Solar Policy

MNRE Asks States to not Halt Payments for RE Generators

MNRE has asked states to continue to buy power from renewable energy producers and clear their dues on a regular basis as was being done prior to the lockdown The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked states to continue to buy power from renewable energy producers and clear their dues “on a regular basis […]

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MNRE Offers Solutions for Invoicing for Renewable Energy Supplied During Lockdown

MNRE has issued a new notification, offering viable solutions for invoicing for renewable energy (RE) supplied during the ongoing lockdown The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a new notification to offer relief to stakeholders as the renewable energy industry grapples with the ongoing lockdown imposed to combat the spread of the […]

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India’s RE Generation Capacity Sees 72% Growth in 6 Years: RK Singh

The installed capacity of renewable energy generation in the country has grown 72% from 80 GW to 138.9 GW during the past six years, according to RK Singh. The installed capacity of renewable energy generation in the country has grown 72 percent from 80 gigawatts (GW) to 138.9 GW during the past six years, according […]

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Long Standing Issues of Long-Term Power Purchase Agreements

The Standing Committee on Energy had recently presented its 4th report in the Parliament, one key area of focus was the state of Power Purchase Agreements The Standing Committee on Energy working under the Ministry of Power had recently presented its fourth report in the Parliament addressing all the financial layouts made by the government […]

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Renewable Energy Supply Chain Disruptions to be Treated as Force Majeure

MNRE has directed its implementing agencies to treat delay on account of disruption of the supply chains due to the spread of coronavirus as Force Majeure. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that all Renewable Energy implementing agencies of the MNRE have been directed to treat delay on account of disruption […]

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Only 521.69 MW of Renewable Energy Capacity Installed in Odisha

The coastal state of Odisha has a total of 521.69 MW of renewable energy capacity installed in the state as on February 29, 2020. According to data provided by the Minister of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) the coastal state of Odisha has a total of 521.69 MW of renewable energy capacity installed in the […]

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Govt Planning to Tender 20 GW of Solar Projects by June 2021: RK Singh

RK Singh has said that apart from solar projects (installed or under development) the government is planning to tender for 20 GW solar projects by June 2021 Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh has said that as on February 29, 2020, a cumulative grid-connected solar power capacity of 35.07 GW had been […]

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‘Letter of Comfort’ From PFC/ REC/ IREDA now at Par With Bank Guarantees

The government has decided to treat a letter of comfort issued by state-run shadow banking firms like PFC, REC, and IREDA at par with bank guarantees. To improve the business environment for clean energy projects and attract investments, the government has decided to treat a letter of comfort (undertaking) issued by state-run shadow banking firms […]

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India has Offshore Wind Potential of 67 GW off the Coast of Tamil Nadu, Gujarat

Approximately 36 GW offshore wind power potential exists off the coast of Gujarat and 31 GW off the coast of Tamil Nadu, MNRE Minister RK Singh has said Based on the preliminary studies carried out by the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) in collaboration with various multilateral agencies, the Government has identified eight zones […]

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