Monthly Archives: September 2012

Andhra Pradesh announces Solar Incentives to attract Captive and REC based solar projects

India’s Andhra Pradesh state introduced its first solar-energy policy, offering tax benefits to projects and exemptions from power-transmission fees as the local government seeks investment to curb electricity shortages. Plants built by June 2014 will be able to claim the … Continue reading

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Highrises will have to meet 2% of needs from solar energy

With the ever increasing power deficit taking a toll on the economy, the Tamil Nadu government is planning to make it mandatory for major industries, high-rise apartment complexes, major institutions and hotels to meet 2% of their energy needs from … Continue reading

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Govt clears bailout for state electricity distribution firms: Another hasty quickfix promoting inefficiency, not a long term solution

The Indian government on Monday approved an ambitious plan to bail out beleaguered state electricity distribution companies, or discoms, through a restructuring of their short-term loans. The electricity distribution firms owned by the state governments are finding it difficult to … Continue reading

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Bank of India to Finance Solar-Power Systems to Curb Blackouts

Bank of India plans to offer loans to homes and businesses for solar-power systems as the country seeks to avoid a repeat of the July blackout that affected half the nation’s 1.2 billion people. The state-owned bank signed a memorandum … Continue reading

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Punjab targets 400MW Solar power

The Punjab Government has set a target to generate 400 megawatt power through solar power plants in the state. “Punjab has abundant sunlight which is available for more than 330 days in a year with good insulation levels, so the … Continue reading

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Renewable energy trade picks up speed in India

Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) trade —  a mechanism to trade renewable energy including solar, wind, biomass and small hydro projects on platforms similar to stock exchanges — is slowly gaining ground in India. REC trade, which began in India in … Continue reading

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Gujarat Solar RPO (Renewable Purchase Obligation) Compliance – Torrent Power & GUVNL

  Torrent Power Ltd. Total Consumption including T & D losses, 9565.81 Mus Source RPO % MUs Required to fulfill RPO MUs purchased % MUs purchased against required % RPO fulfilled   Wind 5 478.29 103.45 21.63 1.08   Solar 0.5 … Continue reading

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West Bengal to get its first solar power plant under (REC) ‘renewable energy certificate Mechanism’

Vikram Solar, a Kolkata based leading solar module manufacturing company has been entrusted with the installation and commissioning of 1 MW roof top grid Connected Captive Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant at Auckland Jute Mills in West Bengal. “Aradhana Investments Ltd” … Continue reading

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Gujarat Solar Park, Charanka – Costs

Land : 2024 ha ( 1080 ha GoG, 944 ha Pvt ) Approx. Capacity: 500 MW Land Allotment:      Solar Thermal       :  3 ha / MW Fees / Charges : Processing Fee:  Rs. 25000 / MW Deposit           :     Rs. … Continue reading

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The salient features of the solar tariff order No. 1 of 2012

The control period for the proposed tariff is from 29th January, 2012 to 31st March, 2015. The separate tariff determined and proposed by the Commission for (i) Solar PV MW based power projects (ii) Solar PV KW based rooftop power … Continue reading

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