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    Auction for rooftop solar projects deferred again

    According to reports, State-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) has deferred auction for the 1-gigawatt (GW) rooftop solar projects tender for the fourth time in the past three-four months, a move which has highlighted the complexities of the business. The bidding process for the largest ever rooftop solar tender in the country has now been extended to 17 April from 20 March, SECI said on its website. The public sector undertaking (PSU) had prepared to invite bids in December, ... Read More »

    China’s top solar module maker GCL-Poly Energy eyes India play

    According to reports, China’s largest solar equipment maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd plans to invest in India, attracted by the nation’s emerging green economy. As part of its India entry plan, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd is in talks with Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group to set up a solar module manufacturing facility. The Hong Kong-listed firm, which acquired bankrupt SunEdison’s solar material business last year, also plans to develop solar power projects in India. “GCL-Poly plans to set up a solar power ... Read More »

    Higher power purchase by states must for India to meet solar targets: Mercom

    According to reports, State power utilities need to buy more green power if India has to meet its solar installation targets, said analysts from Mercom Capital Group. “Renewable power purchase obligation (RPO) is the single most important policy driving renewable energy installations and achievement of an aggressive goal of installing 175 GW by 2022 including 100GW of solar power capacity,” the analysts said. Over the past three years, as states scrambled to fulfill their RPOs, cumulative installation figures for solar and ... Read More »

    Ex-MNRE Secy Upendra Tripathy to be ISA Director General

    According to reports, former New and Renewable Energy Secretary Upendra Tripathy has been appointed as the full-time interim Director General of International Solar Alliance. “Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, and Ms Segolene Royal, Minister for Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, Government of France, jointly decided to appoint Upendra Tripathy, as the Interim Director General (IDG) of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) on a full-time basis. Tripathy was secretary Ministry of New and ... Read More »

    Solar power bids unsustainable: Bridge to India Bridge to India

    According to reports, consulting firm Bridge to India has termed the recent low winning bids for solar power projects in India “unsustainable” and warned that “inadequate risk pricing poses a severe viability challenge for the sector”. The warning comes after solar power developers last month bid as low as Rs2.97 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for a 750-megawatt (MW) project at Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. The winning bid offered a so-called levelized tariff—the value financially equivalent to different annual tariffs over ... Read More »

    Can solar power hold the cheapest electricity tag?

    According to reports, when it comes to solar, 2016 had been a remarkable year. For the first time solar out-performed fossils fuels on a large scale, thus emerging as the cheaper source of electricity than burning coals in many parts of the world. In addition to this, solar projects are turning out to be cheaper than wind power as well. With this current rate, it could very well be the lowest-cost power option in the world in less than a ... Read More »

    A traditional mutt kitchen transformed by technology

    According to reports, the Jagadguru Shri Duradudeendeshwar Siddha Mutt at Nidasoshi in Hukkeri taluk has reportedly become the first in the country to install a ‘Malli Gasifier Thermal’ (MGT) using green energy (fuel) and traditional chulhas (earthen stoves) to cook the daily Anna Dasoha (free community meal) for the mutt volunteers and devotees. Having installed the 100-kg biomass unit, the mutt is not only saving a substantial quantity of wood every day, but is also providing some much-needed relief to ... Read More »

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