With the extension of Safeguard Duty (SGD) for yet another year on imports of Chinese solar power equipments along with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of Basic Custom Duty (BCD) on imports of solar equipments, including solar cells, modules and inverters, the government has cleared its intention to rampup boosting the manufacturing industry – a step towards making India an ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’.
The government’s response in COVID-19 situation to address the issues related to supply chain disruptions, RE curtailment, and cash-flow crunches has been timely. However, the current situation should also be viewed as an opportunity for course correction to bring about structural changes involving financing, manufacturing, and contract enforcement in the RE sector. Going forward, this will pave the way for a smoother and more effective energy transition
To bring the power sector back on track, utility leaders need to consider the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and introduce measures that increase resilience in power systems. These should, in turn, optimize performance, improve employee safety, increase customer satisfaction and maximize revenue and profit
Projects which are to be commissioned by June will be particularly affected. Rating agency CRISIL has estimated that about 3-GW solar projects worth Rs 16,000 crore will bear the brunt of coronavirus. Since most of these projects are connected with the interstate transmission system, any inordinate delay in their commissioning may invite transmission/point of connection charges from the Power Grid Corporation of India under Long Term Open Access rules
The viral spread has driven key shifts: Factories have shut down, corporations are stepping up to help build ventilators, generative manufacturing is helping in innovative ways (printing ventilator valves), technology is helping with remote work, telehealth is poised to emerge as a preferred medium for non-COVID health issue resolution and many more shifts are on the horizon
Revayu Energy has integrated a 5KW small wind turbine at telecom tower top along with solar power on the ground, to provide hybrid energy with much lesser space requirement for much reliable & consistent power output throughout the year.
Fixing air pollution requires consistent and long-term focus from all sections of the society. Disseminating awareness of air pollution among people through data sharing and regional collaboration is a way forward to involve the public. Citizens should act as a watchdog to inform non-compliant activities in their vicinity.
A mix of smart technology and traditional conservation techniques can help India emerge as a water-secure country. But with COVID-19 norms increasing water scarcity across India, water-saving initiatives need to begin immediately.
Along with the augmentation of sustainable power generation sources, a well-designed and a futuristic transmission grid is required to drive India’s economic growth and transformation
Lightning the dark is the main task of street lighting. However, intelligent street lamps can fulfill many more functions like notifications on the violation of traffic regulations and automatic penalty with the help of car numbers for littering
To address the growing energy needs and to reduce carbon emission, the Indian government has reimagined the national energy supply and demand management with a higher focus on solar. This is evident in the recent Union budget; several incentives offered to farmers and changes in the energy policy framework. The government has set a goal to reduce its current dependency on fossil fuel by 40%, which highlights the commitments made in solar energy as a source in the long-term
Transparency, alignment with international standards and a focus on the project as well as type certification could encourage international investment and make it easier for Indian manufacturers to succeed in foreign markets
Wind power is crucial to India’s target of achieving 175GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, and 60 GW of planned targets for wind power contribution is vital to achieving the overall goal. The government in the current context has to take bold steps to reinvigorate the sector
Going forward, we foresee propagation of a distributed ecosystem of renewable energy where the transmission would occur through microgrids and trading would be through peer to peer platforms. This may lead to a complete transformation of the way we produce and consume energy
Imagine a world where there is no dependence on cables and on-grid power while providing security anytime anywhere. Intelizon’s game-changing solution ZONSTREET CCTV has created such a possibility and has impacted over 2.6 million+
lives, saved over 24milion+ units of electricity and 17000+ metric tons of CO2 emission reductions. Can there be a better solution for smart cities globally.
Solar+Storage, Smart Energy Management and Energy Efficiency is the Future for Solar PV
We are not far behind China if we focus on building ecosystem for battery manufacturing.
Kadri Simson, European Commission discusses about The European Green Deal & its future RE plans