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

An overview of solar photovoltaic panels’ end-of-life material recycling – 2020

Abstract End-of-life (EOL) solar panels may become a source of hazardous waste although there are enormous benefits globally from the growth in solar power generation. Global installed PV capacity reached around 400 GW at the end of 2017 and is expected … Continue reading

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Operation & Maintenance Best Practices Guidelines – Version 3.0

FOREWORD Welcome to Version 3.0 of SolarPower europe’s Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Guidelines. This edition, coordinated by BayWa r.e. Operation Services S.r.l., brings forward the success of the first two editions, led by First Solar and then Alectris, … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing: Inverter hyper-clipping

In earlier articles we’ve already pointed out that inverter clipping isn’t as significant as most people think, and that in a grid-power-constrained system it may be economically optimal to have a rather large DC-to-AC ratio. But what if there was a situation that … Continue reading

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FUTURE OF SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC Deployment, investment, technology, grid integration and socio-economic aspects – IRENA Nov 2019 – A must read

THE DECARBONISATION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR AND THE REDUCTION OF CARBON EMISSIONS TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE ARE AT THE HEART OF THE INTERNATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY AGENCY (IRENA) ENERGY TRANSFORMATION ROADMAPS. These roadmaps examine and provide an ambitious, yet technically and economically … Continue reading

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LAZARD’S LEVELIZED COST OF STORAGE ANALYSIS – 2019

Table of Contents I  INTRODUCTION 1 II  LAZARD’S LEVELIZED COST OF STORAGE ANALYSIS V5.0 2 III  ENERGY STORAGE VALUE SNAPSHOT ANALYSIS 8 IV  SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS 10 APPENDIX A  Supplementary LCOS Analysis Materials 11 B  Supplementary Value Snapshot Materials 1 … Continue reading

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MNRE allows no capping on DC capacity enabling

ADVISORY/ CLARIFICATIONSub: Advisory / Clarification w.r.t. D.C. Capacity of Solar PV Power Plants MNRE has received representations from various Solar Developers/ Solar Developer Associations that recently few States have raised questions and concerns around globally adopted practice of installing additional … Continue reading

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CEEW – Demystifying India’s rooftop solar policies – A state-level analysis Issue Brief | November 2019

Glossary Sanctioned load/contracted load – Sanctioned load is the maximum demand which is to be supplied by the discom to the consumer as indicated in the agreement between them. It is denoted in kW, kVA, or HP. Distribution transformer (DT) capacity – … Continue reading

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