Tags: Ministry of New and Renewable energy

MNRE Extends Timeline for Implementing 40 GW ‘Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects’ Scheme to 2021-22

The timelines of the scheme is extended from 2019-20 to 2021-22 without any additional financial implication. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the timeline for the implementation of 40 GW scheme for developing solar parks and ultra mega solar power projects from 2019-20 to 2021-22. The MNRE said in a statement […]

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Tata Power Renewable Energy Commissions 100 MW Solar Project in AP

We plan to add around 1,000 Mw renewable energy capacity to our portfolio every year, scaling it to 45-50 percent in the next five years, largely through organic growth India’s largest power integration company, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL) announced it has commissioned a 100 MW solar power plant at Anthapuramu Solar Park in […]

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Renewable to be Half of Total Installed Capacity by 2030: RK Singh

It (power demand) will go up further, which means we will need to expand our capacity, so energy is a good market here By the end of 2030, the renewable energy mix in India’s electricity mix would account for around 55% of the total electricity. The country is expanding and growing in its installation capacity […]

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VGF Program Guidelines Amended for Solar Projects

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made amendments in guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding for solar photovoltaic projects. Under the National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase-II, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made amendments in guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding for solar photovoltaic projects. In the […]

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MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of GST Affected Solar Projects

The extension to the project developers was provided by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), and other implementing agencies. After the frictions faced by multiple developers due to the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other related issues, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued […]

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Higher RPOs to Help India Meet 175 GW Renewable Target, says Greenpeace

It further added that, MNRE’s recently announced Kusum scheme to promote solar arrays connected to irrigation pumps can play a key role in helping states fulfil their RPOs. Greenpeace India said that 21 per cent target of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by 2022 will be helping India in meeting the renewable energy goal of 175 GW till 2022, […]

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Renewable Energy Pact with Peru Approved by Union Cabinet

The agreement aims to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable energy issues on the basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity. For the promotion of renewable energy projects in the country, a Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved an […]

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Uttarakhand HC Rules Against Solar Power Panels on Fields

Under the Grid Interacted Rooftop and Small SPV (solar photovoltaic) Power Plant scheme, the Uttarakhand government is promoting the use of small-scale rooftop solar power plants in the state. The National Solar Mission of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy provides a subsidy of 30% to the applicants. In an order, the Uttarakhand high […]

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Duty Concerns, ISTS Issues May Delay Solar Auctions

NTPC deferred auction of 2,000 MW of solar capacity to the first week of June. However, the state-run power giant did not auction even in the first week of this month. Amid ambiguity about the imposition of 70 percent safeguard duty on solar equipment, there is an apprehension that solar auctions would be dragged further. […]

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