Last week’s Renewable Energy India exhibition was a busy, bustling affair that highlighted the rude health and impressive energy of India’s solar sector. There are still many hurdles to overcome, however, if India is to develop its own domestic manufacturing industry.
Azure Roof Power, a subsidiary of Azure Power, will install solar panels on Indian government buildings across 10 states, after winning the right to build 50 MW of PV capacity in an auction held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).
Troubled PV module supplier Moser Baer Solar (MBSL) has asked the Central Bank of India to postpone its loan repayment schedule on claims that its business prospects have been damaged by a deluge of cheap Chinese PV modules that have flooded into the Indian market.
Finnwind Oy has installed modules from Indian manufacturer Vikram Solar, a strategic partner for PV installation in Finland.
The executive director of the India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) Rahul Walawalkar, talks to pv magazine about India’s vast energy storage potential ahead of next week’s World Energy Storage Day.
Rooftop PV solutions are becoming more popular among Indian public entities, as the National Solar Mission moves forward.
Former Indian minister of new and renewable energy Piyush Goyal, who has now been appointed as new minister of Indian railways after a cabinet reshuffle, may use his experience to implement the railways’ 1 GW solar plan.
The Indian ratings agency estimates that prices of imported panels increased by 15% over the last three months, thus endangering PV projects planned to sell power below INR 3.5/kWh.