Solar Policy

Telangana Looks To Power Over 5200 Schools With Solar Rooftop

The Telangana Government is striving to relieve government-run schools from the financial burden of electricity bills. The government will be introducing more solar power plants on the rooftops of its schools of different capacities. The plan involves installing solar power plants in a total of 5,267 schools, which includes 4,600 government and local body high […]

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Queensland Government Unveils Ambitious Plan to Establish 12 Renewable Energy Zones

The Queensland government announced its initiative to create 12 renewable energy zones (REZs) across the state, as part of a comprehensive $62 billion plan. The goal is to phase out coal power and transition to 80 percent renewable energy within a little over a decade. Recently, the Labor Palaszczuk government released a draft roadmap, Queensland […]

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Hungarian Energy Storage Scheme Worth €1.1 Billion Receives European Commission Approval

The European Commission has approved a Hungarian scheme worth €1.1 billion, designed to bolster the country’s shift towards a carbon-neutral economy by supporting the establishment of energy storage facilities with a capacity of at least 800 MW/1600 MWh. The scheme aims at enhancing the flexibility of the Hungarian electricity system by supporting storage investments to […]

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US Proposal For Fee Reduction for Wind and Solar Energy on Federal Lands

The Biden administration unveiled a new proposal on Thursday to formalize a significant project fee reduction for wind and solar energy developments on federal lands. The regulation aims to boost renewable energy deployment as part of the administration’s strategy to combat climate change. Last year, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a division of […]

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DOE Unveils $135 Million Investment to Propel Industrial Decarbonization in America

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a substantial investment of $135 million in 40 projects aimed at industrial decarbonization, crucial in driving the nation towards a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. By advancing transformative and innovative technologies, these projects will play a significant role in decarbonizing the U.S. industrial sector. “America’s industrial sector […]

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15 Solar Boats To Sail On Alappuzha Backwaters In Kerala

Just as solar-powered boats made their way into the Chilika Lake in Odisha on the eastern Indian coast, some western states now want to jump onto the bandwagon too. The latest development has come from Kerala, known for its numerous backwaters.  The Kerala Water Transport Department has planned to introduce electric boats in its backwaters. […]

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J&K Offers Mega Subsidies On Solar Panels, Solar Pumps

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, in his latest announcement, said that the power consumers wishing to install rooftop solar in the state would get a 65 percent subsidy from the government. In comparison, those opting for solar-powered pumps would get up to 80 percent subsidy. With the latest move, the deployment of […]

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HERC Approves Green Energy Open Access Rules, Ensures Not Levying Reliability Charges 

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in its latest order, approved changes to the draft Green Energy Open Access Rules. This comes after hearing pleas from the electricity generators, power distribution companies, and other stakeholders. The Ministry of Power, earlier on June 6, 2022, came up with its Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy […]

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ICRIER Report Bats For Establishing Green State Investment Banks For Clean Tech Financing 

A latest Policy Paper released by the International Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), a think-tank on Clean Energy Finance, batted for establishing a green state investment bank (SIB) to finance new clean energy technologies. The think tank released the paper ahead of the G-20 meeting in India to attract its stakeholders on […]

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