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Gujarat leads India in approved capacity at solar parks

  Gujarat has emerged has as the top state in terms of approved power generation capacity in various solar parks. Out of the total 26,449MW capacity approved in 45 solar parks in 22 states, Gujarat has received the nod from the Union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) for developing the maximum 6,200MW capacity [...]

By | 2018-08-07T11:53:25+00:00 August 7th, 2018|News|1 Comment

MP Urja Vikas Nigam extends deadline for rooftop solar bids after safeguard duty

Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd today said it has extended the deadline for submission of bids for 33 MWp rooftop solar projects to August 17, 2018, against the backdrop of the imposition of safeguard duty on solar equipment in July this year. New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd today said it has extended the [...]

By | 2018-08-07T02:59:11+00:00 August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

France approves bids for 720 MW solar power projects

PARIS, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The French government has approved bids for 103 solar power projects with a total capacity of 720 megawatts, the energy minister said on Monday. The ground solar projects, which could provide power for around 100,000 homes annually, are part of the government’s plan announced in 2016 to add 3,000 MW [...]

By | 2018-08-07T02:51:52+00:00 August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

SmartE plans to set up EV charging infrastructure around metro stations

  SmartE, a Gurugram-based e-rickshaw start-up offering last-mile connectivity from Delhi Metro, is planning to set up charging infrastructure around metro stations with state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL). Goldie Srivastava, the chief executive officer of SmartE, told Business Standard that his company had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Delhi Metro and PGCIL to [...]

By | 2018-08-07T02:35:31+00:00 August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

PSPCL surpasses energy supply record

  The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has surpassed the record of highest-ever energy supplied during a day on August 4 this year, by supplying 2749 lakh units (LUs) of energy. Unrelenting hot and relatively dry weather conditions have increased energy requirements, so much that even on Saturday, when many of the Government offices, [...]

By | 2018-08-07T02:26:32+00:00 August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The projects will be developed on standalone basis  The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed on standalone basis across Rajasthan.The bid-submission deadline is September 14, 2018. SECI has fixed ₹2.93 (~$0.0427)/kWh as the upper tariff ceiling for this tender. The projects will [...]

By | 2018-08-06T11:13:43+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

Cancelling 3 GW SECI Solar Auction Could Backfire Due to Safeguard Duty

The capacity was auctioned in July 2018 The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s 3 GW Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected solar auction stands a chance of being cancelled according to government sources and developers. In the auction, ACME emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder by quoting a tariff of ₹2.44 (~$0.0355)/kWh to develop 600 MW. Speaking [...]

By | 2018-08-06T10:11:45+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Cancelling 3 GW SECI Solar Auction Could Backfire Due to Safeguard Duty

MNRE seeks exemption from safeguard duty for current solar power projects

Solar power developers had voiced their concerns about raising additional capital in a recent meeting with MNRE officials, saying they did not factor in safeguard duty while bidding for projects, officials said. New Delhi: The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has urged the finance ministry to exempt solar power projects under implementation from 25% safeguard duty imposed on imported [...]

By | 2018-08-06T03:26:45+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on MNRE seeks exemption from safeguard duty for current solar power projects

India solar Maharashtra Discom plans Rs1.25/unit levy on rooftop solar prosumers

While the discom is discouraging solar rooftops, another government body Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) is installing solar panels atop government buildings at full steam. Nagpur: Going against the policy of state government to promote solar power, MSEDCL has proposed to levy a surcharge of Rs1.25 per unit on solar rooftop prosumers. Prosumer is a person who produces [...]

By | 2018-08-06T03:23:49+00:00 August 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on India solar Maharashtra Discom plans Rs1.25/unit levy on rooftop solar prosumers

TS concern over stoppage of work on 4000 MW power plant

  Work on NTPC project to be discussed with a Parliamentary standing panel The State government has decided to convey its reservations against the Union Power Ministry’s decision to keep on hold the work on the second phase of the assured 4,000 MW super thermal power project at Ramagundam by the NTPC. The issue would [...]

By | 2018-08-03T08:10:53+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on TS concern over stoppage of work on 4000 MW power plant
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