In Need of Back-Up
In June 2018, the government has revised the targets for 2022 to increase the solar power capacity to 113 GW from the earlier set 100 GW. Though the industry has the capability to meet this, it is fighting policy-level challenges.
In Need of An Overhaul
Growth of rooftop solar installations in 2018 is likely to witness a decline on the back of regulatory complexity and policy uncertainty. POWER TODAY spoke to a cross-section of experts to understand what it would take to return traction to the segment.
Storing the Sun
With increase in share of renewables in the distribution system, it has become indispensable to incorporate large scale integration of energy storage, which gives flexibility to quickly ramp up supply in case the need arises.
Green Grid Gap
Green Energy Corridor planned to carry ´intermittent´ solar and wind power from producers to consumers efficiently, is yet to catch up with the pace of capacity creation.
Solar’s share in India’s power generation on the rise | CEA
With increasing installation activity, the solar sector has come a long way in the past two years in India. Solar energy now accounts for almost one per cent of total power generated in India and 13 per cent of the total renewable power generated in the country. S
Solar has many unique attributes which make it a preferred source of power, particularly in India, a densely populated country with a high energy deficit - where it can be rapidly deployed across most parts of the country, due to its modular nature and by virtue of it being environment friendly.
Good monsoon A mixed blessing
After enduring two consecutive years of drought, the monsoon in India has been recorded as ´normal´ in 2016, at just 3 per cent below the long term average. The monsoon, which spans from June to September, is said to be normal when rainfall is between 96-104 per cent of the long term (50 year) average of about 88 centimetres
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