Committee on Energy Skeptical About India's Chances of Meeting its 2022 Solar Target

Committee on Energy Skeptical About India’s Chances of Meeting its 2022 Solar Target

The Standing Committee on Energy has presented the third report on the demands for grants of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for the year financial year (FY) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

Over 181,000 Solar Water Pumps Installed in India

In response to an inquiry raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh announced that over 181,000 solar water pumps had been installed across the country by October ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
India Has Set Up 186 Waste-to-Energy Projects So Far

India Has Set Up 186 Waste-to-Energy Projects So Far

To recover energy from waste and effluent generated from industries, India has set up 186 waste-to-energy projects for generation of biogas, bioCNG power with a cumulative capacity of 317.03 MW ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Committee on Energy Sceptical of India’s Ability to Achieve its Solar Target for 2022

Committee on Energy Sceptical of India’s Ability to Achieve its Solar Target for 2022

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has expressed its concerns about the performance of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the country’s ability to achieve its 100 ...
Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016_ RK Singh

Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016: RK Singh

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K Singh explained the state of solar generation in the country, highlighting the key facts, progress made towards targets, funding provided, and ...
Andhra Pradesh Develops Over 1 GW of Solar Projects in Naxal Affected Areas

Andhra Pradesh Develops Over 1 GW of Solar Parks in Naxal Affected Areas

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the government of Andhra Pradesh has reported the development of a cumulative capacity of 1,160 MW  of ultra-mega solar parks ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Indian Railways has Installed 95.67 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity_ Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways has Installed 95.67 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity: Piyush Goyal

The Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal, has announced that the ministry has installed 95.67 MW of rooftop solar systems to date. In response to an inquiry in the Lok Sabha, Goyal replied that the ministry had awarded nearly 248.46 MW of solar capacity ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Nearly 4,604 MW of Small Hydro Projects Commissioned in India Until June 2019

Nearly 4,604 MW of Small Hydro Projects Commissioned in India Until June 2019

The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announces small hydropower (SHP) programs from time to time to provide central financial assistance (CFA) to both government and private sectors involved ...
/ / Other, Water
Japan’s Proposal to Rollback on Solar Subsidy Angers Investors and Operators

15 GW of Solar Capacity Slated to be Developed by NTPC Under NSM Now Reduced to 3 GW

The 15,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity to be developed under National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)’s state-specific bundling program has been reduced to just 3,000 MW. The Minister for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rooftop, Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar the Fulcrum of Electricity Access to all Indians

Rooftop, Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar the Fulcrum of Electricity Access for All Indians

The government of India recently claimed total electrification of 597,464 inhabited villages in the country with the electrification of Leisang village in the Senapati district of Manipur. Though the grid ...
NITI Aayog Submits Draft Cabinet Note on Zero Emission Vehicles and Technology

NITI Aayog Submits Draft Cabinet Note on Zero Emission Vehicles and Technology

NITI Aayog has submitted a draft cabinet note that calls for developing a strategy to scale-up transformative mobility and encourage the use of zero emissions vehicles and ancillary technology. The ...
Government Plans to Launch KUSUM Program to Solarize India’s Agriculture Sector

Government Plans to Launch KUSUM Program to Solarize India’s Agriculture Sector

The Government of India is preparing to launch the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program with an aim to solarize the agricultural sector using solar-powered water pumps and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
63 Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

Sixty three Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

The government has been seriously pursuing the advancement of solar micro grids in the country. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh apprised the House that ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
States Under UDAY Program Cut Down Financial Losses in 2017

States Under UDAY Program Cut Down Financial Losses in 2017

The Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) in states that joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program have cut down their financial losses from ₹515.9 billion (~$8.14 billion) in the Financial Year ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Solar RPO In India

Solar RPO in India to be Set at 6.75 Percent for FY 2018-19

The solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for financial year (FY) 2018-19 will be set at 6.75 percent, stated Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, in the Lok Sabha. The non-solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Bonds

NTPC Raises Rs. 20 Billion (~$305 Million) through Green Masala Bonds

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has raised Rs. 20 billion (~$305.47 million) through the issuance of Green Masala Bonds in the overseas market. These bonds were issued under NTPC’s ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Government of India Developing Solar Energy Program for Power Loom Sector

Government of India Developing Solar Energy Program for Power Loom Sector

To help support the power loom sector, the Government of India is formulating a solar energy program for decentralized power loom units in the country. The program will provide financial ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar