Gujarat

Gujarat Solar – SunEdison, Konark and Welspun top performing plants in 2013-14

We are glad to present the Second edition of the whitepaper “Sunrise in Gujarat”, a detailed analysis of the energy generation in 2013-14 of solar plants that were commissioned under the Gujarat Solar policy. In this edition, the number of plants analysed has increased to 65, from 50 in the first edition(download the first edition here). …

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India Solar – Gujarat continues to lead with ~40% of the total installations; Rajasthan gets 70% of the JNNSM Phase 1 projects

The MNRE released the state-wise solar installed capacity under JNNSM and various other schemes as of 31 January 2014. Not surprisingly, Gujarat continues to be the Number 1 state with 860.4 MW out of the total installed capacity of 2208 MW in the country. The most interesting part is that all this capacity came through …

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India Wind – Gujarat leads in capacity addition in 2013-14, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh follow

According to the updates released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the total wind capacity in India stood at 20,226 MW. A total of 1,175 MW of wind capacity was added during the first 10 months of the FY 2013-14 till January 2014. Gujarat added 362 MW, followed by Maharashtra with 297 MW …

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First Solar PV module performance in India higher than predicted – Sujoy Ghosh, First Solar

In an interview with Intersolar India, Sujoy Ghosh, Country Head, India, First Solar has shared that First Solar PV modules have been performing beyond expectations and that the CdTe thin film technology of First Solar has proved to provide more energy yield in Indian conditions as compared to polycrystalline technology. He attributes the higher yield …

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Gujarat Solar PV plant Performance – Konark, Welspun and Palace Solar take top honours among 50 plants

In May 2013, RESolve released a whitepaper with the ranking of solar projects in Gujarat(click here) based on the energy generation data from the Gujarat SLDC for the calendar year 2012(January 2012 to December 12). Based on the feedback received from the industry, we have modified the ranking from Calender year to Financial year and …

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GERC rejects retroactive solar tariff cut

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNJ) had earlier petitioned Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) proposing a retroactive tariff cut for the solar projects operating in the state citing that the capital costs had fallen considerably by the time the projects had been commissioned in the state. GUVNL had argued that the capital costs approved in …

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Launching “Solar Updates in States”Map

Dear Patrons and Readers of RESolve blogs, It is my pleasure to share with you the “Solar Updates in States” Map. Solar in India is no longer restricted to the central programme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission(JNNSM), administered by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE). More and more states have come up with …

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Great insights from the Report on the Rating of State Electricity Distribution Utility Companies

    The Ministry of Power(MoP) has released its First Annual Integrated Rating of the State Electricity Distribution Utilities. The ratings were carried out by the rating agencies- ICRA Limited and CARE. In total, 39 state utilities from 20 states were rated and the utilities from Gujarat came on top with excellent ratings whereas the …

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Rooftop solar PV in India – Gujarat and Kerala show the way

With the power tariff hikes and the rise in power cuts in most states, rooftop solar PV is increasingly being viewed as a solution to these problems. As we mentioned in an article last week, there is a growing optimism that rooftop solar PV has a huge potential and with proper policy and regulatory support, …

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