Startups Expand Their Footprint in India’s EV Market_ Interview

Startups Expand Their Footprint in India’s EV Market: Interview

The electric vehicle (EV) sector in India expects high growth in the current year on the back of robust funding received by EV companies in 2020. Companies believe that demand ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

The Time for Backward Integration in Solar Manufacturing Sector Has Come: Interview

Domestic manufacturing in the solar sector has always been a sore point in India. The government has taken several policy measures like the imposition of safeguard duty and basic customs ...
There is a Lot of Pent-Up Demand for Rooftop Solar: Interview

There is a Lot of Pent-Up Demand for Rooftop Solar: Interview

Rooftop solar systems remain one of the cheapest ways to go solar. The global COVID-19 pandemic helped commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses realize that going solar is one of the best ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in December 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in December 2020

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from December 2020: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has constituted a high-level inter-ministerial Apex Committee to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EVs Becoming the Preferred Choice for Last-Mile Connectivity in India_ Interview

EVs Becoming the Preferred Choice for Last-Mile Connectivity in India: Interview

Backed by the government's robust push, India's electric mobility segment is poised to take off. In 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has realized the significance of renewable energy and electric ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
APTEL’s Stay on REC Trading has Significantly Impacted the Renewable Market_ Interview

APTEL’s Stay on REC Trading has Significantly Impacted the Renewable Market: Interview

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) play a vital role in helping companies meet their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs). They encourage the sale and growth of renewable energy and help the country ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bundling Solar & Hydro Can Bring Down Tariffs_ Interview

Bundling Solar & Hydro Can Bring Down Tariffs: Interview

SJVN Limited is a leading hydropower generator in India. It is a joint venture of the government of India and the state government of Himachal Pradesh. The hydropower generator recently ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sustainable Biofuel Supply Chain Can Help Tackle Delhi's Smog Menace_ Interview

Sustainable Biofuel Supply Chain Can Help Tackle Delhi’s Smog Menace: Interview

The national capital region is struggling to catch a breath. Sadly, this isn't an isolated incident but an annually recurring phenomenon in Delhi. The air quality, which had improved tremendously ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
JA Solar Interview

Shortage of Solar Modules Likely to Continue Until First Half of 2021: Interview

2020 has been a difficult year. As the year draws to an end, the world is still dealing with challenges posed by the pandemic. For the Indian solar industry, this ...
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2020

August saw the India renewable sector trying to come to terms with the new normal in the COVID-19 world. Here is a recap of the month’s most important headlines: Mercom ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
WiseEnergy Signs 550 MW Solar Asset Management Contract in India with Actis_ Interview

WiseEnergy Signs 550 MW Solar Asset Management Contract in India with Actis: Interview

With rapid installation targets and large existing operating base of assets, solar asset management is fast gaining traction in the Indian market. Solar asset management includes all aspects of solar ...
/ / Other, Sponsored News
EVs, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Part of Amazon’s Approach to Sustainability_ Interview

EVs, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Part of Amazon’s Approach to Sustainability: Interview

Large corporations can play a significant role in spearheading the transition towards green energy, decarbonization, and a sustainable future. Over the last few years, Amazon, an e-commerce giant and one of ...
Power Consumption in Rural India Plummeted by Nearly 70% During Lockdown_ Interview

Power Consumption in Rural India Plummeted by Nearly 70% During Lockdown: Interview

The lockdown announced in India to curb the virus was one of the longest in the world, and as a result, millions of migrant workers were forced to make their ...
In FY 2020, 44.3% of Infosys’ Electricity Came From Renewable Sources_ Interview

In FY 2020, 44.3% of Infosys’ Electricity Came From Renewable Sources: Interview

Infosys, an Indian information technology company, recently signed up for 'The Climate Pledge,' committing to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across its businesses by 2040, making it the first Indian company ...
India Should Start with Focus on EV Technology and Design_ Magenta Power Interview

India Should Start with a Focus on EV Technology and Design: Magenta Power Interview

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has severely affected the Indian economy, which was already losing pace. The electric vehicle (EV) industry, like all others, is reeling under the unprecedented challenges posed ...
COVID Crisis Will Drive the Digital Transformation of Solar Companies_ Huawei Interview

COVID Crisis Will Drive the Digital Transformation of Solar Companies: Huawei Interview

Power is an essential service, and the renewable industry has been one of the saviors of the power sector in this crisis. Solar, in particular, has shown that it is ...
6 Month Moratorium to Renewable Generators Can Bring Huge Relief_ ReNew Interview

Six Month Moratorium to Renewable Generators Can Bring Huge Relief: ReNew Interview

The global coronavirus crisis has disrupted production processes and supply chains across sectors, and the solar industry is no exception. In India, the lockdown is still in place, and social ...
Technology and Financing Could Unlock Underserved SMEs in Rooftop Solar_ Interview

Technology and Financing Could Unlock Underserved SMEs in Rooftop Solar: Interview

After five consecutive years of growth, the rooftop solar market in India had a rough year in 2019 with installations totaling 1.1 GW, which was a 33% decline year-over-year. Now ...
Restrictive Policies a Hindrance for Rooftop Solar_ Amplus Interview

Restrictive Policies a Hindrance for Rooftop Solar: Amplus Interview

The ongoing economic slowdown, uncertainties in policies, and regulatory hurdles have slowed down the pace of rooftop installations. Rooftop installations currently account for nearly 12% of total solar installations in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EPC Pricing is Slowly Normalizing to Sustainable Levels_ Rays Power Interview

EPC Pricing is Slowly Normalizing to Sustainable Levels: Rays Power Interview

As the solar industry has grown in India, the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services have evolved with increased competition. Most of the EPC players have been forced to cut ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players_ Growatt Interview

BIS Certification Can Clean the Solar Market of Small, Weak Players: Growatt Interview

The extension of BIS standards certification for solar inverters was met with mixed responses. Some believe that it was essential because it gave them more time to go through the ...
Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends_ Sineng Interview

Solar Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends: Sineng Interview

India has significant potential to generate solar energy, thanks to high solar irradiation in most parts of the country. The hurdles mostly lie in the market and policy environment. These ...
Component Manufacturers in Renewable Industry Need More Support

Component Manufacturers in Renewable Industry Need More Support: Sungrow Interview

Solar inverter manufacturers have not had the easiest of times in the Indian market lately, given an uncertain policy environment and rising competition from foreign players. The ambiguity of the ...
Economic Slowdown Has Taken a Toll on Indian Rooftop Solar Market_ Solis Interview

Economic Slowdown Has Taken a Toll on Indian Rooftop Solar Market: Solis Interview

In August 2019, Mercom reported that in the first half of the year, the top five solar inverter manufacturers in China accounted for 36.44% of inverter exports globally from China ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition_ Growatt Interview (1)

Price Competition Translates into Technological Competition: Growatt Interview

For solar project developers in the country, the decision to choose one inverter over the other is becoming increasingly difficult, given the rapid expansion of the segment, and numerous entrants ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar