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Solar – Lighting Up Rural India

Renewable energy-based mini-grids can boost small businesses, create local jobs and build economies thus improve living standards in villages. This in turn will ensure women’s empowerment, better health and education. There cannot be a better development agenda for the country than this.

Mr. Sanjith Sadanand Shetty,Vice Chairman and Managing Director,Soham Renewable Energy India Private Limited
 

India’s Solar Sahelis, an IFC Case Study

This article briefly outlines the details of the case study carried by International Finance Corporation (IFC) to develop a network of women entrepreneurs known as Solar Sahelis.

IFC Case Study
 

Aerial Mapping of Bengaluru’s Rooftop Solar Potential

CSTEP has developed a tool that would accurately assess the potential of solar photovoltaics on rooftops in Bengaluru along with the associated business case for all consumer categories. The project involved using aerial Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to develop high resolution 3D mapsof the city including building heights and neighbouring obstacles such as trees, other buildings, poles, billboards.

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Virtual Power Plant

Dennis C. Cossey, CEO of Impact Strategies Inc has written this paper focusing on a hybrid, fuel-flexible, enhanced minigrid scale system which is defined here as a DER system capable of generating power in the 5 to 10 megawatt range (although it can be designed to accommodate virtually any output). This is enough power to supply peak demand for a small industrial center as well as the local supporting community infrastructure on a 24/7/365 basis.

Dennis C. Cossey, CEO of Impact Strategies Inc
 

Bottlenecks for Rooftop Solar

Considering all the benefits, the growth aspect and the advancements in generating electricity from rooftop solar, it now makes a wise business proposition to be a part of the industry. However, like every other industry there are also a lot of challenges that are faced by the participants in the rooftop solar space.

Mr. AnimeshDamani,Managing Partner, Artha Energy Resources.
 

Renewable Energy Investments in 2017

The Indian numbers show investment oscillating in the $6-14 billion range since 2010 – still not reaching the sort of levels that would be required for that country to meet Prime Minister NarendraModi’s ambitious goals for 2022.

Report from The Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre And Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
 

Investment Trends

Total Corporate Funding In The Solar Sector Comes To $2 Billion In Q1 2018. Battery Storage companies secured $714 million; Smart Grid companies brought in $422 million; and Energy Efficiency companies received $384 million.

Mercom Report
 

Cheap Renewables

As renewable capacity increases, economies of scale kick in and prices fall further, compounded by technological improvements, availability of cheaper financing, and ambitious targets by governments with clear energy policies. Records tumble, one after the other. Last year, for instance, saw record low solar costs broken not once, but four times and over a short period of time, raising questions as to whether it is realistic to expect this remarkable trend to continue.

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
 

Offshore Wind – A Decade Away for Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have been identified as the two key coastal markets with the best offshore wind resources. A prerequisite for offshore wind is the need to build a whole new supply chain and infrastructure system.

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
 

Lakshadweep Joins “UDAY” Scheme

The Government of India and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) for operational turnaround of the union territory’s electricity department. The MoU paves way for improving operational efficiency of the electricity department of the Union Territory (UT).

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Waiver of inter-state charges for Solar & Wind

For generation projects based on solar and wind resources, no interstate transmission charges and losses will be levied on transmission of the electricity through the inter-state transmission system for sale of power by such projects commissioned till 31st March 2022.
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Power Sector - Power Ministry Updates

This article collates the updates and announcement from India’s Ministry of Power

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MNRE Updates

The article collates the important updates and announcement from India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

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Power Sector Investors’ Meet 2018

The articles touches on the important topics discussed during the Indian Power Sector Investors’ Meet 2018 in 1Q 2018 in Mumbai.

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Coal Road Map: Road-Map To Reduce Dependence On Import Of Fuel For Power Generation

Due to inadequate availability of domestic coal, power utilities were advised to import coal for blending. Coal India Ltd. (CIL) has taken initiative for substitution of imported with domestic coal since 2016.

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