Solar technology has many unique attributes which make it one of the most preferred sources of power, particularly in India, a densely populated country with a high energy deficit - it can be rapidly deployed across most parts of the country, it is modular in nature and it is environmentally friendly.
States,fall in line!
The recent Supreme Court order in the Hindustan Zinc Ltd Vs Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) case has given the Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) cause a huge boost (See Box: Supreme Court Verdict). But, while most industry players POWER TODAY spoke to deemed the verdict long awaited
Will CSP weather the PV storm?
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy´s (MNRE) ambitious programme-Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)-has seen no major participation from private players and has been marred by lack of implementation in a correct way.
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