JUN 2020  
Roof Solar Capacity Growth Falls 7 Per Cent in 2019

India’s renewable energy push has come under strain, with a 7 per cent on-year fall in solar rooftop capacity building in 2019, ending an eight-year run of continuous growth in demand. Demand is likely to fall further in 2020 owing to disruptions caused by COVID-19, according to a report by consultancy firm Bridge to India. This is a cause for concern for the government, which has declared renewable power an essential service amid the lockdown to keep up growth. The ‘India Solar Rooftop Map Report’ says India’s rooftop installed capacity stood at 5440 MW on December 31, 2019, adding only 1534 MW in 2019. The agency attributed the decline to uncertainty in the market owing to policy volatility and a weakening economy.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India's CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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