Ministry of New and Renewable energy

VGF Program Guidelines Amended for Solar Projects

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made amendments in guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding for solar photovoltaic projects. Under the National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase-II, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made amendments in guidelines for the implementation of the viability gap funding for solar photovoltaic projects. In the […]

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MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of GST Affected Solar Projects

The extension to the project developers was provided by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), and other implementing agencies. After the frictions faced by multiple developers due to the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and other related issues, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued […]

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Higher RPOs to Help India Meet 175 GW Renewable Target, says Greenpeace

It further added that, MNRE’s recently announced Kusum scheme to promote solar arrays connected to irrigation pumps can play a key role in helping states fulfil their RPOs. Greenpeace India said that 21 per cent target of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by 2022 will be helping India in meeting the renewable energy goal of 175 GW till 2022, […]

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Renewable Energy Pact with Peru Approved by Union Cabinet

The agreement aims to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable energy issues on the basis of mutual benefit equality and reciprocity. For the promotion of renewable energy projects in the country, a Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved an […]

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Uttarakhand HC Rules Against Solar Power Panels on Fields

Under the Grid Interacted Rooftop and Small SPV (solar photovoltaic) Power Plant scheme, the Uttarakhand government is promoting the use of small-scale rooftop solar power plants in the state. The National Solar Mission of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy provides a subsidy of 30% to the applicants. In an order, the Uttarakhand high […]

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Duty Concerns, ISTS Issues May Delay Solar Auctions

NTPC deferred auction of 2,000 MW of solar capacity to the first week of June. However, the state-run power giant did not auction even in the first week of this month. Amid ambiguity about the imposition of 70 percent safeguard duty on solar equipment, there is an apprehension that solar auctions would be dragged further. […]

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India, Peru Sign MoU on Co-op in New & Renewable Energy

The MoU aimed to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote bilateral technical cooperation in new and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity between the two countries, it said. India and Peru has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the field of […]

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Renewable Energy Attracted $42 Bn of Investment in 4 Years: MNRE

New opportunities have emerged. Altogether new business space has been created. Indian companies have begun to explore foreign stock exchanges as a source of funds. An investment of $42 billion was attracted by India’s Renewable Energy Sector in last four years and over the same period of time, the green energy projects created over 10 […]

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Chandigarh’s Total Solarification Faces Multiple Hurdles

The installation of solar power plants on the rooftops was made mandatory for all non-residential a well as residential buildings whose area around them is 1 Kanal and above, and the deadline for installation was set 17 May 2018 but was later extended by six months. Although it was made mandatory by the Chandigarh Administration […]

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