Solar Policy

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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India Sets Sights on Green Shipbuilding Goals with Green Tug Transition Programme

The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush Sarbananda SonowaI has said that India has set its sights on becoming the global hub for green shipbuilding by 2030. Towards this goal, the minister launched Green Tug Transition Programme (GTTP). He also inaugurated the country’s first National Centre of Excellence in Green Port […]

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Wind Energy Generation to Surge 4-5 Times on Policy Tailwinds: CRISIL Report

According to a report by CRISIL, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has introduced positive policy changes that could lead to a 6–8 GW annual increase in wind capacity starting in fiscal 2026. This would be four times the growth of 1.6 GW seen in the past five fiscal years, which was driven by […]

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Power Grid Corp of India to Invest Rs 330 Cr in Transmission Project

Power Grid Corporation of India has revealed its plans to invest in the expansion of the renewable energy infrastructure in the country. In a regulatory filing, the power transmission company said that the Board of Power Grid has approved an investment proposal of Rs 330.61 crore for the development of transmission system that will help […]

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CERC Rejects Windpower Windfarm’s Grounds for Failure to Commission Project

A petition filed by Airpower Windfarms, contending that because the Gujarat Energy Development Authority (GEDA), refused to extend the developer permissions, it was unable to commission its project, has been turned down by the Central Regulatory Electricity Commission (CERC). The firm said that it was granted Stage-I Connectivity on 13.7.2018 and Stage-II Connectivity on 24.8.2018 […]

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Vivid Solaire’s Plea to Align LTA with Revised SCOD of Project Shot Down by CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected the petition of Vivid Solaire Energy Private Limited to reconsider Long-Term Access (LTA) to coincide with the revised SCOD of project and waive the transmission charges. In its petition, the Pune-based firm had filed a petition seeking a waiver for the levy of transmission charges by CTUIL […]

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