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China To Dominate Concentrated Solar Power Renaissance

Concentrating solar power (CSP) plants,” explains the Solar Energy Industries Association, “use mirrors to concentrate the sun's energy to drive traditional steam turbines or engines that create electricity. The thermal energy concentrated in a CSP plant can be stored and used to produce electricity when it is needed, day or night.” Despite all the promise [...]

2019-06-30T23:52:17+00:00June 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on China To Dominate Concentrated Solar Power Renaissance

India is now producing the world’s cheapest solar power

Costs of building large-scale solar installations in India fell by 27 percent in 2018. A short time ago, solar power was considered a marginal power source. But it is now one of the major drivers behind the transition to a greener, more sustainable energy. Around the globe, prices are falling and India is now producing [...]

2019-06-30T23:42:31+00:00June 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on India is now producing the world’s cheapest solar power

Centre asks Delhi govt to release funds for 427 e-buses

  Stressing the need for robust last-mile connectivity, the Centre has urged the Delhi government to release funds to procure 427 electric buses by Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC). Informed sources said that DMRC had submitted a proposal in January 2018 to the Delhi government for providing a grant under the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) [...]

2019-06-28T09:36:25+00:00June 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Centre asks Delhi govt to release funds for 427 e-buses

Centre forms panel to resolve differences between solar and wind power players

As India moves towards greater adoption of renewable power in the energy mix, a dispute resolution committee has been formed to consider unforeseen disputes between public and private players. Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) R K Singh approved the formation of a three-member dispute resolution committee to consider [...]

2019-06-28T00:45:26+00:00June 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Centre forms panel to resolve differences between solar and wind power players

India’s Tata Power Reportedly Planning Renewable Energy Yieldco

One of India’s leading private sector power companies is the latest to reportedly consider setting up a yieldco Power generation company Tata Power is reportedly considering setting up a yieldco for the operational renewable energy projects of the company. Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and part of the massive industrial conglomerate the Tata Group. [...]

2019-06-28T00:36:40+00:00June 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on India’s Tata Power Reportedly Planning Renewable Energy Yieldco

India wins solar case against US at WTO

Panel upholds India’s claims that renewable energy subsidies in eight American states violated a core global trade rule The renewable energy sector win may help India in settling other disputes with the US Geneva: India on Thursday won a major trade dispute against the US at the World Trade Organization, with a dispute settlement panel pronouncing [...]

2019-06-28T00:26:01+00:00June 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on India wins solar case against US at WTO

Power tariffs: Regulators delay new orders amid rising discom stress

    Despite financial losses of state-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) rising 44% annually to rs 21,658 crore at the end of FY19, electricity regulators of most major states have either delayed or announced meagre tariff hikes that would exacerbate the discoms’ financial woes in FY20. As it is, limited or no tariffs hike was [...]

2019-06-27T09:12:57+00:00June 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Power tariffs: Regulators delay new orders amid rising discom stress

SECI tweaks conditions for manufacturing-linked solar scheme

The new tender seeks to set up 6 GW of solar plants, against 2 GW of manufacturing units. After repeatedly postponing the last date for receiving bids for the manufacturing-linked solar scheme, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tweaked its bidding requirements. The new tender seeks to set up 6 GW of solar [...]

2019-06-27T08:20:32+00:00June 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on SECI tweaks conditions for manufacturing-linked solar scheme

Chandigarh residents can now install solar plants till September 30

The Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (Crest), the nodal agency for installation of solar plants in Chandigarh, had recently proposed to extend the deadline CHANDIGARH: The UT administration has extended the deadline for the installation of solar plants by three months in the third extension given so far. The Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion [...]

2019-06-27T04:06:45+00:00June 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Chandigarh residents can now install solar plants till September 30

New rules give households right to sell solar power back to energy firms

The government also wants to encourage people with rooftop panels to install batteries Britain’s biggest energy companies will have to buy renewable energy from their own customers under new laws to be introduced this week. Homeowners who install new rooftop solar panels from 1 January 2020 will be able to lower their bills by selling [...]

2019-06-27T00:50:45+00:00June 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on New rules give households right to sell solar power back to energy firms
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