India’s Booming Solar Sector Has One Major Flaw: Poor Quality


India’s Booming Solar Sector Has One Major Flaw: Poor Quality

In recent years, India has been adding thousands of megawatts of solar power capacity which has led to record-low tariffs. So much so that solar power now costs even lesser than thermal in the country.

But this boom is riding on an uncomfortable truth: poor quality.

The solar modules or panels that form the industry’s backbone are sub-par and the many plants mushrooming across India are flawed in their construction, besides being poorly maintained, according to a study by PI Berlin, a German technical advisory firm. Read More

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