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India’s Clean Energy Development Faces Delays Due To COVID-19 Lockdown
06 Apr, 2020

According to Wood Mackenzie principal analyst Robert Liew, “The timing of the lockdown is unfortunate as Q1 is typically one of the busiest periods for wind project installations. The lockdown will delay some projects until summer, and if the lockdown is extended past April, wind farm construction could be further delayed into the monsoon season, where wind installations are typically at their lowest.”

With over 3GW of wind projects under construction scheduled for 2020 completion, supply and labour disruptions from the current lockdown could delay 400MW into 2021, equating to a downgrade of 11% for 2020.

Similar to the wind sector, India’s solar PV installations are expected to be hit hard as the industry is heavily dependent on Chinese PV module imports (80% of total volume) which has been disrupted due to the coronavirus.

Source: https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/business-finance-regulation/indias-clean-energy-development-faces-delays-due-to-covid-19-lockdown/