RK Singh

ISA Decides On Solar Facility To Expedite Funding

In its fifth general assembly, International Solar Alliance (ISA) has approved the creation of a ‘Solar Facility’ which will be a financial instrument to encourage investments in solar energy through insurance funds and payment guarantee. Readers will recall that a key mandate of the ISA itself was to enable financing for solar in developing countries. […]

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Mizoram Looks Towards Centre to Fund Solar Water Pumps

An official statement from the State Government of Mizoram has revealed that the State has asked for funding from the Central Government for solar water pumps. The pumps are to assist the farmers of the State and help provide water for farm irrigation. The statement held that last week, the Agriculture Minister C Lalrinsanga had […]

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Some Reassurance for Industry In Prime Minister’s I-Day Speech

In his Independence Day speech on August 15, the Prime Minister’s advocacy for energy independence (Energy Self Sufficient Nation) must have been reassuring for industry in India. The stress on energy independence was noticeable as the Prime Minister launched into an exhortation to think big for the country. The announcement, coming at a time of […]

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PM Launches Various Projects And Schemes In Renewable Sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked his presence in the grand finale marking the culmination of ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’ and interacted with the beneficiaries of PM-KUSUM (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan), solar power, DDUGJY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana), IPDS (Integrated Power Development Scheme) and solar panels respectively. […]

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India Must Develop Domestic Manufacturing Hub Of Photovoltaic Modules: Khuba

Turning the tables on foreign countries, India has to develop its own domestic market into a manufacturing hub for photovoltaic modules and make other countries traders of solar components under the Aatmanirbhar initiative, Bhagwanth Khuba, Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy, said in New Delhi on July 28. “So far India was dependent […]

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Over 500GW Generation By 2030 From Renewable Energy: RK Singh

The Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh, on July 27 said the renewable energy capacity will reach over 500GW by 2030. In his message at the launch of a report of The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), Singh said, “By 2030, the total capacity for power production would be about 820GW. Out […]

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India’s RE Capacity Stands At 114 GW Till June, 61 GW Short Of 2022 Target

The Members of Parliament were separately informed by the Ministers of New and Renewable Energy in the Parliament on July 19 that India’s renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro) stood at 114.07 GW till June-end this year, while 60.66 GW of projects are under various stages of development. India has set a target of having […]

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MNRE Will Invite Bids From States For 8,000 MW Power From Stranded Thermal Plants

RK Singh, Union Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), said on June 26 that the government will invite bids from the states to sell electricity generated from 8,000 megawatt (MW) thermal capacities without PPAs after aggregating the demands. About 8,000 MW of thermal capacities across the states in India are without any […]

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