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

Centre offers 50 paise/unit support for solar projects using locally produced equipment

The Centre has offered a viability gap support of ₹70 lakh per MegaWatt (MW) for solar projects that will be built using domestically sourced cells and modules. This support will be implemented through the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme … Continue reading

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Ensuring Performance and Safety of Rooftop Solar PV Projects

By Dwipen Borah The fast scaling up of the grid connected PV market in India has created an unhealthy competition among project developers, construction companies, equipment suppliers and service providers. This unfortunately, results in the compromise of quality standards in … Continue reading

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Industry Trends in PV Module Quality from over 250 Factory Audits – PI Berlin

This study analyzes trends in PV module quality from over 250 independent factory audits conducted on more than 120 manufacturers by PI Berlin since 2012. The results provide useful insights into the major trends in PV modules over time, by … Continue reading

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Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems Gross & Net Metering Regulations January 2019

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IEA-PVPS T13-01 2014 Review of Failures of Photovoltaic Modules Final – Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems

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BIS for Inverters extended to June 2019

MINISTRY OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 4th January, 2019 S.O. 46(E).—whereas the Central Government had issued “Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and Components Goods (Requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2017“ vide S.O. 2920(E) dated 5th September, 2017 … Continue reading

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Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy 2019

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH ABSTRACT ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT – Development of Solar Power in Andhra Pradesh – Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy-2018 – Orders – Issued. ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & INVESTMENT (PR.II) DEPARTMENT G.O.MS.No. 1 ORDER: Dated: 03-01-2019 Read … Continue reading

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