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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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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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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World’s Largest Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh

The world’s largest 750 Mega Watts (MW) solar power station will be built in Rewa district’s Gudh area, Madhya Pradesh’s Energy Minister Rajendra Shukla said today. “Global tenders for commissioning the solar power station in an area over 1,500 hectares … Continue reading

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Union Budget: Analysis of the announcements for renewable energy sector

Presenting the union budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley re-stated the government’s ambitious green energy targets without much detail on the implementation and financing of the solar, wind, biomass and hydro energy projects. “The Ministry of New Renewable Energy has revised … Continue reading

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Ministries hint dumping duties will not be implemented

According to reports (link here), the Indian ministries of finance, power and commerce have decided that proposed anti-dumping duties on import of solar cells from the US, China, Malaysia and Taiwan into India will not be implemented. The respective ministers … Continue reading

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