Solar Policy

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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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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