Thursday, Jun 17, 2021, 03:00 pm IST/

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.


With the current pandemic, it has become increasingly challenging to manage the workforce, along with the unprecedented rise in component prices, and the eventual project costs. These testing times have culminated in an industry demand for innovative solutions for effectively building and operating assets.


Join us for the India launch of Huawei FusionSolar 8.0 Gemini – a webinar that will introduce you to new cutting-edge technologies intellectualizing PV design, helping lower the CAPEX, and ensuring a better Levelized Cost of Storage Analysis (LCOS) solar-storage synergy.


Monday, May 31, 2021, 03:00 pm IST/

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.


The webinar brought in experts to discuss the disruptive and smart technologies in the new age inverters that are helping optimize rooftop solar systems. Rooftop installers discussed their experiences and technology expectations integrated with cost-effective systems to drive growth in the segment.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 03:00 pm IST/

In these tough times, lowering costs has become more crucial for businesses as increasing revenues is a challenge. Rooftop solar is seen as an attractive option for commercial and industrial units that are trying to reduce their operating expenses. With many emerging business models, there is a renewed interest to go solar.


The webinar brought together developers and C&I customers to understand how affordable and accessible rooftop solar is despite challenges.

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Friday, March 05, 2021, 11:00 am IST/

In this high-level webinar, Mercom’s senior team discussed the key takeaways from the Indian solar market in 2020. They discussed the performance of India’s solar market over the past year compared to other top global markets, analyzed the trends that are shaping the market right now, as well as the outlook for the rest of 2021.


Our annual and Q4 2020 India Solar Market Update was recently released, and this webinar included key findings from across the supply chain to understand how the solar industry in India is tackling the aftermath of disruption caused by the outbreak of the pandemic. They also analyzed major policy announcements, industry challenges, and the path to install over 20 GW of solar over the next two years.

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Friday, January 22, 2021, 03:00 pm IST/

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.


Mercom is forecasting 2021 to be the best year for solar in India to date. Per Mercom Research, about 48 GW of solar projects are in the pre and under-construction stage. In this huge market, which module technology is going to capture a majority of market share? What are developers and EPC service providers thinking? Which technology is winning the LCOE plus advanced technology game? Who are the major suppliers, and what are their strategies?


Find the answers to these critical questions in our webinar.

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Monday, December 21, 2020, 03:00 pm IST/

The solar industry is seeing a surge in new technologies. Along with technological advancements in modules, there is significant innovation happening in solar inverters.


Project developers and EPC companies have been trying to find the right solution considering the cost, size, and maintenance of the projects. Central vs string inverters – the choice that stakeholders are trying to make.


In this webinar, the experts talked about what makes the case for these two types of inverters. The new trends, efficiency levels, and innovations, and the outlook going forward.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 03:00 pm IST/

The solar industry is rapidly shifting toward new solar panel technologies, including larger PV modules with power ratings of more than 500Wp, half-cut technology, larger wafer sizes, and gallium-doping.


These new technologies promise higher efficiency, better performance in varied temperatures, and reduced impact from shading, resulting in lower levelized cost of electricity and higher returns for solar projects.


Our webinar explored these new technologies and how utility-scale developers could reduce project costs – significantly.

JA Solar

Tuesday, September 01, 2020, 11:00 am IST/

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 in India’s solar sector over the quarter.


Learn about some of the challenges we expect in the second half as projects are moved into the new year, and markets try to bounce back from COVID disruptions. We went over the impact of the safeguard duty extension and discussed outcomes and expectations from other key duties being proposed.


Our guest speakers from MNRE and SECI brought in the policy perspective to the discussion and talked about the current environment and strategies for growth.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020, 03:00 pm IST/

This exclusive roundtable covered the most pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian renewable energy sector.


Mercom, along with some of the leading market experts in manufacturing, BoS, rooftop solar, large-scale development, and finance, analyzed the current solar market amid COVID. The panel discussed the recent push towards domestic manufacturing, and what it takes to develop a local manufacturing infrastructure and the government incentives that are needed to make it happen.

Friday, June 05, 2020, 11:00 am IST/

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. Mercom discussed the findings from the report as well as the outlook for the rest of 2020.


Mercom presenters went over solar installation growth, policy updates, the impact of coronavirus on the market for the rest of 2020, and other critical regulatory issues. They also discussed supply chain issues and how the solar industry in India is moving forward during COVID-19.

Friday, May 15, 2020, 03:00 pm IST/

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 when it comes to picking the right technology, which provides the best ROI for the life of the project.


Rooftop solar is on the way to become the primary choice of energy generation for commercial, industrial and residential segments in India, and there is a growing need to extract the full potential and invest in technologies that are going to stay relevant in the coming decades.

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 03:00 pm IST/

In an ultra-competitive, cost-sensitive market like India, optimum module performance is vital to maintain plant efficiency levels and attractive ROIs. Module defects have increased globally by 30% as per the latest field studies, and having defective modules can result in unintended financial losses and higher operating costs.


Experts discussed PV module quality deficiencies identified from field installations, penetration of new PV technologies in Indian space, and their advantages. The webinar gave inputs on better module procurement methods, including technical and commercial recommendations, along with unique techniques to prevent financial losses, increase savings, and improve project bankability.

Friday, April 17, 2020, at 11:00 am IST/

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.


This webinar included findings from across the supply chain to understand how the solar industry in India is tackling the outbreak of coronavirus. We provided up-to-date information about the impact faced by the solar supply chain in India, various challenges, scenarios, and policies, and discuss ways to navigate through this uncertain environment.