Quality Pays Off
While large-scale projects of over 100 megawatt (MW) are now common, the investment risks caused by climate, poor installation and lack of proper maintenance are on the rise in the solar sector.
Karnataka tops renewable energy installation
Overtaking Tamil Nadu, Karnataka has emerged as the top state in installing renewable energy, reaching 12.3 GW of total installed capacity as of March 2018, having added 5 GW in 2017-18 alone.
Quality Pays Off
POWER TODAY recently visited Gujarat Borosil's state-of-art manufacturing unit in Bharuch. Known for many firsts, the company is fully geared up to take advantage of the solar wave, by manufacturing world's first 2 mm fully tempered solar glass, right here in India and market it globally.
18% GST will hit PPPs that are already signed
Pushed by factors like declining tariffs and higher costs, significant changes have happened over the past decade in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) sector pertaining to the solar power industry, says Sunil Rathi, Director, Waaree Energies.
Azure Power wins 200 MW in Gujarat
Azure Power has bagged a 200-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project by the means of an auction conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL). The company now has a total solar portfolio of 470 MW in Gujarat.
'We will soon roll out Smart Cities business unit'
With the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) recently floating a tender for the allocation of 2-GW solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity across the country, we expect new orders anytime soon. At present, our focus is more on consolidating our strengths and building on our diversified portfolio rather than coming up with something new.
The wind power sector is going through a transformation with the entry of competitive bidding process. Though it could keep up the pace as of now, analysts say, it will slow down going ahead.