Climate Change No one is far from the harsh reality of the climatic changes taking place these years….

Building an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ Solar Manufacturing Sector in India

It might come as a surprise to industry outsiders that India which currently holds the distinction of having the world’s largest solar energy capacity addition program – a mammoth 100 GW by 2022 – has a solar cell manufacturing capacity of a mere 2 GW, module manufacturing capacity of less than 10 GW and zero production capacity of silicon, ingots and wafers. The industry is almost entirely dependent on import of solar components, 80-90% of which come from China. In the process, the nation not just loses billions of dollars in precious foreign exchange but also misses out on creating…

Solar Power/Solar Energy Industry Trends in India 2020 –

As the world strives to strike the right balance between energy security, economic development and environment sustainability, solar power has emerged as one of the most viable sources of renewable energy to tackle this problem. What started as an experimental form of energy production by Bell Labs in 1954, solar PV technology today is all set to transform the world’s energy dynamics. The solar energy sector has been a focal point of huge investments in the form of R&D and innovation, not only aimed towards higher power generation and efficiency, but also from the point of view of energy storage,…

Exploring Renewable Energy Manufacturing In India

Renewable energy is energy derived from natural sources or renewable resources that are naturally replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Considering the depletion of fossil fuels and the carbon emissions released, renewable energy is gaining momentum and will be the future of the energy industry. This green revolution will definitely reduce the carbon footprint considerably and create a greener and sustainable planet for us as well as the generations to come. The Government of India has been encouraging its MAKE IN INDIA campaign from the time the Modi Government took over. Of late, it has…

Land Acquisition Continues to be a Stumbling Block for the Growth of Solar Industry in India

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Land is a critical element for infrastructure growth. Be it roads, railways, airports, mining, power, telecom or industrial projects – each require large tracts of land for their establishment and operations. In several developing economies around the world, acquiring this critical component for infrastructure has always been a major challenge. And India, is no different. This challenge can partly be attributed to the agrarian nature of the Indian economy. Loss of livelihoods, amount of compensation offered during the acquisition process and socio-cultural conventions of land ownership create serious hurdles in land acquisition across India, resulting in slow infrastructure development and…

Viability of solar powered vehicles

Over the last few years, governments around the world have given unprecedented focus and emphasis on usage of renewable sources of energy. Solar energy has emerged as a viable source of energy which not only has the potential for substituting conventional sources of energy but also providing energy security for future industrial expansions. In the same light, the face of the automotive industry is being re-shaped by concerns over environmental implications, oil supplies, international policy and fuel costs. This has given rise to a variety of hybrid technologies, including solar cars. Solar cars are electric cars that use solar energy….

PV module waste management – The next big challenge for the solar sector

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology has emerged as one of the most promising technologies for improving energy security and mitigating climate change. This market is growing rapidly world-over, and further exponential expansion is expected in the coming years. In addition to its positive impacts on energy security and climate change, PV technology is also among the most favoured renewable energy technologies, particularly when evaluated from a life-cycle viewpoint. In India as well, solar power capacity has grown from a mere 2,300 MW in 2013 to over 27,000 MW in 2018 at a CAGR of 64%, making India one of the top…

Can India Fulfill its climate change obligations?

Global engagement on climate change and energy conservation has been creating quite a stir. At a stage when most of the countries are progressing towards lowering their carbon footprint and harnessing renewable resources of energy, India too stands tall with several environment saving projects to its credit. It has decided to phase out its fossil fuel based energy generation and shift to green energy. India has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 33% – 35% by 2030 in comparison to 2005. To achieve this target, the Government of India announced an ambitious renewable energy target of 175GW by 2022…

How Solar Industry can contribute to India’s economic growth

India is fast moving towards a clean energy mix to support its consumer power requirements. It is the world’s third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity in the world as of August 2018. Going solar is a decision that has enormous importance in today’s world of climate change and uncertainty of rising energy costs. There are signals that significant investments and supportive stance from the government have started to pay off. The falling costs of the renewables are making these alternative sources more viable to explore. In fact new solar and wind backed energy sources are now 20%…