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NHPC plans to develop 600-MW ultra mega solar park in Uttar Pradesh

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2020

State-run hydropower major, NHPC, is planning to develop a solar park of around 600 Megawatt (MW) capacity in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh, it said in a virtual event on Wednesday....

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Apex solar body asks MNRE for extension of ISTS charges and losses waiver

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 8, 2020

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), an organisation of all solar energy stakeholders of India, has requested the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for extending the waiver of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses for renewable...

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Solar power equipment manufacturers need interest subvention: Industry body

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 20, 2020

Domestic solar power equipment manufacturers need interest subvention to stay competitive in the market and enjoy level playing field against foreign firms, according to National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI). "Interest subvention will encourage the industry and...

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Wind-Solar hybrid tenders: Allowing multiple energy injection points will kill energy storage in its infancy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

Lobby group the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has raised concern that the draft competing bidding guidelines for hybrid renewable energy projects being prepared by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) are not in sync with the objectives of...

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Solar power association writes to Gadkari against NTPC's tender conditions

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2020

State-owned NTPC Ltd's refusal to exempt small and medium enterprises from earnest money deposits for its solar power tenders has riled an association of solar energy industry which has now petitioned the government seeking its intervention. The National Solar Energy...

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Solar federation surprised over high prices of home lighting systems in TN

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 24, 2019

Between August 2013 and now, the prices of solar panels have fallen precipitously, from around 60 US cents a watt to a third of it. Yet, the prices of projects for solar home lighting systems have risen sharply. Why is this so, wonders the National Solar Energy Federation of...

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MNRE asks Tamil Nadu to prevent curtailment of solar power

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 9, 2017

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has written to the Tamil Nadu government, urging it to prevent arbitrary curtailment, or backdowns, of solar power in the state....

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