SECI to award 750MW solar capacity in Gujarat, Maharshtra

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) director announced that 500MW and 250MW solar capacity will be up for auction in Maharashtra and Gujarat States of India over the coming weeks. The bids are part of the second phase of the … Continue reading

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MNRE releases Annual Targets for India’s 100GW Goal

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a year-by-year breakdown of its 100GW solar by 2022 target. Power minister Piyush Goyal said that INR6 trillion (US$92 billion) investment would be required to reach the 100GW target. As … Continue reading

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India can Accomplish Sharp Solar Ramp Up like China’s

India is capable of a sharp ramp up of solar deployment on a level with China’s solar spike in recent years, according to a new report on India’s energy market. The report ‘India’s Electricity Sector Transformation’ from the Institute for … 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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MNRE announces Solar Rooftop Subsidy for 4 Categories Only

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has indicated that its subsidy or central financial assistance (CFA) for solar rooftop projects will be provided only to projects under four categories, and industrial and commercial categories will be excluded from this … Continue reading

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India and the US join hands for promoting energy access

India and the United States of America signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation to Establish the PACESetter Fund – A fund to support the Promoting Energy Access Through Clean Energy (PEACE) track of the US – India Partnership … Continue reading

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MNRE Releases Statewise Targets for Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Systems

Government of India has set a target of installing 40 GW grid connected solar rooftop systems in the country by 2022. And to achieve this target of 40GW by 2022, MNRE has released statewise targets for grid connected solar rooftop systems. … Continue reading

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CCEA gives Thumbs Up to Over 2000MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for setting up of over 2,000 MW of Grid-Connected solar PV power projects on Build, Own and Operate basis by Solar Power … Continue reading

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Adani Group Sign 200 MW Solar PPA with Tamil Nadu

The Adani Group has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Tamil Nadu government to set up a 200MW solar power plant in Ramanathapuram at an investment of nearly Rs.1,400 crore, according to TANGEDCO officials. The group is also … Continue reading

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Floating Solar Power Plant at Loktak Lake in Manipur

India’s first floating solar power plant was installed at a waterbody in Rajarhat New Town in West Bengal. Now Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) is planning to install a 100KW floating solar power plant at Loktak Lake in Manipur … Continue reading

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