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MNRE to Promote Local Manufacturing, Export Hubs for RE: Anand Kumar

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 15, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked state and port authorities to identify suitable land sites for renewable energy (RE) manufacturing and export services hubs in the country to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on India’s heavily import reliant...

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MNRE tightens tariff ceiling to Rs 2.8/unit from Rs 3.5/unit under CPSE Ph-II solar scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 14, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Monday announced a reduction in tariff by 70 paise to Rs 2.8 per unit under the second phase of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) programme for development 12 GW of solar projects. Besides, the ministry has also...

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No plans to slow down renewable energy growth target, says MNRE Jt secretary

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 13, 2020

The government has no plans to slash its target of achieving 175 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity in the country by 2022 in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and the nationwide lockdown. “We are not going to slow down right now,” Amitesh Kumar Sinha, joint secretary of...

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MNRE extends ALMM enlistment date for solar cell and module manufacturers

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2020

Solar cell and module manufacturers now have additional six months—until September 30, 2020—to get enlisted with the MNRE’s Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM). Only products and companies making to the list will be eligible for a wide range of government-backed...

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MNRE Issues Draft Guidelines for Installation of Innovative Stand-Alone Solar Pumps

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 7, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had issued updated specifications for stand-alone solar pumps in July last year. And since then it claims to have received representations from innovators claiming that by using different design/software for the stand-alone...

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MNRE Asks States to not Halt Payments for RE Generators

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 3, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked states to continue to buy power from renewable energy producers and clear their dues “on a regular basis as was being done prior to the lockdown”. The MNRE on April 1, 2020, wrote to all states and electricity...

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MNRE announces scheme for 100% solarization of Sun-temple town Modhera in Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 30, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a scheme that aims at 100 per cent solarization of Modhera in Gujarat. The town, located in Mehsana district, houses the famous Sun Temple, a hindu temple dedicated to the sun God. Under the scheme the domestic and...

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NISE Postpones Next Advanced Solar Training Prog amid Covid-19 Pandemic

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 27, 2020

The MNRE-backed National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has postponed its six months advanced solar professionals course due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the country. The order has been issued by Dr A.K. Tripathi, Director General, NISE, stating that “six months...

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COVID-19: Renewable industry gives thumbs up to MNRE notification on free passage of material, staff

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 27, 2020

Renewable energy (RE) players have given a thumbs up to the latest notification by the ministry of new and renewable energy asking states to allow movement of material and staff to ensure continuous renewable power generation following the nationwide lockdown. “While it is...

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India’s renewable energy generation capacity has grown 72 per cent in six yrs: R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

The installed capacity of renewable energy generation in the country has grown 72 per cent from 80 gigawatt (GW) to 138.9 GW during the past six years, according to new and renewable energy minister R K Singh. He also added that the foreign direct investments of $6.1 billion...

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