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Introducing the INDIA SOLAR NAVIGATOR: The first online business intelligence tool on the Indian solar market

30 May 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

BRIDGE TO INDIA is launching the INDIA SOLAR NAVIGATOR. This online, analytical tool is designed to provide you with up-to-date, in-depth business insight on the Indian solar market. It will cater to international investors, companies and institutions looking to leverage the Indian solar opportunity as part of their long term growth strategy. Look at the introductory video above to...

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We’ll be at Intersolar Munich!

25 May 2012 | Tobias Engelmeier

BRIDGE TO INDIA is scheduled to exhibit at the world’s largest solar fair – the Intersolar Europeat Munich, Germany between June 13th – 15th 2012. At this fair, which invites more than 80,000 trade visitors, BRIDGE TO INDIA will introduce the INDIA SOLAR NAVIGATOR, the first comprehensive online tool to analyze...

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US-China solar trade war to have a positive impact on India

22 May 2012 | Tobias Engelmeier

The US Department of Commerce has announced preliminary anti-dumping duties ranging from 31 percent to 250 percent on crystalline silicon solar cells from Chinese manufacturers. This will help India become an alternative manufacturing destination. The move to protect US manufacturing against Chinese competition is short-sighted Chinese manufacturers are expected to look for offshore...

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The Indo-German Energy Forum: Bringing together natural partners

04 May 2012 | Tobias Engelmeier

BRIDGE TO INDIA attended the 3rd Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) on “Cities & Energy”, held on 2nd & 3rd May, 2012 at New Delhi, India. The IGEF aims to facilitate conversation between German technology providers and the Indian government through a series of meetings The topic of this meeting was “Solar & Cities” and looked at rooftop PV, solar thermal applications and...

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Round-up of ISIT Day 1

19 April 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

The India Solar Investment & Technology Summit Day 1 saw 15,000 people gather to view the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi ‘dedicate 600MW of solar power to the nation’ at the inauguration of the Charanka Solar Park near Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The event was held amidst political fanfare in the middle...

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Karnataka allocates 80MW of projects under state solar policy

19 April 2012 | Akhilesh Magal

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. allocates 20MW of solar thermal and 60MW of solar PV under the Karnataka solar policy Lowest winning bid was submitted at a tariff of INR7.94/kWh CSP loses out to PV on account of project size allocation by KREDL The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL) has announced the ten winners of the solar bidding it held in November...

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Demystifying Performance Ratio (P.R.) and Capacity Utilization Factor (C.U.F.) for a solar plant

10 April 2012 | Mohit Anand

The worldwide standard for measuring a solar plant’s performance is the Performance Ratio (P.R.). However, most project developers, investors and EPC contractors in India use the Capacity Utilization Factor (C.U.F.) as the standard of measuring the performance of a plant. Our team sat down and attempted to demystify these differences. But soon enough, we realized that quite a few people in...

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India Solar Compass : April 2012 Edition out now!

04 April 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

The India Solar Compass is a quarterly analysis report with the latest updates on India solar policy, projects, industry and financing.  The key question in the April 2012 edition: ” Is the telecom tower market viable in India?” The...

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12 Key market findings from the latest India Solar Compass

02 April 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

Fourteen projects have been penalized for missing the January 9th 2012 deadline for commissioning under the NSM. They have lost a cumulative amount of INR280m (EUR4.3m) in bank guarantees. The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has imposed penalties on 370MW worth of projects for missing the December 31st 2012 deadline for commissioning under the Gujarat solar...

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Introducing the India Solar Compass April 2012

30 March 2012 | Jasmeet Khurana

BRIDGE TO INDIA’s quarterly report on the Indian solar market analyzes policy, projects, industry and financing; the key drivers of this market. The latest edition of the quarterly, explores the telecom tower segment as a significant opportunity that will emerge in the market in the coming 5 years. In the April issue, we’re looking at: The last quarter has seen PV projects under both,...

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Will Andhra Pradesh be India’s next solar boom state?

27 March 2012 | Akhilesh Magal

Andhra Pradesh receives some of the highest irradiation in India. The state has significant renewable purchase obligations (RPO) stemming from its high power demand. In addition, Andhra Pradesh has India’s best performing state power utility (State Electricity Board, SEB). So far, the state has no solar policy in place but it has nevertheless

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Renewable energy policies in India are getting smarter

26 March 2012 | Tobias Engelmeier

India is moving rapidly from direct government support for renewable energies to more market-driven mechanisms. Soon no support will be needed. This opens up the Indian market to growth in a completely new dimension. Accelerated Depreciation was the early choice for government support for renewables. It allowed the Indian wind power sector to take off

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