Regional issues plagued global solar funding in 2018 – Mercom

A series of issues that initially centered on the US Section 201 case, the US v China trade, China’s 531 New Deal and India’s trade tariffs, combined to slice around US$3 billion from the total global corporate funding into the solar sector in 2018, according to Mercom Capital Group.

India surpasses 20GW of solar

India has reached 20GW of cumulative solar installations with 18.4GW in utility-scale and 1.6GW in rooftop solar, according to Mercom India Research.

India to add nearly 10GW solar in 2017 - Mercom

India will add 9,812MW of solar PV this year, according to the latest quarterly market update from Mercom Capital Group, which is significantly up from the 9,020MW that the consultancy previously forecast in January this year.

India solar tenders stalling after Rewa’s low tariffs

India needs to pick up the pace of its solar tendering to stay in touch with its ambitious targets, but recent low bids have caused widespread reworking of state tenders, according to consultancy firm Mercom Capital Group.

India’s 10GW solar ‘not as impressive as it sounds’

Despite India tripling solar deployments to reach 10GW in less than three years, the country's ultimate target of 100GW by 2022 will be extremely difficult without better enforcement of the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest market intelligence report.