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The Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Solar Industry

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

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Mapping the Road to Recovery for the Industrial and Energy Markets Amid COVID-19

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

Muthuraman Ramasamy, Industry Director, Industrial Practice, Frost & Sullivan
 

Taiwan PV Industry Pursues Transition with the Development of Clean Power Generation Market

On April 12, 2019, the revised Renewable Energy Development Act approved by Taiwan authorities set the goal of over 20GW renewables by 2025. It aims to increase the proportion of renewable energy by 20% from the present 5% by including the policy to free Taiwan from nuclear energy by 2025

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Circulating Fluid Bed Scrubbing Technology: A Low-Cost Flexible Multi-Pollutant Technology for the Indian Power Market

For many plants in the Indian power market, the CFB scrubber is a compelling economic choice particularly for units rated at 600MW or less due to its lower installed cost, auxiliary power, and water usage. CFB scrubbers also offer a compact footprint and low maintenance while maintaining high reliability

TBD, Sumitomo SHI FW
 

Role of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Transition of Indian Power Sector

OEMs in the power sector need to utilize AI for their vital product developments to speed up the design prototyping process. They need to leverage Machine Learning to align the product with actual operational & flexibility requirements

Yeshraj Singh, Strategic Initiative Leader – Digital Transformation, QuEST Global
 

Financing rooftop solar is easier than thought

While viability has been frequently talked about, funding options have not been given their share of limelight in the popular media. It is high time that appropriate awareness is created amongst the residential consumer. That along with the appropriate policy and regulatory support will truly blossom the segment and help surpass (not just meet) the ambitious target of 40GW by 2022

Sarvesh Shetye, Founder & Managing Director, PeriUrja Energy Pvt. Ltd
 

Aluminium Empowering the Green Transmission Initiative

The growth of aluminum is only set to surge in the future given the planned investments in the power sector. Aluminum is going to see a growth of CAGR 8% by 2025, especially in this industry given the number of sustainable initiatives lined up in the coming future

R K Jain, Sr. Vice President – Commercial, Jindal Aluminium Limited.
 

Solar Net Metering: Need of The Hour for The Indian Solar Sector

On the backdrop of the need to accelerate renewable energy generation while tackling the issues of climate change and rapidly increasing power demand – some urgent corrective measures are required in India’s solar sector. Especially, in the rooftop solar segment, where the growth has been slow for a while, net metering can bring in the much-needed push for C&I players to seriously consider transitioning to clean energy

Vishal Toro, Policy & Regulation, Fourth Partner Energy
 

Solar Rooftop: Tapping The Vast Potential To Meet 100 GW Target

Uneven and constantly changing state policies have created confusion in a market that is already technologically unclear in a consumers’ mind leading to rampant decision paralysis. System integrators have to bear the brunt of this since their sales lead cycled and business development costs skyrocket. A single centrally controlled policy will immensely help the industry.

Puneet Goyal, Co-Founder, SunAlpha Energy Pvt. Ltd
 

Primary Methods Can Effectively Control ‘Nox’ious Emissions from India’s Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plants

Almost two-thirds of India’s installed power generation capacity is based on coal-fired plants, but most of these plants, especially the older ones, are yet to procure or install the requisite technology for emission control. The industry, however, has begun to take cognizance of this and a big push is underway to reduce the emission levels. The total power generation in the country is expected to cross 830 GW by the year 2030, and almost half of this will be coal-based

Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India Pvt. Ltd.
 

Individual, Smaller Capacity Solar Power Projects Costlier

While solar projects can be set up anywhere, its scattering leads to higher project costs per MW and higher transmission losses. When projects are individual and of a lower capacity, they incur substantially higher expenses in site development, drawing separate transmission lines to the nearest substation, procuring water and in the creation of other necessary infrastructure

Faruk Patel, Chairman & Managing Director, KPI Global Infrastructure
 

Urban Energy Transition: Scaling Up a Decentralised Electricity Future

Rooftop solar systems are one of the most suited clean technologies for the urban built environment. Moreover, 82 percent of India’s potential for technology in urban areas is in the residential sector. However, uptake of the technology has been largely among industrial and commercial consumers. For residential consumers, installing rooftop solar systems possesses several challenges.

Selna Saji, Research Analyst, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
 

Solar Pumps - Answer to India’s Agricultural Woes?

As the world’s largest producer of cotton and the second-largest producer of wheat and rice, India is undoubtedly an agrarian country. About 800 million people out of the country’s 1.3 billion population depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. India’s farmers have constantly faced the brunt of climate change and crop failures since most of the agriculture in the country is monsoon based

Saravanan Panneer Selvam, General Manager, Grundfos India
 

India’s Clean Energy Access

Rural electrification has been a goal that India had been pursuing for long as part of its own development agenda, even before the advent of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and thereafter, SDGs. However, it was in recent years that this really picked up pace after such programs were taken up in mission mode, in a goal-oriented manner accompanied by real-time monitoring mechanisms.

Mr Amit Kumar, Senior Director-Social Transformation, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI
 

The Art of Artificial Intelligence: Three Ways AI is Changing the Business of P&U

With the help of AI and other emerging technologies, utilities can improve long-term business planning around infrastructure investments and maintenance schedules, launch new revenue-generating customer-focused energy services, and proactively optimize operational performance

Dr. Ken Haig, Senior Director Regulatory Affairs, Oracle Utilities, Oracle Corporation
 
 
 
 
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