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Power PSUs to acquire over 2 lakh hectares for solar parks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

Central public sector undertakings (PSUs) will acquire more than two lakh hectares to set up 47,000 mw of green power units under a new plug-and-play model, aimed at accelerating solar capacity expansion by derisking projects from land acquisition and availability of...

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J&K fails to achieve solar energy generation target

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Even five years after the signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Union Government on generating 7,500 mw solar power energy, the authorities have failed to achieve the target in this regard. In March 2014, the then NC-Congress government of Omar Abdullah had...

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Four-fold rise in total solar capacity but rooftop meets just 10% of target

By : Sustainability ..., May 9, 2019

Rooftop solar, one the fastest growing sub-sectors in the country's renewable energy space, has hit a speed bump. Of the targeted 40 Gw of solar rooftop installs, only 10 per cent has been...

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Gujarat solar projects get bids of 600 MW despite low ceiling tariffs

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2019

 

Gujarat’s fresh attempt to auction 700 mw of solar projects at Raghanesda Solar Park has attracted techno-commercial bids of 600 mw despite having an aggressive ceiling price of Rs 2.70...

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Dedicated financing support key to scaling up rooftop solar in the SME sector in India

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2019

The Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector is expected to contribute significantly to achieving the government’s target of building 40 gigawatt (GW) of the rooftop solar capacity by...

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India Working On Unified Portal To Help Consumers Set Up Rooftop Solar Panels

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in association with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank is developing a unified web portal, which will facilitate as a single-window clearance...

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India third largest solar market in 2018, top 10 companies bag 60% projects

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2019

India emerged as the third-largest solar PV (photo-voltaic) market in the world, with the country's top 10 companies accounting for over 60 per cent of all large-scale project installations in...

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India solar panel prices continue to fall on 25% y-o-y dip in global rates

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 29, 2019

Despite the safeguard duty imposed on imports from China, Malaysia and the West, effective July 2018, solar panel prices continued to fall in the domestic market, as a 25% year-on-year fall in...

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Solar power generation 5.8 per cent costlier with GST: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 8, 2019

The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has led to an increase in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation by almost 6 per cent, an independent study by the Council on...

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Rajasthan’s 750MW solar auction draws lowest bids of 2.48 rupees

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 4, 2019

A 750MW solar PV auction for capacity in the Indian state of Rajasthan has drawn in winning bids of between INR2.48-2.49/kWh (US$0.035). ...

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