Solar News

Why India’s Thermal Woes Cast A Shadow Over Renewable Plans

It’s all about the money. The money needed to clean up discoms, and soon, the money needed to clean up the mess in India’s thermal energy sector. By now, it is well known that one of the biggest impediments to India’s ambitious renewable energy goals is the state of its state distribution firms. Or discoms, […]

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Indonesia to Replace Fossil Fuel Plants with Renewable Plants

With an aim to achieve its target of 23 percent renewable energy share in the energy mix by 2025, Indonesia is planning to replace its old fossil fuel plants with renewable energy, as per the data and analytics company report. The country, which is mainly dominated by thermal power generation, has renewable energy potential of […]

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Update: Avaada Energy appeal Against CERC Order At APTEL

On January 20, we had carried a story on the CERC (Central electricity Regulatory Commission) refusing to provide any relief to Avaada Energy in its petition against SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India), for its project in Maharashtra. In an update to the same, Avaada Energy has informed us that they had obtained a stay […]

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The Total-Adani Deal- Impact on Indian Solar Sector

The announcement yesterday of a proposed JV between Total Total SA, the french energy major, and Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy arm of the Adani Group, for $510 million (approx Rs 3600 crores) is, to put it mildly, a surprise. After all, while not dire, the sector today faces multiple pressure points, the latest […]

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BHEL Tenders for BOS Work for 100 MWac Floating Solar Plant

BHEL has issued a tender for undertaking BOS work for NTPC’s 100 MWac floating solar power plant at Ramagundam in Telangana. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for undertaking BOS work for NTPC’s 100 MWac floating solar power plant at Ramagundam in Telangana. The scope of work […]

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Land, Policies & Payment Delays a few Issues RE Developers Face in India

Land acquisition, non-conducive state policies and delays in timely payment are some of the key issues that RE developers face in India Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that land acquisition, non-conducive state policies in certain states and delay in making timely payment to renewable energy generators by […]

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RE Buyers Alliance Announces Top 10 US Large Energy Buyers in 2019

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance has announced the release of its Deal Tracker highlighting 2019’s Top 10 Large Energy Buyers, topped by Facebook. The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), has announced the release of its Deal Tracker highlighting 2019’s Top 10 Large Energy Buyers, topped by Facebook with the procurement of 1.546 gigawatts (GW). The REBA Deal Tracker showcases total procurement […]

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Americas Wind Installations Rise 12% in 2019 With 13.4 GW

New data shows the Americas and the Caribbean installed 13.4 GW capacity of onshore wind power in 2019, an increase of 12 percent on the previous year The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America and the Caribbean installed 13,427 MW (13.4 GW) capacity of onshore […]

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Govt in Favour of Domestic Solar Manufacturing, Market not so Much

The government is heavily indulged in promotion of domestic solar manufacturing, however, when it comes to utilisation on projects, imports are still favoured According to information relayed in a recent parliamentary discussion, the central government is heavily indulged in promotion of domestic solar manufacturing as portrayed by all the policy changes and financial incentives being […]

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