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

Low Tariffs Pushing Developers to Cut Costs and Quality of Solar Mounting Structures

With limited ability to reduce prices of modules and inverters, developers are trying to cut costs on other equipment Module mounting structures are the backbone of any solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project. Good quality mounting structures on a ground-mounted or … Continue reading

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Market Survey Backsheets and Encapsulation 2019

After TaiyangNews published market surveys on backsheets in 2017 and in 2018, this edition includes also an overview on encapsulation products. This way, this survey combines the latest on polymers to protect the interconnected cell circuitry of a solar module. … Continue reading

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Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures – ASCE / SEI 7-05

STANDARD 1 General…………………………………………………………… 1.1  Scope………………………………………………. 1.2  Definitions ……………………………………………. 1.3  BasicRequirements ……………………………………….. 1.3.1  Strength………………………………………… 1.3.2  Serviceability………………………………………. 1.3.3  Self-strainingForces…………………………………… 1.3.4  Analysis………………………………………… 1.3.5  CounteractingStructuralActions…………………………….. 1.4  GeneralStructuralIntegrity ……………………………………. 1.5  ClassificationofBuildingsandOtherStructures ………………………….. 1.5.1  Nature of Occupancy. . . . . . . . . . … Continue reading

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CEEW Study on Impact of Safeguards Duty policy brief 24th June 2019

CEEW-Impact-of-Safeguards-Duty-policy-brief-24Jun19 Executive Summary i 1. Introduction Under what conditions can countries impose safeguard duties to protect their domestic industries? 2.1  The WTO regime on safeguard duties 2.2  The Indian regime on safeguard duties The road to the imposition of safeguard … Continue reading

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India’s goods and services tax – implication on PPAs – Video

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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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