Andhra Pradesh releases feasibility reports for five mega projects under its renewable energy export policy

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The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a major producer of renewable energy (RE), which had an installed capacity of 8,421 megawatt (MW) till 31 December 2020,  has released feasibility reports of five project sites for setting up ultra-mega solar power parks under its renewable energy export policy announced in July 2020.  The RE export policy, which […]

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Cochin International Airport commissions one of the biggest floating solar power plants in Kerala

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has commissioned two floating solar power plants in Kerala, one of the biggest in the state with a capacity of 452-kilowatt hour (KWh). As the world’s first solar-powered airport in 2015, CIAL current milestone is to sustain the entire airport’s power usage by green energy. With the installation of the plants […]

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Amended consumer rights rules by power ministry likely to impact India’s private rooftop solar capacity

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The latest rules regarding the consumer rights laid down by the Union power ministry is likely to impede the pace of capacity addition of the rooftop solar in the country. The amendments made by the Ministry of Power purports to disincentivise commercial and industrial users from installing such power generation capacities in their premises. While […]

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India’s solar sector saw 24% jump in corporate investments in 2020 – report

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India’s solar sector attracted global corporate investment of $14.5 billion in 2020, a 24 percent jump from $11.7 billion raised in 2019, clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group said in its annual report on funding and merger and acquisition in the sector. Despite the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic translating to […]

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India exceeds government target of 175 GW renewable energy by 2020; touches 220 gigawatts

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India’s total renewable energy portfolio of installed and in-pipeline projects has crossed 220 GW, significantly higher than the Modi government’s target of installing a green energy capacity of 175 GW by 2020. Earlier in 2015, the government had committed to installing green energy capacity of 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW […]

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Government schools in Delhi plan to monetise solar power

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Government schools in Delhi are eyeing substantial income, apart from significant reduction in electricity bills, as they start earning money by selling electricity generated by the rooftop solar systems installed on their buildings, reports Financial Express. Under the Centre’s scheme for government building solarisation, the Delhi government has developed over 21 mega-watt (MW) of solar […]

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