Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tamil Nadu Solar Bids out, lowest below Rs. 6 per KWh

Source: EQ Mag

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Diesel price hikes making solar power more attractive

Rising petroleum prices are expected to benefit renewable energy solution providers as commercial establishments that use diesel generator sets for their captive requirements may find solar power attractive. The city gas distribution (CGD) players too expect commercial establishments to switch from diesel to piped … Continue reading

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Germany’s power market is broken: Macquarie – the dark side of Renewable Energy

LONDON: Germany’s strong support for renewable energy has broken its electricity market, where incentives are lacking to build back-up power plants and cheap coal prices discourage the use of cleaner gas plants, investment bank Macquarie said. Retail prices in Germany will continue to rise to cover … Continue reading

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Dumping duty to help Indian solar power gear makers: Experts

Indian manufacturers of solar cells and modules would gain if the government imposes an anti-dumping duty, but it would also raise prices for project developers and eventually increase the price of power generated from these plants, industry officials and analysts … Continue reading

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Paper on Re-considering the Economics of Photovoltaic Power

Considering the recent dramatic reductions in the underlying costs and market prices of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, and their implications for decision-makers. In many cases, current PV costs and the associated market and technological shifts witnessed in the industry have … Continue reading

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Opportunities and Challenges for Solar Minigrid Development in Rural India – NREL

  The goal of this report is to inform investors about the potential of solar minigrid technologies to serve India’s rural market. India, a rapidly emerging economy with the world’s second largest population, is facing a surging energy demand. A large portion … Continue reading

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MNRE 30% subsidy available for up to 500KWp plants

In continuation of this Ministry’s recent sanction order of even of even number dated 30 th Oct. 2012 reg. additions/amendments in the above mentioned scheme , I am directed to convey the sanction of the President of India for re-fixing / … Continue reading

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Salient features of state policies, by MNRE

We had published the state policy salient features on a number of occasions and so has MNRE MNRE has published the salient features for the states with solar policies on 20th Nov 2012, click here for the detailed document. This … Continue reading

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Modification/simplification of the existing procedure being followed for issue of Concessional Customs Duty Certificate (CCDC) and Excise Duty Exemption Certificates EDECs)

Modification/simplification of the existing procedure being followed for issue of Concessional Customs Duty Certificate (CCDC) and Excise Duty Exemption Certificates EDECs), in respect of items , equipment etc. required for initial setting up of Solar PV and Solar Thermal Solar Thermal power projects. … Continue reading

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A conversation with Stefan Reichelstein on the economics of solar power: by Stanford

Nearly everyone thinks that generating electricity via solar power is good for the environment, but there’s much less agreement on whether it makes sense from an economic point of view. At what point will solar power be competitive with electricity … Continue reading

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