India’s multi-billion rooftop market takes off! Serra Power is sweetly positioned

From the 30 MW installed base, Distributively Generated (DG) solar is expected to grow to 40 GW under India’s ambitious goal for 2022. Serra Power is well positioned having invested two years in the highest tariff and most industrialized state of Maharashtra building partnerships, developing, sourcing and installing commercial rooftops. We are launching the Serra Power Deccan brand in neighboring Hyderabad to hit the ground running in Telangana and Andhra […]

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.

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.

Market-driven Distributed Solar to alleviate India’s Energy Poverty — Serra Power CEO at TiE Silicon Valley

TiE SIG Energy: Powering India’s Poor – Mobile Phones, Mini-Grids, and Community Power | TiE Silicon Valley Speaking at the event, Sanjay Dani, Serra Power Solutions CEO, defined energy poverty (Video Clip 1) as the lack of 24/7 access to reliable electricity, which affects over 700 million people in India alone. On the panel with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

California Gov Aims High on Centralized Solar, Recognizes Distributed Solar Is a Hard Challenge

Governor Brown to California’s Solar Industry: How Do You Beat the Regulators? : Greentech Media California’s proposed centralized solar power plants will quickly place it among the installed capacity world leaders, but “it will be a little harder to become the leader in distributed solar power,” Brown said, noting Germany’s 11,000 megawatts and China’s rapid […]

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