Distributed solar is up for massive opportunities in India; Offers markers for growth

2022 forecast of 30 GW distributed solar Space is not a constraint, government subsidies aren’t required, and cost-effective storage solutions can be a game-changer.

India’s Economic Hotspots

Contours of India’s economic growth India’s overall growth prospects conceal a patchwork of economic opportunities that exist within states, districts, cities, and even towns – opportunities that companies can uncover only with careful research.

More data points to cost benefits of clean energy

This article describes how clean energy has become decidedly cheaper than fossil fuel generated energy. Thankfully several geographic and industry segments in markets like India remain entirely free of government policies and are welcoming Serra Power to install solar plants.

Not all modules are manufactured equal, despite similar-sounding warranties

Assessing PV Module Reliability For a solar installation to be successful, it is critical that PV modules perform to expectations over the entire 25+ year service lifetime.  

Maharashtra Chief Minister acknowledges the inevitability of tariff increase and the move to solar

electricity rate and concession re-think time is came-cm | Loksatta विजेच्या दराचा पुनर्विचार केला जाणार आहे काय, या प्रश्नावर मुख्यमंत्री म्हणाले, राज्यात शेतीसाठी मोठय़ा प्रमाणात कमी दरात वीज दिली जाते. एकूण साडेदहा हजार कोटी रुपयांची सवलत विजेच्या दरात दिली जात आहे. परिणामी राज्यात विजेचा दर जास्त आहे, हे मान्य करावे लागेल, पण राज्यात २४ बाय […]

Failing Indian utilities make Distributed Solar for captive offtakers far more bankable

Financial viability of distributed solar projects in the United States and Europe was initially ensured by way of Feed-In-Tariff (FiT). FiT is a guaranteed, price regulated mechanism under which the local utility buys electricity from the solar producer that is in excess of the producer’s own consumption onsite. This in turn paved the way for  […]

Rising Coal Costs Raise Credit Risks for Coal Power Projects

Coal Power Loses Its Luster in India as Costs Rise The Association of Power Producers, which represents more than 20 private power companies in India, recently estimated that more than 50 power projects accounting for 68,000 megawatts of capacity were at the risk of financial default.

Cheap Coal Is Dead. Long Live Renewables.

Sierra Club’s Carl Pope busts myths about cheap coal. Serra Power’s savvy customers already see through the spiraling costs of coal-based grid power. Many have invested and more are investing in exactly the kind of rooftop solar he is prescribing below. Some are smack in the middle of India’s coal and thermal power heartland. As […]

India’s trend of new coal plants going “Dead Cold” continues… gas supplies no better

Coal India’s failure to meet demand stalls $36 Billion of investments intended for new thermal plant – Bloomberg The company completed a 1,320-megawatt coal plant in Haryana state in April. The facility is “dead cold” for lack of coal supplies, Naveen Munjal, director of business development, said in an interview. Its 655-megawatt gas-fired plant in […]

Pitfalls of utility scale, state-subsidized solar | The Economist

It’s heartening to see India’s recent boom in utility-scale solar. Governments have brought this about in two distinct ways: entice developers to bid aggressively on National Solar Mission’s (NSM) “reverse auctions” by successfully selling solar’s bright future and, in the case of Gujarat, by offering a developer-friendly off-take price. The two approaches have led to […]

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