India

Exide Acquires Stake in Cleantech’s 3 SPV’s For Procuring Energy From Solar Plants

Exide Industries has announced that it has entered into 3 separate share subscription and shareholders agreements with Singapore-based Cleantech Solar Energy for three special purpose vehicle (SPV) companies. “Exide Industries Limited has entered into 3 separate SSSAs’ with Cleantech Solar Energy for 3 SPV companies for the purchase of energy from three Captive Power Plants […]

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Solar Power Can Convert India’s Energy Poverty to Energy Prosperity

Over a period of one year, Samuday has invested close to Rs 30 crore towards establishing 14 solar mini grids, supplying power to over 900 households in 15 villages. It has also committed another Rs 3 crore to be spent every year over the next five years towards maintaining these grids.   In a bid […]

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Uttar Pradesh Approves Bids For Development of 100 MW Floating Solar Projects

The commission stated that their approval must not be considered as approval for tariff adoption. For the adoption of the tariff, a separate petition needs to be filed. The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved the opening and finalisation of bids submitted by ReNew Power for the development of 100 MW of floating solar […]

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Vikram Solar Expects the Solar Sector to Bare No Impact of the General Elections

Amit Gupta, Director – Legal and Corporate affairs, Vikram Solar gives his take on whether the ongoing general election will have any impact on the solar sector. Vikram Solar, the West Bengal-based solar solutions provider has come out and said that it expects the solar sector to stay unaffected by the general elections. “In our […]

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Swap Kerosene Subsidies for Solar To Improve Power Supply: Report

The Clean Energy Swap, as per the study, supports kerosene to solar swap that will reallocate finances away from kerosene, promoting cleaner lighting fuels for unelectrified or underserved consumers. An independent study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) shows that switching subsidies from kerosene to off-grid […]

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responsAbility Partners with Pune-Based Electronica to Expand Green Lending Facility

Through this green bond issuance, EFL plans to diversify its product offering and to expand into financing solar PV for the commercial and industrial markets. Swiss impact investment institute, responsAbility has partnered with Pune-based non-banking finance company Eletronica Finance (EFL) to issue green Masala Bonds for expanding EFL’s energy efficient machinery lending portfolio for small […]

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BRPL and Shuttl Commit to EV Transition with Focus on Charging Infrastructure

Through their EV100 membership, the two firms have pledged to switch their fleets to electric and install charging infrastructure where they have operations. BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and app-based mobility company Shuttl have become the latest Indian companies to join The Climate Groups’ EV 100 initiative.  Shuttl operates nearly 30,000 rides daily to commuters […]

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MNRE Issues Revised Guidelines For Series Approval of SPV Modules

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued revised guidelines for series approval of solar PV modules for conducting testing in test labs for implementation of Solar Photovoltaics Systems, Devices and Component Goods Order 2017. The guidelines are issued to facilitate labs/manufacturers in the formation of series of products for approval of product […]

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Hero Group & Azure Power Plan To Raise $500 Million Each Through Bond Sale

Hero Group’s renewable energy arm and Azure Power are gearing up to raise $1 billion by selling bonds to overseas investors over the next few weeks in separate offerings, according to people briefed on the matter. Both the Delhi-based green power rivals are looking raise $500 million each and have appointed investment banks to underwrite […]

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