The roadblocks in India’s path to emerging as the greatest solar power.
Just chew on this fact - a 50% reduction in solar installations in just one financial quarter!
India has been very bullish on solar power, since a very long time now. The 100 GW is the solar power capacity that the country hopes to build by 2022.
But the question that begs to be answered here is - is it even possibl[..]
With the price difference fading between the monocrystalline and polycrystalline PV module technologies, we feel that mono is sure to become the future of the solar power development in India - this is what the top 3 PV module suppliers to India, had to say to reporters recently when quizzed about the future of mono in India.
At present, three China-based manufacturers, Canadian Solar, JA Solar[..]
If yes, how can we stem the tide and reverse the trend?
There was a recent statistic which mentions that the use of solar energy declined by 52% in India in 2017. The reason for this is not difficult to guess.
A steep 25% safeguard duty imposed on imports of solar panel cells from China and Malaysia, has a lot to do with this retrogressive trend.
The government’s logic is that safeguard[..]