India added 5.5GW solar in FY2016/17

India added 5,526MW of solar PV capacity in the fiscal year 2016/17, up 83% on the previous year, according to new figures from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

India’s domestic manufacturers let down again

Just when forecasts for India’s solar manufacturers in 2017 projected a dire outlook, energy minister Piyush Goyal has reportedly said in parliament that the previously touted incentives package for domestic firms will not be moving forward for the foreseeable future.