Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi assumes charge as Secretary, MNRE

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi (IAS) today assumed charge as new Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.   Chaturvedi is a 1987 Batch IAS officer and belongs to Jharkhand cadre and succeeded Anand Kumar in the Ministry who earlier took charge Secretary, Ministry of Culture. After formally taking over, Chaturvedi met senior officers of the Ministry and […]

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Mega solar power project in Andhra Pradesh to be setup in two phases

In a bid to power the agriculture sector in Andhra Pradesh, the power utilities have fixed its focus on taking up works of 10,050 MW mega solar power project to supply free power to all the agricultural feeders in in the state. The state government is planning to implement the mega solar power project which […]

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CERC Brings Guidelines for IST Charges for Renewable Energy Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new guidelines for inter-state transmission charges and losses. CERC notes that regulations shall apply to all Designated ISTS Customers (DICs), Inter-State Transmission Licensees, National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDCs), State Load Despatch Centres (SLDCs) and Regional Power Committees (RPCs). The guidelines highlights the […]

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Pandemic brings golden opportunity for homegrown solar manufacturers

Disruption in the supply from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent decline in domestic solar capacity addition offer a golden opportunity to ramp up local manufacturing of solar modules and cells, according to industry experts. However, the industry feels there is an urgent need for a national vision policy for local solar modules […]

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Selco launches solar powered solution to help frontline healthcare workers

Selco Solar Light Pvt Ltd has reportedly launched a solar-powered solution to help the frontline healthcare workers in rural areas. A solar panel has been installed on top of mobile swab collection van for the benefit of healthcare workers from Kundapur taluk of Udupi district. 75 watt solar panel installed on top of the van […]

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PM KUSUM EoI submission deadline extended, here is what you should know

As the lockdown continue across the country because of COVID 19 breakout , the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided to extend the date for submission of EoIs for evaluation of Component A and C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme. The new deadline set by […]

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BHEL Floats EOI inviting global OEM to set up manufacturing units in India for solar and Li-Battery

The global economic slowdown and breakout of Pandemic has highlighted the dangers of manufacturing activities being concentrated in a single location and thrown up the need for diversification of supply chains and manufacturing. This has thrown up a huge opportunity for India – one of the fastest growing economies of the world and an attractive […]

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ESCAP, IRENA to work together to Support Asia-Pacific’s Crisis Response

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will work together to improve access to sustainable energy, bolstering the Asia-Pacific region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The two organisations will offer recommendations to governments in the region positioning the energy transition as an […]

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Adani Green Energy to complete 1300 MW hybrid projects by 2021: Report

Adani Green Energy is reportedly planning to complete 1,300 megawatt (MW) of hybrid projects by calendar year (CY) 2021 in an analyst call on Monday. Jayant Parimal, Chief Executive Officer, Adani Green Energy speaking to ET said “We have signed 1,300 MW of hybrid projects, out of this, 600 MW was with Solar Energy Corporation […]

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Wind turbine maker-Vestas posts first quarter operating loss

Vestas on Tuesday posted an unexpected first-quarter operating loss despite strong sales and a booming order book. The Danish firm reported an operating loss before special items of 54 million euros ($58.9 million) versus the 91 million euro operating profit forecast by analysts, while its EBIT margin fell to -2.4 per cent. Quarterly sales topped […]

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