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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MNRE Pushes Rooftop Solar Adoption

India’s central government ministries, state government departments and institutions such as schools have been requested to take up rooftop solar by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). After 2-3 years of falling prices, it is now economical to … Continue reading

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PTC may Invite Dollar Denominated Bids for Solar Power

Power trading company PTC India Ltd is planning to call for dollar based bids from solar project developers on behalf of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE). This move comes in the wake of government’s plan to push solar electricity … Continue reading

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IREDA Increases Renewable Funding Target, to Focus on Solar

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) expects to lend INR 125 billion (~USD 2 billion) to renewable energy projects over the next three years. 60% of this target will be focused on solar projects. The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency … Continue reading

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MNRE to reform REC policies

MNRE aims to support project developers by backing the REC market, and a comprehensive policy with regard to solar REC market will be formulated once the new government is formed at the center in mid May. Read more here.

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Jammu & Kashmir to develop 7.5 GW capacity of solar PV projects

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently announced that it would set up 7.5 GW of solar photo-voltaic  plants in Jammu & Kashmir. senior officials from the state signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MNRE to set up … Continue reading

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RfS for 750 MW solar power projects under National Solar Mission Phase 2 released

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released Request for Selection (RfS) documents for the phase 2 of National Solar Mission, which targets installation of 750 MW of solar power projects. Rs. 1875 Cr. (USD 306 million approx.) have … Continue reading

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MNRE releases financial assistance for solar projects in West Bengal

The Ministry of New And Renewable Energy (MNRE) released Rs. 3.82 crores to West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency for various off-grid solar photovoltaic systems and power projects for 2012-13. MNRE provides a 30% subsidy of the project cost ranging from Rs … Continue reading

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UT Solar park to follow Narmada plant model

The 250 MW UT solar park based on concentrated photo-voltaic technology would be built and designed following the pattern of Narmada solar power plant in Gujarat. Also, the installation of solar-based LED traffic lights, solar street lights, building integrated solar photo voltaic and other … Continue reading

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Solar PV plant performance data released by MNRE for June 2013

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE) has released the solar PV plant performance date for June 2013. Performance details of power plants commissioned under the JNNSM Phase 1 (batch 1 and 2) as well as the plants that were … Continue reading

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