MNRE Relaxes Land-Owning Criteria in its Solar Park Program for CPSUs

MNRE Relaxes Land-Owning Criteria in its Solar Park Program for CPSUs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum modifying certain provisions of its solar park program for the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) units. According to the MNRE, ...
MNRE Cancels Proposal for Central Financial Assistance to 53 Small Hydro Projects

MNRE Cancels Proposal for Central Financial Assistance to 53 Small Hydro Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification announcing the cancellation of 53 proposals submitted to the Ministry for central financial assistance (CFA) for small hydropower ...
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KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Assam to Implement 7 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Social and Institutional Buildings

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has issued a tender for 7 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects for social and institutional buildings in the state. The projects will ...
Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

The President of India has approved the launch of the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program in India. The program aims to help achieve the target of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for 40 GW of Solar Parks in India

MNRE Addresses Land, Power Evacuation Issues in its Modification of Solar Park Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum proposing modifications to the guidelines issued for its “Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Park Program, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
West Bengal Invites Developers to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

West Bengal Invites Developers to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has issued a tender for setting up 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects under residential, institutional and social sectors in the ...
Gujarat Village Farmers Embrace Solar Water Pumps

KUSUM Program to Help Install 1.75 Million Solar Pumps, Solarize 1 Million Water Pumps

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) and will provide ₹334.22 billion (~$4.69 billion) in central financial support ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

Government Approves Financial Support Worth ₹118 Billion for Rooftop Solar Program

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar program with central financial support to the tune of ₹118.14 billion ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

Renewable Energy Projects Received $505 Million in Central Financial Assistance

In a question and answer session in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K Singh declared the state-wise central financial assistance (CFA) that was released ...
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Tender Announced to Set Up 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in J&K

Tender Announced to Set Up 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has issued a tender to install 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects under Central Financial Assistance (CFA) scheme of the Ministry ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Amends Policy for Biomass-Based Cogeneration Projects in India

MNRE Amends Policy for Biomass-Based Cogeneration Projects in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended two clauses in the policy to support the promotion of biomass-based cogeneration projects in sugar mills and other industries in ...
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Madhya Pradesh Increases Rooftop Solar Tender Capacity from 25 MW to 32 MW

West Bengal Issues Tender for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has tendered 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects to be developed on customers’ premises in residential, institutional, and social sectors. WBREDA ...
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SunSource Energy developed the project and will sell the power at a tariff of ₹3.39/kWh

Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia University Installs a 2.25 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jamia Millia Islamia University has joined the long list of educational institutes that have turned to solar power to light up their classrooms. Recently, the university commissioned a 2.25 MW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. However, there was a decline in solar power generation rate quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) due to seasonal changes. This ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Extends Implementation Timeline for 40 GW of Solar Parks in India

Delay in Setting up Transmission System for Solar Projects will Now Attract a Penalty

According to the latest notification issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), any delay in the scheduled commissioning date of solar projects due to unavailability of internal ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Targets 118 MW Under Phase-III of Decentralized Solar Program

MNRE Targets 118 MW Under Phase-III of Decentralized Solar Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is targeting the installation of 118 MW of solar power capacity by March 31, 2020 through off grid solar photovoltaic (PV) applications ...
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In Light of Water Shortage, Solar Can be a Game-Changer in India

Solar Pumps Can Help India Reach its 40 GW Distributed Solar Target: Study

If net-metered solar pumps are installed across all states for complete agricultural energy consumption, India would surpass its distributed solar goal of 40 GW by a wide margin, according to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Approves Program on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes

MNRE Approves Program on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has approved a program called “Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Waste/Residue” with modified terms and conditions from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The ...
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EESL Issues Tender to Procure Solar Pumps

A Total of 96,376 Solar Pumps Approved in FY 2017-18: R.K. Singh

The government is focusing on solar pumps as a way to battle irrigation issues as well as reduce carbon emissions. Talking about the initiatives undertaken by the government in this ...
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh Announces an Additional ₹15,000 in Residential Rooftop Solar Subsidies

Installing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential consumers will become more affordable in Uttar Pradesh. An official at the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) told ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Himachal Pradesh to Provide 10% Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Installations

Himachal Pradesh to Provide 10% Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Installations

Installing rooftop solar systems just got cheaper in Himachal Pradesh. “The state government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to provide a state subsidy of 10 percent of cost or ₹4,000/kW ...
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Indian Public Sector Banks Issued More Loans to Coal than Renewables

Indian Public Sector Banks Issued More Loans to Coal than Renewables

Public sector banks in the country funded more coal projects than renewable projects in 2017, according to the latest report issued by the Center for Financial Accountability (CFA), a financial ...
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REIL Issues Tender to Install 20,000 Solar Streetlights Across India

Cabinet Approves Program to Provide 300,000 Solar Street Lights Across India

The Union Cabinet has approved phase three of the Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Application Program. The program, approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

In a new notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked all the implementing agencies in the country to adhere to the grid-connected rooftop (GCRT) solar guidelines ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NREDCAP Issues Empanelment Tender for 35 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

NREDCAP Issues Empanelment Tender for 35 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covers rooftop solar projects with ...