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Category: India

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Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu capable of doubling its wind energy capacity by 2027 and increasing its solar capacity six-fold.

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Replacing India’s coal plants with solar and wind could save billions, analysis finds

Replacing India’s coal plants with solar and wind could save billions, analysis finds

New research shows nearly two-thirds of India’s coal power generation is no longer price competitive with new solar and wind.

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Coal versus cricket in India

Coal versus cricket in India

Will the interruption of a New Delhi cricket match by toxic smog finally spur the Indian government to take coal pollution seriously?

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Enphase Energy roars into Indian market with the company’s largest solar installation in the Asia-Pacific region

Enphase Energy roars into Indian market with the company’s largest solar installation in the Asia-Pacific region

Occupying 67,000 square feet over six rooftops in multiple orientations, the landmark installation overcomes shading challenges to power a large, fast-moving consumer goods company.

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Enphase Energy opens its first R&D center in India

Enphase Energy opens its first R&D center in India

India is powering the growth of solar with its ambitious targets for clean energy and is expected to be ranked as the world’s third largest solar market in 2017. Enphase plans to support this rapid growth with the opening of its Bangalore R&D center.

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Plunging cost of solar means peak coal looms in India

Plunging cost of solar means peak coal looms in India

New modelling predicts India is within a decade of peak coal demand for the power sector. This is sooner than anyone has predicted.

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China contractors and finance may help Adani's mega coal mine

China contractors and finance may help Adani’s mega coal mine

The potential involvement of China state-owned contractors and financiers may help Adani in its push for the mega coal mine in Queensland.

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Battery swapping will drive India’s electric car revolution

Battery swapping will drive India’s electric car revolution

The global electric vehicle revolution will be bottom up, and developing countries like India will lead it.

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Nuclear cannot keep up with wind, and solar is coming next

Nuclear cannot keep up with wind, and solar is coming next

Even countries with long-standing nuclear aims are adding wind power much faster, as Brazil, China, and India show. Those interested in the fastest way to mitigate climate change can forget nuclear.

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India taps solar, storage to ensure all homes have power in 2018

India taps solar, storage to ensure all homes have power in 2018

Whither coal? India’s new electrification scheme will dedicate 80% of $2.5bn budget to solar and battery banks for rural and remote homes.

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Indian Auditor-General finds public banks have US$1.8bn at risk on dud coal plants

Indian Auditor-General finds public banks have US$1.8bn at risk on dud coal plants

Two of India’s leading public sector banks at risk of losing a “significant proportion” of US$7.4 billion loaned over three years to private power producers