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Solar energy as a viable alternative to the current fossil fuel driven power generation is a well established fact. The biggest differentiator of solar with respect to any other form of energy, renewable or non-renewable, is its extreme scalability and adaptability. Solar energy can be generated from a micro scale of 1 kW to GW level ultra-mega scale solar plants....
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Following his overwhelming election victory, Narendra Modi made some first comments on what he plans to do. One of the boldest statements was his promise to provide one light bulb in every one of India’s roughly 80 million un-electrified homes by 2019, using the power of solar energy. Is that realistic? India already has experience with rural solar lighting to build...
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The off-grid energy access market has been given its moment in the sun.  The United Nations “decade of energy access” has been launched to meet the “Sustainable Energy for All” initiative. Announced by the UN Secretary General, the vision[1] seeks to achieve by 2030, universal energy access to modern energy services, a doubling of the global improvement in energy efficiency...
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Problems continue for the Tamil Nadu Solar Policy Mr. Mohit Anand heads the Market Intelligence team as Senior Consultant at BRIDGE TO INDIA. The Tamil Nadu Solar Policy has encountered a host of problems since its launch. As mentioned in our Tamil Nadu Policy Brief, the state’s power distribution companies have been burdened by their past record of payment delays which has...
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Developers raise serious concerns at the Tamil Nadu Solar Policy pre-bid meeting Mr. Mohit Anand heads the Market Intelligence team as Senior Consultant at BRIDGE TO INDIA. The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) held a pre-bid meeting on December 19th 2013 for potential bidders under the Tamil Nadu State Solar Policy. The deadline for submitting the bid is January 4th...
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Rajasthan re-releases its request for selection of solar projects: 200MW of FiT based projects Ratnottama Sengupta covers policies as a consultant in the Market Intelligence team at BRIDGE TO INDIA. The Indian solar market again has immediate opportunities to set up projects under a feed-in-tariff based state policy. The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has reopened its request for selection (RfS)...
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The market this quarter: Status of PV manufacturing in India Mr. Kai Bollhorn is responsible for research on supply trends and upstream industry as part of the Market Intelligence team at BRIDGE TO INDIA. In the last quarter (July – September 2012), Indian manufacturers continued to struggle with the crash in global module prices. With little policy support and dwindling company finances,...
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Guest Blog: The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Opportunity in India Mr. Lavleen Singal is the Founder of Acira Solar, a solar thermal power producer. Acira Solar has technology partnerships with international technology companies that have been involved in the development and operation of solar thermal power projects. Mr. Singhal also advises BRIDGE TO INDIA on CSP. Falling costs of concentrated solar power...
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