Crashing solar tariffs crush storage plans

NEW DELHI: The steep fall in solar tariffs may have delighted discoms and other power consumers, but it is also having unintended consequences. Last week, it forced the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)...

Off-grid solar power and rural electrification

While grid extension is the main driver of rural electrification in India today and almost all Indian villages are now electrified, the reality at the habitation and household level is very different. In Bihar...

Solar sector sees $4.6 billion funding globally

Solar energy sector witnessed corporate funding of USD 4.6 billion globally in the first six months this year, marginally higher than the year-ago period, says a report. Mercom Capital Group said the total corporate...

Power cuts irk residents in humidity

GURUGRAM: Power cutsacross Gurgaon took a toll on residents on a very humid Tuesday. Power demand was at a high of 245 lakh units on the day.On Sunday, the demand was 228 lakh units. A day earlier, the...

Power grid integration needs to quicken

When the sun shines brightly, it’s manna from heaven for a solar producer. But for an electricity distributor, the surge in the power lines can be a nightmare. This unpredictability of solar and wind...