MNRE Finalises BESS Mechanisms For ‘Round-the-Clock’ Renewable Energy

A meeting was held by Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh on February 22 regarding finalising the structure for operationalizing the scheme for Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for the development of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) with a capacity of 4,000 Megawatt Hours (MWh). The minister emphasised that the price […]

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New Rooftop Subsidy Only For Applications Post Feb 13-MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in a fresh update on Geb 20, has declared that only applications received after Feb 13, 2024 will be considered for Central Financial Assistance (CFA) under the PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana. The move comes even as demand is expected to skyrocket for solar rooftops under […]

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Feb 9 ALMM Order Withdrawn By MNRE, Industry Awaits Clarity

Policy flip flops, for so long a bugbear for the renewable sector, reared its head again as the Feb 9 ALMM order for Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) was withdrawn in an evening announcement by the ministry today, i.e., Feb 14. Coming less than a week after the announcement that exempted open access […]

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Rajasthan Commissioned Maximum Solar Park Projects: Govt

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh said that India currently hosts 20 solar parks with a total capacity of 10.5 GW. The minister also shared details of the current status of solar parks in the country in a written reply before the Parliament.  In his reply, he told the Parliament, “So far, […]

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ALMM Is Back, With Key Exemptions

The Indian government has tried to strike a balance between key stakeholders with the restoration of the Approved List of Module Manufacturer (ALMM) conditions, albeit with some vital exemptions. In an order dated Feb 9, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) confirmed that ALMM will be reimposed from April 1, 2024, after being […]

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SECI Issues Bids For 4 GW Offshore Wind Projects Near Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for the development of offshore wind energy of a total capacity of 4 GW. The bids invited are for four blocks of 1 GW each on an open access basis, for the development of offshore wind power projects off the coast of Tamil Nadu, through […]

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CFA Under PM-KUSUM (Comp.-C) To Continue Till Further Orders, Clarifies MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in the latest notification clarified that the Central Financial Assitance (CFA) for Feeder-Level Solarisation (FLS) under the PM-KUSUM scheme would continue till further notice. The ministry said that the notice was issued in the wake of inquiries from several states on the matter. The ministry said that […]

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Revised ALMM List: Eight Solar Module Manufacturers Enlist New Models

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in its latest revised list of Approved List of Manufacturers and Modules of Solar PV Modules (ALMM) has incorporated numerous new solar module models from eight Indian solar module manufacturers. These included new model enlistment from Gautam Solar, Waaree Energy, Agrawal Renewable, HR Solar Solution, Sahaj Solar, […]

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