Southern and Western Regions of India Recorded Zero Power Supply Deficit in Q1_ CEA

Southern and Western Regions of India Recorded Zero Power Supply Deficit in Q1: CEA

During the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2019-20, India’s power supply increased slightly with the power deficit declining to 0.4% from the 0.6% recorded during the Q1 ...
13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

The month of June 2019 witnessed a big surge in tender announcements, compared to just 119 MW tendered in May 2019. Solar project auction activity also increased slightly in the ...
Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

In the month of June 2019, the most important news development in India’s renewable industry came from the United States with President Trump ending India’s designation as a beneficiary developing ...
WTO Sides with India in its Solar DCR Trade Tiff with US

WTO Rules in Favor of India in its Solar DCR Trade Tiff with US

After over two years of filing a case against the United States for incentivizing domestic content in solar projects in eight states, India has now won the case at the ...
Renewables to be the Primary Source of Energy by 2040 Surpassing Coal_ BP Energy Outlook

Renewables to be the Primary Source of Energy by 2040 Surpassing Coal: BP Energy Outlook

Renewable energy is the fastest growing source of energy, accounting for around half of the increase in energy and is set to penetrate the global energy system more quickly than ...
Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in May 2019

Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in May 2019

There was a lag in the rapid pace of activities in the renewable energy sector during the month of May. The ongoing Lok Sabha elections had slowed down the tenders ...
India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

India Added 1.7 GW of Solar PV in Q1 2019, Rooftop Installations Declined

Solar installations in India in Q1 2019 increased slightly at 1,737 MW, 4% growth compared to 1,638 MW installed in Q4 2018. Installations were down by 49% year-over-year (YoY) compared ...
In India, Investment in Renewables Surpassed Fossil Fuels in 2017

In India, Investment in Renewables Surpassed Fossil Fuels During 2018

Global investment in the renewable energy sector has gone up by 55% since 2010, according to the World Investment Report 2019 released by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report ...
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

Solar Power Generation in India Increased by 34% Year-over-Year in Q1 2019

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), solar power accounted for over 11.4 ...
World Bank to Assist in  Sustainable Extraction of Minerals for Wind, Solar Projects

World Bank to Assist in Sustainable Extraction of Minerals for Wind, Solar Projects

To realize a lower-carbon future, there will be a substantial increase in demand for several key strategic minerals and metals to manufacture cleaner energy technologies.  Keeping this in perspective, the World ...
Clean Solar Power to Get US$43.3 Million IFC Debt Financing

EBRD and GCF Offer $16.7 Million Assistance for a 30 MW Solar Power Project in Kazakhstan

In line with its policy to support renewables in Kazakhstan, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has partnered with the United Nations’ Global Climate Fund (GCF) for the ...
Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

ASSOCHAM and REPA Join Hands to Expand Renewable Energy

The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Renewable Energy Promotion Association (REPA) in New Delhi for mutual collaboration ...
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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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USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China’s Solar Installations Dip 40% YoY to 5.2 GW in Q1 2019

China installed 5.2 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019. When compared to Q1 2018, this was a nearly 40% decline in installation numbers ...
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ADB and ASEAN Announce $1 Billion Green Finance Facility

ADB and ASEAN Announce $1 Billion Green Finance Facility

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) along with Southeast Asian governments and major development financiers has launched the “ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Catalytic Green Finance Facility,” a new initiative ...
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CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

CERC Sets Generic Tariff for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The ...
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Green Climate Fund Approves $299 Million for Expansion of Renewable Projects in Africa

CEA Projects Rise in Share of Renewables in India to 36% by 2021-2022, Coal to Shrink to 26%

With India’s plan to install 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022 grid integration of intermittent renewable energy sources is expected to be a challenge and the Central Electricity Authority ...
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India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

The Indian solar market installed 8,263 MW in 2018, down 15.5 percent compared to 9,782 MW in 2017 as the safeguard duty, GST issues, and land and transmission issues took ...
Budget 2019 Fails to Meet Renewable Industry’s Expectations Yet Again

Budget 2019 Fails to Meet Renewable Industry’s Expectations Yet Again

The interim Budget 2019 was announced on February 1, 2019 by the interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal. Like the previous two years, this year’s Budget also appears to have failed ...
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Tata Power’s Renewables Business Profit Jumps to ₹720 million in Q3 FY2018

Tata Power’s Renewable Energy Business Witnesses an Uptick of 9% YoY in Q3 FY19

Tata Power has reported a consolidated profit after tax (PAT) of ₹2,050 million (~$28.9 million) in the third quarter of FY 2018-19. When compared to the consolidated PAT in Q3 2017-18, ...
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CERC Proposes Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a set of levelized generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during financial year (FY) 2019-20 ...
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More Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana Ruled in Favor of Project Developers

Cabinet Gives In-Principle Approval to REC Ltd’s Takeover by Power Finance Corporation

The Indian government’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given in-principle approval for the takeover of REC Limited (Formerly, Rural Electrification Corporation of India), a public sector enterprise, by the ...
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RE100 Member Companies to Source 100% Electricity from Renewables By 2026: Report

RE100 Member Companies to Source 100% Electricity from Renewables By 2026: Report

According to a new report published by RE100, its member companies sourced 72 TWh of renewable power in 2017, an increase of 41 percent compared with the preceding year. RE ...
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Renewables Help Tata Power Increase Its Consolidated Profit After Tax by 85% in Q2 FY19

Renewables Help Tata Power Increase Its Consolidated Profit After Tax by 85% in Q2 FY19

Tata Power’s Q2 FY19 consolidated profit after tax (PAT) was up 85 percent at ₹3.93 billion (~$53.53 million) as compared to ₹2.13 billion (~$29.01 million) in the previous year. Standalone ...
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IREDA Announces Gross Income of ₹17.8 Billion in FY 2017-18

IREDA Announces Gross Income of ₹17.8 Billion in FY 2017-18

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has posted gross income worth ₹17.8 billion (~$0.24 billion) in financial year (FY) 2017-18. This is an approximate growth of 20 percent over ...
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