Author Archives: Ritesh Pothan

About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India

Best Practises Handbook on Performance Evaluation, Operations and Maintenance of Solar PV Power Plants in India

A must read for all Solar PV Plant Owners and Operators Click the link below Comprehensive Solar O&M Handbook  

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Emerging Markets Outlook 2018. Energy transition in the world’s fastest growing economies

Fuelled by surging electricity demand and sinking technology costs, developing nations are today leading a global clean power transition. This marks a remarkable turnabout from a decade ago when the world’s wealthiest countries accounted for the bulk of renewable investment … Continue reading

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New MNRE Guidelines for Solar Manufacturers to Keep Project Quality in Check

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a set of guidelines to be followed by solar manufacturers for models of modules that will be utilized in government-owned projects and those set up for the sale of electricity to … Continue reading

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India slaps anti-dumping duties on solar EVA sheets

India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGTR) has concluded that duties ranging from $537 to $1,559/metric ton will be needed to offset the impact of imports of solar ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) sheets from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. … Continue reading

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Maharashtra Exempts Agencies from Scheduling and Forecasting Charges for Solar and Wind

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted renewable energy qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for meter reading, data collection, and communication from paying scheduling and forecasting charges. However, the initial corpus that QCAs must deposit remains unchanged. According to the … Continue reading

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Tamil Nadu Solar Policy 2019

  Tami Nadu SOLAR POLICY 2019 Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency announced the final Tamil Nadu solar energy policy 2019. The policy intends to include solar energy in demand side management, energy conservation, energy efficiency, smart grids etc.the policy also … Continue reading

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Centre offers 50 paise/unit support for solar projects using locally produced equipment

The Centre has offered a viability gap support of ₹70 lakh per MegaWatt (MW) for solar projects that will be built using domestically sourced cells and modules. This support will be implemented through the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme … Continue reading

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