Financing distributed solar energy in India

A new report by Auroville Consulting highlights gaps and challenges existing today in financing rooftop solar based on its evaluation of the implementation of international lines of credit at the state level (for Tamil Nadu), and the availability and accessibility of financial support.

India and Israel to work together on perovskite solar cells and lithium sulfur batteries

Low-cost batteries and novel perovskite materials are among the topics selected for joint research and development.

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India secures record-low solar tariff of $0.027/kWh

Solar Energy Corp. of India secured a bid of $0.027/kWh in a recent auction, which is 15% lower than Solarpack’s INR 2.36/kWh winning bid in a previous 2 GW procurement exercise.

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Trends in solar modules – Interview with RenewSys CEO

Avinash Hiranandani, global chief executive officer and managing director of RenewSys India, speaks to pv magazine about solar module technology trends and the company’s manufacturing focus.

India added 438 MW of solar capacity in Q3 2020

The new solar capacity added during the three months ending September includes 283 MW from large-scale installations and 155 MW rooftop.

India deployed 400 MW of rooftop PV in Q2

India added 399 MW of new rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (July-Sept) of fiscal 2020-21. By comparison, just 188 MW was installed in the corresponding period last year.

Solar microgrid powers Indian health center

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has installed a 5.2 kW solar system linked to 150 Ah of lead-acid battery storage in a project supported by the Sunrise program led by Swansea University, in Wales.

India announces $3bn package to attract solar module and advanced battery manufacturers

An ambitious, $19.5 billion, five-year expansion of a previous domestic industry spending program includes money to attract investment into the sustainable energy and transport technologies.

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Evolving risks could hurt PV investment flows in India

The Indian solar sector has remained buoyant amid the pandemic, with 15.3 GW of solar capacity approved in the first half itself. However, concerns are rising among India-focused investors.

Indian lithium battery factory begins production

Inverted Energy has started manufacturing at its 100 MWh lithium battery assembly facility at Okhla, New Delhi. The plant will initially produce batteries for energy storage systems in the residential and commercial sectors, and for electric-mobility applications. The plan is to eventually cater to critical applications in the telecom and health care sectors.

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