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MNRE recommends imposition of basic customs duty on imported solar cells and modules

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recommended to its commerce and finance counterparts to impose basic customs duty on the imports of solar cells and modules mainly from China. "We have recommended to the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Finance that the...

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India will have 225 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, including large hydro: MNRE Secy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

India will have an installed renewable energy generation capacity of 225 Gigawatt (GW) by 2022, including large hydro projects, Anand Kumar, Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), said today. Speaking at an industry event here, Kumar said the ministry...

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Clean power push: Govt adds over 50,000 MW in 5 years

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2020

The renewable energy sector has made rapid strides under the Modi government with 50 GW plus of new capacity coming into the grid in the last five years. This is despite the doubts being raised over the government’s target of achieving of 175 GW by 2022. The December quarter...

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MNRE's 40 GW rooftop solar target "unrealistic": Parliamentary panel

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

The government's rooftop solar target of 40 gigawatt (GW) by 2022 is unrealistic and it is highly unlikely that it will be met on time, Parliamentary standing committee on energy has said. The Committee said in its latest report that as per the year-wise targets set to...

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India identifies offshore wind energy potential of 70,000 MW along Gujarat, TN coasts

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

India has an estimated offshore wind energy potential to generate around 70,000 Megawatt (Mw) power, most of that identified in coastal Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, according to the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE). “Initial studies indicate offshore wind energy...

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MNRE issues draft policy for round-the-clock supply of bundled renewable power

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has proposed a draft policy for the supply of Round-The-Clock (RTC) power to discoms which would be a mix of renewable energy and electricity generated in coal-based plants. The idea is to address the biggest issue with large...

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India has installed 84 GW of renewable energy capacity so far: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

India's renewable energy (RE) capacity had crossed 84 gigawatt (GW) mark by the end of November this year, fresh data released by the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) showed. "A total of 6083.48 MW of renewable energy capacity has been added during the year 2019-...

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India installed 181,000 solar power pumps for irrigation in three years under PM-KUSUM scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

More than 181,000 solar power pumps have been installed in the country over the past three years for meeting the electricity demand for irrigation under the Pradhan-Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) scheme being implemented by the Ministry of New...

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Ladakh has wind power potential of 1 lakh Mw: NIWE DG Balaraman

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

Ladakh has a wind power potential of 1 lakh megawatt (Mw) and preliminary studies have indicated the region holds tremendous promise for setting up commercial scale wind energy projects, according to K Balaraman, Director General of Chennai-based National Institute of Wind...

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Soon, ‘star ratings’ for solar PV panels

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) are close to finalising a star rating mechanism for solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels. This is significant because till now the efficiency of energy generation equipment was not rated by...

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