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Emerging Opportunities in Promoting Circular Economy in Solar PV Value Chain

The Indian government has recognized the need to have a policy framework aimed at creating a diversified domestic manufacturing industry for solar equipment (including modules and its ancillary products) and at the same time also promoting end-of-life management for recovery and recycling of secondary raw materials.

Souvik Bhattacharjya, Associate Director, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, TERI & Dr. Shilpi Kapur Bakshi Senior Fellow, TERI
 

Anticipating complex network issues through the use of advanced simulation models

The increase in share of wind energy in the transmission networks, has bought about the challenge of integration with the electrical grid. An accurate modelling of the converter control loops and its interaction with the grid becomes indispensable in order to overcome this challenge.

X. JUANKORENA, D. VELASCO, I. ESANDI and E. BURGUETE- Ingeteam Power Technology, Sarriguren, Spain
 

Long term prospects for Renewables remain in-tact; Near term headwinds amid the COVID impact on discoms’ finances

The renewable energy-based capacity is estimated to reach to 120-125 GW by December-2022, with the solar capacity constituting 50% of the overall capacity followed by 38% from wind power segment and the balance 15% from other sources. While this is lower than the capacity target of 175 GW set by the Government of India, the incremental capacity addition is estimated to be healthy at 35-38 GW with investment outlay of more than Rs. 2 lakh crore over the next two and half years

Girish Kumar Kadam Vice President, Sector Head - Corporate Ratings, ICRA Ltd
 

Road towards AtmaNirbhar - The Indian Sun Perspective

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’.

Manu Tayal, Associate Editor, Energetica India
 

Indian Renewable Energy Sector and COVID-19: An Overview and Road Ahead

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

Gandhar Ukidve, Research Analyst, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
 

INDUSTRY JEWEL: Avinash Hiranandani, Global CEO & Managing Director, RenewSys India Pvt. Ltd.

Mr Avinash Hiranandani leads RenewSys, the renewable energy arm of the ENPEE Group. As a student of Engineering, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in the same and then went on to pursue a Post-Graduation in Marketing. He is committed to updating his skill set and has supplemented his education with frequent business training, including one from Columbia Business School, and other global in-house trainings to further enrich his outlook and experience.

Energetica India
 

India Still Nowhere Near to Its Quality Energy Requirements

Primary determinants of power quality are frequency of voltage spikes or interruptions. Poor quality of power not only affects the quality of life and comfort, but on a larger and considerable scale results in loss of industrial and commercial productivity. The large gap between demand and supply of power is the root cause of the subtly worsening power quality across India.

Rakshika Kaul Padora, General Manager - Legal, Amp Energy India
 

Imperative to have sustainable and efficient technology for solar pumps

Given that most of the pumps are dependent on electricity for their functioning, it becomes a challenge in off-grid areas. Thus, solar-powered pumps have emerged as a sustainable solution to enable farmers to operate hassle-free without any dependency on the grid.

Rangarajan Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President, Water Utility, Export, Grundfos Life Link & Solar, Grundfos India
 

Benefits of Modular Design - A Future-Proof Solution for EV Charging Stations

Given that many technologies eventually become obsolete, there is considerable risk when investing in EV chargers because the capital costs are so high. The problems faced by EV charging stations are not only complex, but they’re extremely expensive. This is complicated by the fact a truly viable business model is yet to be established for EV charging stations.

Delta
 

Solar Module Waste: The Unresolved Hazard

For the solar recycling industry to grow sustainably, it will ultimately need supportive policies and regulations. The EU model of having producers finance the take-back and recycling of solar panels might be a good one to emulate. But before that is going to happen, we need to recognize that the problem exists and is going to get bigger.

Anirudh Aggarwal, Business Growth, HomeScape Solar
 

Energy Kites

With a simple idea of energy kites, it might be possible to produce enough wind energy anywhere around the clock. However, the engineering required to realize this vision is still very much a work in progress on different aspects.

Dr. S. S. Verma, Department of Physics, S.L.I.E.T.
 

Asset Management: Unlocking the True Potential of Solar Power Plants

An analysis on understanding myths related to asset management. A take on what companies need to focus on for managing solar power plants and significance of an asset manager in increasing the productivity and longevity of a solar power plant.

Nitish Mehta, Co-Founder, Artha Energy Resources
 

High-Power Modules Set New Benchmark for Large Scale Applications

The optimized design of the Vertex module has become the new benchmark for high-power modules in large scale power stations as well as distributed photovoltaic systems. Here’s an analysis of the Trina Solar’s Vertex series from design, technology, testing, energy yield, and packaging perspectives.

Trina Solar
 

Transition of NTPC - The Flag-Bearer for India’s Electricity Sector

Governments, investors and utilities across the globe are rapidly moving away from coal as they realise the need to accelerate the transition to a low-cost, low-emission and sustainably profitable energy economy. To date, 142 major financial institutions including multi-lateral development banks, insurers, export credit agencies and private banks have announced coal-exclusion policies.

Kashish Shah, Research Analyst, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
 

Technical Monitoring Guide for Solar Hybrid Mini-Grids in India

Mini grids operate in challenging environments, and their viability depends largely upon building and maintaining integrated and efficient technical systems. Due to lack of resources, low availability of appropriate equipment, and inadequate technical support services, projects frequently struggle to realize their full potential.<br />

Smart Power India
 
 
 
 
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