Author: Sapna Gopal

Shape up or ship out of India’s solar sector

The exit of a few foreign firms and investors in solar power projects is part of the normal churn in the renewables sector and will not stall its robust growth

As India’s solar energy sector expands at a brisk pace, increased competition and declining margins due to fall in tariffs has seen a few foreign firms wanting to exit from projects, but that could be a passing phase…Read More

India’s new biofuel policy to amplify clean energy use

The recently announced national policy on biofuels is another step towards producing clean energy in the country. It also has the additional benefit of boosting farm incomes

To reduce its dependence on imported oil, India in May approved a national biofuels policy that allows ethanol production from damaged farm produce and other starch-containing materials…Read More

Distributed solar key to powering India

Industry experts are making a strong case for promoting distributed generation of solar power that cuts down on transmission and distribution costs, and makes renewable energy more attractive

Although India has connected all its villages to the power grid, nearly 240 million Indians continue to lack access to electricity. In such a scenario, distributed solar power generation…Read More