Solar Energy

MNRE to Soon Issue Relief Guidelines for Solar Projects Delayed By Coronavirus

With an aim to save renewable energy developers from expected delays in project commissioning on the back of lack of supply from China due to spread of coronavirus, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will provide extra time for such developers. The move is expected to be in line with the earlier clarification […]

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SECI Scores 9 Bids Worth 3.5 GW in Response to 1.2 GW Solar Tender

SECI has reported a list of 9 bidders who have submitted bids against the nodal agencies 1.2 GW solar tender (ISTS-VIII) which was issued in January. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has reported a list of nine bidders who have submitted prospective bids against the nodal agencies 1.2 GW solar tender (ISTS-VIII) which […]

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Solar Projects Worth 3 GW at Risk due to Coronavirus Outbreak: CRISIL

Nearly 3 GW of solar projects, worth Rs 16,000 crore, could be at risk of penalties for missing their respective SCODs due to Coronavirus outbreak Nearly 3 GW of solar projects, worth Rs 16,000 crore, could be at risk of penalties for missing their respective scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) if the impact of Coronavirus […]

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Will CoronaVirus Prove To Be The Force Majeure Of 2020 for Indian solar?

India’s renewable, and especially the solar sector, has had a tough time since 2018. In 2018, it was the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which upended calculations of bid winners, especially those who signed their PPA’s just before the GST came in. If that wasn’t enough, it was followed by the Safeguard Duty, which muddied […]

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Rajasthan Working on new Policy for Environmental Protection

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that the state government is working on bringing a new policy for environmental protection very soon Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that the state government will soon bring a new policy for environmental protection as he noted that global climate change is a serious challenge. Gehlot was addressing […]

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Total to Buy 50% Stake in Adani’s Solar Portfolio for About USD 510 Mn

In a bid to extend its long term partnership to renewables portfolio, Adani Group on Thursday entered into binding agreement to sell its half of the stake in solar energy assets for about USD 510 million to Total Gas & Power Business Services SAS (Total). As per the deal, Total will acquire 50 percent stake […]

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MNRE Opens Entries for ‘Akshay Urja Puraskar Yojana’

With an aim to promote book writing on the new and renewable energy sector in Hindi language, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has opened entries for its yearly financial reward scheme ‘Akshay Urja Puraskar Yojana’. The MNRE said in a notification that “it invites entries for the original books written/ translated in Hindi in […]

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In India, Solar to Edge Ahead of Wind in 2020

Wind Energy, which had enjoyed a strong headstart in India, has been falling away, even as Solar catches up. 2020 will probably see total solar capacity overtake wind energy capacity in the country for the first time, ever. Wind Energy, which along with Solar Energy is expected to play a significant role for India to […]

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Four ACME Solar Subsidiaries Gain Partial Wins in CERC Order

In its latest order, CERC has ordered partial relief to four ACME Solar subsidiaries in their petitions against NTPC and a host of southern power Discoms. In its latest order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered partial relief to four ACME Solar subsidiaries in their petitions filed against NTPC and a host of […]

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