No Registration Fee or Road Tax for First 200,000 Electric Two-Wheelers in Telangana (1)

No Registration Fee or Road Tax for First 200,000 Electric Two-Wheelers in Telangana

The Government of Telangana has released its new Electric Vehicle (EV) and Energy Storage Policy for 2020-2030, announcing subsidies, policy measures, and other incentives to turn the state into an EV and ...
SECI Released Over ₹4.5 Billion to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Developers in September

SECI Released Over ₹4.5 Billion to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Developers in September

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid out nearly ₹4.53 billion (~$61.6 million) for solar and wind power purchases in September 2020, according to the latest data. This amounted ...
SECI Disbursed ₹5.2 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in July 2020

SECI Disbursed ₹5.2 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in July 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) paid nearly ₹5.2 billion (~$70.2 million) to developers for the purchase of solar and wind power in July 2020. This represented about ...
SECI Disbursed ₹4.4 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in June 2020

SECI Disbursed ₹4.4 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in June 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.4 billion (~$58.8 million) to developers for the purchase of solar and wind power in June 2020. This represented about ...
Punjab Invites Applications from Farmers Interested in Installing Solar Pumps

Punjab Invites Applications from Farmers Interested in Installing Solar Pumps

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited online applications from farmers, panchayats (village councils) for the installation of solar pumps for agricultural irrigation in the state. The solar pumps ...
Over 285,000 Electric Vehicle Buyers Have Received Subsidies Under FAME Program

Over 285,000 Electric Vehicle Buyers Have Received Subsidies Under FAME Program

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE) has announced that about 285,000 buyers of electric and hybrid vehicles have benefitted from the subsidies provided under the Faster Adoption ...
NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

NITI Aayog Charts New Plan for Complete Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has put out a bold proposal which states that after 2030, electric vehicles (EVs) have to be exclusively sold in the country ...
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

China has approved over 20 GW of solar and wind projects as part of its plan to install unsubsidized renewable energy projects in the country. This first batch of subsidy-free ...
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

10 Drivers of EV Market in India

The Indian government launched the National E-Mobility Program in March 2018 to achieve 100 percent e-mobility by . Since then, the country has taken several policy initiatives to propel the growth ...
HPPC Asked to Study Commercial Viability of its Solar Project with Battery Storage

“Nothing in it for Us”: Solar Industry Reacts to 2019 Budget

The interim budget announced by interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal did not offer much for India’s renewable energy sector. Mercom had reported that the budget could be an opportunity to help ...
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Interview: Utilities Need to Enable Prosumers for Rooftop Solar to Flourish

Interview: Utilities Need to Enable Prosumers for Rooftop Solar to Flourish

Rooftop installations in India are well behind utility-scale installations. Only 2 GW of rooftop solar has been installed as of Q1 2018 out of the 40 GW by 2022 target set ...
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Economic Survey 2018 Calls for Review of Subsidies for India’s Green Energy Sector

Economic Survey 2018 Calls for Review of Subsidies for India’s Green Energy Sector

Concerns about tumbling tariffs and frequent Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) renegotiations were just a few of the items highlighted by the Economic Survey 2018, which was tabled in Parliament by ...