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Uttarakhand Strives to Drive Solar via ‘Self-Employment,’ but Challenges Remain

Uttarakhand is a hilly state with limited solar installations and primarily depends on hydroelectric projects for its power needs. However, the state has recently...

March 9, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Markets & Policy

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Mercom Research Focus

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Solar
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Delay in ALMM Approval Process Restricts Domestic Solar Module Supplies

Even as the industry awaits official order on lifting the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) mandate for developers due to the lack of domestic solar...

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Is the Recent Module Price Drop an Outlier or a Developing Trend?

Prices of solar modules imported from China are trending downward, worrying domestic manufacturers because they can’t compete if prices keep declining. Imported module...

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India’s Solar Module Manufacturing Ambitions Underpinned by Imported Technology

As India embarks on the journey towards self-sufficiency in manufacturing components needed for solar projects, the enormity of the challenge has become increasingly...

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EV Makers Expect Tax Cuts and Incentives in Budget 2023

The Indian electric vehicle (EV) industry is hoping for the government to rationalize the indirect tax structure on EV components and extend the rollout of incentives...

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SECI’s Green Energy Open Access Foray Worries Private Developers 

The government-owned renewable energy intermediary procurer Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) will soon enter the market for delivering renewable energy solutions...

January 25, 2023

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Arjun Joshi

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C&I

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Mercom Research Focus

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Solar
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Energy Storage Sector Upbeat for 2023 Despite Cost, Supply Chain Challenges

India’s renewable energy growth plans are closely tied to energy storage to mitigate the intermittency of renewable sources as the country strives to meet the rising...

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Outlook for Indian Solar Industry in 2023: A New Manufacturing Era Begins

As we enter 2023, a new era is beginning in the Indian solar industry – a move toward domestic manufacturing and supply chain independence. The solar industry in...

January 17, 2023

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Rakesh Ranjan

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Markets & Policy

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Mercom Research Focus

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Solar
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Industry Expects Electric Vehicle Sales to Build on Blockbuster 2022

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is entering the new year on the back of blockbuster sales in 2022 when it clocked one million units, a growth of over 300%, as...

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America’s IRA Rankles Europe but a Full-scale Green Trade War Unlikely

The game-changing Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), with a whopping $369 billion in funding for clean energy provisions signed by U.S. President Joe Biden last August,...

January 13, 2023

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B.S. Nagaraj

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Markets & Policy

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Renewable Energy Can Boost Bottom Lines of Small Businesses

Businesses in the commercial and industrial (C&I) segment often pay a heavy price by delaying the adoption of renewable energy as an alternative energy source....

January 5, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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C&I

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Mercom Research Focus

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Renewables Tender Trajectory Key to Mitigating Project Risks

Stakeholders in India’s renewables sector have called for a pre-determined calendar for tenders so that the resultant certainty can help companies plan their finances...

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Explainer: Why the New Regulations Have Made the Grid Unstable

Less than three weeks after the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) new regulation de-linked deviation charges and frequency, grid frequency swung...

December 27, 2022

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Arjun Joshi

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Grid

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Market & Policy

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Mercom Research Focus
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India’s Solar Module Exports to US Surge With Ban on Chinese Imports

India recorded a massive jump in solar module exports to the United States in the last quarter, which is attributable primarily to the latter’s sanctions on...

December 12, 2022

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Arjun Joshi

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Markets & Policy

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Mercom Research Focus

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Solar
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Polycrystalline Module Shortage Leaves Government Rooftop Solar Projects Stranded

As module manufacturers rush to upgrade technology for supplying to captive domestic demand, a shortage of polycrystalline modules has been created in the domestic...

December 6, 2022

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Rakesh Ranjan

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Mercom Research Focus

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Solar

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