Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Step Back in Time: REPORT ON BARRIERS FOR SOLAR POWER DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA by the World Bank – 2010

The World Bank released this report in 2010 citing the various barriers to Solar in India and now would be a good time to see whether they were on the money. The full report The World Bank-Barriers for Solar Power Development … Continue reading

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Rajasthan back in the Solar game with RFP for 100MW each in sizes of 5 / 10 MW each for PV and 50MW for CSP

Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy, 2011 has been issued by Government of Rajasthan vide Notification No. F. 20 (6) Energy /2010 dated 19.04.2011 for promoting the Solar energy in Rajasthan. The State will support setting up of 100MW (under phase -1) … Continue reading

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Kerala EOI for renewable(Solar Included) power plants of minimum of 50MW size except Hydro

In a quiet manner, Kerala has set about differentiating itself from the pack by inviting an Expression of Interest from investors desirous of setting up power plants under Independent Power Project model, based on renewable technology within the state, of and above the capacity … Continue reading

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Bhubaneshwar Municipal invites demonstration of Solar Rickshaw

Click here for detailed information A Green Solution to the Urban Transport System Rickshaw pullers in the city may soon join the green brigade. With a view to promote clean energy transport, the state government is exploring the feasibility of … Continue reading

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Direct Normal Irradiance – India

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NREL: India Solar Resource Maps

India Solar Resource Maps This page contains high-resolution solar resource maps and data for India. The high-resolution (10-km) solar resource data were developed using weather satellite data incorporated into a site-time specific solar mapping approach developed at the U.S. State … Continue reading

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Renewable energy certificate market crashes as state distribution utilities fail to meet norms

Prices of these renewable energy certificates have dropped 45% in the past year because of paucity of buyers and as sellers keep off awaiting better prices   A fledgling market in clean energy certificates has crashed as state distribution utilities have failed to honour … Continue reading

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TANGEDCO undertakes to facilitate establishment of solar power plants to an extent of 1000 MW in the first phase

Instead of allowing the industry to source its power from solar power plants via Captive and Third part sale which would be the right way to go about it, TANGEDCO is undertaking to facilitate establishment of solar power plants of 1MW … Continue reading

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Chhattisgarh Grid Based Solar Policy 2012 – 2017

Chahattisgarh_Solar_Policy_2012_2017 Chhattisgarh is the latest entrant into the solar club with the launch of its solar policy with provisions extending upto 2017. The target upto the year 2017 is between 500-1000MW of Solar Grid Power via Captive, Grid, Solar Parks, … Continue reading

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Another silver lining for renewables; conventional power prices under pressure

Power producers could see an 8-21 per cent increase in coal price if the revised mechanism for price pooling is implemented. It is yet to be seen if all stakeholders agree to the contentious issue of price-pooling. Coal India and … Continue reading

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