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Centre provided Rs 382 crore funding assistance to Madhya Pradesh for solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 21, 2018

The central government provided total funding assistance of Rs 382 crore to Madhya Pradesh over the past two financial year 2016-17 and 2017-18 for implementing solar power schemes and projects...

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Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to seek cabinet nod soon for rooftop solar scheme SRISTI

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2018

The Ministry of New and RenewableEnergy (MNRE) will approach the Union cabinet in the next 30-45 days seeking approval for the solar rooftop scheme Sristi or Sustainable Rooftop Implementation...

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Centre to revive 23GW solar and transmission projects in Leh region

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2018

The Centre is reviving mega solar power projects in Leh and Ladakh, with a plan to set up 23GW of grid-connected projects. Private developers would be invited to submit tenders for these. 

Their transmission network would be extended till Punjab, a distance of about...

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Solar tariffs set to rise on rupee depreciation, rising interest rates, safeguard duty

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 4, 2018

Solar power tariffs are facing upward pressure thanks to the latest Depreciation of the Rupee against the Dollar, imposition of safeguard duty and rising interest rate scenario....

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MNRE Approves Program on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 2, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has approved a program called “Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Waste/Residue” with modified terms and conditions from 2017-18 to...

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MNRE plans RE-Invest with ISA's first General Assembly meet in October

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 25, 2018

The second edition of RE-Invest, Indian government’s flagship renewable energy event, will be held from October 3 to 5 this year, after having gone through several rounds of rescheduling in the...

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Solar industry body seeks complete exemption from safeguard duty on solar equipment

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2018

Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has sought complete exemption of safeguard duty on solar equipment for ongoing project, saying such a move can jeopardise investments worth Rs one lakh...

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Metro’s solar power plant opened

By : sustainabilityo..., May 23, 2018

To enhance share of solar energy to 19.4% of metro’s total energy consumption
A 2,670 KW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant was inaugurated on Tuesday at Kochi metro’s operation control centre...

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Solar power developers to gain from change in bidding norms

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 5, 2018

 Solar power developers will benefit from the latest amendment in bidding norms for solar power projects that allows them to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on equipment to discoms...

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Wind energy capacity addition declines under auction regime

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 5, 2018

 While the onset of wind auctions from early last year has led to greater transparency in the determination of wind tariffs, the transition has also sharply reduced wind capacity addition in...

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