Tag Archives: Grid Parity

Solar Power: Cost of production dropped 60%; price to equal thermal power’s in three years

Earlier this month, when Madhya Pradesh accepted the bid of Himgiri Energ y Ventures to supply solar power to the state grid at Rs 6.5 a unit, it was a figure to note even by the industry’s standards of smashing … Continue reading

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Solar PV Equipment Suppliers In Waiting Mode

The consolidated solar photovoltaic (PV) book-to-bill ratio is forecast to remain below parity once again during Q3’13, representing the tenth consecutive quarter where net-bookings have been lower than recognized revenues. According to the latest information from NPD Solarbuzz, the consolidated … Continue reading

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Grid parity and how will it impact the projects on pipeline, Implementation of JNNSM Phase I & Experience So far

Click the link ‘Natural Group_Presentation at Solar Business in India 2013 on Grid parity and how will it impact the projects on pipeline, Implementation of JNNSM Phase I with Experience So far‘  for my presentation at Solar Business in India, … Continue reading

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Thin film CdTe PV breakthrough may cut solar costs by one third to lower than 40 $ cents

A new Silicon Valley developer of thin film solar PV modules, backed by an Australian venture capitalist, has claimed an engineering breakthrough that could cut the manufacturing costs of PV modules by one third. RSI has broken cover after five … Continue reading

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Concentrated solar thermal and photovoltaic solar technologies – TECHNOLOGICAL NICHES

“At Principal Solar Institute, we believe solar electricity will be cost-competitive without subsidies within three years. Since we are technology agnostic, this paper is not intended to stack one technology against another.  Rather, we provide an education on the strengths … Continue reading

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The Rising Sun Grid parity gets closer – A point of view on the Solar Energy sector in India by KPMG

Click Here for the Report The Solar PV industry has seen dynamic changes in the last twelve months. Module prices have seen precipitous fall thereby encouraging forecasts of early grid parity; while at the same time, this has raised concerns … Continue reading

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PV Power Plants 2012 – Industry Guide

Today’s PV market is now completely different to that of one year ago when the previous edition of this brochure was published. Thanks to a dramatic fall in the price of solar modules and an equally significant drop in the … Continue reading

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R&D spending analysis of top 10 PV module manufacturers

Using the latest market leader rankings from Solarbuzz for 2012, we plotted the annual spending on R&D of the top 10 ranked companies (see figure 1), since 2007. Looking at chart 2 it is immediately apparent that there is a … Continue reading

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Renewable energy, grid parity – myth today or tomorrow’s reality!

  Grid Parity per Wikipedia is defined as “the point at which alternative means of generating *(continuous) electricity produces power*(throughout the day) at a levelized cost that is equal to or less than the price of purchasing power from the grid. … Continue reading

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Renewable energy, grid parity – myth today or tomorrow’s reality!

Ritesh Pothan provides an exhaustive analysis of the cost of renewable energy and the path towards grid parity. “There is a tremendous amount of benefit that renewable energy can provide to a nation already bogged down by increasing inflation and … Continue reading

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