"Make in India is yet to become a reality"
Confusion regarding GST rate on solar and safeguard duty on SEZ-based manufacturing units are not allowing the domestic manufacturing industry to grow, feels Ivan Saha, BU Head- Solar Manufacturing and CTO, Vikram Solar.
Solar: Is It Shining
10 MW in 2010 to 21 GW of installed grid-connected solar capacity in 2018 shows the testament of the Government of India's success in supporting renewable energy, especially solar, in India.
Grid-Connected Solar Capacity, Government Of India, Renewable Energy, International Solar Alliance, GST, Vikram Solar, ROI, GBI, Viability Gap Funding, Su-Kam Power Systems, IREDA
Solar's 1 million job bonanza
From a perennially energy-deficient state with a peak shortage of 14 per cent in 2010 to a peak shortage of less than one per cent in 2018, India has moved miles from the days of energy blackouts and frequent power cuts.
Energy Blackouts, Clean Energy, Ministry Of New And Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Small Hydro, MNRE, Vikram Solar, Amit Gupta, SEZ, Rajendra Parakh, Prashant Khankhoje, Engineering, Procurement, Development Of Civil Infrastructure
Solar sector bottlenecks may hamper job growth
In India, the solar industry has created 416,000 jobs in 2015 and 1,017,800 jobs are expected to be created by 2022. New projects, more investment, policies like Surya Mitra Skill Development and encouragement from the government will create more job opportunities.
Solar Industry, Surya Mitra Skill Development, Vikram Solar, Rajendra Parakh, Pre-Construction, SEZ, GST, R&D Development, NIL, MNRE, DTA, Rooftop Solar Electricity, Government Of India
Solar Rooftop: Answer to EPCs' Woes
Despite falling costs, the solar EPC industry in India has hit a roadblock with multiple duties and land acquisition problems, and the answer for EPC companies may be to focus on captive projects like rooftop installations and scale up from there, feels Rahul Kamat.
Solar EPC Industry, Rooftop Installations, EBOP, PMC, MMS, Mercom Communications India, Raj Prabhu, GST, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Sunil Rathi, LCOE, MNRE, Rajendra Kumar Parakh, Vikram Solar, NTPC
Vikram Solar ties up with France’s CEA
Gyanesh Chaudhary, Vikram Solar’s managing director and CEO and Daniel Verwaerde, Chairman of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), have signed a ollaboration Agreement at Vigyan Bhavan during French President, Emmanuel Macron’s India visit.