Solar Policy

100 Percent Renewable Energy Deal Struck for Sydney

A new agreement will ensure all City of Sydney operations, including depots, buildings, and the Town Hall, will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy A new agreement with innovative energy company Flow Power will ensure all City of Sydney operations, including pools, sports fields, depots and buildings, including the historic Sydney Town Hall, will […]

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Uzbekistan’s PPP Based 900 MW Solar Tender, Gets IFC Backing

Uzbekistan has signed a mandate with IFC, to develop up to 900 MW of solar power through public-private partnerships (PPPs). Uzbekistan is advancing quickly to diversify its energy matrix and meet its target to develop up to 5 gigawatts (GW) of solar power by 2030. The country has signed a mandate with the International Finance […]

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MNRE Offers Clarification on Domestically Manufactured Solar Cells

MNRE has issued a clarification in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells. In a major decision that is likely to give a further boost to domestic manufacturing of solar cells in India, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification in respect of domestically manufactured solar PV cells. It may […]

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CERC Brings Relief on Safeguard Duty for ACME Solar and Arisun

CERC has provided compensatory relief for ACME and Arisun after accepting their plea to consider the imposition of the safeguard duty as “Change in Law”. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has in its latest order, provided compensatory relief for ACME Jaipur Solar and Arisun Clean Energy after accepting their plea to consider the imposition […]

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India’s Commitment to Tackle Climate Change Unmatched: Sitharaman

India’s commitment to fighting climate change is one of the best amongst the community of nations, Nirmala Sitharaman has said. India’s commitment to fighting the global challenge of climate change is bold and one of the best amongst the community of nations, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Interacting with global investors at the headquarters of the […]

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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

MNRE has issued draft guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for the procurement of power from wind-solar hybrid projects. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft of the guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects. The Ministry had in […]

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Uttarakhand Discom to Carry Forward Surplus Non-Solar RPO to Meet Solar RPO Deficit

UERC has allowed UPCL to carry forward its surplus non-solar RPO from FY 2018-19 to meet its deficit of non-solar and solar RPO in the present fiscal. The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has in its latest order approved the petition filed by the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to carry forward its surplus non-solar […]

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Government Committed to Providing Energy Security to the Country: Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the government is committed to provide energy security to India. “Here is the government which is committed for energy security for India. Energy security, which is not blindly using non-environment friendly sources,” the minister said while addressing the India Energy Forum CERAWeek Summit in Delhi. The third India Energy Forum by CERAWeek […]

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Punjab Drafts Renewable Energy Policy, Plans for 21% RE by 2030

The Punjab government through its latest renewable energy policy plans of securing 21 percent of its power requirements from RE sources by 2030. The state government of Punjab issued a draft version of the state’s renewable energy policy, with the prime objective of securing 21 percent of its power requirements from renewable energy sources by […]

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