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Module price spike delays installations

31 January 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

Prices of solar modules, on a downward trajectory following the COVID-19 pandemic, have moved up sharply in the last few months. Mono-PERC module prices had fallen to a low of USD 0.18/ W in July 2020 but have since increased by more than 16% to USD 0.21-0.22/ W. Initially, prices rose due to a spate of supply side disruptions caused by

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India poised to embrace new solar module technologies

28 January 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

With an eye on China, the government has now set its focus on enhancing India’s self-reliance through building an expansive manufacturing base of ‘Made in India’ products. But what does it mean for the domestic manufacturing industry that’s still struggling to adopt latest innovations that minimize cost and...

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More political commitment needed for DISCOM privatisation

25 January 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

Tata Power recently completed acquisition of 51% stake in WESCO and SOUTHCO, two of the four Odisha DISCOMs, covering western and southern parts of the state respectively. Remaining 49% stake will continue to be held by the government of Odisha. The company will...

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Gujarat solar policy giveth some, taketh more

14 January 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

Gujarat has announced a new solar policy for the next five years. The policy breaks away from many conventional features in similar state policies. On the positive side, the state has removed all project sizing restrictions for all consumers and investors irrespective of end use for power. OPEX projects are allowed grid...

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2020 recap in five charts

13 January 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

2020 recap in five charts We look at five charts summarising key developments in the renewable power sector in 2020. Record-low solar tariffGujarat’s 500 MW solar auction led to a new record low tariff of INR 1.99/ kWh. The new record came on the heels of previous record of INR 2.00/ kWh discovered just one month earlier...

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2021 – a year full of expectation and hope

08 January 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

Best wishes for a very good new year to all our subscribers! Everyone is hoping to put 2020 behind them, the year that caused even more pain than 2019. Here, we look at key expected developments and pivotal events in the new year. Caveat: we assume, as widely expected, no further COVID shocks and a sharp economic recovery. Power demand to bounce back Based on various market estimates for GDP...

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India Renewable Power Tenders Update – December 2020

31 December 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable tenders during the month. It includes details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market...

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India Renewable Power Policy Update – December 2020

31 December 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

This video presents a monthly snapshot of key policy and regulatory developments in India’s renewable power...

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2020 – an eventful and memorable year, for mostly the wrong reasons

19 December 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

As 2020 comes to an end, we take stock of what the year meant for the renewable power sector. It has been a phenomenal whirlwind of a year throwing off-course plans of all stakeholders. COVID has caused unimaginable disruption by further weakening power demand, diminishing DISCOM finances and slowing down...

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Webinar – India rooftop solar policy round up

18 December 2020 | Dhruv Tyagi

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on Thursday, 3 December 2020 to discuss rooftop solar policy status at national and state levels. Participants included Mr. Chintan Shah (Director Technical, IREDA), Mr. Arijit Mitra (Head of Distributed Generation, LONGi Solar), Mr. Pramod Kalyanshetti (CCO, Mahindra Susten), Dr....

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Demand side management needs greater policy thrust

15 December 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) recently released final regulations for demand-side management (DSM). The initiative is designed to encourage and incentivise consumers to alter their power consumption pattern, both in terms of level and...

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Green power trading off to a tentative start

07 December 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

It has been a little over three months since renewable power trading commenced on Indian Energy Exchange. Trading has been active for solar and non-solar renewable power separately under two different contracts – intra-day, for delivery within 3.5 hours, and day-ahead, for delivery next day. Longer-term contracts – daily,...

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