Solar tariffs in India hitting Rs 5 per kWh

Solar tariffs in India are set to hit a new low with the tender for 500 MW of capacity offered under the national solar mission (NSM) in Andhra Pradesh receiving huge investor interest last week. In response to tenders for … Continue reading

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Uttarakhand invites Bids for 170MW of Solar Power

Uttarakhand has invited bids for 170MW of grid-connected solar power capacity. The land prices are very expensive in the state & also, the state has abundant hydro power resources. Hence, the push for solar does not seem appropriate. India’s Central … Continue reading

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India at third spot in latest RECAI by Ernst & Young

Shifts in renewable energy policy is the defining factor of the latest EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), published Wednesday. The Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index is a quarterly ranking of 40 countries based on the attractiveness of their renewable … Continue reading

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Draft of Delhi Solar Energy Policy

Delhi Solar Energy Policy draft, aimed at generating 1,000MW solar power in the next five years, was released by minister Satyendar Jain. The draft has been put in the public domain for comments and will be finalized and submitted to … Continue reading

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Global Green Energy Firms Look to enter India

Global green energy firms like NRG Energy Inc & Canada’s TransAlta are keen on entering the Indian renewable energy sector. While NRG has an installed capacity of 50,000 megawatts (MW), TransAlta is Canada’s largest publicly traded power generator and marketer of … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Installations Reach 4.1 GW in India- MNRE

Total solar energy installations in India have reached 4.1GW (till July 2015), according to data released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). A total of 358MW of grid-connected solar energy capacity has been installed in the first … Continue reading

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Cemtrex Plans to Invest in Indian Renewable Energy Sector

Cemtrex, Inc.  has announced that the company plans to venture into the emerging renewable energy sector in India. The Company is in preliminary discussions with several state agencies in India who are giving incentives to independent developers for procurement of energy … Continue reading

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New Gujarat Solar Policy 2015 – highlights

Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA, http://geda.gujarat.gov.in/) has released the new Gujarat Solar Policy 2015 (click here to download the policy document). Here’s the summary of the Gujarat Solar Policy document: The policy is expected to remain in operation until 2020. Project-based … Continue reading

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Solar Cell Manufacturing to bring Rs. 30,000 crore Investment

Increase in manufacturing facility for solar cells and modules will bring in an investment of about Rs 30,000 crore and create 25,000 jobs in the country. “It is expected that the manufacturing capacity for cells and modules will increase roughly by … Continue reading

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WTO ruling Against India will not have Adverse Long Term Effects

WTO has ruled against India in a long-running dispute instigated by the US over the inclusion of domestic content requirements (DCR), which require some projects awarded contracts under India’s JNNSM national solar mission to use locally produced cells and modules. … Continue reading

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