MNRE-Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal Ministry of the Government of India for all matters relating to new and renewable energy. The broad aim of the Ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy for supplementing the energy requirements of the country.

Domestic Solar Power Industry

Solar tariffs in India saw the lowest ever level of Rs.2.44 per unit in reverse auctions carried out by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in May 2017 for 200 MW and again twice in July, 2018, for 600 MW in each instance.  As per the final findings dated 16th July, 2018, in the investigations […]

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National Energy Storage Mission

An Expert Committee under the chairpersonship of Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, with representatives from relevant Ministries, industry associations, research institutions and experts was constituted by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy to propose draft for setting up National Energy Storage Mission (NESM) for India. The Expert Committee referred has proposed a […]

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Cost of generation of solar power

The cost of generating solar power depends, inter alia, upon intensity of radiation, size of the solar plant, cost of financing, etc. The tariff for solar power is now being determined largely through tendering process. For installation of rooftop solar PV projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has worked out benchmark cost […]

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Electricity to farmers through renewable energy sources

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) is providing subsidy up to 30% of the benchmark cost of the solar water pumps to the farmers under Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme. Till date over 1.85 lakh solar water pumps have been reported installed in the country under the Programme. The Ministry of […]

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Power generation capacity from renewable energy sources

India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), as submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under Paris Climate Agreement, inter-alia, include achieving about 40 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030. India has taken various initiatives, including setting up of National Solar Mission and announcing target […]

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Around 69,784 MW of renewable energy capacity has been installed in the country as on 31.03.2018

Renewable energy installations in the country are progressively increasing and do not appear to be facing any major challenges Renewable energy sector in India is attracting companies from across the world In the year 2016-17, aggregate capacity of around 11,322 MW of renewable energy was installed in the country, and in year 2017-18, aggregate capacity […]

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NIWE, has installed a remote sensing instrument- LiDAR for assessment of offshore wind resource at Gulf of Khambat, off the Gujarat Coast

Developers are encouraged to deploy most advanced technologies IREDA, a non-banking financial institution under the Ministry has conducted studies with foreign assistance during the last three years and current year Most of renewable energy projects in the country are being implemented by the private sector developers selected through a transparent bidding process. In order to […]

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