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Railways to source 1.2 GW green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2020

One of the significant actions taken in this direction has been installation of solar panels at stations and service buildings across the zone. All stations in a particular section of South Central Railway have been provided with solar panels to tap the natural energy....

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Railway gives push to green energy projects

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

The Railways is accelerating its efforts to install and use renewable energy as part of its objective to reduce carbon footprint and reduce its power costs. It aims to source about 1,000 MW of solar power and about 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22. Currently, it consumes 200...

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ICRA revises year-end outlook from stable to negative for renewable energy sector

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

ICRA has revised the year-end outlook for the renewable energy (RE) sector, from stable to negative. The sector is facing headwinds because of the long delays in making payments by the state distribution utilities, execution delays for projects bid out over the past two years...

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India installed 181,000 solar power pumps for irrigation in three years under PM-KUSUM scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

More than 181,000 solar power pumps have been installed in the country over the past three years for meeting the electricity demand for irrigation under the Pradhan-Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) scheme being implemented by the Ministry of New...

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Share of renewable energy rises to 9%

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

The percentage of renewable energy in India’s energy mix has risen steadily to nearly 9 per cent from the 2014-2015 levels. But, the current installed renewable energy capacity of the country pales against the 282 GW conventional power generation capacity. This is because...

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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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Large-scale adoption of electric mobility will spur renewable energy growth: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 1, 2019

An increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) will be instrumental in increasing the share of solar and wind energy in the energy mix, considering renewable energy sources are only intermittently available and are weather dependent, according to a new study. The study...

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To Attract Investors & Developers, India Announces Incentives For Solar Energy Parks

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

We recently covered a story about the Indian government planning to set up large-scale renewable energy parks through public sector companies to speed up the renewable energy capacity addition. The government of India has now revealed new details about this program. According...

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AGEL plans to add 800 MW of renewable energy projects

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 25, 2019

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) plans to add over 800 MW of renewable energy projects in the current financial year and 3300 MW in two more years, the company said in a statement. "Adani Green...

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India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 26, 2019

India would have installed 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, says secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. India plans to set up 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy...

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