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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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India, Peru Sign MoU on Co-op in New & Renewable Energy

The MoU aimed to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote bilateral technical cooperation in new and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity between the two countries, it said. India and Peru has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the field of […]

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Renewable Energy Attracted $42 Bn of Investment in 4 Years: MNRE

New opportunities have emerged. Altogether new business space has been created. Indian companies have begun to explore foreign stock exchanges as a source of funds. An investment of $42 billion was attracted by India’s Renewable Energy Sector in last four years and over the same period of time, the green energy projects created over 10 […]

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India Won’t Impose Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Equipment

The decision had different effects on solar players in the country. On the one hand it had delighted manufacturers while as on the other hand it alarmed developers about the steep rise in input costs. Overruling the directorate general of safeguards’ recommendation of 70% levy on imported solar equipment, the government has reversed the decision […]

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MNRE Seeks Views to Develop Construction Standards for Rooftop, Off-grid Solar PV Systems

In the absence of specified construction standards, the workmanship and BOP material used in rooftop and off-grid solar systems are not consistent. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited suggestions or views for the development of construction standards for the rooftop solar and off-grid solar PV systems from all the stakeholders by […]

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SECI Named Nodal Agency to Implement 2,500 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

The eligible capacity for bidding will be a minimum 200 MW and maximum 500 MW by a bidder with project capacity of at least 50 MW at one project site. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has appointed Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as the nodal agency for setting up of 2,500 […]

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