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India adds 2,311 MW renewable generation capacity in 7 months

According to reports, India has added 2,311.88 MW of grid-connected power generation capacity from renewable energy sources like solar and wind till October of this financial year, against the full fiscal’s target of 4,460 MW, an official statement said on Thursday. A total of 827.22 MW of solar power generation capacity was added in this period, taking the cumulative electricity generation capacity from the source to 4,579.24 MW, said the new and renewable energy ministry statement. Wind power generation capacity ... Read More »

Paris climate meet: India-led global solar alliance to counter developed nations

According to reports, to counter the pressure from the developed countries to further cut emissions, India is preparing an alliance of nations that get ample sunshine to form a united front. At the 2015 Paris Climate Conference or COP-21 next week, India will once again reiterate the need for ‘climate justice’. “Our stance for climate justice is very clear. India’s share of global carbon emissions is just 2-2.5 per cent. We are far lower than any of the developed economies. ... Read More »

UDAY gets instant ‘pan-India consensus’, says Piyush Goyal

According to reports, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday claimed “a pan-India consensus” on the scheme unveiled by the Centre to rescue almost bankrupt state electricity retailers. “Almost all the states have heartily welcomed the new initiative (announced yesterday) when it was discussed at the conference of Power, Renewable Energy & Mines Ministers of State and Union Territories being held in the city,” he said. “The new scheme UDAY has been very well received. Today we shared the scheme in ... Read More »

SunEdison wants wind tariffs competitively determined

According to reports, striking a discordant note with the rest of the wind power industry, SunEdison, a leading player in the renewable energy sector, today called for wind energy tariffs to be determined through competitive bidding process. (Today, wind energy producers get a fixed ‘feed-in tariff’ determined by each state electricity regulator—Rs 3.51 in Tamil Nadu, Rs. 4.20 in Karnataka and Rs. 5.92 in Madhya Pradesh.) “Why treat wind different than solar?” posed Pashupathy Gopalan, who heads SunEdison’s Indian operations. ... Read More »

Huawei bags 100 MW equipment order from Waaree Energies

According to reports, power solutions firm Waaree Energies has awarded an order for 100 MW of solar equipment to Chinese Huawei Technology for its projects in the country. “Waaree Energies Ltd has placed an order for 100 MW of string Inverter and Smart PV solutions on Huawei for its projects in India,” the company said in a statement. According to statement, during the Intersolar India 2015 exhibition and conference held at Mumbai between November 18 to 20, Huawei Technology announced ... Read More »

Chhattisgarh signs MoU for Rs 290 crore solar cell plant

According to reports, in its endeavour to promote innovative industrial projects aligned with national priorities, Chhattisgarh government on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with M/s LancoInfratech Limited, a subsidiary Lanco Solar Private Limited, for manufacturing 100MW of solar cells annually. The proposed Rs 290 crores project, slated to come up in chief minister Raman Singh’s home constituency of Rajnandgaon, is said to be the first Poly-silicon and Wafer manufacturing facility in India. The project is expected to generate direct ... Read More »

Tata Power Solar numero uno player in solar rooftop for second year

According to reports, Tata Power Solar, India’s largest integrated solar player, has emerged as a leader in solar rooftop solutions for the second consecutive year among EPC contractors. The recently-published India Solar Rooftop Map 2016 report by Bridge To India, a leading Cleantech consulting firm has ranked Tata Power as the No.1 among solar rooftop EPC contractors. As per report, the total installed capacity for rooftops in the country is 525 MW as of October 2015, inclusive of the commercial, ... Read More »

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