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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100GW by 2022- Approved by Indian Cabinet, PSBs Commit Rs. 60,000 crore

Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Cabinet approved increasing the country’s solar target five times to a goal of reaching 100 GW, up from 20 GW, by 2022. The new solar capacity will be nearly split between residential and … Continue reading

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Poor Response to Viability Gap Funding Scheme of MNRE

A notification relating to a viability gap funding scheme meant for ‘central public sector undertakings and government of India organisations’ for putting up solar projects has been re-issued by MNRE The scheme was announced in January, but out of the … Continue reading

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NSM phase 2 batch 1 project allocations under Open category (non-DCR)

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) allocated the capacity of 375 MW under the Open category. The financial bids were opened on Feb. 21, 2014. The highlights of the the allocations under this category are as follows: The total bids … Continue reading

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NSM phase 2 batch 1 project allocations under DCR category

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) allocated the capacity of 375 MW under Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category. The financial bids were opened on Feb. 21, 2014. The highlights of the bids are as follows: The total bids received was … Continue reading

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NSM Phase 2 Batch 1 allocations: Projects with domestic content ask for almost twice the funds to be viable

Headway Solar’s latest report provides an overview of the batch I allocations under the phase II of the National Solar Mission (Please click on the link below to see the report). According to the allocations, 25 projects will be developed … Continue reading

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Range of VGF per MW sought by the winning bids in the two categories of NSM phase II batch I bid

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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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Revised guidelines for phase 2 batch 1 of National Solar Mission released

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released guidelines for batch 1 of phase 2 of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), which addresses many important concerns that were raised earlier. The guidelines are for 750 MW of solar … Continue reading

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Rs. 5.45/kWh: Proposed tariff under National Solar Mission Phase 2, along with Viability Gap Funding

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy proposes to fix a tariff of Rs 5.45 per kWhr for solar power projects that would be awarded under the Phase II of the National Solar Mission, according to ‘Draft Guidelines’ released by … Continue reading

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