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Battery Storage With Rooftop Solar Systems: An Untapped Market in India

Battery energy storage (BESS) technologies globally are transforming how companies utilize, control, and dispatch electricity and facilitating a smoother transition to clean energy.
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O&M Innovations: Optimum Management of Solar Assets

India has a cumulative installed solar capacity of 52 GW, of which 86% is utility-scale projects. Capital spending in the solar sector has grown with an emphasis on using advanced modules to boost power generation.
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Robotic Solar Module Cleaning Can Increase Generation by Up to 5% A Year

According to Mercom’s Q1 2022 India Solar Market Update, India added over 3 GW of solar capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022. The country is expected to add approximately 14.9 GW of solar in 2022, with significant growth opportunities ahead.
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How to Maximize Power Generation From Various Modules With the Right Inverter

The aggressive solar bids and pressure on the project cost due to rising component prices have necessitated higher efficiency and advanced technology modules.
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Module Technologies That Will Dominate the Indian Solar Market

India has a unique demand for module technologies that need to balance the need for competitive pricing and advanced technologies that can reduce the levelized cost of energy.
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Increasing ROI of Utility-Scale Solar Systems Through String Inverters

String inverters are rapidly gaining popularity among solar developers. Demand for these inverters is typically in the distributed solar segment. But string inverters..
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C&I Rooftop Solar – Developing Appreciating Assets

The economic benefits of installing solar rooftops are increasingly apparent. Advanced technologies and innovative business models adopted by C&I entities are..
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Solar PV O&M: Optimizing Asset Performance and Return on Investment

About 38 GW of large-scale solar projects have been installed in India, and over 9 GW of projects have been in operation for five years or more.
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Energy Storage – Helping Renewables Become Mainstream Baseload Power

With the growing penetration of solar and wind power, government agencies and distribution companies are trying to integrate intermittent sources with the grid.
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Solar’s Dominant Role in India’s Transition: Market Outlook 2030

India is targeting 100 GW of solar installations by 2022 and has a longer-term target of deploying 450 GW of renewables, with Solar making up 300 GW of that goal.
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Moving Towards a Domestic Manufacturing Base With Sustainable

The government’s call for Make in India, the production-linked incentive plan, and duties and restrictions on imports have collectively boosted solar manufacturing in India.
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Open Access Solar – an Ideal Solution to Reduce Carbon Footprint and Operating Costs for C&I Entities

Commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are increasingly opting for open access solar to reduce operating costs and the carbon footprint of their facilities.
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Rooftop Solar – Demand is Up Despite Policy Restrictions

India’s solar energy deployment goals cannot be met by large-scale projects alone as land becomes a scarce commodity.
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Large-Scale Project Development – Growth Strategies for an Evolving Market

Large-scale projects largely drive the solar sector in India. The pandemic has added to the difficulties for developers with rising component prices..
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A Look at India’s Solar Supply Chain and Sourcing Strategies

The production-linked incentive program by the government of India has spurred investments into the vertical integration of module manufacturing.
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Next-Gen Solar Modules with 182mm Wafer – and their Impact on LCOE

Solar module technologies have been evolving rapidly, with manufacturers aiming at higher efficiencies at the module, cell, and even the wafer levels.
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Solar EPC – Mitigating Challenges and Improving Project Quality

The role of solar EPC service providers has never been more challenging or indispensable at the same time. EPC companies with a strong track record..
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Open Access Solar Market in India – A Closer Look

The open access solar market in India is ripe with opportunities. Open access projects provide alternate avenues for developers and investors hesitant..
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State of the Indian Solar Market – Addressing Major Shifts in the Industry and the Path Forward

It was an eventful first quarter for the solar industry in India. The second wave of the pandemic has wreaked havoc on the supply chain, construction, and commercial activity.
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Redefining Global PV Project Standards – Huawei FusionSolar 8.0 Gemini

India has a cumulative installed solar capacity of 41 GW and a large-scale solar project pipeline of 53.6 GW, with another 24.1 GW tendered and pending auctions at the end of Q1 2021.
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String Inverters: The Smart Solution for Rooftop Solar Systems

String inverters are fast gaining market share in solar installations – both utility-scale and rooftop making up 49% of the inverter market in India in 2020.
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C&I Rooftop Solar – Best Shot at Reducing Operating Expenses

In these tough times, lowering costs has become more crucial for businesses as increasing revenues is a challenge.
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Mercom Keynote – State of the Indian Solar Market

TMercom India’s leadership team, in an exclusive presentation, provided an overview of the Indian solar market landscape along with the latest developments on-the-ground..
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Solar Modules to Make or Not to Make in India?

With the Government’s ‘Make in India’ policy, new module technologies, pricing fluctuations, supply chain issues – how are project developers and manufacturers..
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Policy Flip Flops Between Intention and Action – The Cog in the Solar Growth Story

Juggling the macroeconomic priorities of protecting distribution companies while expanding renewables in the energy mix has led to many policy..
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DISCOMs – The Weakest Link or Unrealized Potential in the Indian Power Sector

India is an attractive solar market with tremendous long-term potential. The installation targets are aggressive, but investments in the solar..
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Solar Project Development – Work in Progress and the Path Ahead

Development timelines and deadlines are crucial for solar projects. But this development path is more often staggered with uncertainty.
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Project M&A – Quality Solar Assets Are in High Demand

Solar project acquisitions have soared globally, and they can take off in India too. There are more dollars chasing assets than there are good projects to buy.
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Can Rooftop Solar Come out of Ground Mount’s Shadow and be The Next Big Thing?

This discussion focused on how to accelerate the deployment of rooftop solar PV systems in India and what lessons India can incorporate from successful..
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Mercom India Solar Awards 2021

Mercom India projects of the year highlighted the year’s most outstanding solar projects in various categories.
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The Black Swan: Supply Chain and How to Mitigate Market Surprises

If there is one thing consistent in the last few years, it is uncertainty. The solar market is witnessing more supply chain and logistics problems now than ever.
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Tenders and Auctions – From Pipeline to PPAs, How We Get There

This panel focused on the robust pipeline of tenders and auctions and what can be expected in the foreseeable future.
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Project Financing – Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle

This session brought together investors and developers to discuss the challenges involved in financing solar projects. The panel discussed the barriers..
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India Solar Market Update – The Year That Was and What Lies Ahead

In this high-level webinar, Mercom’s senior team discussed the key takeaways from the Indian solar market in 2020.
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Module Technologies and Trends Dominating the Indian Solar Market

2021 is expected to be a stellar year for solar. The industry’s hopes are pinned on the next two years to make up for the lost year that was 2020
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How Solar Inverter Technologies Impact Project Performance

The solar industry is seeing a surge in new technologies. Along with technological advancements in modules, there is significant innovation happening in solar inverters.
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Higher Power, Lower LCOE – Impact of Larger Size Modules on Solar Projects

The solar industry is rapidly shifting toward new solar panel technologies, including larger PV modules with power ratings of more than 500Wp..
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Indian Solar Market Update and Developments

Mercom’s Q2 2020 India Solar Market Update is out, and the numbers are in. Watch Mercom’s senior leaders as they analyzed the latest findings and developments..
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Major Shifts in the Indian Solar Industry – Mercom India Virtual Roundtable

Mercom’s Q2 2020 India Solar Market Update is out, and the numbers are in. Watch Mercom’s senior leaders as they analyzed the latest findings and developments..
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India Solar Market Overview and Outlook

In this webinar, Mercom discussed key trends shaping the Indian solar market right now, based on its recently released India Solar Market Update report, for the first quarter of 2020.
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Advanced PV Technologies: A solution to future-proof your rooftop solar investment

The rooftop solar market in India is plagued by low-quality installations, which are turning out to be bad investments. There is a lack of awareness..
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Ensuring Investor Confidence: Analyzing Emerging Trends in PV Technology, Module Quality, and Field Performance

In an ultra-competitive, cost-sensitive market like India, optimum module performance is vital to maintain plant efficiency levels and attractive ROIs.
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India Solar Market Update: Key Trends

On this webinar, Mercom discussed the performance of India’s solar market over the past year, some of the key trends that are shaping the market right now, as well as the outlook for the rest of 2020.
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