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Solar Photovoltaics in Severe Weather: Cost Considerations for Storm Hardening PV Systems for Resilience

Resilience can be defined as the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions through adaptable and holistic planning and technical solutions (Hotchkiss 2016). Solar photovoltaic (PV) power has … Continue reading

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Solar gets Lower GST and clarity

22ndDecember 2018 PRESS RELEASE   Recommendations made during 31stMeeting of the GST Council held on 22ndDecember, 2018 (New Delhi)-Rate changes   GST Council in the 31stmeeting held on 22ndDecember, 2018 at New Delhi took following decisions relating to changes in … Continue reading

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PI Berlin examines risks facing PV projects in India

Study finds that “the Indian market is a double-edged sword” The Indian market is one of the most profitable yet risky for project developers and investors in photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale projects of over 100 megawatts (MW) are now common, the … Continue reading

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GST for Solar at 5%, Govt issues clarification

The government will levy a 5 per cent tax on all equipment required for generating solar power compared with nil duty now, a government official clarified, putting an end to confusion about the new taxation policy for the industry after … Continue reading

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Gujarat solar developers under cloud of GUVNL appeal on tariff

Aptel notice to Gujarat solar developers on GUVNL’s plea The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Aptel) has issued notices to 80 Gujarat-based solar project developers in an appeal filed by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL), the state government run utility. GUVNL … Continue reading

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Punjab receives just 270MW bids against the 300MW requested for by PEDA

In a growing trend of developers not agreeing to the prices that are being floated by State Renewable Agencies, Punjab has just received 90% of the proposed capacity. In the past Solar projects have been oversubscribed in the multiples but … Continue reading

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Prospects for Cost Competitive Solar PV Power: Stefan Reichelstein, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Natgrp: This paper is focused on the US markets but provides a perspective into similar solar markets New solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations have grown globally at a rapid pace in recent years. This paper provides a comprehensive assessment of the … Continue reading

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Building Utility Scale Power Plants

  This guidebook is a best practice manual for utility-scale solar power plants in India. It focuses primarily on ground mounted, fixed tilt PV projects and also covers solar tracking system technology. Intended to be a practical toolkit, the guidebook includes an … Continue reading

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Policy For Implementation Of Solar Power Based Projects In Madhya Pradesh, 2012

The Madhya Pradesh Solar Policy 2012 is amongst the well thought out in India. It provides incentives for those industries pushing for open access while reducing the need for government entities to invest in power generation. A number of states are … Continue reading

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MNRE plans to set up company for generating power using biomass

In a bid to encourage renewable energy sources of power generation in India, the union ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is looking at setting up a company for biomass-based power generation and promotion on the lines of Solar … Continue reading

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