Horizons- October 2013

November 11, 2013
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Renewables are a part of the electricity delivery supply chain along with many other elements – non-renewable generating sources, transmission utilities, distribution utilities, consumers etc. What happens in the larger electricity eco-system has a direct bearing on RE and its future in the country. Project success requires not only efficient generation but also the downstream transmission and distribution sectors to work well. Investors should evaluate upcoming opportunities on technical, commercial and regulatory aspects.

Renewables and the Larger Electricity Supply Eco System Renewables are a part of the electricity delivery supply chain along with many other elements – non-renewable generating sources, transmission utilities, distribution utilities, consumers etc. What happens in the larger electricity eco-system has a direct bearing on RE and its future in the country. Project success requires not only efficient generation but also the downstream transmission and […]

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Horizons- September 2013

October 8, 2013
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The recently passed Companies Bill, 2012 mandates large organizations to spend part of their net profit on activities related to Corporate Social Responsibility. Renewable energy presents an opportunity for organizations to make investments in sustainability that will pay back quickly. Purchase of clean energy or investment in clean energy projects addresses sustainability goals in addition […]

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Horizons- August 2013

September 21, 2013
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Market watch – Evolution of solar technology Modern silicon based solar photovoltaic technology has come a long way since the invention of silicon solar cells in the early 1950s. Back then, solar cells were hand-made and cost about $1,000 per watt while achieving only about 4% cell efficiency. Current crystalline silicon technology costs less than […]

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Horizons- July 2013

August 6, 2013
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RE Capacity-Germany

Solar energy is a relatively new entrant on India’s renewable energy horizon. While large, grid connected projects have come up in significant capacity in the last year, small scale solar power is only beginning now. The experience of major countries like the USA and Germany proves that small scale solar is an attractive opportunity for […]

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Horizons- June 2013

July 3, 2013
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MANAGING RISK IN AN INCREASINGLY COMPLEX ENVIRONMENT The electricity sector in India has changed tremendously in the decade that has now passed since the introduction of the Electricity Act. There are more challenges but also better understanding of various aspects among stakeholders. Opening up of options on the supply as well as demand side has brought alternatives for investors. Due-diligence of regulatory and commercial aspects promises to […]

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Horizons- May 2013

June 7, 2013
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Energy demand of top five states in India

WAY FORWARD FOR CONSUMER TARIFFS Structural reforms in the power sector will take time to be initiated and completed in earnest. In the short to medium term, supply-demand mismatch and limited ability of the financial system to support subsidies are expected to push consumer tariffs upward. Consumers can mitigate these rises by taking pro-active measures. […]

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Horizons- April 2013

May 20, 2013
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REC market analysis-April 2013

The financial year gone by brought mixed fortunes for renewable energy in India. Difficult market conditions in general affected renewable energy. At the same time, the sector witnessed significant shifts foremost being the change in government focus from wind to solar. Renewable energy capacity in India grew 12% in FY12-13 over the previous financial year […]

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