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After Huge Uproar, Maharashtra Issues New Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar

Consumers with outstanding bills with DISCOMs will not be eligible for net metering or net billing arrangements   The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued new regulations for net metering in the state. These regulations will come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. The regulation will apply to [...]

2019-12-31T08:14:56+00:00December 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on After Huge Uproar, Maharashtra Issues New Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar

Rly land to be given for 500-MW solar power plants to meet its traction needs: Rly Board chairman

New Delhi, Dec 30 (PTI) The railways will offer its vacant land to install 500-megawatt solar power plants to meet its energy needs, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Monday. This is in addition to the railways' aim of installing 500-MW solar power plants and about 200-MW wind plants by 2021-22 across its [...]

2019-12-31T06:36:26+00:00December 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Rly land to be given for 500-MW solar power plants to meet its traction needs: Rly Board chairman

The battery decade: How energy storage could revolutionize industries in the next 10 years

KEY POINTS Over the last decade, a surge in lithium-ion battery production has led to an 85% decline in prices, making electric vehicles and energy storage commercially viable for the first time in history. Batteries hold the key to transitioning away from fossil fuel dependence and are set to play a greater role in the [...]

2019-12-31T02:05:01+00:00December 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on The battery decade: How energy storage could revolutionize industries in the next 10 years

Clear green energy dues, High Court to Andhra Pradesh discoms

The discoms said in a fresh affidavit dated December 20 that they are securing loans from the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency. BENGALURU: The Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed the state’s power distribution companies to clear all dues owed to renewable energy developers, which oppose the government’s plan to renegotiate wind and solar energy tariffs. The ruling came [...]

2019-12-31T01:48:30+00:00December 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Clear green energy dues, High Court to Andhra Pradesh discoms

ICRA revises year-end outlook from stable to negative for renewable energy sector

The second of a three-part series takes a look at challenges for those who aspire for solar-powered pumps in Haryana, Rajasthan Facing headwinds due to payment delays ICRA has revised the year-end outlook for the renewable energy (RE) sector, from stable to negative. The sector is facing headwinds because of the long delays in making [...]

2019-12-31T01:42:06+00:00December 31st, 2019|News|Comments Off on ICRA revises year-end outlook from stable to negative for renewable energy sector

MSEDCL’s New Tender for 500 MW of Solar Projects Comes with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.90/kWh

The deadline for bid submission is January 28, 2020 The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intra-state grid-connected solar power projects (Phase – V). Interested bidders are expected to submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹500,000 [...]

2019-12-30T09:05:05+00:00December 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on MSEDCL’s New Tender for 500 MW of Solar Projects Comes with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.90/kWh

Future is green: 2020 may see re-birth of electric vehicles, say experts

Recently, Union minister Prakash Javadekar told Parliament about 285,000 buyers of electric/hybrid vehicles had been supported by a subsidy of Rs 360 crore under FAME. The year 2019 was a mix of ups and downs for the electric vehicle (EV) sales in the country. The coming year is expected to be better, with the entry [...]

2019-12-30T08:30:57+00:00December 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Future is green: 2020 may see re-birth of electric vehicles, say experts

KVG Bank, Selco ink pact to finance solar power-based livelihood solutions

Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB), a Dharwad-headquartered regional rural bank, and Selco Solar Light Pvt Ltd, a social enterprise, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for solar lighting and livelihood solutions. Under the MoU, the bank will finance livelihood solutions that are backed by solar power, for the upliftment of micro and small entrepreneurs, [...]

2019-12-30T06:46:50+00:00December 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on KVG Bank, Selco ink pact to finance solar power-based livelihood solutions

AI enables design of spray-on coating that can generate solar energy

A new system enables the optimization of perovskite materials for the production of technology that could make solar energy ubiquitous. Solar energy is increasingly becoming a source of renewable energy throughout the world. Now researchers have found a way that could make generating energy from the sun even more ubiquitous by creating a spray coating that can [...]

2019-12-30T02:00:56+00:00December 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on AI enables design of spray-on coating that can generate solar energy

Renewable energy certificate sales down 10 per cent to 5.04 lakh in December

IEX saw total trade of 3.6 lakh RECs in December as compared to 3.83 lakh in the same month last year NEW DELHI: Sales of renewable energy certificates fell around 10 percent to 5.04 lakh units in December as compared to 5.59 lakh in the same month a year ago due to lower supply, according to official data. [...]

2019-12-29T18:22:38+00:00December 29th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Renewable energy certificate sales down 10 per cent to 5.04 lakh in December