Pratha Jhawar is Deputy Programme Manager, Renewable Energy, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
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If solutions to the problem are not found, it will add to the operational risk of renewable energy projects, discouraging investments
Renewable energy: India’s wind power sector is in a downward spiral
The sector is losing its sheen, with dropping capacity addition, lukewarm response to new auctions, and a plummeting manufacturing sector
Renewable energy: Why is wind losing ground?
Wind power generation is stuck in a vicious cycle of problems
Union Budget 2020-21: Will proposals on discom reform, PM-Kusum work?
Previous attempts at discom reform did not yield results while standalone solar pumps do not incentivise farmers
Renewable energy: It is crucial to honour signed contracts
Disregard for power purchase agreements will affect sector's sustainability
Wind to become largest power source by 2050, says Irena
But is the world really on track to achieve this?
Renewables ministry guidelines for PM-KUSUM fail to address key concerns
The scheme aims to provide energy security along with financial and water security to farmers
Solar and its challenges in India
India needs a more comprehensive approach in order to achieve the target of 100 GW by 2022