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First Solar’s Easily Localized Module-Making Process Bodes Well for PLI: Interview

Unlike the cell-wafer-module process of polysilicon-based solar modules, First Solar’s thin film solar module technology allows it to easily identify local vendors for...

May 24, 2023

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Sumit Jha

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Manufacturing

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Modules

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Solar
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Developing Indigenous Technology Key to Solar Manufacturing in India: Interview

Gradually indigenizing the technology used in solar module manufacturing and creating products that cater specifically to the unique market conditions in India could...

May 23, 2023

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Sumit Jha

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Manufacturing

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Modules

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Solar
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Optimal Tariffs and Efficient Forecasting Mitigate Project Financing Risks: Interview

Better forecasting and optimal and buffered project tariffs reduce the risks and make it easy for lenders to finance renewable projects over a longer term, P K Sinha, ED...

May 23, 2023

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Satish Shetty

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Finance and M&A

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Renewable Energy
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Competition is Key to Building a Strong Solar Manufacturing Ecosystem: LONGi Interview

LONGi Solar sees its Indian business nearly tripling in the next few years with an annual solar module supply of 10 GW, up from the 2021 high of 3.5 GW, Arijit Mitra,...

May 18, 2023

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Sumit Jha

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Indian Solar Module Makers Must Revise Cost and Become Competitive: Interview

With expanding scale of domestic module manufacturing, the industry is incentivized to develop indigenous technologies and know-how, which China currently dominates,...

May 12, 2023

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Sumit Jha

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Markets & Policy

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Modules

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Solar
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Daily News Wrap-Up: States Levying Water and Air Cess on Power Generation Illegal

The Ministry of Power has asked all state governments and union territories to withdraw any tax or duty on electricity generation, especially from hydro projects, after...

May 2, 2023

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Mercom India

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Daily Wrap-up
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Government Sets Norms for Auto Components Certification Under PLI Program  

The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has released standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program for automotive companies and...

April 28, 2023

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Gourav Mishra

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Electric Vehicles

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Market & Policy
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Avaada Raises $1 Billion from Brookfield for Green Hydrogen Foray

Avaada Group has raised $1.07 billion from Brookfield Renewable to support its green hydrogen and green ammonia projects in India. The funding is part of the...

April 26, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Finance and M&A

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Reduced NPAs Help IREDA Post 12% YoY Jump in Q4 Profit at $31 Million

Government-owned lender Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) posted a profit of ₹2.54 billion (~$31 million) for the fourth quarter (Q4) of the financial...

April 26, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Finance and M&A

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Renewable Energy
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India’s EV Push Can Spur Multi-Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Opportunity

Electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to significantly cut greenhouse emissions and reduce air pollution by replacing traditional fossil fuel-powered internal...

April 21, 2023

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Electric Vehicles

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in March 2023

Here is a recap of important headlines from March 2023: The Solar Energy Corporation of India has declared the winners who would be eligible to receive a total of ₹139.4...

April 4, 2023

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Arjun Joshi

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Daily News Wrap-Up: Reliance, Tata, ReNew Among Winners for Solar PLI II

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has declared the winners eligible to receive a total of ₹139.4 billion (~$1.69 billion) under Tranche II of the...

March 29, 2023

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Mercom India

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Daily Wrap-up
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Reliance, Tata, and ReNew Among Winners for Solar Module Manufacturing PLI

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has declared the winners who would be eligible to receive a total of ₹139.4 billion (~$1.69 billion) under Tranche II of the...

March 28, 2023

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Arjun Joshi

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Solar

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Tenders & Auctions
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Government’s Expenditure on Promoting Solar Rises 63% During Last Four Years

The government’s expenditure on various programs promoting solar energy was 63% higher at ₹32.4 billion (~$392 million) in the current financial year (FY2022-23)...

March 16, 2023

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Sumit Jha

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Grid

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Renewable Energy

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Solar
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Reliance, ReNew, Tata Power Among Bidders for Solar Module PLI Tranche II

Solar module manufacturers, including Reliance Industries, ReNew Power, and Tata Power, are among the bidders for the second phase (Tranche II) of the Production-Linked...

March 2, 2023

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Arjun Joshi

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Manufacturing

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Solar

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