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
Polycrystalline Solar Modules Cannot Survive for Long in India_ LONGi Solar Interview

Polycrystalline Solar Modules Cannot Survive for Long in India: LONGi Solar Interview

The introduction of passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) cell technology has markedly increased the efficiency of monocrystalline cells, making them an economically attractive option for many projects. However, the use ...
Our Inverter Factory in Bangalore Almost Ready for Manufacturing_ Sineng Interview

Our Solar PV Inverter Factory in Bangalore Ready for Manufacturing: Sineng Interview

India is on pace to add over 8 GW of solar in 2019, according to the recent Q2 2019 India Solar market update published by Mercom India and is the third-largest solar ...
Quality Consciousness in Indian Solar Projects is a Mixed Bag_ DuPont Interview

Quality Consciousness in Indian Solar Projects a Mixed Bag: DuPont Interview

The quality of photovoltaic modules goes a long way in ensuring the longevity of solar projects. In the quest to maximize profits, there has been a tendency to compromise on ...
Solar Quality Tests a Good Move at an Exorbitant Cost_ Fronius India Interview

Solar Quality Tests a Good Move at an Exorbitant Cost: Fronius India Interview

After rapid expansion in the Indian rooftop solar sector, installations have slowed down this year, and there is certainly room for improvement in the form of government support, quality issues ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
The Right Mix of Energy Storage Technologies Can Have a Huge Impact_ Interview

The Right Mix of Energy Storage Technologies Can Have a Huge Impact: Interview

As India installs solar and wind energy at a rapid pace, grid congestion is a regular occurrence, power cuts are still prevalent, and curtailment of solar and wind is rampant ...
/ / Energy Storage, Market & Policy
Rising Competition in India’s Solar Market has Cut Margins to the Bone

Rising Competition in India’s Solar Market has Cut Margins to the Bone: Interview

Mercom India’s news team recently had the opportunity to speak with energy solutions provider GoodWe’s sales head for south and east Asia, James Hou. Hou shed some light on the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

There has been a lot of talk lately echoing the sentiment that the next big market in India at the residential level will be solar integrated with power back-up technology ...
EESL Leading the Clean Energy Charge in India

EESL Leading the Clean Energy Charge in India

On October 2, 2016, India became the 62nd country to ratify the Paris Agreement and set a goal of generating 40 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by ...
Interview: A Cheaper Inverter is Not Always a Better Option for Solar Projects

Interview: A Cheaper Inverter is Not Always a Better Option for Solar Projects

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 ...
Interview: Well-Defined Value Chain Required for Biofuels Sector to Grow in India

Interview: Well-Defined Value Chain Required for Biofuels Sector to Grow in India

In a country like India, where the overall economic growth is fueled by its agrarian sector, biofuels assume great significance in light of the country’s ambitious goals of doubling farmers’ ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Interview: Commercial and Residential Rooftop Will Thrive Over the Next 5 Years in India

Interview: Commercial and Residential Rooftop Will Thrive Over the Next 5 Years in India

The pace of rooftop solar adoption in India has gathered speed in recent years, particularly during the fourth quarter of 2017. To date, over 1.6 GW of rooftop solar projects ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Interview: India Needs to Strengthen the Battery Energy Storage Manufacturing Sector

Interview: India Needs to Strengthen Battery Energy Storage Manufacturing Sector

India’s renewable energy sector needs a strong backbone in the form of a robust energy storage industry in order to sustain its growth trajectory, according to Naveen Sharma, vice president ...
Greenko Interview: Recent Low Wind Tariffs Cannot be Compared with Solar

Greenko Interview: Recent Low Wind Tariffs Cannot be Compared with Solar

The introduction of reverse auctions in the wind sector is making the power generation source increasingly competitive with solar and thermal power in India. In a recently concluded 500 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview: Cancelling Energy Storage Tenders Sends a Wrong Signal to the World

Interview: Cancelling Energy Storage Tenders Sends Wrong Signal to the World

India’s energy storage industry is not yet at the same level as more advanced global players, but the pricing, efficiency, scale, and technology of the country’s domestic manufacturers is undergoing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Oriano Interview: India needs a proper rating system to drive rooftop solar adoption in SMEs

Oriano Interview: India Needs Proper Rating System to Drive Rooftop Solar Adoption in SMEs

Rooftop solar installations are definitely going to be a big part of India’s renewable growth story. In a country of billions, generating solar power at the point of consumption is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview_ India Should Follow US and European Model for Import Duties

Interview: India Should Follow US and European Model for Import Duties

The current absence of an anti-dumping duty is hampering manufactures’ aspirations for expansion, according to Surana Solar Executive Director Manish Surana. Surana says India would benefit from analyzing the approach ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Anti-Dumping Duty Would Not Be Good for India in The Long Run

Longi Interview: Anti-Dumping Duty Would Not Be Good for India in The Long Run

The ongoing anti-dumping investigation has domestic manufacturers wondering about their fates. As the country looks toward a greener future with an expansion of the renewable energy sector in coming years, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Market Forces Should Determine Solar Growth in India Without Subsidies

Interview: Market Forces Should Determine Solar Growth in India Without Subsidies

In line with the government’s ambitious renewable energy targets, India has seen an impressive increase in the rate at which these energy sources are being tapped for utilization. But given ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Solar Developers Need Accurate Data Sets to Reduce Financing Costs

Interview: Indian Solar Developers Need Accurate Data Sets to Reduce Financing Costs

Solar project developers can reduce the financing costs for their projects by obtaining quality solar irradiance data and accurate generation estimates, according to two executives at companies that provide these ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
L&T Interview_ Government Should Focus More on Decentralized Solar

L&T Interview: Government Should Focus More on Decentralized Solar

The Indian solar sector has witnessed exponential growth in the past few years, thanks to supportive policies and the increasing experience of implementing agencies. The country has set an impressive ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview - Now is the Time to Invest in Solar Cell Manufacturing Lines in India

Interview: Now is the Time to Invest in Solar Cell Manufacturing Lines in India

With domestic solar module manufacturing capacity announcements on the rise and an anti-dumping investigation pending, now is an opportune time to start new solar cell manufacturing lines in India, according ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Interview - Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

Interview: Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

India’s domestic solar manufacturing sector is finding it difficult to cope with the falling prices of modules globally. In order to expand their businesses, local manufacturers need the government to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Not Disheartened by Cancellation of Energy Storage Tenders in India_ IESA Director

Not Disheartened by Cancellation of Energy Storage Tenders in India: IESA Director

There is a growing market for battery and energy storage in India, but the pace of that growth is manifesting in a slow and steady manner as sector participants await ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar