India is NOT China, whether flouting environment concerns or executing mega infrastructure projects

India Struggles to Deliver Enough Electricity for Growth – NYTimes.com Two years ago, more than two dozen large power projects were planned near the company’s workshop, but most of them have been scrapped or put off because India cannot dig up enough coal to fuel them.

MNRE Begins to Validate Distributed Solar Model — Better Late than Never

Solar Rooftops in India to get Capital Subsidies – Pilots in Gandhinagar,Jaipur, Mysore and Thane | Green World Investor Solar Rooftops in India to get Capital Subsidies

India’s CERC forecasts 15-20% YoY tariff hikes for conventional power

Given surging demand for electricity and scarcity of coal, the mainstay fuel for India’s traditional sources of power generation, this was bound to happen. Will consumers face a 20% hike in power tariffs every year? | Firstpost The Central Electricity Regulatory Authority (CERC) has said consumers should prepare for a 15-20 percent increase in power […]

Report validates Serra Power Mission: Captive Power as India’s largest off-grid solar opportunity

Beyond the Electrical Grid: India’s Off-Grid Solar Opportunity : Greentech Media In India, captive power plants (where the majority of generation is consumed at the source) with a total capacity of approximately 30 gigawatts are installed, which is equivalent to around 20 percent of the country’s total installed capacity.

Solar industry calls Indian govt on its claim of cheaper nuclear power

Kudankulam crisis: Solar power is way cheaper, say experts « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India “Entrepreneurs have come forward to set up solar power stations at a cost of Rs10 crore per Mw…” said GM Pillai, director general, World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE). Two reactors —each of 1,000 MW —are being […]

Indian power minister seeks to confront coal shortage with renewables

India’s power minister calls for thrust in hydro, solar energy to tide over coal shortage « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India The mismatch is expected to widen the gap between the country’s demand and supply of energy, with coal imports meeting nearly a third of demand after five years. Whereas coal will […]

India’s Distribution Utilities Continue to Face Financial Challenges

Distribution utilities are simply not able to sustain current pricing regime and pay power suppliers on time. Only recently, Delhi’s distribution utilities raised power tariff by 22% to make ends meet. NTPC gets tough with Haryana utilities on pending payments « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India The big fear in the power […]

Rapid growth of Per-capita energy consumption in India and China

Chindia Will Consume 31% of the World’s Energy in 2035 : Greentech Media That report predicts that India and China will consume 31 percent of the world’s energy in 2035, up from 21 percent in 2008. There are significant environmental, capacity and sociopolitical challenges that will preclude meeting all this growth with only coal power […]

Moving the Needle on CO2 Emissions Globally

As per-capita energy consumption goes up with living standards in emerging economies, easy access to cost competitive, clean energy will be essential for slowing down growth in carbon dioxide emissions. Going Green but Getting Nowhere – NYTimes.com When your average is 20 tons per year, going down to 18 tons is as easy as taking a […]

Upheavals in PV Solar Manufacturing Present a Unique Opportunity to Set Up Solar Plants

U.S. Solar Company Bankruptcies a Boon for China – NYTimes.com Shares in large and small Chinese solar power companies have mostly rallied in the last two weeks on the New York and Hong Kong stock markets, as investors have welcomed their strong quarterly results and the prospect of dwindling competition from Western rivals. Besides the […]

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