NISE Develops Solar Powered Products Besides Testing and Certification

We caught up with Dr. Arun Kumar Tripathi, Director General (DG) at the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), to understand developments at the top national R&D institution in the field of solar energy. As he informs us, an autonomous institution of the Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE), NISE was established to be a […]

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MNRE Releases Advisory, Clarifying Rooftop Solar Scheme to Vendors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released an advisory to clarify the Rooftop Solar Scheme regarding which many vendors are in confusion. MNRE is implementing the Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Scheme (Phase-II) to generate solar power by installing rooftop solar panels on the houses. Under which the ministry is providing 40 percent subsidy for […]

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Technical Complexities Will see Hybrid Tariffs Garner a Premium Over Solar: Ind-Ra

Ind-Ra believes technical complexities in hybrid renewable project development could weigh on the project economics and tariffs assumption. A new research note by India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) believes that upcoming wind-solar hybrid auctions will spark cautious optimism among independent power producers. Technical complexities related to grid integration and inclusion of floor capacity proportion of […]

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Blown: How India Lost The Solar Rooftop Battle

Back in 2015, when India declared its renewable energy target of 175GW for 2022, with 100 GW as the share of solar power, the euphoria over the sheer ambition papered over a lot of questions. For not only was this target truly ambitious, but to many, it finally declared the government’s resolve to break away […]

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IREDA experienced lowest revenue growth in last 15 years

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on 2 November 2020 and set a revenue target of Rs 2,406 crore for 2020-21. The exercise is a standard practice among all government backed PSU’s. With this, it is looking forward to a 1.6 […]

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Haryana’s JC Bose University To Have Solar Energy Plant By April 2021

The campus of JC Bose University, Faridabad, Haryana would be operating completely on solar energy by mid-2021, as the institute has signed an agreement with a solar company for the installation of a grid-connected rooftop solar power plant. As a result, the university will completely work on solar energy from April 2021. At SaurEnergy we […]

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MNRE Seeks Comments on Draft Tender for Component-B of KUSUM Scheme

MNRE has requested comments on the draft tender prepared by EESL for the installation of standalone solar pumps under component-B of KUSUM. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is implementing the PM-Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme under which standalone solar pumps are being installed with government financial support. During FY […]

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763.47 MW Added in November, India’s Total RE Capacity Surpasses 90 GW

India’s renewable energy (RE) capacity has surpassed the 90 GW mark, with 763.47 MW of new capacity added during the penultimate month of 2020. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a monthly summary for the Cabinet for the month of November 2020, detailing all the events and development that took place […]

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