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Is land a constraint for Modi govt’s ambitious expansion programme for renewables?

Assume a conservative estimate of 30 MW/sq km for solar PV and 5 MW/sq km for wind, with 5% of the area directly impacted. The Indian Government’s ambitious programme for renewables expansion aims to increase capacity in solar PV to 100 GW and that in wind to 75 GW by 2022. Substantial progress has been [...]

2020-01-31T00:06:56+00:00January 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Is land a constraint for Modi govt’s ambitious expansion programme for renewables?

UAE’s renewable energy sector grows 400% in 10 years

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has grown in renewable energy portfolio by over 400% in the last ten years and well on track to double it again in the next ten years. Its commitment to clean energy was on full display at the recently held Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, a global platform for accelerating the world’s [...]

2020-01-30T23:59:32+00:00January 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on UAE’s renewable energy sector grows 400% in 10 years

MNRE issues clarification for phase II of the solar rooftop programme

Meant for the residential sector, the CFA is provided at a 40% of the benchmark cost, or the cost discovered through the transparent bidding by the implementing agency- whichever is lower for rooftop systems. The CFA is applicable up to a capacity of 3 kW. NEW DELHI: The Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued a [...]

2020-01-30T23:54:06+00:00January 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on MNRE issues clarification for phase II of the solar rooftop programme

Thackeray jr mulls solar panels on eway

Apart from discussion on renewable energy, the state min also called for urban forests and prioritising agriculture State environment and tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray has called for solar panels and windmills along the highway and expressway in a bid to foster environment-friendly solutions for renewable energy. Thackeray was in the city on Wednesday to attend a conference to discuss carbon-neutral Pune [...]

2020-01-30T01:07:01+00:00January 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Thackeray jr mulls solar panels on eway

Tata Power Q3 profit rises 12% to Rs 246 crore

Total income declined to Rs 7,136.04 crore in October-December quarter. New Delhi: Tata Power on Wednesday posted an 11.76 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 245.64 crore for the third quarter of 2019-20 compared to the year-ago period mainly due to lower expenses. The company's consolidated net profit was Rs 219.79 [...]

2020-01-30T00:57:44+00:00January 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Tata Power Q3 profit rises 12% to Rs 246 crore

Modified electricity grid code likely to include renewable energy, cybersecurity

The expert group held 26 meetings between June 2019 and December 2019, where it consulted with a broad spectrum of stakeholders. The upcoming version of the Indian Electricity Grid Code (IEGC) is expected to include new provisions to accommodate the increasing penetration of renewable energy and address the potential threats stemming from cyberattacks. An expert [...]

2020-01-30T00:49:58+00:00January 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Modified electricity grid code likely to include renewable energy, cybersecurity

India needs to prioritise solar rooftop among residential, industrial users: Report

For India to achieve its 100 GW solar energy target in just two years, by 2022, and to emerge as a leader in climate action, it needs to prioritise solar rooftop photovoltaic New Delhi: India needs to prioritise solar rooftop among residential and industrial users for achieving its 100GW solar energy target by 2022, a report said. Demand aggregation [...]

2020-01-30T00:41:21+00:00January 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on India needs to prioritise solar rooftop among residential, industrial users: Report

Budget 2020: Renewable energy Industry demands GST restructuring, smooth clearances

Industry heads are hoping for a range of announcements ranging from putting an end to central financial assistance (CFA) in solar rooftops, to enabling a regulatory framework for the sector New Delhi: With this year’s Union Budget scheduled to be tabled on 1 February 2020, renewable energy industry’s expectations are high and all eyes are on Finance [...]

2020-01-29T04:40:53+00:00January 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Budget 2020: Renewable energy Industry demands GST restructuring, smooth clearances

Smart pump for farmers

The system enabled with 1 horse power capacity motor is free of battery A group of IIT(ISM) postgraduate students led by two faculty members working under the aegis of Centre of Excellence in Renewable Energy (CERE) of the premier institute have developed a fully solar-powered irrigation pump to carry out smart watering of land through [...]

2020-01-29T04:32:59+00:00January 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Smart pump for farmers

Budget 2020: EV industry expects road, registration tax cut

In the upcoming Budget, the electric vehicle (EV) industry expects to see reductions in road and registration taxes for EV taxi aggregators so that they are able to develop viable public transportation alternatives. "With ample renewable energy resources, technology, and an evolving consumer mindset, the Indian Electric Vehicle (EV) industry is on the cusp of [...]

2020-01-29T01:22:28+00:00January 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Budget 2020: EV industry expects road, registration tax cut