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India sets up 31,696-MW solar power generation capacity: Minister

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

The government on Thursday said a total 31,696 Mega Watt (MW) of grid connected solar power generation capacity has been set up in the country till October 2019. The government's target is to installing 1,00,000 MW grid connected solar power capacity by December 2022,...

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Andhra Pradesh has Developed Over 1 GW of Solar Projects in Naxal Areas

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

According to the information provided by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the state government of Andhra Pradesh has reported the development of over 1 GW of ultra-mega solar power projects in Naxal affected regions of the state. The total installed capacity...

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Renewable energy ministry rules out removal of tariff caps

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

The government will not remove the wind and solar ‘tariff caps’ or the fixed highest ask price in the wind and solar capacity auctions of the Government of India, Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, told BusinessLine on Tuesday. The Government of...

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MNRE issues norms for 10 lakh solar power pumps under PM-KUSUM scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for setting up of 10 lakh grid-connected solar power pumps under the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. Under “Component C” of the scheme 10 lakh...

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MNRE issues clarification on hybrid wind-solar projects’ contribution to RPO of discoms

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding contribution of power sourced from hybrid wind and solar power projects towards meeting Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPOs) of discoms. MNRE has said that the RPO contribution of obligated...

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Solar developer can set up higher generation capacity than contracted: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

The renewable energy ministry on Wednesday clarified that solar energy developers can install additional direct current (DC) capacity which can be higher than the contracted alternate current (AC) capacity. Developers convert DC into AC for supplies to discoms. In some cases...

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MNRE planning review of 5,000 MW solar power scheme under JNNSM

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is planning to review a programme that aims to set-up 5,000 megawatt (MW) of solar power generation capacity under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), according to a recently released notification. MNRE has...

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Two more nations ink ISA Framework Agreement; membership rises to 83

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

Two new countries Eritrea and Saint Kittis and Nevis have signed the International Solar Alliance's (ISA) Framework Agreement at its second Assembly in the national capital on Thursday, taking the membership strength of the body to 83, according to an official statement. The...

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Solar auctions: Govt relaxes norms to attract bidders

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

In the wake of tepid response received from the industry towards recent solar auctions, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has amended the terms for bidders, allowing developers more time and flexibility to set up projects. This is the fourth set of revisions...

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Renewable energy capacity to exceed 175 GW target by 2022: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

The New and Renewable Energy Ministry on Thursday denounced a Crisil report that stated the ministry may miss the renewable energy target by 42 per cent, and asserted that the clean power capacity by 2022 will exceed the goal of 175 GW. The ministry termed the report as "ill...

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