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 […]

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

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 Parliament Gets a Solar Energy System

India Installs Solar Energy Systems at Parliament House Complex « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Meira Kumar mentioned that these initiatives will go a long way not only in making the Parliament House Complex energy efficient but also in setting examples for other buildings and complexes. She further […]

NYT Story on Power Mogul Gautam Adani Highlights India’s Power Supply Constraints

Billionaires’ Rise Aids India, and Vice Versa – NYTimes.com Today, India is increasingly turning to the private sector to deliver the electricity needed to maintain rapid economic growth into the future. India’s economy is growing at more than 8 percent annually, but is badly constrained by an inadequate power supply after years in which the […]

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