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Renewable energy companies seek total clarity in solar park auctions

According to reports,  Solar parks have helped renewable energy companies reduce tariffs substantially but some developers are complaining that at times the parks charge high fee and do not provide adequate infrastructure. Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO and MD at Vikram Solar, said: “Unlike the Rewa auction, there are a lot of unknown factors in other auctions for solar parks. Terms and conditions for each of these parks also vary, making the unknown component vastly different for each auction at each park.” ... Read More »

Ripple effect of India’s energy shift visible globally: Expert

According to reports, India’s solar tariffs have fallen 40 per cent in just 16 months, an unprecedented rate way beyond any market forecasts, and its energy transformation will have a ripple effect, as is already seen in the UAE, South Africa, Australia and other countries. The Indian government’s striking policy shift towards renewable energy sources — away from more expensive and polluting fossil fuels — is a strong global endorsement of the country’s leadership, Tim Buckley, Director at the -based Institute for ... Read More »

Solar plant launched in Amara Raja unit

According to reports, Minister for Industries N. Amaranatha Reddy on Saturday launched the 2.5 MW powered Rooftop Solar Power Plant at the Amara Raja Growth Corridor at Mordhanapalle village of Yadamarri mandal, 10 km from here. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Chittoor district would provide the best amenities to the entrepreneurs, and Amara Raja group’s entry into solar power generation was a welcome sign, and it was a proud moment for the district, as it happened to be ... Read More »

Government to issue quality order on solar modules in a month

According to reports, the government will in a month issue a quality order on purchase of solarmodules by power companies, power, coal, renewable energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal said on. “We will soon issue a quality order on solar modules. It will apply to all future auctions,” Goyal said. He said that the government will give six to nine months to solar cells manufacturers to improve manufacturing before coming up with a similar quality order. “In a couple of ... Read More »

What it takes to be the world’s largest solar park

According to reports, with more than 900 MW of the 1,000 MW already commissioned, and the rest expected to be ready soon, the Kurnool Ultra Solar Park has become the largest single location solar project. With a capacity of 1,000 MW, it has already outpaced the 648 MW solar park developed by the Adani group in Tamil Nadu and the 550 MW Topaz Solar Park in California. The project is located about 280 km from Hyderabad and is developed under ... Read More »

Diamond city Surat to get Smart Solar Energy award for Rooftop plants

According to reports, after being declared the fourth cleanest city of the country, the Diamond City has added yet another feather in its cap. Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be given away ‘smart energy’ award by Exhibitions India group under the Smart Cities India Award-2017 for smart rooftop solar power plants on May 12 at New Delhi. The civic body’s exemplary work in solar energy sector has been recognized for taking up a massive campaign for rooftop solar power plants. ... Read More »

India unlikely to achieve 40 GW rooftop solar power target: CARE Ratings report

According to reports, India is unlikely to achieve its target of achieving 40GW power capacity through rooftop solar panels by 2022 given the slow pace of the programme, a report said. The report by industry lobby group PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and credit rating agency CARE Ratings was released on Wednesday at the National Solar Summit 2017 organised by them. “Implementation of rooftop solar is taking place at a much slower pace and it seems unlikely that the ... Read More »

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