Gujarat leads highest wind power generation capacity in India

In spite of the rising Covid-19 infections in India and challenges posed by lockdown and restrictions to curb the pandemic, Gujarat continues to be the favored destination for attracting wind power project developers.  The state witnessed the highest capacity wind power addition in the country in 2020-21. The cumulative generation capacity stands at 1,020.3MW from April 2020 to March […]

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JSW Energy and others win 1.2 GW wind power bids in Karnataka

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JSW Energy, Adani Power, Ayana Renewable and Evergreen Renewables have emerged winners in SECI’s (Solar Energy Corporation of India) pure wind energy auction for 1.2 gigawatt (GW) capacity in Karnataka. The auction discovered tariffs significantly below the reserve price.  The last pure wind capacity auction in the country was conducted 18 months ago. SECI had put […]

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India will need to boost share of renewable energy to 16%-18% to meet target: Moody’s

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India will need to boost its share of renewable energy to 16%-18% from 10% of the country’s total electricity generation if it wants to achieve a target of 175-gigawatts clean energy capacity by 2022, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The country is targeting a five-fold increase in renewable energy capacity to 450 Gigawatts by 2030. Despite missed […]

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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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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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India’s northern Ladakh region plugs into sun and wind energy

Under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, the union territory of Ladakh has got the nod for the largest solar power project Leh. The project called ‘Provision of Solar Photo Voltaic Powerplant 1.5 megawatt (MW)’ envisages providing sustainable alternative energy to fossil fuel and traditional methods of energy generation and is scheduled to be completed well before […]

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