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DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

The accumulated dues are for approximately 5.9 GW of projects The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW. Last week, Mercom reported that the CEA is planning to maintain a database of all outstanding dues by DISCOMs to renewable energy [...]

2019-08-16T08:05:48+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

A hotter planet will make solar power less efficient

Photovoltaic cells are notoriously sensitive to temperature. Now a new study reveals how global warming will reduce output across the globe by 2100. by Emerging Technology from the arXiv Aug 15, 2019 Solar power is a green, renewable energy source and an important way to reduce the planet’s reliance on fossil fuels. The great hope is [...]

2019-08-16T07:53:24+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on A hotter planet will make solar power less efficient

Renewable energy projects captured 80 per cent of all energy financing in India in 2018

In 2018, a total of 49 renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of 4.7 Gw obtained loans of Rs 24,442 crore New Delhi: Lending to coal-fired power plants in India slumped 90 per cent to Rs 6,081 crore in 2018 as against 2017 while the funding for renewable energy projects grew by Rs 1,529 crore to Rs 24,442 crore. [...]

2019-08-16T07:39:25+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Renewable energy projects captured 80 per cent of all energy financing in India in 2018

Less than half of SECI wind projects with May deadline operational so far

The SECI is the renewable energy ministry’s arm responsible for holding wind and solar auctions. BENGALURU: Only 452 MW of the 1000 MW of wind projects allotted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in October 2017 to be completed by May 2019 have been commissioned so far, a source close to the development said.  [...]

2019-08-16T01:49:15+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Less than half of SECI wind projects with May deadline operational so far

‘NLCIL moving towards target of generating 4,251 MW of renewable energy by 2025’

1,000 MW of the 5,193 MW output currently comes from solar energy, says CMD Rakesh Kumar The Neyveli Lignite Corporation of India Ltd ( NLCIL) has stepped up its power generation capacity from 3,240 MW to 5,193 MW including 1,000 MW of renewable energy in the last five years, Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL, said on [...]

2019-08-16T01:43:41+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on ‘NLCIL moving towards target of generating 4,251 MW of renewable energy by 2025’

A reality check on India’s renewable energy capacity

It has not been able to make full use of reduction in costs Addressing the plenary session of the World Environment Day celebrations on June 5, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, “We are engaged in a massive push towards renewable energy generation. We have targeted [the] generation of 175 GW of solar and wind energy by [...]

2019-08-16T01:35:10+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|Comments Off on A reality check on India’s renewable energy capacity

Gurugram: Subsidy on offer, but few takers for solar home systems in city

  More than eight months after the Haryana government launched the ambitious solar home system scheme, there seem to be a few takers for it — at least in Gurgaon. Only 81 people have applied for the scheme since January this year against the target of 740 households set for this calendar year, officials said. [...]

2019-08-14T07:05:52+00:00August 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Gurugram: Subsidy on offer, but few takers for solar home systems in city

No jail, CSR non-compliance should be a civil offence: Govt-appointed panel

Barely a week after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s assurance to corporate entities to review the jail-term provision in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) law, a high-level committee has recommended that non-compliance with CSR norms be made a civil offence and moved to a penalty regime. This is a departure from the recent policy change which [...]

2019-08-14T06:49:22+00:00August 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on No jail, CSR non-compliance should be a civil offence: Govt-appointed panel

Solar companies are struggling to make sense of Indonesian government’s renewable energy policy

Solar power companies in Indonesia are struggling to maintain their margins. The Indonesian authorities have announced a renewable energy mix target of 23% by 2025. To push installations of renewable energy, the government has introduced various regulations through different ministries. But, companies are protesting against some of the regulations as they feel these are not [...]

2019-08-14T02:34:27+00:00August 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Solar companies are struggling to make sense of Indonesian government’s renewable energy policy

Japan cautions Andhra Pradesh against reworking green power pacts

The ambassador’s missive to Jaganmohan Reddy comes on the heels of similar letters from power minister RK Singh. BENGALURU: Japan has cautioned the Andhra Pradesh chief minister that the state’s efforts to cut renewable energy tariffs by reviewing signed-and-sealed contracts has unnerved foreign investors and damaged the business environment.  India’s renewable energy sector has seen a flood of foreign investments with [...]

2019-08-14T02:27:29+00:00August 14th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Japan cautions Andhra Pradesh against reworking green power pacts
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