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Government to Set up 26 gigawatts Solar Power Capacity in Agriculture Sector by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has once again reiterated its promise to set up around 26 gigawatts solar power capacity in agriculture sector by 2022. Minister RK Singh said that a huge portion of this capacity would be installed in the form of conventional land-based...

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IIT Bombay group suggests method of detecting early-stage discoloration in EVA encapsulants

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2020

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, funded by a Ministry of New and Renewable Energy grant, have proposed a new, non-destructive method of detecting early-stage photobleaching and discoloration in EVA encapsulants. Identifying early-stage...

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Investments in RE Sector Fell 14% to Rs 68550 Cr in 2019

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2020

Investments in the country’s renewable energy sector fell by 14 percent to Rs 68,550 crore in the calendar year 2019, the Parliament has been informed. In 2018, the estimated investment in the domestic RE sector was at Rs 79,606 crore, Minister of Power, New and Renewable...

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Power minister launches new website of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 17, 2020

The Minister of State for Power and New and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh launched the new website of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy recently. The new website is developed looking into the quick and accurate information dissemination needs of the Ministry. It uses latest...

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Solar charkha cluster identified in state

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 17, 2020

The union government had identified one solar charkha cluster in Andhra Pradesh, Union minister for micro small and medium enterprises Nitin Gadkari said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. “Till date, 10 projects have been approved under Mission Solar Charkha. One solar charkha...

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Renewable energy: Easier bank guarantee norms likely for green projects

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

In order to find more ways to bring ease in doing solar and wind power businesses, the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is exploring alternative mechanisms to reduce the amount of money that developers need to deposit with government agencies for commissioning...

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Govt grants Rs 478 crore to waste-to-energy scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The government has given its nod for a grant of Rs 478 crore to the waste-to-energy (WTE) programme for the remaining period of financial year 2019-20 (FY20). It has also approved a physical target of 257 megawatt (MW) for the mentioned period under the revised guidelines for...

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MNRE cancels proposal for 500 MW solar park project in Tamil Nadu

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

In a major setback to Tangedco and the Tamil Nadu government, the Union ministry for renewable power (MNRE) has cancelled the proposal for a solar park at Kadaladi in Ramanathapuram district. The decision was made at a meeting convened by the MNRE secretary recently to assess...

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NTPC Designated RE Implementing Agency for Long Term Access in ISTS Network

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has designated state-owned NTPC as the renewable energy (RE) implementing agency to facilitate the application of connectivity and Long-Term Access (LTA) in the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) network. As per the Central...

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India to be Electricity-Based Economy Eventually: RK Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that India is on route to becoming an electricity-based economy, as it embarks on power usage for all its needs from cooking to running vehicles. Speaking at the function organised to mark 10 years of...

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