Policy

International Solar Alliance requires five more countries to ratify it

Somalia is the latest country that has ratified the ISA framework agreement, taking the number of ratified countries to 10. Five more required before ISA can exist as a legal body.

Korean Peninsula tensions having little impact on solar relations with China, says analyst

Despite reports suggesting China’s anger at South Korea’s deployment of anti-missile defense systems has aggravated a slump in Korean solar imports, analysis of import data shows this not to be the case.

Indian cabinet reshuffle sees Raj Kumar Singh appointed new state minister of New and Renewable Energy

In a recent cabinet reshuffle, Piyush Goyal has been replaced by Raj Kumar Singh as the new Power; and New and Renewable Energy Minister of State.

India obstructs states to prevent 7 GW of PV projects at risk

The Indian power ministry has released notice preventing any renegotiation of signed PPAs in the solar PV sector, calculated at a potential $7.5bn worth of solar projects.

Australian states outpacing feds with solar, wind plans — report

Australia’s states and territories have taken the lead in the country’s push to deploy renewables such as solar, as well as storage, despite a lack of action at the federal level, according to a new report.

India’s MNRE signs grid and RE framework with Germany’s GIZ

Agreement signed between India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy & GIZ Germany seeks improvement of framework conditions for grid integration and renewable energies.

Ontario launches green fund with initial $298 million investment

The authorities in the Canadian province of Ontario have announced the launch of the Green Ontario Fund, with the nation’s leading PV industry body hailing the new scheme as a potential boon for future solar deployment. 

Perovskite has changed its status to single (cell)

In another breakthrough for the material so many solar advocates hope will replace traditional silicon in module production, a group of scientists in China and the United States have produced the first monocrystalline perovskite cell, which could accelerate its acceptance as a silicon replacement.

DNV GL report criticizes EU demand response regulations

A study carried out by energy consultants DNV GL has found that the European Commission’s draft proposal on demand response regulations is “incompatible with market principles,” and made several recommendations for its improvement.

1

Quality is an issue in the fast-growing Indian market

Opinion: One of the main challenges for investors in India is to meet competitive pricing while achieving acceptable quality. Prakash Vora, senior director – Operations at Terraform Global India, explains how to ensure quality in India.