In what may impact solar power generation, poor quality Chinese solar modules— rejected by developers—are being sold in the domestic market at a discount, said several people aware of the industry practice. With their project deadlines approaching, some Indian developers have taken recourse to this route to meet cost pressures and timelines. Modules account for nearly 60% of a solar power project’s total cost. “These defects range from huge cracks (in solar panels) to .
“Key technical due diligence parameters, vendor selection process and Inspection criteria of Solar PV Module for Solar Projects” Finally, we landed up at solar tariff of INR 2.44/kWh ($0.0375/kWh) recently at Bhadla Solar (IL&FS 500 MW) Bid so everyone in Solar Industry is taking long-term call on module price (24 cents -27 cents) and chasing the trend which global solar industry has witness in past 2-3 years. Besides this developer, consultants, technology reviewer and .
What is especially remarkable is the range of stakeholders that play a part in this story. The central government, national level policy makers, national & multilateral agencies, state level governments, central off-takers, state level Discoms, private developers taking equity risk, EPC folks, hardware suppliers, sources of debt finance, corporate customers, individual customers – the list is literally endless. I am a big believer in solar, and sure we will have some bumps along the .