Solar and its challenges in India
India needs a more comprehensive approach in order to achieve the target of 100 GW by 2022
India witnesses fastest energy investment growth: IEA
The investments grew at a record 12 per cent during 2015 to 2018, to around $85 billion
Maharashtra's solar pump scheme in Vidarbha not working: CSE survey
Farmers have not used the pumps which were installed during drought years; they could also have ruined the area’s water table
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
Wind to become largest power source by 2050, says Irena
But is the world really on track to achieve this?
Overshadowed: Will wind power lose out to solar energy in India
India’s promising wind energy sector is struggling as the government gives more attention to solar power
Renewable energy: It is crucial to honour signed contracts
Disregard for power purchase agreements will affect sector's sustainability
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: Why is wind losing ground?
Wind power generation is stuck in a vicious cycle of problems
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: Curtailment is a bane
If solutions to the problem are not found, it will add to the operational risk of renewable energy projects, discouraging investments
Royally ignored: Small hydroelectric projects suffer from solar power rise
Though the government has not done anything to discourage the sector, its disinterest is evident.
Renewable energy: Why competitive bidding did not help wind power
Auctions are not announced regularly, process lacks clarity. This is limiting growth of the sector
Will the recent SECI bid help unlock the complete potential of renewable energy?
This is certainly innovative packaging but it is too early to comment on its success
COVID-19: Three charts study power demand a week after lockdown
Peak electricity demand plummeted 27% — to 123,000 MW on March 31 from 169,000 MW on March 4
COVID-19: Prolonged lockdown can affect renewable energy sector
Power demand has gone down by 20-25%, affecting revenues of distribution companies
Will mandates change fate of distributed renewables post COVID-19?
Even as distributed renewable energy sector faces downfall, expert consensus is that situation will be short-lived
COVID-19: Why the crisis is different for the crude oil industry
Low prices, sparse storage pressure producers; any consensus may be short-lived
COVID-19: Why power sector revival will likely be long haul
COVID-19 shocks may prompt major energy transitions to gas, wind and solar sector