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Maharashtra has Achieved 9.7 GW of its 22 GW by 2022 RE Target

As of June 2020, Maharashtra has an installed renewable energy capacity of 9.7 GW, which is 44 percent of its 2022 target of 22 GW. Maharashtra has renewable energy potential of 75 GW, which is 8.3 percent of the country’s total potential. As per the state’s National Electricity Plan 2018, Maharashtra has a renewable energy […]

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Retiring old Thermal Plants the 1st Hurdle in Reducing Discoms Debts: IEEFA

Discoms need to work with state governments to retire their old inefficient and expensive thermal power plants as the first step in reducing their debts A new report by IEEFA proposes recommendations to reduce financial and operational inefficiencies across India’s power distribution sector, which as of May 2020 had accumulated massive overdue payment liabilities of […]

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Soon 20% of all C&I Solar Systems in India Will be Grid-Tied: Report

Increasing electricity demand and rising grid tariffs for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are driving business users to rooftop solar, which is not only cleaner and cheaper but also gives them tariff certainty for 25 years. In ‘Powering up Sunshine – Untapped Opportunities in India’s Rooftop Solar Market’, a new report from JMK Research & Analytics […]

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One Sun, One World, One Grid Brings Opportunities and Challenges: IEEFA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi floated the idea of cross-border solar connectivity in October 2019. It was taken up by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and India is now pursuing a new vision of ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG). It looks ambitious, but if structured well could change the way […]

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Solar to Push Much of Remaining Coal Fleet in Texas Offline: IEEFA

New utility-scale solar will push much of remaining coal-fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by IEEFA New utility-scale solar is poised to push much of the remaining coal-fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by the […]

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Floating Solar to Generate 900% More Electricity Across APAC: IEEFA

Asia leads Europe in deploying floating solar, also known as floating photovoltaic (FPV), a new IEEFA report finds. Energy finance analysts Sara Jane Ahmed and Elrika Hamdi at the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) note that power demand in the Philippines and Malaysia has dropped by as much as 16 percent during the COVID-19 […]

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Utility-Scale Solar Remains Off-Limits Across Solar Rich Southwest US: IEEFA

The largest property owner in the US—the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—has acreage set aside for utility-scale solar development on only 0.03 percent of the roughly 100 million acres it manages across the sun-rich Southwest, finds a report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report—Federal Land Agency Lags on Solar Development Approvals […]

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The Philippines Power Sector can Reach Resilience by 2021: IEEFA

The Philippines could come out COVID-19 with cheaper electricity prices and a more competitive and reliable power sector a new report from IEEFA details The Philippines could come out COVID-19 with cheaper electricity prices and a more competitive and reliable power sector if it swapped its reliance on expensive coal power for cheaper renewables and […]

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Dramatic Fall in Cost of Funding Behind Record Breaking Solar Tariffs: IEEFA

The cost of solar continued to decline during the pandemic, driven by dramatic falls in the capital cost of solar (solar module costs) and in the cost of funding. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) in a new report has detailed that despite the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, during the […]

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