BIS Extension For SPV Module Manufacturers

The date of self-certification relaxation stands extended from January 1, 2019, to March 31, 2019. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules until March 31, 2019. The Schedule with the date of coming into force was initially September 5, 2018. However, after […]

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Rs 3,584 Crore Released For RE Schemes in FY 2018-19: R K Singh

A total of 74.79 GW of renewable energy capacity had been installed in the country at the end of December 2018. The government has released Rs 3,584.08 crore as Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for implementing renewable energy schemes by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in the financial year 2018-19 so far, power and renewable energy minister R […]

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MNRE Issues Notice With Amendments For 2 NISE Tenders

The last date for bid submissions on the two tenders is February 25, 2019, and February 18, 2019. The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), has issued corrigendum with amendments to two of its tenders. NISE, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), had previously issued two tenders for setting […]

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2 Days After 12 GW Manufacturing ‘Stimulus’ Time For Reality Check

On Feb 6, the government announced a move to push central public sector undertakings towards a 12 GW solar plan, powered completely by domestic manufacturing. Will this finally kick start domestic manufacturing? 2 days after the announcement, we spoke to industry insiders, as well as considered the factors that could make or break this latest […]

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CCEA Approves Proposal For Setting Up 12 GW Solar Projects 

The Scheme will mandate the use of both solar photovoltaic cells and modules manufactured domestically. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for implementation of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme Phase-ll for setting up 12,000 MW grid-connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Projects, […]

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With 10 GW targets for 2019 in Wind and Solar, SECI has its task cut out

The focus this year will be on storage, and possibly, hybrid ‘wind-solar’ projects. After a rather ‘disappointing’ 2018, when large cancellations made an appearance for the first time, besides the uncertainty around GST, duties, and even state level flip flops, 2019 promises to be a tough year for SECI. We look at what it might […]

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MNRE Seeks Suggestions on BIS Standards for Solar Pump Systems

Stakeholders have been provided until February 11, 2019, to send in their comments and suggestions separately for the 3 documents. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been requested by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for convening a meeting for formulating/amending standards for Solar Photovoltaic  Water Pumping Systems. While an assigned sub-committee […]

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The Interim Budget. No Sunshine with A Hint of Rain

After getting many quick reactions from various industry experts we did some research on it and found that: The last budget of the Modi government tried to have something for everyone, especially the middle class and farmers. But it looks like the renewable vote is not really as important. On the renewable energy front, the […]

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MNRE Seeks Suggestions on Draft Offshore Wind Energy Lease Rules

The ministry has provided a timeline until  February 25, 2019, for interested stakeholders to submit their suggestions. The National Offshore Wind Energy Policy provides only a basic framework for the development of offshore wind energy in the country. And now the Ministry has opened its new Draft Offshore Wind Energy Lease Rules for comments/suggestions/views from […]

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