Author: Prasanna Singh

Coal India Invites EPC & O&M Contractors For Its Floating Solar Plans

Public sector undertaking and the world’s largest coal miner, Coal India Limited, continues to prepare grounds for its ambitious renewable energy plans. In a tender notice on May 17, the PSU has invited expressions of interest from relevant firms to get empaneled with it for its floating solar plans. The Maharatna firm has set a […]

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IEA Report Advises Shutting Out Fossil Projects Now, To Reach 1.5C Target

The International Energy Agency (IEA), one of the premier energy modeling agencies and until recently, a key backer of the perception that fossil fuel’s still have a future (of sorts), has finally changed track. In a recommendation that will surprise many people, and please even more who have been calling for the same, the agency […]

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“India Needs Schemes that can support the market expansion”, Stefan Louis, Nexcharge

Nexcharge, the Joint venture between Exide India and Leclanché, Switzerland, (Exide Leclanché Energy Private Limited) completes three years this year. It’s been a period of major changes on the battery storage front, with Lithium Ion batteries finally given the importance they deserve, with support from both the official PLI schemes and a major push from […]

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CERC Judgement on SB Energy’s 300 MW Bhadla Project Compensation

A plea  by SB Energy at the CERC, with SECI and Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam as respondents, was disposed off by the commission with a now predictable template on most of the contentions. In doing so, the CERC has served to iterate what seems to be well established rules for such situations. The final order […]

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DGTR’s Third Anti Dumping Investigation. Too Little, Too Late?

The announcement by the ministry of commerce and industry of the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) starting an anti-dumping probe on imports of solar cells imported from China, Vietnam, and Thailand was made yesterday. The move, while following due process as one would hope, leads to several questions regarding its relevance. Perhaps the only […]

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Top 10 Polysilicon Rankings for 2020- The Future To be 90 Percent China

German research firm Bernreuter research has released its latest ranking of Polysilicon manufacturers, and the prognosis for non-Chinese manufacturers is not good. The firm predicts that the world’s four largest polysilicon manufacturers in 2022 will all be based in China. in 2020, Wacker Chemie, the German firm which was actually no. 1 till 2019, lost […]

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UPNEDA Moves To Initiate 106 MW Solar Plants Under PM KUSUM

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has issued a tender inviting bids for 106 MW of solar plants under the PM KUSUM scheme. The scheme, while primarily focused on solar pumps initially, was expanded later to include solar plants too. The tender invites bids for plant sizes ranging from 0.5 MW […]

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Chhattisgarh Renewable Agency Tenders For 20K Solar Pumps

Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA), has invited bids for supply of 20,000 solar pumps of 3 HP and 5 HP capacity, in the state during the period 2021-2023. CREDA is the nodal agency for solar power development in Chhattisgarh. The tender covers standardisation of Rates for Survey, design, supply, installation and commissioning of Solar […]

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IEA Upgrades Solar To Energy ‘King’ In Outlook for 2021, 2022

The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its latest Energy market update, has flagged renewables as the only category which saw  demand increase. based on this, and the competitive filed for renewables versus other energy options, the agency sees a solid future ahead for renewable energy, particularly Solar. For India, which has been hit hard by […]

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