Monthly Archives: August 2014

India rooftop solar subsidy finally released, but industry says better off without

Installers are having to charge more for solar to mitigate the costs of chasing the subsidy, or risk of non-payment and delays. India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has finally received funds to pay a 30% subsidy promised … Continue reading

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Piyush Goyal stays clear of issue of anti-dumping levy on solar gear

Staying clear of the demand for imposition of anti-dumping duty on solar equipment imports, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the ministry concerned will take an appropriate decision on the matter. “I am minister for renewable energy. I am focusing in … Continue reading

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Solar generators in Karnataka are exempt from ‘wheeling & banking’ fees – Solar energy projects commissioned up to March 31, 2018 are eligible to get the exemption for a period of 10 years

In an effort to promote solar energy generation in the state, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has exempted solar power generators from paying the wheeling and banking charges, and cross-subsidy surcharge for 10 years from the date of commissioning … Continue reading

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Government aims to add 10,000 MW per year to lift wind energy sector

Ritesh: Another ill conceived move to pacify wind industry lobbyists which will impact the growth of Solar in the country for a poor source of energy. The government plans to rapidly accelerate wind energy generation, adding an ambitious 10,000 MW every year, or … Continue reading

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MERC finally allows for Solar Open Access in Maharashtra – On Petition filed by M/s Green Energy Association praying for directions against MSEDCL to comply and issue Open Access permissions to the members of the Petitioner

Before the MAHARASHTRA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION World Trade Centre, Centre No.1, 13th Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400 005 Tel. No. 022 22163964/65/69 Fax. 022 221639761 E-mail: mercindia@merc.gov.in / mercindia@mercindia.org.in Website: http://www.merc.gov.in / http://www.mercindia.org.in Case No. 44 of 2014 In the … Continue reading

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RENEWABLES 2014 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT – Key Figures

  The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available. Find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Read about: > expansion of supporting policies in developing economies > additions to electricity generating capacity > progress … Continue reading

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World Solar capacity breaks previous records

Solar PV installations nearly matched those of hydropower and, for the first time, outpaced wind additions. Even though photovoltaics continue to dwarf CSP capacity, the CSP market also had another year of impressive growth. By the end of 2013, a … Continue reading

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Local solar panel makers may help save US $42 billion: KPMG

A sustainable manufacturing policy for the solar panel industry could help save USD 42 billion in forex outgo by 2030, according to a KPMG report and the Indian Solar Manufacturers’ Association (ISMA). The ISMA also called for continued government support … Continue reading

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UP Announces 200MW PV Winning Bidders and offers another 300MW

List of successful Bidders in Bid for Procurement of 200 MW     Power from Grid Connect Solar PV Power Projects SL No Firm Address MW Tariff (Rs) 1 Shri Colonizers & Developers Pvt. Ltd. S-14, 2nd Floor, Jaihind Commercial … Continue reading

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Govt projects are to blame for Pune landslide tragedy: Experts – The dark side of windmill projects

Ritesh: This is a very sad development and side effect of indiscriminate destruction in the name of green energy, while being green, care should be taken to not usurp natures resources. Torrential rains may have triggered the landslide on Wednesday … Continue reading

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