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Companies worry over Andhra Pradesh rethink on solar, wind PPAs

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Secretary Anand Kumar wrote to Reddy a couple of weeks ago, cautioning him against renegotiating the agreements. BENGALURU: Concerns over the sanctity of renewable energy contracts in Andhra Pradesh in the wake of political developments could deliver a killer blow to the industry, developers said.  Andhra chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who took [...]

2019-07-10T02:03:09+00:00July 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Companies worry over Andhra Pradesh rethink on solar, wind PPAs

Malaysia’s Tenaga plans to set up a green energy platform in India

The government-owned power utility is said to be looking at acquiring renewable energy assets in India India is running the world’s largest green energy  programme, with plans to achieve 175GW of capacity by 2022 Malaysian government-owned Tenaga Nasional Berhad is exploring the option of setting up a renewable energy platform in India, a person aware [...]

2019-07-10T01:48:26+00:00July 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Malaysia’s Tenaga plans to set up a green energy platform in India

SJVN, BHEL in MoU for solar projects

The MoU aims at building a strategic partnership between the parties for jointly pursuing commercial solar power projects through participation in tariff/viability gap funding based competitive bidding process. NEW DELHI: SJVN Ltd on Tuesday said it has entered into an MoU with Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd for development of solar power projects in India.  The MoU aims at [...]

2019-07-10T01:43:27+00:00July 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on SJVN, BHEL in MoU for solar projects

States seek help to make power plants meet emission norms

KOLKATA: State governments have asked the Centre for money for equipment to help power plants meet new emission norms.  States have an installed capacity of 72.85 GW, which would require equipment worth at least Rs 36,000 crore, but state utilities are financially unviable because of inefficiency, power theft, technical losses and failure to get payments from all customers.  [...]

2019-07-09T06:48:12+00:00July 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on States seek help to make power plants meet emission norms

China’s war on pollution could boost solar power – study

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s efforts to reduce chronic air pollution could increase its ability to generate solar power by up to 13% by allowing more sunlight to reach the earth, according to a new study published on Tuesday. China’s so-called photovoltaic potential fell by an average of up to 15% between 1960 and 2015 as [...]

2019-07-09T06:08:17+00:00July 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on China’s war on pollution could boost solar power – study

The long read: Explosion of cell and module technology

With half-cut, bifacial, shingle cell, and heterojunction designs being deployed at the scale of hundreds of megawatts, it is an exciting time to be in solar cell and module technology.   From the June edition of PV magazine For many years, PV cell and module technology was pretty boring. You would go to a trade show, [...]

2019-07-09T04:32:06+00:00July 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The long read: Explosion of cell and module technology

Sterling and Wilson Solar gets Sebi nod for Rs 4,500 crore IPO

The IPO will be an OFS by the Chairman Khurshed Yazdi Daruvala and Shapoorji Pallonji and Company.   ew Delhi: Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd (SWSL) has received approval from markets regulator Sebi to float its Rs 4,500-crore initial public offering.  The capital markets regulator issued its final observations on SWSL's IPO proposal on July 4, according to [...]

2019-07-09T01:09:11+00:00July 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Sterling and Wilson Solar gets Sebi nod for Rs 4,500 crore IPO

El Salvador seeks Indian investments in artificial intelligence, security, solar energy and infra projects: Envoy

El Salvador is located in the heart of the Americas and it is an export-oriented free-market economy and could be a gateway to not only the US and adjoining nations but also to Europe. Central American nation El Salvador urges Indian companies to invest in that country and to take advantage of the several incentives [...]

2019-07-09T00:39:32+00:00July 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on El Salvador seeks Indian investments in artificial intelligence, security, solar energy and infra projects: Envoy

Rajasthan Electronics tenders for supply of solar modules

Jaipur’s Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited has invited bids from Indian manufacturers for the supply of 75 Wp solar modules based on crystalline silicon technology. Bidding will close on July 19. Electronics business Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd has opened a tender to supply it with 25,000 75 Wp solar modules with bidding set to [...]

2019-07-09T00:10:33+00:00July 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Rajasthan Electronics tenders for supply of solar modules

Rules for captive power plants to be amended to prevent misuse

  The power ministry will rework amendments to the rules for captive plants to prevent their misuse and abolish undue charges on free electricity trade to provide cheaper energy alternative to industries. A senior government official said the ministry will soon come out with a fresh draft to strengthen norms. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in [...]

2019-07-08T09:54:18+00:00July 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Rules for captive power plants to be amended to prevent misuse
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