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

MNRE Implements Quality Control Measures to Address Low Quality Solar Equipment

Gazette-notification_quality-control-order-of-SPV-Systems-Devices The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has begun implementing a quality control order that requires manufacturers to register with the Bureau of Indian Standards for the use of a “Standard Mark” to comply with the Indian quality … Continue reading

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KERC Sets New Benchmark Tariff of Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh for Grid Connected Large-Scale Solar Projects for FY2017-18

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has set Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh as the benchmark tariff for grid-connected large-scale solar projects for financial year (FY) 2017-18. The new benchmark tariff will be applicable to all new grid-connected MW-scale solar PV projects entering … Continue reading

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Solar alliance brings sunshine to Bonn summit via Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM)

A multilateral market platform for financial risk mitigation proposed at the Bonn climate summit is expected to create a transformative ecosystem for solar power in tropical countries Countries with high solar power potential have put their muscle behind a common … Continue reading

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Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism – Feasibility Study – Nov 2017

This feasibility report on the Common Risk Mitigation Facility (“CRMM”) (the Study) has been driven by governments of seventeen (17) nations with strong solar potential – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, India, France, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, … Continue reading

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RERC Sets Benchmark Tariff of ₹3.93/kWh for Solar PV Projects in Rajasthan for FY 2017-18

  The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has fixed ₹3.93 (~$0.06)/kWh as the generic tariff for solar PV projects without accelerated depreciation (AD) in Rajasthan. The tariff is levelized for 25 years. The AD component of the tariff has been … Continue reading

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Module quality emerges as new marketing tool for the solar industry

As soon as solar became an asset class, all issues related to component selection – including the modules, the materials used for the module assembly stages, and plant design and maintenance – then moves to a different level, and this … Continue reading

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“Procurement of 1500 MW of solar power from private developers against specification   no.CE/NCES/OT.No.1/2017-18” Details of prices quoted by the eligible bidders Sl. No. Name of the bidder Capacity in MW Offered rate in Rs.P.per unit 1 M/s.Raasi Green Earth Energy … Continue reading

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