Tags: solar policy

Kerosene-Solar Subsidy Swap: A missed opportunity and a new imperative

Author: Vandana Chavan The government has recently put efforts to build upon the existing electricity grid infrastructure to enhance clean energy access to all households in the country. This is expected to be complimented by lowering kerosene PDS allocation and thereby reducing the government’s burden of kerosene subsidies and households’ dependence on subsidised kerosene. Why […]

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Gujarat government announces small scale distribution solar project policy

Aspiring to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambition for raising the renewable power generation in the country, the Gujarat government on Wednesday announced a ‘small scale distribution solar project’ policy for producers of up to 500 KW to 4 megawatts (MW). Energy and Petrochemical Minister Saurabh Patel said, “Gujarat’s geographical situation has vast and immense […]

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Col. Chanjeet Gauba writes open letter to Haryana Govt on solar policy

Co- Founder & CEO, Solis Ortum Energy -Col. Chanjeet Gauba (Retd.) writes open letter to Chief Minister of Haryana stating that new policy by HERC getting blocked by some government officials due to lack of understanding of the benefits of solar. He also suggested way forward and writes “Discom loss can be compensated if they […]

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Amended solar policy will be notified by November end this year

Electricity department at a public hearing held by Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC)  said that amended solar policy will be notified by the end of November. Consumers and solar developers at the meeting held at Ravindra Bhavan in Margao complained of government not doing enough to ensure that more solar power is generated within the […]

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JSW Energy puts solar power expansion plans on backburner over policy uncertainties

As uncertainties loom over the solar power sector, mainly on the policy front, the Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Energy has put its ambitious expansions plans in the segment on the backburner. The company in May had announced plans to set up a 1,000-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturing facility at Vijayanagar in Karnataka and to install […]

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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar meets power dept and GEDA officials over solar policy implementation

Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday held a meeting state power department and Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) officials over the implementation of a solar policy. ET reports that since Parrikar took over the portfolio was instrumental in getting solar policy notified. He even suggested amendments in the solar policy and asked to […]

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