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

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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Solar gets Lower GST and clarity

22ndDecember 2018 PRESS RELEASE   Recommendations made during 31stMeeting of the GST Council held on 22ndDecember, 2018 (New Delhi)-Rate changes   GST Council in the 31stmeeting held on 22ndDecember, 2018 at New Delhi took following decisions relating to changes in … Continue reading

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Fresh blow for Indian PV with 18% GST rate verdict

The decision to tax the ‘service’ provided to solar developers at the full rate comes days after India’s Supreme Court upheld the federal government’s imposition of a 25% safeguarding duty on Chinese and Malaysian panels. Hot on the heels of … Continue reading

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Drivers and Challenges for Rooftop Solar Loans toSmall and Medium Enterprises in India

Drivers-and-Challenges-for-Rooftop-Solar-Loans-to-Small-and-Medium-Enterprises-in-India Executive Summary India needs to accelerate the growth of its rooftop solar sector. Of the 40 GW of rooftop solar installations targeted by 2022, the country has only achieved 2 GW to-date. This slow progress may hinder the country’s … Continue reading

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Lowest solar power tariff bid at Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat has equalled the record of fetching the lowest tariff for solar power in India. The reverse e-auction carried out on Monday by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for 500 MW solar power capacity saw two power developers … Continue reading

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Supreme Court allows Safeguard Duty

The decision is an interim order issued by the Supreme Court, according to Bloomberg Quint. The next hearing is scheduled for October. This major ruling puts an end to all uncertainty surrounding the 25% safeguard duty, recommended earlier this year … Continue reading

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