Solar Policy

Power Ministry Writes to States/UTs to Issue Tariff Orders on Time

The Ministry of Power in a letter to state and UT energy departments and SERCs has requested for the timely issuing of tariff orders The Ministry of Power in a letter to state and UT energy departments and State Energy Regulatory Commissions has requested for the timely issuing of tariff orders under the Electricity Act, […]

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Guidelines Issued for PLI Scheme for Solar Modules; IREDA to be Implementing Agency

MNRE has issued the guidelines for the implementation of the PLI scheme for high-efficiency solar PV modules. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in a ministry wide notification has announced the sanction of the President for implementation of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme ‘National Programme on High-Efficiency Solar PV Modules’ for achieving […]

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Govt Extends Validity of FAME-II Certificates by 1 Year; SMEV Praises Move

The DHI has extended the validity of FAME-II certificates for all Vehicle Models (e2W, e3W & e4W) approved under FAME-II by 1 year. The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) under the Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises has notified of the extension for the validity of FAME-II certificates for all Vehicle Models (e2W, e3W […]

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Power Ministry Yields; Proposes Net-Metering Limit of 500 kW

After yielding to the representations received from the industry, the Power Ministry has proposed increasing the net-metering cap to 500 kW. The Ministry of Power had notified the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 on December 31, 2020, under section 176 of the Electricity Act, 2003. And since its release, the provision of net metering […]

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MNRE Invites EOI for Installation of Innovative Solar Pumps Again

MNRE has invited firms to submit EOI for the installation of innovative solar pumps across India under Scheme (KUSUM) operated by the ministry The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had in June 2020, issued the guidelines for promoting innovative solar pumps, applicable for all Indian innovators/manufacturers/service providers, who wish to include innovative stand-alone […]

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DGTR Initiates Anti-Dumping Investigation on Fluoro Backsheets for PV Modules

DGTR has initiated an anti-dumping investigation on Fluoro Backsheets used in the manufacturing of solar modules exported from China The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has notified that upon successful application by Renewsys India, it has initiated an investigation to determine the existence, degree and effect of any alleged dumping of Fluoro Backsheets used […]

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Maximum 6 Months Extension for RE Projects in Exceptional Cases: MNRE

MNRE has offered clarification on the award of time extension for commissioning of under-development RE projects on account of COVID-19. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has offered further clarification on the issue of award of time extension for the commissioning of under-development renewable energy (RE) projects in the country on account of […]

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Biden Administration Jump-starts Offshore Wind Energy Projects

The Biden Administration has announced a set of bold actions that it believes will catalyse the offshore wind energy sector in the US, strengthen their domestic supply chain, and create good-paying, union jobs. As per the White House briefing, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina […]

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RERC Yields to Objections, Extends Net-Metering Benefits Till June 30

RERC has now announced that all rooftop solar Net-Metering agreements upto June 30, 2021, will be honoured for their contract durations. The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has announced that after receiving comments and objections from stakeholders on its draft Regulations for Grid-Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Generating Systems, 2020, it will now work again on […]

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