Monthly Archives: September 2014

Has Germany failed or is this another viewpoint!

A new analysis answers the question “should other nations follow Germany’s lead on promoting solar Power?” That question was asked on Quora and answered by Ryan Carlyle, BSChE, and a Subsea Hydraulics Engineer. His detailed and well reasoned answer is … Continue reading

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MNRE invites proposals for 52MWp rooftop installations on Public Sector Utilities across India through MGAs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy invites offers/proposals for installation of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants in various States across the Country under National Clean Energy Funds from the Multi Government Agencies (MGAs) i.e. Govt. Deptts. Govt. Institutions, PSUs & their subsidiaries, DISCOMs, DMRC, National Housing Bank, Commercial Banks, Railways, Army, Financial Institutions/Financial Integrators, etc. in the country. These projects can be installed in the Government / Commercial/ Institutional/ residential buildings located in various States in the country. Continue reading

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No legal sanctity to Tangedco’s transparent bidding process for power purchase from 52 companies, says TNERC

The State’s solar mission has come to a nought. The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has passed an order stating that there is no legal sanctity to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation’s (Tangedco) transparent bidding process for … Continue reading

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Tamil Nadu TNERC announces new tariff for Solar at ₹ 7.01 per KWh PV and ₹ 11.03 per KWh Thermal

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has announced new tariff for solar power producers who put up plants in the state. They would be paid Rs 7.01 per unit of power generated from a solar photovoltaic plant, and Rs … Continue reading

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Karnataka farmers can now generate power & sell it to the grid at a tariff of Rs 9.56 per unit and a tariff of Rs 7.20 per unit on availing of subsidies

The 15-month-old Siddaramaiah regime has come up with a scheme for the agriculture sector, which if goes according to the script, might turn farmers net sellers of solar power to the grid. The government is geared up to roll out … Continue reading

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Draft Scheme for Development of 20GW Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar power projects – Circulation for Comments Sept 2014

MNRE through this scheme plans setting up 25 solar parks, each with a capacity of 500 to 1000 MW; thereby targeting around 20000 MW of solar power installed capacity. These solar parks will be put in place in a span … Continue reading

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Punjab now approves net metering for Solar – targets 100 MW

India’s Punjab state approved a policy allowing businesses and households to earn credits for solar power produced on rooftops as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to accelerate installations to combat blackouts. The state cabinet passed a net-metering policy that’s expected … Continue reading

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Delhi announces net metering regulations

Delhi took a huge leap in renewable energy generation on Tuesday. Power watchdog Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) announced regulations for net metering of renewable energy, giving Delhiites a chance to become renewable energy suppliers. The regulations outline how people … Continue reading

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Telangana turns to solar power – Issues RFS for 500 MW

The Telangana government is placing its bets on the sun to help it tide over the energy crisis. With the state enjoying nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, the Telangana southern and northern power distribution companies have decided to … Continue reading

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