Monthly Archives: January 2018


A renewable energy investment opportunity not to be missed

Policymakers need to look at ways and means to build on the existing policy framework that will boost wind energy investments through repowering of wind-turbines in India. By Taponeel Mukherjee The "Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects" announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in August 2016 was a step in the right direction. [...]

By | 2018-01-31T09:27:28+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Government lines up 2,000 MW solar power auction

To achieve the target of achieving 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar energy capacity by 2022, the Central government has invited tenders for 2,000 MW of solar power projects connected to the inter-state transmission system. The Solar Energy Corporation of (SECI) would sign 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the winning bidders and sell the [...]

By | 2018-01-31T06:34:21+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Taiwan demands compensation for U.S. solar safeguard tariffs

Last week U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels, billed as a way to protect American jobs but which the solar industry said would lead to layoffs and raise consumer prices. By Tom Miles GENEVA: Taiwan has joined South Korea in demanding compensation for steep U.S. tariffs on solar panels, opening [...]

By | 2018-01-31T03:04:58+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Wind energy companies, Andhra discoms clash over discount

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) provides a subsidy of 50 paise per unit of power produced by renewable energy developers under its generation-based incentive (GBI) scheme. Bengaluru: Wind developers are up in arms against power distribution companies (discoms) in Andhra Pradesh for insisting on an arbitrary discount, appropriating a specific benefit the Centre grants renewable energy developers, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T02:59:49+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

India hits 20GW solar capacity milestone

NEW DELHI: India has achieved 20 gw (gigawatt) cumulative solar capacity, achieving the milestone four years ahead of the target for 2022 originally set in the National Solar Mission. The achievement comes on the back of a major renewable energy push by Modi government, which after coming to power in 2014 had scaled up the target to [...]

By | 2018-01-31T02:28:10+00:00 January 31st, 2018|News|0 Comments

China’s Longi Solar confirms 1 GW Indian manufacturing facility

Longi Solar will set up a 1 GW solar PV manufacturing facility in India’s Andhra Pradesh. It will manufacture 500 MW of cells and 500 MW of modules, a spokesperson tells pv magazine. The facility is expected to be commissioned by Q1 2019 at the latest and will seek to take advantage of India’s exemption from [...]

By | 2018-01-30T12:57:29+00:00 January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Hardarpur revenue village: The last milestone in Bihar rural electrification drive

Bihar’s electrification drive holds the promise of improving the state’s agrarian economy and, in turn, helping reduce poverty in India’s third-most populous state New Delhi: Hardarpur, a sleepy village in the Diara or riverine belt of Bihar, was in news last December when it became the last of the 39,073 revenue villages in the state to [...]

By | 2018-01-30T11:25:35+00:00 January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Efforts on to make renewable energy accessible for all: Min

Jammu, Jan 29 (PTI) Efforts are on to make renewable energy accessible for all in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Minister for Science and Technology Sajad Gani Lone said today. Jammu, Jan 29 (PTI) Efforts are on to make renewable energy accessible for all in Jammu and Kashmir, the state’s Minister for Science and Technology [...]

By | 2018-01-30T10:16:24+00:00 January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Azure Power bags 11.35 Mw contract for solar rooftop projects in six states

The company said it will sign the power purchase agreement with the Samiti, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), and qualifies for a capital incentive expected to result in a weighted average levelized tariff of Rs 4.97 per unit. New Delhi: Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, today announced it has [...]

By | 2018-01-30T10:11:14+00:00 January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Case for revisiting subsidies given to the renewable energy sector: Eco Survey

The industry expects an overhaul of the incentives and subsidies that are currently being given out to the sector. NEW DELHI: The government may revisit incentives and subsidies for the renewable energy sector given the tariffs have been falling to almost match the levels of thermal power. "There is a case for revisiting the subsidies and incentives [...]

By | 2018-01-30T06:41:07+00:00 January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments
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