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Solar Open Access Developers Fear Higher Module Prices After ALMM Reimposition

The recent reimposition of the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) regulation has surprised industry stakeholders as the government withdrew exemptions for...

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Renewable Energy Projects Bogged Down by Lack of Transmission Infrastructure

Renewable energy project development is surging across India, resulting in an unprecedented demand for evacuation infrastructure to connect to the grid. According to a...

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Red Sea Shipping Crisis Hits Key Trade Route for Solar Modules

Prices of solar modules shipped from Asia to Europe have jumped as much as 20% as trade disruptions in the Red Sea, which carries 12% of the world’s seaborne trade, have...

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Rajasthan Struggles to Harness Solar Potential as Open Access Projects Face Setbacks

In Rajasthan, where the promise of renewable energy seems boundless, hurdles have emerged in the path of progress where a significant capacity of open access solar...

February 20, 2024

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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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ALMM Reimposition and Exemptions Leave the Solar Industry Guessing

The Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) regulation will be back in force from April 1, 2024, with exemptions for projects set up under open access solar and...

February 14, 2024

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Satish Shetty

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Markets & Policy

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Mercom Research Focus

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Solar
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P2P Solar Energy Trading: An Innovative Approach Fraught with Challenges

Consumers of electricity in a few Indian states could soon become ‘prosumers’ by installing rooftop solar and selling excess power generated directly to...

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TOPCon Module Tech Trumps HJT in Cost-Sensitive Indian Solar Market

As solar technology evolves to keep up with the increasing adoption to help lower manufacturing costs and increase the efficiency of solar modules, Indian solar module...

February 7, 2024

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Satish Shetty

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Manufacturing

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Solar

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Technology
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Chhattisgarh’s Open Access Solar Projects Surge With Policy Boost

Chhattisgarh, which has traditionally relied on coal sources for its energy requirements, has recently seen a surge in solar capacity additions, accounting for about 5%...

January 16, 2024

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Mercom Research Focus

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Open Access

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Solar
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Residential Rooftop Solar Gains Momentum, Home Owners Go Green and Save Big

In major Indian cities, residential buildings and housing complexes are adopting rooftop solar solutions and transitioning towards clean energy. This transition is...

December 8, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Mercom Research Focus

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Rooftop

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Solar
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Green Energy Trading Takes a Hit in 2023

Renewable energy trading at the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) in 2023 so far has seen a considerable drop compared to 2022, with the traded energy reaching its lowest in...

November 27, 2023

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Satish Shetty

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Mercom Research Focus

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Uttar Pradesh a High Potential Solar Open Access Market, But Challenges Remain

Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state, is transitioning from a predominantly agricultural economy into a promising industrial hub. The state’s recent...

October 25, 2023

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Arjun Joshi

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Mercom Research Focus

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Open Access

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Solar
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Industry Hails Viability Gap Funding for Battery Energy Storage Projects

The recently announced Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) has been welcomed by industry stakeholders for its potential impact on...

October 11, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Energy Storage

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Market & Policy

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Mercom Research Focus
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The Residential Rooftop Solar Success Story in Kerala

Kerala achieved an 18% growth in rooftop solar capacity between the second quarter (Q2) of 2022 and Q2 of 2023, with approximately ~276 MW of rooftop solar capacity...

October 6, 2023

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Arjun Joshi

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Mercom Research Focus

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Rooftop

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Solar
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Favorable Policies Help Gujarat Become Top State for Solar Open Access in Q2

Favorable geography and climate combined with a proactive government catapulted Gujarat to the top position among states for open access solar in the second quarter (Q2)...

September 26, 2023

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Joydeep Sinha

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Mercom Research Focus

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Open Access

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Solar
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Developers Welcome New Solar Bidding Rules, Seek More Measures to Address Challenges

The Ministry of Power has introduced new guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding for grid-connected solar projects. These guidelines aim to enhance transparency,...

September 5, 2023

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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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