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The Unearth Bulletin

July 31 · Issue #66 · View online
Towards a Sustainable & Inclusive World

Solar power powers ahead! 
New solar cell and battery technologies continue to dramatically reduce costs. The solar power tariff is falling even more rapidly as it is becoming clear how long-term contracts and a stable pricing mechanism help investors and enable solar power producers to reduce costs substantially. Within the solar power space however, the rooftop solar power has the greatest potential but it has yet not taken off in India. What could be the problem, as costs are low, subsidies are significant, and technologies are well established? The key issue has to do with the poor response of public sector distributors. For many decades these entities have allowed people to steal their power under the guise of high transmission and distribution losses. For many more decades, they have exploited the consumers via extremely poor quality of services. Now they are unprepared to be the purchaser of power from consumers. There are many solutions to this problem ranging from rewarding performers and punishing non-performers, outsourcing, privatisation, etc. The government needs to decide, how it needs to deal with its own. The need is obvious!
-Laveesh Bhandari

Initiatives
Apple leads corporate American solar energy usage Apple leads corporate American solar energy usage
Solar helps push carbon emissions to record low Solar helps push carbon emissions to record low
'Father of PV' Martin Green launches next-gen  solar modules 'Father of PV' Martin Green launches next-gen solar modules
Climate change policy with most potential is most neglected Climate change policy with most potential is most neglected
See-through solar panel could lead to self-powered phones See-through solar panel could lead to self-powered phones
Government Actions
India to have 300 GW solar & 140 GW wind capacity by 2030 India to have 300 GW solar & 140 GW wind capacity by 2030
India has become the cheapest producer of solar power India has become the cheapest producer of solar power
Gujarat tops in solar rooftop installations Gujarat tops in solar rooftop installations
Power ministry takes Andhra Pradesh PPA row to Amit Shah Power ministry takes Andhra Pradesh PPA row to Amit Shah
New hurdle awaits solar companies in Indian markets New hurdle awaits solar companies in Indian markets
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