From what I un­der­stand, the case of SunEdi­son is mainly due to the cir­cum­stances around the fi­nan­cial lever­age at the global level, which be­came un­sus­tain­able due to the mar­ket con­di­tions. The take­away is prob­a­bly that we need to ex­er­cise cau­tion and a de

Power Watch India - - GREEN AHEAD -

So­lar En­ergy Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia (SECI) re­cently is­sued ten­ders for 500 MW rooftop so­lar PV projects. Do you think these projects will get im­ple­mented within the stip­u­lated time line?

This is in­deed a good ini­tia­tive. The rooftop so­lar area is promis­ing in the medium to long run and can be a new par­a­digm for the In­dian power sec­tor. The SECI ini­tia­tive will help give the much needed boost to the ecosys­tem and help at­tract de­vel­op­ers and in­vestors into this space in a big­ger way. This will even­tu­ally be­come self-sus­tain­ing as the eco­nom­ics be­gins to work out. If the bid pro­cesses are con­cluded quickly, it may be pos­si­ble to achieve a large part of the ca­pac­ity within the stip­u­lated time line.

The gov­ern­ment has also in­creased the sub­sidy al­lo­ca­tion limit from Rs 600 crore to Rs 5,000 crore till FY 2020. Do you think this is suf­fi­cient to

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