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The Next Big Push. MNRE Unveils Moves to Push Manufacturing

The Renewable energy sector, where private sector involvement has been considered critical to its growth and building further capacities, has got a new push, as far as manufacturing in India goes. This comes on the heels of the many efforts made last year to provide support for domestic manufacturing, fro the DCR (domestic content requirements) […]

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Solar Subsidies. Is It Time To End Them?

Solar subsidies, like every other subsidy before them, had a noble purpose. To encourage, and enable the adoption of solar power, a cleaner power. It also joined a relatively select group of subsidies, by being open to almost every category of consumers for a while, before being restricted lately to the rooftop solar category. However, […]

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Five Winners in NHPC’s 2 GW Solar Power Projects Tender

Five firms have been declared as winners in the recently concluded auctions for the 2 GW ISTS connected solar projects tender by the NHPC. Five firms have been declared as winners in the recently concluded auctions for the 2 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects tender by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). […]

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Subsidies for Renewables in India Dropped 35% From FY17 to FY19: Report

According to a new study, the renewables subsidies in India fell 35 percent from FY17 to FY19, while its oil and gas subsidies increased by 65 percent. The renewables subsidies in India fell 35 percent from FY17 to FY19, while its oil and gas subsidies increased by 65 percent according to a new study entitled […]

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106,000 Clean Energy Jobs Lost in March Due to COVID-19: Report

More than 106,000 clean energy workers lost their jobs in the month of March, and more clean energy job losses are projected in the coming months. More than 106,000 clean energy workers lost their jobs in the month of March, and hundreds of thousands more clean energy job losses are projected in the coming months. […]

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IL&FS Completes Sale of its Wind Power Service Amid Lockdown

IL&FS has completed the sale of IL&FS Wind Power Services (IWSPL), a subsidiary of IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL), to ORIX Corporation IL&FS has completed the sale of IL&FS Wind Power Services (IWSPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL), to ORIX Corporation, Japan. IWSPL is engaged in providing supervisory and […]

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Nissan Licenses Lithium-ion Battery Technology to APB Corporation

Nissan has licensed its technology to APB Corporation that will allow mass production of lower-cost lithium-ion batteries with increased charging capacity Nissan has licensed an advanced technology to APB Corporation that will allow mass production of lower-cost, safer lithium-ion batteries with increased charging capacity. Backed by investment from major companies, Tokyo-based APB plans to build […]

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Solar Panel Cleaning Market Worth $1 Bn by 2026: Report

The global solar panel cleaning market value is anticipated to surpass USD 1 billion by 2026, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights. The global solar panel cleaning market value is anticipated to surpass USD 1 billion by 2026, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights. Growing end-user preference to adopt […]

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EDPR Secures PPA for its 200 MW Solar Power Project

EDPR has announced that it has secured a 15-year PPA with Ammper to sell the energy produced by the 200 MW Los Cuervos solar PV project. EDP Renováveis (EDPR) has announced that it has secured a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Ammper, a leading supplier of energy services, to sell the energy produced by the […]

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