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MNRE urges Haryana to honour signed green contracts

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 28, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has urged Haryana to honour signed renewable energy contracts and provide them the connectivity they need to start transmitting power. In the past few months, Haryana has been reluctant to give connectivity to 1000 MW of ‘open access’...

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NLC, SB Energy, ReNew Power Develops Maximum Solar Capacity in FY20

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2020

Navratna company NLC, SoftBank-backed SB Energy, and ReNew Power, country’s largest renewable energy IPP, were the leading project developers added maximum solar energy capacity in FY20, as per the research and advisory services firm report. On the state level in solar,...

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MNRE should make 30-day extension for renewable energy more flexible, says industry

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) decision to grant a 30-day extension for renewable energy (RE) projects is not sufficient and should be extended up to 90-180 days, as it would be difficult to meet the labour mobilisation and logistical challenges, according...

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MNRE Releases Draft Standards for Utility Grid Inverters

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2020

In a key development, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released the draft standards for “Technical requirements for Photovoltaic Grid Tie Inverters to be connected to the Utility Grid in India”. The notice calls upon industry stakeholders to provide their...

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MNRE to host Global RE-Invest 2020 digitally

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2020

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has decided to conduct Global RE-Invest 2020 in digital space. The three-day event—scheduled from October 14 to 17 –will include conferences on renewables and future energy choices, and an exhibition of products by manufacturers,...

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India missed utility-scale solar capacity addition target for FY20 by 24 per cent

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2020

India added about 5.7 gigawatt (GW) of new utility-scale solar capacity in the financial year 2019-20 (FY20), which is 24 per cent less than the 7.5 GW target set for this year, according to a recent report by a research firm. “As per Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (...

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MNRE asks stakeholders for strict compliance of ALMM Order for solar PV modules, cells

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Tuesday reiterated that all stakeholders involved in lending to the sector align their activities in order to strictly comply with its January 2019 Order regarding Approved List of Models & Manufacturers (ALMM) for solar...

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MNRE Invites EoI for Evaluating Components of PM KUSUM Scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) from reputed consultants and experts to undertake an evaluation of Component-A and Component-C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) Scheme. This...

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Deadline extended for clean energy projects

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2020

India has asked its agencies implementing clean energy projects to allow developers more time to complete such projects, on account of delays caused by the nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In an attempt to help the country get back on its clean energy...

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Covid-19: India woos renewable energy equipment makers

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 20, 2020

India is eyeing renewable energy equipment manufacturers looking to shift base from China following the Covid-19 outbreak. “At a time when many companies are planning to shift their manufacturing base from China, it is an opportune time for India to bring policy changes to...

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