Solar Policy

Power Grid Corp of India to Invest Rs 330 Cr in Transmission Project

Power Grid Corporation of India has revealed its plans to invest in the expansion of the renewable energy infrastructure in the country. In a regulatory filing, the power transmission company said that the Board of Power Grid has approved an investment proposal of Rs 330.61 crore for the development of transmission system that will help […]

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CERC Rejects Windpower Windfarm’s Grounds for Failure to Commission Project

A petition filed by Airpower Windfarms, contending that because the Gujarat Energy Development Authority (GEDA), refused to extend the developer permissions, it was unable to commission its project, has been turned down by the Central Regulatory Electricity Commission (CERC). The firm said that it was granted Stage-I Connectivity on 13.7.2018 and Stage-II Connectivity on 24.8.2018 […]

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Vivid Solaire’s Plea to Align LTA with Revised SCOD of Project Shot Down by CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected the petition of Vivid Solaire Energy Private Limited to reconsider Long-Term Access (LTA) to coincide with the revised SCOD of project and waive the transmission charges. In its petition, the Pune-based firm had filed a petition seeking a waiver for the levy of transmission charges by CTUIL […]

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Madhya Pradesh Eyes 50000 Cr Investment for RE Segment by 2027

Recently, Madhya Pradesh Government published the new renewable energy policy titled “Madhya Pradesh Renewable Energy Policy – 2022.” Madhya Pradesh government indicates investing Rs 15,000 crore and Rs 50000 crore for RE (renewable energy) generation industry. The state government plans to build four thousand (4,000) MW of renewable energy projects in the open access solar […]

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Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) 2022: A Bill To Make US ‘The Clean Energy Leader’

On August 7, 2022, the US Senate approved a Bill titled the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) 2022 after a series of discussions and debates between the Democrats and Republicans. What makes the Bill more interesting is its special focus on climate friendly provisions. Climate action has been a priority ever since President Joe Biden came […]

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Battery Swapping Primer: A Viable Alternative to Charging Stations

Battery swapping can be a game-changer, bringing the world a few steps closer to electric vehicles. It has the potential to enhance the attractiveness of electric mobility by addressing both the early market purchase price disparities with conventional vehicles and, importantly, the recharging time challenges of electric vehicles (EVs). A swap station offers a fully […]

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After Solar, Volatility Impacts Wind Manufacturers, Projects Affected in India Too

Rising demand and orders have failed to convert to profits for many wind energy manufacturing firms. Wind power heavyweights Vestas Wind Systems A/S, General Electric Co. and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA are all reeling from high raw material and logistics costs, changes in key clean-power subsidies, years of pressure on turbine prices and an […]

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NTPC invites proposals to produce torrefied biomass pellets from Startups

NTPC has invited proposals to provide a unique platform for the Indian startups that could help develop a biomass ecosystem in the country. The platform will be put in a shape by NETRA, the R&D wing of NTPC, for production of the torrefied biomass pellets that are well-suited for decentralized small-scale users. The last date […]

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With Energy Supplies On Edge, Delhi’s Poor Solar Record Comes Back To Bite It

Even as an unprecedented heatwave across most of India, especially North India sends temperatures soaring,  Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world, has barely achieved its clean energy goals and increased its dependence on non-renewable sources of energy. This, despite some of the most ambitious plans to green up. The capital has […]

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