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LITHIUM DISCOVERY IN INDIA

Our government has confirmed the discovery of lithium reserves estimated at roughly 1600 tons in Mandya District of Karnataka. Although small in global comparison, this find holds importance from the perspective of its enablement of local battery production. Currently India imports entire requirement of lithium which is a key input for the power-storage units that […]

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Falling solar tariffs: Are we facing risk of tariff renegotiation for our existing contracts?

The recent SECI bid of Rs. 2/kWh, has posed a challange to the solar developers whether the existing solar contracts shall remain intact?. Typically the solar PPAs are signed for 25 years and tariff is based on a reverse bidding process. Thee developers bid the tariff based on its capital cost, interest rate, CUF, and […]

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Should we go for large scale mega solar farms or the smaller decentralised solar projects?

I totally agree that auctions carried by SECI for development of  MEGA Scale Solar + Wind and hybrid plants in recent times though yielded extremely low tariff and large financial rewards, but the policymakers are forgetting that it is leading to a huge impact on following Wild life Environment Transmission constraints Land issues Huge transmission losses […]

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Quality certification and standards for grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems

Quality certification and standards for grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems are essential for the successful mass-scale implementation (in-order to achieve 40 GW of rooftop solar target under ‘National Solar Mission’ programme) of this technology. It is also imperative to put in place an efficient and rigorous monitoring mechanism, adherence to these standards. In-addition, a few […]

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