REI: upstream and downstream review of the Indian solar show

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 Power wins 50 MW in India’s largest rooftop PV allocation

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).

Moser Baer Solar asks Indian central bank to postpone loan repayment

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.

Vikram Solar commissions 80 MW in Gujarat, India

Vikram Solar has completed 80 MW of PV at two sites in Gujarat under India’s National Solar Mission.

Finnair completes first PV installation at Scandinavian airport

Finnwind Oy has installed modules from Indian manufacturer Vikram Solar, a strategic partner for PV installation in Finland.

Interview: India’s storage market readies the ground for growth

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.

India: 2.2 MW of rooftop PV comes online on three public buildings in northern India

Rooftop PV solutions are becoming more popular among Indian public entities, as the National Solar Mission moves forward.

India: NTPC closes in on 1 GW renewable goal

Three new solar PV projects totaling 433 MW are under implementation and are expected to be finished by the end of the year, taking NTPC’s 2017 renewables installation tally to 1 GW.

Will Piyush Goyal bring his solar experience to make Indian railways green?

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.

Increasing prices of imported PV modules may put at risk 3.2 GW of solar projects in India, ICRA

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.