PV Insider have announced the details of their latest free webinar on February 28th, giving a comprehensive outline of the photovoltaic industry in India.
Indian PV is gaining momentum, with a number of projects now being realized and a local manufacturing base being scaled up to fulfil the orders. Recent research showed that the race to meet installation deadlines triggered a surge of PV installations in India from Q4 2011 until now, and the total Indian market could reach the monumental 1GW milestone of installed power by the end of 2012.
However, financing has proved to be the biggest barrier - investors are reluctant to put their faith and money in a relatively unproven market. The tight deadlines for project completion, penalty schemes and lack of accuracy in sun radiation data have strengthened this scepticism. On the manufacturing side the rise of cheap competition has pushed Indian suppliers to their limit, and efforts to drive down costs have been frustrated.
To tackle these themes in detail PV Insider has organized a complimentary webinar entitled ‘Spotlight on Indian PV: Manufacturing to project development’.
The 60 minute session takes place on Tuesday 28 February at 09.30 GMT / 10.30 CET / 15.00 IST.
Participants will be able to take part in a live Q&A as well as a series of industry polls, and features presentations from:
The panellists will cover the entire photovoltaic chain and examine the factors that are helping and hindering market progression in India. Mahindra Solar One will provide an assessment of the country’s project development to date, and the requirements of the developers from the manufacturing base. Panchabuta will provide complement this with their comprehensive analysis of the industry.
The webinar can be joined for free at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/240945246 – with limited spaces available you must sign up early.
Soitec has broken its own world record for solar cell efficiency. Here, vice president of solar cell product development Jocelyne Wasselin explains how introducing its new cell, Soitec will convert more solar resource into electricity and the cost in terms of dollars per watt will decrease
The last 12 months may have been the busiest ever for solar PV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). We take a closer look at how much has been accomplished and what it all signals for 2015.
SEPA Solar Electric Power Association President and CEO Julia Hamm recently took some time to discuss the state of the solar market within US utilities.