India Installs 521 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in Q2 2021, the Highest in a Quarter

India Installs 521 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in Q2 2021, the Highest in a Quarter

India marked a 53% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increase in rooftop solar installations in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, the highest for any quarter, with 521 MW installations compared to 341 ...
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Demand for Rooftop Solar Substantially Higher Than the Pre-COVID Times Interview

Demand for Rooftop Solar Substantially Higher Than the Pre-COVID Times: Interview

The government of India has a bold target of 40 GW by 2022 for rooftop solar installations in the country. However, the cumulative installations as of March 31, 2021, are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
US Solar Sector Employed 231,000 Workers in 2020

US Solar Sector Employed 231,000 Workers in 2020

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019. The dip was a direct impact of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity. The ...
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Covid-19 How the Solar Industry is Handling the Second Wave

Covid-19: How the Solar Industry is Handling the Second Wave

The second Covid-19 surge is wreaking havoc in India, with cases surpassing six figures daily. Although India has not declared a nationwide lockdown, several states where the cases have peaked ...
MNRE Denies Additional Five-Month Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects

MNRE Denies Additional Five-Month Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification denying requests for another five-month extension for commissioning renewable energy projects, stating that these extensions would not be ...
African Development Bank Pledges $50 Mn to Help Energy Access Companies Tackle COVID-19

African Development Bank Pledges $50 Million to Help Energy Access Companies Tackle COVID-19

The African Development Bank's (AfDB) board of directors (BoD) has approved a $20 million concessional investment from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to establish the COVID-19 off-grid recovery ...
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Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in March 2020

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc globally. All industries and economic activity have felt the repercussions of the outbreak. Mercom is covering the effects of Coronavirus on the industry to ...