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

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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MNRE clarifies in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells

Press Information Bureau Government of India ****  MNRE clarifies in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells Decision expected to give boost to domestic manufacturing of solar cells in India New Delhi, 21st October, 2019 In a major decision that … Continue reading

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Renewables in Ukraine – July 2019

Renewables-in-Ukraine-Report-2019-en Ukraine’s Renewables Investment Boom The Ukrainian government has committed to increase renewables from around 4 per cent of the energy mix today, to 25 per cent by 2035. While hydropower dominates the country’s renewable capacity, averaging 4.6GWp over the … Continue reading

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Yingli in talks with creditors over break up

The Chinese solar manufacturer today admitted it is in talks with its lenders and strategic investors about a break up of the company after its 2018 annual accounts revealed an apparently unserviceable debt pile. Any strategic investor is likely to … Continue reading

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FAME II Scheme 2019

Click the link for the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid&) Electric Vehicles in India 2019_FAME II Scheme Notification  

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Electric Vehicle GST reduced to 5%

GST rate on all Electric Vehicles reduced from 12% to 5% and of charger or charging stations for EVs from 18% to 5% Hiring of electric buses by local authorities exempted from GST Changes in GST rates shall be effective … Continue reading

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DRAFT REPORT ON OPTIMAL GENERATION CAPACITY MIX FOR 2029-30

Executive Summary The world today is witnessing several kinds of technological disruptions in different sectors. One of the likely disruption can be replacement of thermal based generation with RE generation being complimented with energy storage technology. This has been possible … Continue reading

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