Solar's Share in India's Installed Power Capacity Rises to 10.7%

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Rises to 10.7%

India's installed renewable energy (including large hydro projects) capacity stood at 141.4 GW, accounting for a share of 36.94% in the overall power mix at the end of Q1 2021, ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Rosatom to Acquire 49% Stake in South Korean Energy Storage Company

Daily News Wrap-Up: Rosatom to Acquire 49% Stake in South Korean Energy Storage Company

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: RENERA, an energy storage business arm of Rosatom, has signed an agreement to acquire a 49% share ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ L&T Bags Order to Develop 400 MW of Solar Projects in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: L&T Bags Order to Develop 400 MW of Solar Projects in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Larsen & Turbo, in a BSE filing, said its power transmission & distribution business has secured two ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOMs Now Have Hydropower Purchase Obligation in Their RPO Targets

DISCOMs Now Have Hydropower Purchase Obligation in Their RPO Targets

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a notification specifying renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets, including large hydropower projects commissioned after March 08, 2019. On March 08, 2019, the government ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Investment of ₹52.81 Billion for an 850 MW Hydropower Project in Jammu & Kashmir Approved

Investment of ₹52.81 Billion for an 850 MW Hydropower Project in Jammu & Kashmir Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved an investment of ₹52.81 billion (~$723.43 million) for the 850 MW Ratle Hydropower project, located on the Chenab river in the Kisthwar district of Jammu ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ BHEL Wins ₹32 Billion Work Orders for Hydro Turbines and Pumpsets

Daily News Wrap-Up: BHEL Wins ₹32 Billion Work Orders for Hydro Turbines and Pumpsets

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements from around the world: LG Electronics announced its plans to set up a joint venture (JV) with Canada-based automotive supplier Magna International to manufacture electric motors, inverters, and ...
EPC Tender Floated for Two Small Hydropower Projects of 10 MW in Darjeeling

EPC Tender Floated for Two Small Hydropower Projects of 10 MW in Darjeeling

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has invited bids for the development of a 10 MW (2 x 5 MW) small hydroelectric project in Lodhama in Darjeeling ...
/ / Other, Water
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Lender for Renewables, IREDA Gets Revenue Target of ₹24.06 Billion

Daily News Wrap-Up: Lender for Renewables, IREDA Gets Revenue Target of ₹24.06 Billion

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Floating Solar in Hydropower Projects Could Generate 7.6 TW of Energy Annually

Floating Solar in Hydropower Projects Could Generate 7.6 TW of Energy Annually

A hybrid system combining floating solar and hydropower projects may have the potential to generate a significant amount of clean energy annually. According to a research report by the National ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Appellate Tribunal Rules in Favor of Exit Clause Added in Amended Hydropower PPA

Appellate Tribunal Rules in Favor of Exit Clause Added in Amended Hydropower PPA

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) has discarded the order passed by the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) in which it had directed the amendment of a power purchase agreement ...
/ / Other, Water
SJVN Seeks Solar and Hydro Power Projects for Acquisition

SJVN Seeks Solar and Hydropower Projects for Acquisition

SJVN Limited has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) from interested parties to offer their solar and hydropower projects for acquisition by SJVN. Power generation companies, power project ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Approves Proposal for a 10 GW Mega Solar Project for Agricultural Sector

Andhra Pradesh Approves Proposal for a 10 GW Mega Solar Project for Agricultural Sector

The Andhra Pradesh cabinet has approved the proposal to develop a 10 GW mega solar power project for the benefit of the farmers in the state. The project will supply ...
India Overtakes Japan as the Fifth Largest Hydropower Generator in the World_ IHA Report

India Overtakes Japan as the Fifth Largest Hydropower Generator in the World: IHA Report

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released its 2020 Hydropower Status Report, which notes that India overtook Japan as the fifth largest hydropower generator in the world with an installed ...
NHPC Diversifies into Solar Power Business

NHPC Diversifies into Solar Power Business

NHPC Limited (Formerly National Hydroelectric Power Corporation), announced that its board of directors had approved a proposal to diversify the company’s business to include solar power projects. The hydropower generator ...
CERC Directs NLDC to Issue RECs to a 24 MW Hydro Project Overlooking Procedural Delay

CERC Directs NLDC to Issue RECs to a 24 MW Hydro Project Overlooking Procedural Delay

In its latest order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to a small hydropower developer by overlooking procedural delays allowing the issuance of renewable energy certificates (RECs) ...
/ / Other, Wind
EBRD Approves $329 Million to Support Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

EBRD Approves $329 Million to Support Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved ~$329 million (₹23.6 billion) for the Kazakhstan Renewables Framework to support the country’s drive as a regional leader to promote ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

In a recent petition, the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) had asked the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) to allow some modifications in the power purchase agreements (PPA) ...
/ / Other, Water
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 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18_kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

India, China Help Establish Asia’s Leadership Role in Solar: IRENA

Through 2018, the world added 171 GW of renewable energy, witnessing a growth of 7.9 percent in renewable capacity during the year. These findings were revealed by the International Renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Global Floating Solar Capacity Crosses 1 GW, Has the Potential to Exceed 400 GW_ Report

Global Floating Solar Capacity Crosses 1 GW, Has the Potential to Exceed 400 GW: Report

Floating solar technology is emerging as a panacea for densely populated counties where land is a constraint. According to a market report “where sun meets water” produced by the World ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from August 2017

Government agencies were busy in the month of August with two anti-dumping cases decided against Chinese companies for solar glass and castings for wind turbines. The Ministry of New and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Hydro Power Fund

₹160 Billion Hydropower Development Fund to be Finalized

The Government of India is close to finalizing a ₹160 billion (~$2.5 billion) hydropower development fund. “The Centre is set to finalize the creation of a ₹160 billion (~$2.5 billion) ...
/ / Other, Water
Hydro

Hydropower Projects Delayed in India Due to Complex Clearance Procedures

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has ...
/ / Other, Other Energy