Concentrating solar power can contribute significantly to the world

The Indian Semiconductor Association (ISA) has published a report entitled: 'Solar PV Industry 2010: Contemporary scenario and emerging trends'. This report looks at the contemporary scenario of the solar PV industry, both globally and within India. The analysis is based on a comprehensive review of secondary literature and extensive fieldwork.

Competition will ensure developers use most efficient technology.


Bidding mechanism due to overwhelming response

Higher solar thermal tariff for 2010-11 based on industry representations

Lower PV tariff due to demand by States in light of efficiency improvements

Richa Mishra

Anil Sasi

Feasibility study under way for setting up plant at Leh, Kargil.

Green energy thrust

ONGC to start off with a 10 MW solar PV plant with plans also for a solar thermal project

NTPC takes up grid interactive 15 MW solar thermal-based projects at Anta in Rajasthan

Richa Mishra
Anil Sasi

The objective of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) under the brand

Zero transmission access charge for inter-State system mooted.

The CERC is also expected to come out with new tariff rates for electricity generation from solar thermal and solar photovoltaic energy systems.

Anil Sasi

Richa Mishra

While the commercial and banking centre Dubai finds itself dealing with the aftermath of the economic crisis, the conservative neighbour Abu Dhabi is already pursuing ambitious targets-but the climate conditions in the desert states are not always ideal for the utilization of renewable energies.

In order to give a thrust to rooftop PV and other small solar power plants connected at distribution network at voltage levels below 33 KV envisaged under Phase I of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) proposes to launch a programme on generation based incentives.

The objective of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) under the brand `Solar India' is to create conditions, through rapid scale-up of capacity and technological innovation to driver down costs towards grid parity and establish India as a global leader in solar energy.

K Subramanya

A Nehru s India moves ahead implementing the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, one of the key questions that have emerged is the pan-India dissemination and uptake of solar energy at a commercial scale.