Ministry of New and Renewable energy

India Won’t Impose Safeguard Duty on Imported Solar Equipment

The decision had different effects on solar players in the country. On the one hand it had delighted manufacturers while as on the other hand it alarmed developers about the steep rise in input costs. Overruling the directorate general of safeguards’ recommendation of 70% levy on imported solar equipment, the government has reversed the decision […]

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No Payment for Solar Power Producers if No Land Title in Karnataka

The National Solar Energy Federation of India wrote to Ministry of New and Renewable Energy that the developers are not being paid because they haven’t received clear titles to the land they acquired for the projects. Against the delaying of clearance of land acquisition, the solar energy developers have protested against the Karnataka government to […]

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MNRE Seeks Views to Develop Construction Standards for Rooftop, Off-grid Solar PV Systems

In the absence of specified construction standards, the workmanship and BOP material used in rooftop and off-grid solar systems are not consistent. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited suggestions or views for the development of construction standards for the rooftop solar and off-grid solar PV systems from all the stakeholders by […]

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SECI Named Nodal Agency to Implement 2,500 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

The eligible capacity for bidding will be a minimum 200 MW and maximum 500 MW by a bidder with project capacity of at least 50 MW at one project site. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has appointed Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as the nodal agency for setting up of 2,500 […]

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MNRE Announces RPO Compliance Unit

The RPO Compliance Cell will coordinate with states, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and SERCs on all things related to the RPO. It will oversee monthly reports on RPO compliance, coordinate periodic reporting, and act on non-compliance with the appropriate authorities. To improve enforcement of key policies for clean energy deployment in the country, Ministry […]

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Consumers, Integrators Seek Single-window for Solar Power Projects in Goa

The integrators were attending the Goa Conference’s second edition on Solar Energy in Panaji, the capital of Goa. They vigorously questioned the role of the electricity department and the GEDA. To deal with all grid-connected solar power projects, Integrators and consumers of solar power systems have appealed for a single window system for smooth installations. […]

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MNRE Modifies Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

The new amendments by the MNRE have also dropped the requirements under which the state government was obliged to buy 20% of the power from the distribution companies (DISCOMs). Thus it would no longer be required to get a commitment from the state government to buy at least 20% of the total power produced in […]

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