Solar Policy

Battery Swapping Primer: A Viable Alternative to Charging Stations

Battery swapping can be a game-changer, bringing the world a few steps closer to electric vehicles. It has the potential to enhance the attractiveness of electric mobility by addressing both the early market purchase price disparities with conventional vehicles and, importantly, the recharging time challenges of electric vehicles (EVs). A swap station offers a fully […]

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After Solar, Volatility Impacts Wind Manufacturers, Projects Affected in India Too

Rising demand and orders have failed to convert to profits for many wind energy manufacturing firms. Wind power heavyweights Vestas Wind Systems A/S, General Electric Co. and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA are all reeling from high raw material and logistics costs, changes in key clean-power subsidies, years of pressure on turbine prices and an […]

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NTPC invites proposals to produce torrefied biomass pellets from Startups

NTPC has invited proposals to provide a unique platform for the Indian startups that could help develop a biomass ecosystem in the country. The platform will be put in a shape by NETRA, the R&D wing of NTPC, for production of the torrefied biomass pellets that are well-suited for decentralized small-scale users. The last date […]

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With Energy Supplies On Edge, Delhi’s Poor Solar Record Comes Back To Bite It

Even as an unprecedented heatwave across most of India, especially North India sends temperatures soaring,  Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, has barely achieved its clean energy goals and increased its dependence on non-renewable sources of energy. This, despite some of the most ambitious plans to green up. The capital has […]

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Explained: EV Subsidies, Incentives Offered by Center and States in India

Evolving in the new age of electric mobility, various subsidies and incentives offered by the Center and state governments form the backbone of the EV market in India. As per a report, the EV market in India will be USD 206 billion by 2030, if India maintains a steady progress to meet its ambitious 2030 […]

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Maharashtra to go with EVs for Ajanta Ellora Cave visits

The Maharashtra government has set plans to leverage electric vehicles (EVs) to transport tourists to the world heritage sites in the state. Maharashtra state tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray announced government plans to deploy EV for facilitating state tourism to the world-famous UNESCO world heritage sites Ajanta and Ellora caves. Until their closure due to covid, […]

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ISTS Waiver Extended By 2 Years For Solar, Wind Energy

“The Ministry of Power has issued an order today for the extension of the waiver of Inter-State Transmission system (ISTS) charges on the transmission of electricity generated from solar and wind sources for projects to be commissioned up to 30th June 2025,”. With this statement, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has confirmed a widely expected waiver […]

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Industry Welcomes Cabinet Approval for PLI Scheme for ACC Battery Storage

IESA and its member companies have welcomed the Cabinet’s approval of the PLI Scheme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading alliance on energy storage & e-mobility and its member companies have welcomed the Cabinet’s approval on the proposal by the Department of Heavy Industry for implementation of […]

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MNRE Grants Conditional Extension for RE Projects due to 2nd Wave of COVID

MNRE has decided that RE projects with SCD on or after April 1, 2021, will be eligible to claim a time extension for completion of work. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified that after considering the representations received from project developers and stakeholders, it has been decided that as a measure […]

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