Coal India Invites Expression of Interest for a 100 MW Solar Project in Chhattisgarh

Coal India Invites Expression of Interest for a 100 MW Solar Project in Chhattisgarh

Coal India Limited (CIL) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) to set up a 100 MW solar pilot project in Chhattisgarh for captive consumption to help it meet its ...
Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has set aside a sum of ₹5.57 billion (~$79 million) towards payment security mechanism as notified by the government recently. The amount will be ...
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International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member_ Bolivia

Tata Power Decides to Pull the Plug on Coal-Based Power: Report

In a surprise move, Tata Power, one of India’s largest power producer, has announced that it will not build any new coal-fired power project in the future and majority of ...
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Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Peak Power Demand in India Increased Year-Over-Year by 4% in January 2019

According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched 162 GW in January 2019, registering a 4 percent increase over the peak demand registered in January ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Capacity Rises to 7.9% at the End of 2018

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to increase at a significant pace in India, accounting for approximately 22 percent of India’s power capacity mix at the end of December 2018. India’s ...
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Share of Solar Rises to 7.46% of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

Share of Solar Rises to 7.46% of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to increase in India, accounting for approximately 21.41 percent of India’s capacity mix at the end of September 2018. This is an 0.48 percent increase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Standard Chartered Creates Sustainable Financing Team to Increase Focus on Renewables

Standard Chartered Creates Sustainable Financing Team to Increase Focus on Renewables

To propel its push into emerging markets focused on sustainable financing, Standard Chartered, an international bank listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as India’s Bombay ...
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Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by Eight Times: NITI Aayog

Solar penetration in India is highly cost sensitive, says a recent working paper released by the National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. The study is based on India’s energy ...
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Tamil Nadu Sets ₹3.97/kWh as Pooled Cost of Power for Renewables

Spot Power Price Rose 41% Due to Shortage of Coal, Reduced Generation from Hydro and Wind

Spot power price witnessed an unprecedented spike in September 2018, reversing the trend from the previous months. In September 2018, the recorded spot power price was ₹4.69 (~$0.063)/kWh. This is ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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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Solar Power Generation in India Jumped 86 Percent in 2017

Solar Power Generation in India Jumped 86 Percent in 2017

India’s increasing efforts towards expansion of renewable energy have led to a substantial increase in solar power generation over the past year. In the calendar year 2017, the total solar ...
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Solar Was the Top Source of New Power Capacity Addition in 2017

Solar Was the Top Source of New Power Capacity Addition in 2017 For the First Time in India

Solar was the leading source of new power capacity additions in the calendar year 2017 with installed capacity of approximately 9.5 GW accounting for 45 percent of total power capacity ...
CEA_ Stand-By Generation and Batteries Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

CEA: Stand-By Generation and Battery Storage Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

To ensure grid stability in the face of massive increases in intermittent renewable generation, India needs to produce flexible, stand-by generation and battery storage capacity, according to a new report ...
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india new power generation capacity

Solar and Wind Account for Over 60% of New Power Capacity Additions in India as of 9M 2017

Solar and Wind accounted for majority of new power capacity additions with renewable energy installations accounting for almost 19 percent of the country’s total installed power as of September 30, ...
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Renewables Mix

Renewable Energy Accounted for 17.5 Percent of India’s Energy Mix in FY 2016-17

Renewable energy generation in India is on the rise. As of March 31, 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 17.5 percent of all power generated in India. The country’s total ...
Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Show Strong Support For Solar Subsidies Compared to Fossil Fuels, Mercom Capital Group's India Consumer Survey Reveals

Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Show Strong Support For Solar Subsidies Compared to Fossil Fuels, Mercom Capital Group’s India Consumer Survey Reveals

The “India Consumer Perceptions on Renewable Energy Survey,” conducted by Mercom Communications India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, focused on gauging ...
Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Favor Solar Power, Mercom Capital Group's India Consumer Survey Reveals

Both Commercial and Residential Respondents Favor Solar Power, Mercom Capital Group’s India Consumer Survey Reveals

The “India Consumer Perceptions on Renewable Energy Survey,” conducted by Mercom Communications India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, focused on gauging ...
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