Solar Energy

The Role of AI and ML in Solar Energy

Climate change is one of the biggest threats that humanity is currently facing. With these challenges which lie before the government and various energy solution providers, it has become imperative for them to provide a sustainable mode of renewable energy. This has also made renewable energy to be an alternative source of energy compared to […]

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Can Privatization Help in Solving Discom Distress?

India’s power sector is currently struggling with multiple issues, among them is pending dues of state Discoms (distribution companies) to renewable energy developers. The issue now even sparked the fears that many solar and wind energy projects likely to turn into non-performing assets (NPAs). Here’re some views and voices from the industry on what could […]

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NTPC Designated RE Implementing Agency for Long Term Access in ISTS Network

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has designated state-owned NTPC as the renewable energy (RE) implementing agency to facilitate the application of connectivity and Long-Term Access (LTA) in the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) network. As per the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) Regulation (7th amendment) for connectivity, LTA and Medium-term Open Access in […]

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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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