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.
Maoists attacked a 30 MW Tata Power Solar plant in Gaya, Bihar.
An engaging Quality Roundtable helped to shine a spotlight on the chief concerns affecting India’s installers, investors and stakeholders operating in this fast-paced solar market. Industry insiders confident the antidumping investigation against China will amount to nothing.
The U.S. microinverter specialist has partnered with Indian solar module manufacturer Waaree to produce AC solar modules integrated with its microinverter technology.
A slight variation from last auctioning results which had lowest bidding at INR 2.44/kwh.
Secretary of the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy Anand Kumar believes the country can confound doubts about its bold solar ambitions and smash its 175 GW of renewables by 2022 target.
In the last four quarters in India 7.5 GW were installed. The total accumulative capacity reached 16.2 Gigawatt, reports Bridge to India. After rapid growth in the last quarters the market will probably slow down somwhat.
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.