National Solar Mission

MNRE Extends Bid Submission Date for Evaluation of 5GW VGF Scheme

Now, the last date for submitting proposals, in four envelope system, has been extended till November 27, 2019 in place of, earlier, November 20, 2019. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has further extended the bid submission deadline for the evaluation of its 5 GW (5,000 MW) Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme. Now, […]

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MNRE Seeks Upper Ceilings for Solar Tariffs

MNRE has asked the Solar Energy Corporation of India to follow the ‘maximum permissible tariff rule’ for capping the solar tariffs at Rs. 2.5 and Rs. 2.6 per unit respectively for both categories. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has sought on the recommendations of advisers of National Solar Mission (NSM) an upper ceiling […]

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NDMC to Install ‘Solar Tree’ under Smart City Project

The batch included free Wi-Fi, solar tree, ideation center, interactive LED screens installation, two hi-tech nurseries, four mechanical road sweepers, two litter picking machines and 10 auto tippers undertook by NDMC. The government seems to ‘kill two birds with one stone’ as Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserts to install solar tree in Delhi under the […]

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India Far from 100GW Solar Power Target: CRISIL

The agency also stated in the report that with best possibilities the country would be able to attain 78 to 80 GW of solar power by the end of 2022 up from the current installed capacity of 21.65 GW. Impacting the solar sentiments of India, ratings and research agency, Credit Rating Information Services of India (CRISIL) has asserted that India […]

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India’s Report to UNFCCC Claims 175 GW of Green Energy by 2022

India has claimed of achieving new target of about 40 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based green energy resources by 2030. In the report of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under Paris Climate Agreement, India has claimed of achieving new target […]

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Power generation capacity from renewable energy sources

India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), as submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under Paris Climate Agreement, inter-alia, include achieving about 40 percent cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy resources by 2030. India has taken various initiatives, including setting up of National Solar Mission and announcing target […]

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Tata Power Solar Gets ‘Solar PV EPC Company of the Year’ Award

The company was adjudged winner as ‘Solar PV EPC Company of the Year’ on the basis of rigorous assessment by a jury on various parameters of management. Integrated solar company & Tata Power’s arm, Tata Power Solar has won the coveted India Solar Week 2018 for its outstanding contribution to industry development in the Solar […]

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Azure Power Bags 600 MW Solar Power Project in SECI Auction

Further, the project is the largest solar auction in India and also the first Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) grid connected solar PV project auctioned by SECI. Country’s one of the leading independent solar power producers, Azure Power has won a 600 MW solar power project in the SECI’s 2,000 MW tender auction. The Solar Energy Corporation […]

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Uttarakhand HC Rules Against Solar Power Panels on Fields

Under the Grid Interacted Rooftop and Small SPV (solar photovoltaic) Power Plant scheme, the Uttarakhand government is promoting the use of small-scale rooftop solar power plants in the state. The National Solar Mission of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy provides a subsidy of 30% to the applicants. In an order, the Uttarakhand high […]

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