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    ‘Solar and wind projects unviable owing to low tariffs’

    According to reports,As states compete with each other to lower solar power tariff, companies have begun expressing doubts about the viability of solar power projects. Many renewable power companies gathered at a two-day green energy conference organised by CII in the city on Tuesday to discuss the issue. “Capacity addition in the present financial year looks extremely difficult due to the standoff in signing power purchase agreements in several states at rates determined by the respective regulatory commissions,” said Siemens Gamesa Renewable ... Read More »

    Tamil Nadu all set to generate 30 to 35 per cent power from renewable sources

    According to reports, Tamil Nadu is going green in power generation as nearly 30 to 35 per cent of power supplied to the State is generated from renewable energy sources like wind and sun, according to Tamil Nadu energy secretary Vikram Kapur. Addressing the 16th edition of Green Power, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry here on Tuesday, Kapur said against the installed capacity of 29,000 MW of power generated, 10,500 MW was from renewable energy. This also includes 7,800 ... Read More »

    Suzlon serves Saudis in India

    Suzlon Group is to supply 24 turbines to Saudi developer Alfanar Group for a 50.4MW wind farm in India. The Indian manufacturer will deliver 90-metre S111 2.1MW hardware to the project, which will be completed by March 2018. Suzlon will develop the project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services. Alfanar Energy, a subsidiary of the Alfanar Group, is planning to develop wind, solar and biomass projects totalling 2.2GW in India, the Middle East and ... Read More »

    Wind capacity addition to fall to 1.5 GW in FY18: India Ratings

    According to reports, unwillingness on the part of state discoms to sign long-term purchase agreements at the higher feed in tariffs is likely to affect wind power generation as only 1,000-1,500 MW of capacity is likely to be added in this financial year, India Ratings (Ind-Ra) said today. According to the rating agency, there could be a substantial dip in capacity addition in FY18 to 1000-1,500 MW from about 5,400 MW in FY17. “This will be because of the unwillingness of ... Read More »

    Buy abroad diktat doesn’t worry India’s solar sector

    According to reports, India has to make suitable policy changes by December this year to remove measures it had undertaken to protect its fledgling solar manufacturing sector from foreign competition, according to a recent notice issued by the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). DSB adjudicates on trade disputes between national governments. “The United States and India have agreed that the reasonable period of time for India to implement the recommendations and rulings of the DSB in ... Read More »

    In two years solar energy for residential sector would be cheaper than electricity grid: Solar players

    According to reports, In the next two years, solar power will be cheaper than the electricity grid in the residential sector, says solar energy provider SunSource Energy which on Monday successfully implemented the first two phases of a 100 MW solar project in South East Asia. Stating that while the solar energy in India has already reached ‘grid parity’ in commercial, industrial and utility sectors, soon this would be achieved in residential sector as well. The grid parity happens when the cost ... Read More »

    India Initiates Dumping Probe Into Chinese Solar Imports

    According to reports, India opened a probe into whether Chinese solar-equipment makers are hurting its domestic industry by dumping inventories and driving down prices to unfair levels. “A causal link between the said dumping and injury exists to justify an initiation of an anti-dumping investigation,” according to a notification published on the website of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties. The probe will also include solar cells originating in or shipped from Taiwan and Malaysia. Indian officials are the latest ... Read More »

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