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MNRE Updates ALMM List, Adds Five New Module Manufacturers 

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has come up with its latest revised list of ALMM (Approved List of Module Manufacturers). The newly revised document now lists 82 module manufacturers. All module manufacturers’ cumulative capacities under the revised ALMM list currently stand at 19,190 Megawatt (MW).  The new module manufacturers featured in the list included […]

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Power Exchange Prices Likely To Remain Competitive For Next 10 Months: IEX 

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) claimed that with the global fuel prices coming down and other favourable conditions, the clearing prices in Indian power exchanges are likely to remain competitive for the next few months, unlike 2022-23. SN Goel, Chairman, and Managing Director of IEX, claimed that the trend would likely prevail for the next […]

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India’s Utility Scale Renewable Growth To Face Hurdles In 2023 to 2024: IEA Report

A latest report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) claimed that India is likely to see an increased installation of renewable energy in 2023 and 2024. It attributed this to some of the positive developments in the sector. The global report titled ‘Renewable Energy Market Update’ gives a projection of the growth of renewable energy across the […]

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In 2022, India Among 3 Countries Accounting for Nearly 90% of Installed Capacity for Manufacturing Solar Modules: IEA

A latest report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) claimed that China would continue to withhold its globally dominant position in solar module manufacturing capacities even in 2030. The report estimated the likely production capacities of solar modules in different countries by 2030 if the announced projects are implemented.  The report titled ‘The State of Clean Technology […]

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Offshore Wind Projects Starting Before 2033 To Get 25 Years Of ISTS Waiver In India

The Ministry of Power, in its latest notification, has allowed a 25-year waiver of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) charges for early starters of offshore wind power projects. As per the notification, all the offshore projects commissioned on or before December 31, 2032, would be eligible for the long-term waiver. Besides these, the notification also confirms that […]

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MNRE, States Discuss Ways To Achieve 500 GW Renewable Target  

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) discussed with different states in the national capital to review the progress of various renewable energy programmes in the country. In its brainstorming session, the ministry told the states that India had already achieved 172 Gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy while works are in different stages to […]

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Govt Reduces Subsidy For Electric Two-Wheelers Under FAME-II

In its latest notification, the Ministry of Heavy Industries has ordered reduction in subsidies for electric two-wheeler vehicles under the Faster Adoption of Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME)-II scheme. The new provisions will be rolled out in India from June 1, 2023. With the reduced hand-holding support from the government, the electric two-wheeler prices are […]

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UP Has The Highest Potential For Livelihoods With DRE: CEEW Study

A latest report by the Council of Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) claimed that Uttar Pradesh has the greatest impact opportunity in livelihood by deploying Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) solutions. The report was recently released by the Minister of New and Renewable Energy RK Singh in a national event in New Delhi recently.  Following Uttar […]

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MNRE to Launch New Scheme To Boost Distributed Solar Energy: RK Singh

In his latest speech, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh announced starting a new scheme to boost distributed renewable energy (DRE). He announced this during an event on DRE organised by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and Villgro Innovations Foundation’s Powering Livelihoods. “We are developing a new DRE policy […]

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