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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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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HPPC Ordered to Follow Latest MNRE Competitive Bidding Guidelines

HPPC has been ordered to follow the latest competitive bidding guidelines issued by MNRE for procurement of power from solar power projects. The Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) has been ordered by the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) to follow the latest competitive bidding guidelines issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) […]

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MNRE Seeks Views on Draft Specifications & Testing Procedure for Universal Solar Pump Controller

The MNRE has proposed to consider the use of USPC to increase the utility of solar PV system installed for solar water pumps. Therefore, it has formulated the draft specifications and testing procedure for USPC. After inviting suggestions on draft guidelines for lab testing of storage batteries and inverters, the Ministry of New & Renewable […]

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MNRE Invites Suggestions on Draft Guidelines for Series Approval of Inverters for Lab Testing

These guidelines are applicable for SPV based off-grid, grid-tie and hybrid inverters of capacities up-to 150KW. After issuing draft guidelines for storage batteries, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited comments or suggestions from public and related stakeholders on the guidelines drafted for series approval of inverters for conducting lab testing. Further, […]

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MNRE HQ Building To Use Solar Energy & Become Net-Zero Energy Complex

The Akshay Urja Bhawan will be located in Delhi, right opposite the premises which the ministry presently occupies in the CGO Complex here. To promote sustainable practices, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has conceptualised a “net-zero energy complex” for its new headquarters in New Delhi. The Akshay Urja Bhawan will be located […]

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MNRE Working on Unified Portal To Help Consumers Set Up Rooftop Solar Panels

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank is developing a unified web portal, which will facilitate as a single-window clearance system for the consumers looking to install rooftop solar panels. This portal will also help in promoting and creating awareness regarding usage of rooftop solar in India. […]

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