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Solar Energy in India: Contestation of Land Rights 
May 03, 2022

Solar Energy in India: Contestation of Land Rights 

Growth and development in renewable energy power generation call for acquiring more suitable land to install RE generating equipment/machinery, and th

Solar solutions: Transforming rooftops into green energy hubs
Mar 30, 2024

Solar solutions: Transforming rooftops into green energy hubs

The groundbreaking PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana initiative which will expand India’s RTS capacity even further can help India achieve its net-zer

China Walks the US-India Space Solar Power Dream
Sep 21, 2011

China Walks the US-India Space Solar Power Dream

If China wins the race in developing Space Based Solar Power as a feasible source of energy, which would meet the world's growing energy demand, it will result in huge economic and strategic gains for China.

China’s dominance of the solar photovoltaic value chain
Nov 23, 2022

China’s dominance of the solar photovoltaic value chain

Though the diversification of the solar PV supply chain could end dependency on China, it will increase the cost of decarbonisation of the energy sect

China’s Solar Value Chain: The Early Drivers
Oct 03, 2022

China’s Solar Value Chain: The Early Drivers

China's export of cheap clean energy equipment is a public good as relatively poor countries can now afford large clean energy projects

Consistent and controllable energy: The case of solar energy
Jul 27, 2023

Consistent and controllable energy: The case of solar energy

If expected cost declines in solar PV plus battery storage do not materialise, the price for carbon will make fossil-fuel-derived energy more expensiv

Critical materials in India’s quest for self-reliance in solar technologies: Silicon
Mar 05, 2022

Critical materials in India’s quest for self-reliance in solar technologies: Silicon

India's desire to obtain self-sufficiency in solar energy needs to be backed with the necessary technology required to achieve it

Encouragement, not protectionism, needed to strengthen India’s solar PV manufacturing capacity
Apr 11, 2019

Encouragement, not protectionism, needed to strengthen India’s solar PV manufacturing capacity

In India, a prime factor for the slowdown in the solar photovoltaics (PV) sector in 2018 was the implementation of the safeguard duty on imported sola

Financing Solar Projects Under JNNSM
Sep 08, 2011

Financing Solar Projects Under JNNSM

Observer Research Foundation, in collaboration with BRIDGE TO INDIA and Solar Energy Society of India, organized a round-table discussion on "Financing the Solar Projects under JNNSM" on 9th Aug, 2011.

Increased use of off-grid solar PV power to improve overall functionality of rural health centres
Apr 15, 2019

Increased use of off-grid solar PV power to improve overall functionality of rural health centres

The introduction of the off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants can be integrated with the conventional electricity system for the electrificati

India and the Global Commons: A Case Study of the International Solar Alliance
Aug 14, 2023

India and the Global Commons: A Case Study of the International Solar Alliance

This brief reviews the crucial role of India in global climate politics and highlights the country’s partnerships on sustainable energy in Africa through the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA). The brief finds that, beyond contributing to climate change mitigation, India—through ISA, in particular—is helping ensure energy security and sustainable livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa by providing poor communities access to natural, ec

India’s international solar leadership: Walking the talk?
Dec 02, 2021

India’s international solar leadership: Walking the talk?

India is leading the charge when it comes to solar projects and initiatives, but it could benefit from building up stronger approaches to monitoring a

Is The Sun Setting On the US Solar Industry?
Nov 03, 2011

Is The Sun Setting On the US Solar Industry?

USA solar industry got a setback with almost three solar companies, including Solyandra Inc., declaring suspension of their operations and plans. Criticising China's role in the failure of the U.S solar companies may come as a natural defence mechanism, but then China can't be completely held responsible.

PM Modi's solar diplomacy
Mar 23, 2018

PM Modi's solar diplomacy

In the years since Paris, the world has changed — Prime Minister Modi has seized on the momentum.

Prioritising MSMEs in India’s policy push for rooftop solar
Feb 02, 2024

Prioritising MSMEs in India’s policy push for rooftop solar

The focus on rooftop solar in the Union Budget 2024 has provided a strong impetus for the residential segment. A targeted scheme is also required to e

Should solar cookers displace LPG in India?
Mar 15, 2023

Should solar cookers displace LPG in India?

For alternative energy solutions to succeed, emphasis should be on availability, cost-effectiveness, and convenience

Space Based Solar Power: Time to Put it on the New US-India S&T Endowment Fund?
Apr 02, 2011

Space Based Solar Power: Time to Put it on the New US-India S&T Endowment Fund?

With the Japanese crisis triggering worldwide re-thinking on the feasibility of pursuing nuclear energy to meet growing global energy demands, it is time that India, US and others looked at the option of Space Based Solar Power (SBSP).

The new solar system
Mar 28, 2006

The new solar system

The US National Security Strategy of March 2006 is an upgraded version of the 2002 version, which had come about after the September 11, 2001, attacks. The present one seems to be a slight rethink of its predecessor, but the essentials are the same. Introducing the new doctrine, President Bush had declared rather grimly, ¿America is at war.¿

​The International Solar Alliance's China conundrum​
Mar 20, 2018

​The International Solar Alliance's China conundrum​

While Chinese investment and demand in renewables have been critical in the fight against climate change — single-handedly dropping world prices in the solar panel industry by nearly 80 per cent between 2008 and 2013 — there are broader implications of China’s leadership in renewable energy markets.

A second glance at the Interim Budget
Feb 05, 2024

A second glance at the Interim Budget

While the Interim Budget is a temporary plan, the government’s priority and the country’s imperatives remain inclined towards inclusive developmen

A wasted gift
Aug 10, 2018

A wasted gift

India’s government recently announced a safeguard duty (SGD) on solar cells and modules from China (and Malaysia) starting with 25% in the first year. This decision does not only jeopardise the own renewable energy targets but also harm the own economy. Why not let pay China for India's energy transition?

A ‘just transition’: Is India’s green transition inclusive?
Sep 17, 2021

A ‘just transition’: Is India’s green transition inclusive?

As the world speeds towards its goal of a “green transition”, India must look into what this entails for people, communities, and the social struc

Aditya-L1 Mission: Another Feat for India’s Space Program
Jan 20, 2024

Aditya-L1 Mission: Another Feat for India’s Space Program

India’s maiden solar mission undertook a journey of around 1.5 million km from Earth, taking 127 days to reach its final destination.

All roads connect Delhi and Brussels
Apr 24, 2022

All roads connect Delhi and Brussels

For both India and the EU, strong bilateral ties rooted in close cooperation on green transition, digital transformation, and maintenance of the geopo

Bhutan: Diversifying renewable energy sources
Oct 14, 2020

Bhutan: Diversifying renewable energy sources

By floating a tender for setting up the country’s first ground-mounted solar plant, Bhutan has made a maiden attempt at deploying renewables other t

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey
Oct 05, 2023

Climate debate and India’s green energy journey

If the energy needs of the future population are to be met, India must reduce its dependence on non-renewable resources and become self-reliant in the

Coal stock shocks in India
Nov 06, 2021

Coal stock shocks in India

While the Indian coal sector is undergoing a crisis, it is also worth analysing the issues surrounding solar and other renewable energy sources.

Contemporary aspects of India’s relations with East and South Africa
Jan 19, 2017

Contemporary aspects of India’s relations with East and South Africa

This paper trains the spotlight on India’s relations with Africa by studying the country’s relations with two east African countries – Tanzania and Kenya, and two south African countries – Mozambique and South Africa. The paper opens with a description of the trade, investment, and development cooperation links between India and these countries. An assessment follows of three key areas in these bilateral relationships: energy, food securi

Economic Survey 2021-22: Directions for energy
Feb 17, 2022

Economic Survey 2021-22: Directions for energy

Though the Economic Survey shifted its approach, it doesn’t provide a roadmap to guide the energy sector.

Energy News Monitor I Volume XX, Issue 25
Feb 12, 2024

Energy News Monitor I Volume XX, Issue 25

Distributed production and consumption of RE by households and industries, primarily using solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, is projected as a potential driver of RE generation and consumption but challenges remain