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

Too much of a good thing: Inverter hyper-clipping

In earlier articles we’ve already pointed out that inverter clipping isn’t as significant as most people think, and that in a grid-power-constrained system it may be economically optimal to have a rather large DC-to-AC ratio. But what if there was a situation that … Continue reading

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FUTURE OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC Deployment, investment, technology, grid integration and socio-economic aspects – IRENA Nov 2019 – A must read

THE DECARBONISATION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR AND THE REDUCTION OF CARBON EMISSIONS TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE ARE AT THE HEART OF THE INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY (IRENA) ENERGY TRANSFORMATION ROADMAPS. These roadmaps examine and provide an ambitious, yet technically and economically … Continue reading

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LAZARD’S LEVELIZED COST OF STORAGE ANALYSIS – 2019

Table of Contents I  INTRODUCTION 1 II  LAZARD’S LEVELIZED COST OF STORAGE ANALYSIS V5.0 2 III  ENERGY STORAGE VALUE SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS 8 IV  SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS 10 APPENDIX A  Supplementary LCOS Analysis Materials 11 B  Supplementary Value Snapshot Materials 1 … Continue reading

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MNRE allows no capping on DC capacity enabling

ADVISORY/ CLARIFICATIONSub: Advisory / Clarification w.r.t. D.C. Capacity of Solar PV Power Plants MNRE has received representations from various Solar Developers/ Solar Developer Associations that recently few States have raised questions and concerns around globally adopted practice of installing additional … Continue reading

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CEEW – Demystifying India’s rooftop solar policies – A state-level analysis Issue Brief | November 2019

Glossary Sanctioned load/contracted load – Sanctioned load is the maximum demand which is to be supplied by the discom to the consumer as indicated in the agreement between them. It is denoted in kW, kVA, or HP. Distribution transformer (DT) capacity – … Continue reading

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Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Draft Regulations – Oct 2019

Salient features of Draft MERC Rooftop RE Regulations 2019   Banked energy – excess than consumed in same TOD slot wherever applicable   1 MW capacity limit – but not for net billing   Can be owned by consumer, third … Continue reading

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FLOATING SOLAR HANDBOOK FOR PRACTITIONERS – 2019, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1  Site identification 1 Energy yield analysis 3Engineering design 3Financial and legal considerations 3 Environmental and social considerations Procurement and construction 4 Testing and commissioning Operations and maintenance Conclusions and next steps 1  INTRODUCTION 11 1.1  Why is … Continue reading

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