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About Smiti

Smiti works as a senior solar engineer at a reputed engineering and management consultancy. She has conducted due diligence of several solar PV projects in India and Southeast Asia. She has keen interest in renewable energy, green buildings, environmental sustainability, and biofuels. She currently resides in New Delhi, India.



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India’s ReNew Power Aims At 20 Gigawatts Of Renewable Capacity  

July 17th, 2020 | by Smiti

ReNew Power aims to double its power generation capacity to 20 gigawatts in five years. The capacity expansion would require an approximate investment of Rs 40,000-50,000 crore (US$5.3-6.6 billion). This investment may vary depending on the location of the projects and cost of the land involved. 


Indian Railways Accelerates Toward A Solar Future With New Tenders

July 13th, 2020 | by Smiti

Indian Railways has taken some significant measures over the last few weeks that will cement its place as one of the single largest clean energy users in India. These steps include the issuance of tenders for large-scale solar power projects and the commissioning of a first-of-its-kind project to use solar power for trains' traction systems.  


Azure Power & SoftBank Planning Asset, Stake Sale In Indian Solar Businesses

July 13th, 2020 | by Smiti

Leading Indian renewable energy developers are facing a liquidity crunch due to the COVID 19-induced nationwide lockdown and increased competition from emerging players. The country’s debt-ridden discoms are unable to pay off their dues to the generating companies. This has resulted in sharp increase in the sale of operational assets from various large renewable energy generators in the past few months.   


Indian Solar Imports From China Down 40% In Three Years

March 22nd, 2020 | by Smiti

India has witnessed a sharp fall in the value of solar cells and modules imported from China between April 2017 and March 2019, the government has revealed. The decline is the direct result of safeguard duties imposed by the Indian government in


India Plans Incentives To Woo Renewable Energy Companies Back To Auctions

February 27th, 2020 | by Smiti

India is struggling to attract renewable energy companies to set up new projects. Multiple factors, like delays in setting up transmission support infrastructure, delays in payment by off-takers, threats of retrospective changes to power purchase agreements, and delays in regulatory approvals have pushed developers away from recent tenders


Indian EVs Become Cheaper After Tax Rate Cut

August 6th, 2019 | by Smiti

The Indian government recently announced fresh measures to promote the sale of electric vehicles. The Government of India notified that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate on electric cars, electric chargers as well as electric buses has been reduced



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