Jyoti Gulia


Storage tenders pick up in India
28 February 2019 |

After years of anticipation, grid scale storage tenders have finally started picking pace in India. Seven tenders with a total storage capacity of 84 MWh (with 78 MW of solar PV capacity) have been issued in the last one year. These tenders have been issued by SECI, NTPC and NLC predominantly in remote areas of Jammu & Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Himachal…

Storage tenders pick up in India
28 February 2019 |

After years of anticipation, grid scale storage tenders have finally started picking pace in India. Seven tenders with a total storage capacity of 84 MWh (with 78 MW of solar PV capacity) have been issued in the last one year. These tenders have been issued by SECI, NTPC and NLC predominantly in remote areas of Jammu & Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Himachal…


OPEX market continues to gain share but for how long?
31 January 2019 |

Rooftop solar market in India has seen share of OPEX model increase from barely 2% in 2012 to an estimated 35% as of September 2018. The model is growing rapidly as it is very attractive particularly for the C&I consumers – they make assured cost savings over grid power without any upfront capital investment. Plus, system installation and operation responsibility…

OPEX market continues to gain share but for how long?
31 January 2019 |

Rooftop solar market in India has seen share of OPEX model increase from barely 2% in 2012 to an estimated 35% as of September 2018. The model is growing rapidly as it is very attractive particularly for the C&I consumers – they make assured cost savings over grid power without any upfront capital investment. Plus, system installation and operation responsibility…


Trade protection for domestic manufacturers is misguided
28 February 2018 |

While the solar industry anxiously awaits the safeguard duty decision, we have examined the rationale of policies favouring domestic manufacturing in a recent study. We have assessed the complete solar value chain – from manufacturing to project construction and operations – and evaluated each activity for employment and value creation to understand their overall impact on the economy. Solar value…

Trade protection for domestic manufacturers is misguided
28 February 2018 |

While the solar industry anxiously awaits the safeguard duty decision, we have examined the rationale of policies favouring domestic manufacturing in a recent study. We have assessed the complete solar value chain – from manufacturing to project construction and operations – and evaluated each activity for employment and value creation to understand their overall impact on the economy. Solar value…


Trade barriers alone unlikely to pole vault domestic manufacturing
23 November 2017 |

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duty (DGAD) is currently completing an investigation into imports of solar cells and modules from China, Taiwan and Malaysia subsequent to a petition filed by The Indian Solar Manufacturer’s Association (ISMA). The petition is similar to an earlier petition filed in 2012, wherein DGAD had recommended an anti-dumping duty of USD...

Trade barriers alone unlikely to pole vault domestic manufacturing
23 November 2017 |

The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duty (DGAD) is currently completing an investigation into imports of solar cells and modules from China, Taiwan and Malaysia subsequent to a petition filed by The Indian Solar Manufacturer’s Association (ISMA). The petition is similar to an earlier petition filed in 2012, wherein DGAD had recommended an anti-dumping duty of USD...


Government to become a key demand driver for rooftop solar market in India
30 November 2016 |

Rooftop solar market in India has grown at a CAGR of 98% in the last four years. As of September 30, 2016, total installed capacity stands at 1,020 MW (refer INDIA SOLAR ROOFTOP MAP 2016). Growth in this market is being primarily driven by improvement in price competitiveness of rooftop solar power vis-à-vis grid power. Commercial and industrial (C&I) segment…

Government to become a key demand driver for rooftop solar market in India
30 November 2016 |

Rooftop solar market in India has grown at a CAGR of 98% in the last four years. As of September 30, 2016, total installed capacity stands at 1,020 MW (refer INDIA SOLAR ROOFTOP MAP 2016). Growth in this market is being primarily driven by improvement in price competitiveness of rooftop solar power vis-à-vis grid power. Commercial and industrial (C&I) segment…


Delhi can become a model for rooftop solar implementation across India
22 June 2016 |

The Delhi government approved its first solar policy on June 6, 2016. The policy understandably focuses on rooftop solar development because of shortage of available land space in the city. It has many innovative provisions and provides for exemptions and simplification of procedures for rooftop system installation...

Delhi can become a model for rooftop solar implementation across India
22 June 2016 |

The Delhi government approved its first solar policy on June 6, 2016. The policy understandably focuses on rooftop solar development because of shortage of available land space in the city. It has many innovative provisions and provides for exemptions and simplification of procedures for rooftop system installation...


Rooftop solar market in India witnessing rapid growth but 2022 target seems elusive
31 May 2016 |

Over the past two years, the rooftop solar market in India has grown at a compounded annual growth rate of 90%. As of March 31, 2016 the cumulative installed capacity stands at 740 MW (refer INDIA SOLAR HANDBOOK 2016). This growth is directly linked to the improvement in price competitiveness of rooftop solar power vs grid power. Commercial and industrial…

Rooftop solar market in India witnessing rapid growth but 2022 target seems elusive
31 May 2016 |

Over the past two years, the rooftop solar market in India has grown at a compounded annual growth rate of 90%. As of March 31, 2016 the cumulative installed capacity stands at 740 MW (refer INDIA SOLAR HANDBOOK 2016). This growth is directly linked to the improvement in price competitiveness of rooftop solar power vs grid power. Commercial and industrial…


Haryana announces a highly ambitious solar policy
11 April 2016 |

In March 2016, the Government of Haryana revised its state solar power policy which was launched two years back. The new solar policy is a six-year policy spanning 2016 to 2022. Under the new policy the target is to add 3200 MW of solar power by 2022. This target is in line with central government target to add 100 GW…

Haryana announces a highly ambitious solar policy
11 April 2016 |

In March 2016, the Government of Haryana revised its state solar power policy which was launched two years back. The new solar policy is a six-year policy spanning 2016 to 2022. Under the new policy the target is to add 3200 MW of solar power by 2022. This target is in line with central government target to add 100 GW…


The Open Access Solar Market in India: Evolution and Challenges
08 October 2015 |

While the large solar policy allocations take all the limelight, there are very interesting niche markets developing in India. These markets are typically driven by favourable end-user economics and require less government support. Depending on the quality of the local grid, on the policy support and availability of on-site space, end consumer could go for open access or rooftop solar…

The Open Access Solar Market in India: Evolution and Challenges
08 October 2015 |

While the large solar policy allocations take all the limelight, there are very interesting niche markets developing in India. These markets are typically driven by favourable end-user economics and require less government support. Depending on the quality of the local grid, on the policy support and availability of on-site space, end consumer could go for open access or rooftop solar…


13 GW of solar power projects in the pipeline in India – Southern states leading
07 October 2015 |

India has made tremendous strides in the development of its solar sector in last 18 months. As of today, the country has a solar project pipeline of 13 GW. These are projects, for which either PPAs have already been signed or tenders are issued. Most of these projects should be commissioned by the end of 2016 or early 2017. Southern…

13 GW of solar power projects in the pipeline in India – Southern states leading
07 October 2015 |

India has made tremendous strides in the development of its solar sector in last 18 months. As of today, the country has a solar project pipeline of 13 GW. These are projects, for which either PPAs have already been signed or tenders are issued. Most of these projects should be commissioned by the end of 2016 or early 2017. Southern…


As India adds over 1 GW of solar in the last year, Rajasthan emerges as the leading investment choice
18 June 2015 |

The past financial year has seen a marked uptake in solar activities in India with new capacity installations and many new allocations and policy announcements. Rajasthan has emerged as a preferred investment choice and will likely remain so in the coming years. Please download our free India Solar Handbook 2015 for more information (LINK). From Jan 2015 till date, nearly…

As India adds over 1 GW of solar in the last year, Rajasthan emerges as the leading investment choice
18 June 2015 |

The past financial year has seen a marked uptake in solar activities in India with new capacity installations and many new allocations and policy announcements. Rajasthan has emerged as a preferred investment choice and will likely remain so in the coming years. Please download our free India Solar Handbook 2015 for more information (LINK). From Jan 2015 till date, nearly…


What makes Tamil Nadu a leader in the Indian rooftop solar market?
04 December 2014 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA recently carried out a first of its kind analysis on India’s rooftop solar market in India (refer here). It is based on extensive interviews the team has conducted with almost all stakeholders in the market over the last few months. With about one-fifth of all rooftop solar installations concentrated in Tamil Nadu, the state has emerged as…

What makes Tamil Nadu a leader in the Indian rooftop solar market?
04 December 2014 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA recently carried out a first of its kind analysis on India’s rooftop solar market in India (refer here). It is based on extensive interviews the team has conducted with almost all stakeholders in the market over the last few months. With about one-fifth of all rooftop solar installations concentrated in Tamil Nadu, the state has emerged as…


Madhya Pradesh: The preferred new investment destination for solar in India
24 October 2014 |

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the preferred state for new solar investments, overtaking earlier favorites Gujarat and Rajasthan. With close to 322 MW[1] of solar capacity installed, MP is now ranked third after Gujarat and Rajasthan in cumulative terms. Interestingly, about 96% of this was added only in the last two years (2013 and 2014), the highest among all states.…

Madhya Pradesh: The preferred new investment destination for solar in India
24 October 2014 |

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the preferred state for new solar investments, overtaking earlier favorites Gujarat and Rajasthan. With close to 322 MW[1] of solar capacity installed, MP is now ranked third after Gujarat and Rajasthan in cumulative terms. Interestingly, about 96% of this was added only in the last two years (2013 and 2014), the highest among all states.…


Thin Film modules lose considerable market share in 2014 in India
09 September 2014 |

According to BRIDGE TO INDIA’s latest publication, the India Solar Map 2014 (download here), only about 4% of the capacity installed in 2014 (until August 2014) in India has used thin-film modules. This accounts for 18 MW of the 446 MW installed until now (depicted in the figure below). During 2011-13, the market share of thin film modules in India…

Thin Film modules lose considerable market share in 2014 in India
09 September 2014 |

According to BRIDGE TO INDIA’s latest publication, the India Solar Map 2014 (download here), only about 4% of the capacity installed in 2014 (until August 2014) in India has used thin-film modules. This accounts for 18 MW of the 446 MW installed until now (depicted in the figure below). During 2011-13, the market share of thin film modules in India…


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