Ahead of PV Tech launching its new PV IndiaTech conference, on 24-25 April 2019, in Delhi, I review in this blog what the event is all about, and why the timing of the event has turned out to be perfect as India debates how to create a sustainable manufacturing segment that supplies quality modules to its downstream segments.
At Solar Power International 2018 in Anaheim, numerous PV module manufacturers are continuing to roll-out a wider range of panels that embrace new technologies such as bifacial and half-cut cells as well as increased performance from existing product offerings that include both monocrystalline and multicrystalline.
Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD and CEO of Indian module manufacturer Vikram Solar, discusses how China's solar policy overhaul impacts India's PV market, how India's domestic manufacturing industry should be supported, and what needs to change in the recent Safeguard Duty announcement.
NTPC tenders for energy storage combined with 30MW of new and existing solar in Andaman and Nicobar islands, Mahindra closes financing on 250MW Rewa solar project with Yes Bank, Vikram Solar commissions 100kW rooftop solar project for Indian Oil Corporation.
India-based solar manufacturer and EPC player Vikram Solar has signed a collaboration agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), while at the founding ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
The Indian solar industry expressed shock recently when it emerged that multiple Chinese PV manufacturers had been reneging on supply contracts to India, but it seems this strategy may have been a comeuppance for historic behaviour on the part of some Indian developers.