Maharashtra’s Renewable Energy Policy Is Approved

Maharashtra cabinet has approved its composite policy on renewable energy. They have set a target of achieving 14,400 MW of installed capacity in five years and attracting an investment of Rs one lakh crore. “Maharashtra cabinet approved new and renewable … Continue reading

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Solar projects may be scrapped by states of India due to import duties

Imposition of duties on solar equipment imports have caused a threat to almost 3500 MW of planned and contracted projects, ACME has stated. State governments in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu alone could cancel agreements for 1,500 megawatts of … Continue reading

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Puducherry soon to be a solar city

The Renewable Energy Agency of Puducherry (REAP) is spearheading an initiative to make Puducherry  a ‘solar city.’ The plan has been approved by  the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The initiative is at present being given shape brick-by-brick, or rather panel-by-solar … Continue reading

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Government subsidy on solar panels and projects faces overhaul

The subsidy policy for solar projects and panel manufacturers may be in for an overhaul, with Power Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal asking officials to address the problem of accumulated bills of about Rs 3,200 crore and find ways to ensure that claims don’t … Continue reading

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GPCL’s rooftop project generates 1.2 million units in six months

Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL), which is in-charge for developing and implementing the solar rooftop concept in Gujarat started India’s first project in Gandhinagar, so far they have generated a total of 1.2 million units of solar power. Read more here

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Himachal Pradesh to come out with its state solar policy

Himachal Pradesh government is planning to come out with new power policy to harness solar energy. Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday said that state government was trying to preserve the depleting conventional resources to meet the increasing demand of power. Read … Continue reading

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ONGC planning to enter solar market with a 1000 MW solar grid in Karnataka

ONGC – The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation is planning to set up a 1,000-MW solar power grid in Karnataka, thereby making its entry into the solar energy sector in India. ONGC is finalizing up its plans for the solar … Continue reading

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Uttar Pradesh Releases RfP for 200 MW of Solar Projects

On 15 march 2013, Uttar Pradesh has released an RfP for of 200MW of power by grid connected solar photovoltaic plants. The bidders will be selected by tariff-based competitive bidding process. The minimum project size would be 5 MW and … Continue reading

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Rs. 6.49/kWh: Lowest Bid Offer in Andhra Pradesh

According to sources, the lowest quote was by Essel Mining and Industries Ltd, a company promoted by Aditya Birla Group, at Rs 6.52 per unit.(Update: The lowest tariff is Rs. 6.49, bid by Sunborne Energy) The average range quoted for … Continue reading

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Andhra Pradesh Targets 1GW of Solar Projects

The power generated will be sold to industry through 20-year PPAs at a rate determined by the successful bidders with the state paying for any surplus generation. Applicants have until February 7 to apply to be part of the scheme. A … Continue reading

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