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Solar PV power generation

For companies keen on implementing solar PV power plants in India, EAI can provide comprehensive support in feasibility studies, detailed project reports and in power plant implementation.

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has set ambitious targets for power generation from solar energy in India. The Mission aims to have about 10 GW of grid-connected solar power plants by 2022. The mission is divided into 3 phases and the targets for grid-connected solar PV plants for each phase are

Phase 1


500 MW

Phase 2


1,500 MW

Phase 3


7,000 MW




In addition to the JNNSM, several state governments have separate solar policies (Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka) and many other state governments (Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh etc) are drafting solar policies on their own. Apart from this, the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is expected to drive the growth of the solar PV power generation sector.

Who can benefit: 

  • Companies keen on diversification especially from the infrastructure industry
  • Companies already into power projects based on conventional sources like coal
  • Captive consumers
  • Obligated entities
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Solar PV companies keen on forward integration, and more.

Strategic and financial benefits:

Businesses can benefit mainly through diversification into the promising renewable energy sector, or through captive power generation.  Long term Power Purchase Agreements ensure that the company receives stable returns in the long term for 20-25 years.

EAI offers assistance for clients in the following aspects.

  • Policy and Regulatory Analysis
    • Understanding government policies
    • Evaluation of feed-in-tariffs
    • Other regulatory requirements
  • Bid advisory: JNNSM and a few state policies (Rajasthan, Karnataka) select projects by the reverse bidding process. EAI assists clients in the following areas
    • Analysis of the bidding process
    • Strategy assistance in arriving at a bid price
    • More details are available at EAI BID Advisory services
  • Assessment of land and infrastructure
    • Approximate land required for a setting up grid connected solar PV power plant
    • Solar radiation resource assessments
  • Assessing investments and returns (IRR and payback periods) by analyzing the
    • Capital costs for setting up grid connected solar PV power plants ,including the break-up of the capital costs
    • Operating expenses for grid connected solar PV power plants
  • Evaluating various technology options in solar power generation
    • Comparative analysis of c-Si and Thin Film technologies
    • Assessment of the Balance of System (BOS) components like Inverter and other electrical and mechanical components.
  • Preparation of business plan and detailed project report

Case Studies

Case Study 1:

Indian Market Entry Strategy for a German Solar PV Firm

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Case Study 2:

Exploring Potential of Distributed Green Power for Rural Communities

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Case Study 3:

Solar PV Diversification Strategy for an Indian Multinational

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Case Study 4:

Market Intelligence for Diversification into Off-Grid Solar Products

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Why EAI for Solar PV

EAI has an exceptional understanding of the key drivers and characteristics of the entire solar PV value chain - from polysilicon to solar farms and offgrid solar products

EAI Solar team has published leading industry reports for all the key segments of the solar PV value chain. Our EAI India Solar PV Advisor is considered to be one of the most authoritative guides for the grid connected solar power production industry

Our work on diverse assignments in solar PV have provided our team with unique perspectives that will be of use to both small entrepreneurs as well as global leaders

EAI Solar PV Consulting Team

The EAI team has a consulting division dedicated to solar PV. This team comprises industry experts, consultants and research analysts with in-depth knowledge of the entire solar PV value chain. Our team has worked with global companies on projects related to solar wafer, cell and module manufacturing as well as on the various aspects of the Indian solar PV power production

Overall, the Research & Consulting Team at Energy Alternatives India comprises professionals from reputed universities such as the IITs and IIMs who have considerable experience in and acquaintance with the Indian renewable energy sector.

The EAI team has undertaken a number of research and consulting assignments spanning the entire spectrum of renewable energy sources.See the profiles of our consulting team here http://www.eai.in/ref/team/team.html

The EAI Expertise

The EAI team has a dedicated focus on the Indian alternative and renewable energy industry. This focus, combined with its experienced team of professionals makes EAI an ideal partner to help your company in benefiting from the opportunities in this industry.

  • Expertise : Our team�s expertise in management, industry and scientific aspects of the Indian energy industry will be indispensable for the success of your venture.

  • Understanding :Our team has in-depth understanding of the global trends of the Indian alternative energy and renewable energy industry.

  • Updated : Our team is continuously updated with information on latest investments and business activities in India for all alternative energy domains.
  • Contacts : The EAI team has extensive business contacts across India in all major alternative and renewable energy segments solar, wind and biomass energy

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Our Customers & Clients

EAI's consulting team has been assisting several organizations in a variety of areas of renewable energy.

Client Questions
Answered by EAI

Which of the two technologies – thin film or crystalline - is better for grid connected solar PV power plants?

How have the existing solar PV power plants (both grid connected and off-grid) performed on various critical parameters?

How can I find skilled technicians and engineers for solar PV power plants? What is the overall availability of such talent in India?

To what extent could the O&M in solar PV power plants be automated? What are the specific innovations?

What are the technical & economic feasibility, and market potential, for polysilicon and wafers in India?

What are the opportunities available in solar PV for small entrepreneurs? For medium sized businesses?

What are the commercialization possibilities for emerging technologies such as CPV, organic solar cells etc?

What is the technical and economic feasibility for solar/biomass hybrid? Solar/diesel hybrid?

What are the different avenues available for power sale, other than to the grid?

What is the potential for sale of solar power to third party private companies?

How do global happenings in solar industry affect viability of projects in India?

How does one choose an ideal location for setting up solar power projects?

What are the key determinants of profitability of solar PV power plants?

What types of venture capital and private equity investments are happening?

How does solar PV perform compared to wind, small hydro and biomass?

What is the role of monitoring systems in solar PV power plants?

What are the costs and benefits of installing monitoring systems?

Feasibility of using solar PV as a replacement for diesel

Specific techno economic feasibility for rooftop solar PV

What are the business prospects for solar PV modules production?

What is the market potential for diverse solar PV products?

How reliable are the Chinese solar panels?

Opportunities in manufacturing / supply of balance of systems


The EAI team has undertaken a number of research and consulting assignments spanning the entire spectrum of renewable energy sources.

See the profiles of our consulting team here http://www.eai.in/ref/team/team.html

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