ICRA Places 4 GW Projects At Risk Of Escalations Due To Higher Import Costs

The hiked prices of imported solar PV modules by nearly 15-20% over the last 4-5 months, may impact the returns of solar power project developers.  According to a recent release by the independent rating agency ICRA, the price rise in imported solar modules has been mainly caused due to anincrease in the price of polysilicon, […]

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MNRE’s May Highlights for Union Cabinet

In its monthly summary of key highlights shared yesterday, the MNRE has focused on renewable energy additions, extension of deadlines due to Covid second wave, and the start of the process for PLI (production Linked Incentive) scheme for solar manufacturing. First up, the ministry shares that 643.66 MW of renewable energy capacity was added in […]

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Solar Powered Irrigation Would Accelerate India’s Energy Transition: IEEFA

In a new report, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says that solar pumps help to expand distributed solar generation while catering to agriculture’s vast power demand. And in India, Solar-powered irrigation can help achieve its Energy Transition as the country is already lagging far behind its near-term target of 40GW of […]

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Cell Shortage Forces Timeline Extension by MNRE For CPSU Phase II Solar

As predicted by many Industry experts, domestic cell production has failed to keep up with demand for various central schemes that mandate local sourcing. Now the Ministry of New And Renewable Energy (MNRE) has stepped in to provide and extension to projects under tranche I and II of the CPSU Phase II scheme. The MNRE […]

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ISA, MNRE & World Bank Conduct Workshop for ‘OSOWOG’

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of India, and the World Bank organized a two-day strategic initiation workshop on ‘One Sun One World One Grid’ (OSOWOG). All the implementation partners came together and presented their roadmap for OSOWOG in that workshop which has set up the first milestone […]

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Tata Power Solar Systems Bags Rs. 188 Crore EPC Contract From NHPC

NHPC, an Indian government hydropower board under the ownership of Ministry of Power, announced yesterday its placement of an order amounting to Rs 188.19 crore with Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd, a Mumbai-headquartered solar energy services provider, to set up a 40 MW solar power project at Ganjam, in Odisha. Tata Power Solar, a wholly-owned […]

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Chhattisgarh Invites Bids From Solar Modules Suppliers

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has invited bids from the developers or suppliers for standardization of rates for the supply of solar modules of different capacities (75W-315W) for solar application in the state. The modules need to come with ten years onsite warranty conforming to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and […]

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Why UP’s Solar Delays and Resultant Anxiety Of Developers Was Predictable

NSEFI, (The National Solar Energy Federation of India) a key umbrella body that represents  solar stakeholders, has finally been forced to approach the office of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, for 500 MW of solar projects that were won in February 2020 by its members, where progress has been glacial. This delay, attributable […]

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DGTR’s Third Anti Dumping Investigation. Too Little, Too Late?

The announcement by the ministry of commerce and industry of the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) starting an anti-dumping probe on imports of solar cells imported from China, Vietnam, and Thailand was made yesterday. The move, while following due process as one would hope, leads to several questions regarding its relevance. Perhaps the only […]

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