R.K Singh

With Safeguard Duty Expiry A Day Away, Solar Bodies in a Huddle For Way Forward

With the Safeguard Duty (SGD) on solar modules expiring tomorrow, there is predictable anxiety among Indian module manufacturers on the future after the duty expires. Currently, there is an ongoing investigation by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies against alleged Chinese dumping of modules, which has got delayed due to a court intervention. Thus, a […]

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Power Minister Highlights Steps Taken to Push 4000 MW Rooftop By 2022

Responding to a query in the Rajya Sabha, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing Rooftop Solar Programme Phase II wherein grid connected RTS capacity aggregating 4000 MW by 2022 is targeted for installation in residential sector with provision of subsidy. For individual households, subsidy upto 40% of the benchmark cost is provided […]

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SECI Kick Starts Storage Push With Notice for 2 GWh Tender

In a surprising move, the Solar Energy Corporation of India has issued a notice intimating its plans for a 2000MWh storage tender. The notice mentions that the final tender would be out by august 31, 2021. This seems to be the first ever storage only tender from the government agency, and follows NTPC’s expression of […]

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R.K. Singh Acknowledges Tariff, Non-Tariff Barriers To Stay For Solar Equipment

In what seems to be a clear ramp up of pressure to buy locally and block imports, Power and MNRE Minister R.K. Singh has categorically referred to both tariff and non-tariff barriers as a way to achieve this objective. Speaking at an industry event on  self reliance in renewable energy manufacturing organised by the Confederation […]

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With Elevation To Cabinet Rank, Performance Rewarded For R.K. Singh

For R.K Singh, the former IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer who was first inducted as the Minister of State For Power in PM Modi’s cabinet back in September 2017, the rise to cabinet rank in under 48 months has been marked with some huge milestones. The latest jump makes him a key ‘doer’ in the […]

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R.K. Singh Press Conference- Rules On Green Tariff Coming, More..

At a virtual press conference linked to India’s role as a Global Champion for the Energy Transition theme at the UN High Level Dialogue on Energy 2021, Mr R.K. Singh, Minister of State (I/C) for Ministry of Power and MNRE and Minister of State for Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the Minister held forth […]

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MoRTH Launches ‘Go Electric’ Campaign To Promote E-Mobility & E-Cooking 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today launched the ‘Go Electric’ campaign of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to promote and spread awareness on electric mobility, EV charging infrastructure, and clean and safe electric cooking in India.  Minister for Road Transport & Highways and the Minister of Micro (MoRTH), Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of Power and […]

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Hope Rules Over Policy as PM Modi Harks to 40 GW Rooftop Solar by 2022

If there was ever a case of hope triumphing policy for India’s struggling rooftop solar sector, then PM Modi’s statement on the country reaching 40 GW of rooftop solar by 2022 must come as a massive boost. Or maybe the industry is simply smarter than that. For out of the 100 GW solar target for […]

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