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Understanding the PV landscape in India

18 July 2012 | Mohit Anand

Mr. Mohit Anand heads the Market Intelligence team as Senior Consultant at BRIDGE TO INDIA. Together with his team, he is responsible for the INDIA SOLAR NAVIGATOR, India’s only dedicated online...

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With the falling rupee, will international export financing remain a viable option for Indian developers?

16 July 2012 | Mohit Anand

Mr. Mohit Anand heads the Market Intelligence team as Senior Consultant at BRIDGE TO INDIA. Mr. Anand will be speaking on the ‘PV Landscape in India’ at the PV Manufacturing Summit in New Delhi on August 1st...

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Can Indian and Tier-1 Chinese manufacturers beat the current low prices in the Indian market?

10 July 2012 | Mohit Anand

Mr. Mohit Anand, Senior Consultant, BRIDGE TO INDIA, will be speaking on the ‘PV Landscape in India’ at the PV Manufacturing Summit in New Delhi on August 1st 2012. The Indian PV manufacturing industry is in...

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The July 2012 India Solar Compass: Key findings from the market this quarter

04 July 2012 | Mohit Anand

Mr. Mohit Anand heads the Market Intelligence team as senior consultant at BRIDGE TO INDIA. The INDIA SOLAR COMPASS July 2012 brings you updates and analyses from Indian solar policies,...

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What India can learn from the US in building its solar industry: Financing

03 July 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

Mr. Jasmeet Khurana covers projects as a consultant in the Market Intelligence team at BRIDGE TO INDIA. India is promoting large utility-scale installations in solar to achieve the targets under the National Solar Mission (NSM). Distributed generation, which holds the true potential for Indian conditions, has...

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Quo Vadis, India II: Fragile political environment and darkening investment climate

02 July 2012 | Oliver Herzog

WRITTEN BY OLIVER HERZOG & DORJE WULF – QUO VADIS, INDIA SERIES 2/4 Despite the many structural problems in India’s economy, urgently needed reforms in terms of economic liberalization, budget consolidation and government effectiveness seem to have been put on hold recently. In addition, erratic political decision-making has contributed to an unpredictable investment...

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Indian projects face a high risk of losing module warranties: Abound Solar bankruptcy

02 July 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

Mr. Jasmeet Khurana covers projects and financing as a consultant in the Market Intelligence team at BRIDGE TO INDIA.  The bankruptcy announcement by Abound Solar has highlighted the risk of projects losing their module warranties as module manufacturers across the world fail. Two projects in India are using Abound Solar modules and they will have to face the liability if the technology...

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Touring the solar world: Delhi to Munich to San Francisco to Beijing

28 June 2012 | Tobias Engelmeier

A recent visit to from New Delhi to Intersolar Munich has shown that the solar world is still buzzing. The main threat to the industry is not the current mismatch of supply and demand and slowing growth rates, but a disturbing trend towards protectionism and provincialism that can be observed in all major markets. Changing our energy set-up has always been a global challenge and a global...

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Why the recent hikes in power tariffs are good for solar energy in India

19 June 2012 | Akhilesh Magal

The recent hikes in power tariff by the distribution company B.E.S.T. comes amidst a trend of increasing power prices throughout the country. Rising power tariffs drive up the cost of energy procurement and reduce the overall profitability of industries and commercial consumers. With the economy slowing down, this can only add to the woes of the industrial and the commercial sector. Such...

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Quo Vadis, India I: A debt burden putting pressure on growth

13 June 2012 | Tobias Engelmeier

WRITTEN BY OLIVER HERZOG & DORJE WULF – QUO VADIS, INDIA SERIES 1/4 The Euro-crisis has further sensitized investors for sovereign debt levels in the wake of slowing economic growth. As one of the most promising emerging markets following China, India has witnessed a string of negative macroeconomic news recently: Real GDP growth slowed to 5.3% in the fourth quarter (ending March...

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Protectionism will not solve the problems of Indian manufacturers

07 June 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

Worldwide manufacturing capacity of PV cells has grown over four fold since 2009. Most of this new manufacturing capacity has come up in China. The global module manufacturing industry is heavily driven by large production capacities that have been developed in China. Allegedly, Chinese equipment makers get free power for manufacturing, free land, incentives for exports and cheap...

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Projects under the National Solar Mission: NVVN review finds discrepancies in commissioning dates

04 June 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

The National Solar Mission (NSM) has faced controversy with reports arising in the media of discrepencies in the dates of commissioning of some projects. Project commissioning dates are crucial as delays are penalized heavily under the policy. The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), the implementation agency of the NSM, has concluded an investigation into the controversy and has a released the list...

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