Karnataka overtakes Gujarat, Raj to emerge No.1 solar state

Karnataka has emerged as India’s No.1 state in terms of installed solar power capacity overtaking early leaders such as Gujarat and Rajasthan, according to the latest numbers from the Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. According to these numbers, the south Indian state accounted for almost a whopping 19% of India’s total […]

India on track to meet 2022 renewable energy target: Govt

India has a whopping 77.17 gigawatt of renewalble power generation capacity either under implementation or in the process of being allocated for implementation, according to data from the ministry of new and renewable energy, Government of India. This is equal to about 83% of India’s total renewable energy capacity of 93 GW in place as […]

Tata Power gets Rs 488 cr solar plant order from Kerala SEB

Tata Power said it has won a Rs 488 cr order from Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd to put up a 110 megawatt solar power project in the southern Indian state. The power plant, which has the capacity to produce 110 million watts of electricity, is expected to generate about 274 million units of power […]

Tata Power gets letter of award for 100 MW solar farm in Maharashtra

Tata Power Renewable Energy, a unit of Tata Power, has been awarded a contract to supply solar electricity to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co for a period of 25 years. State and central power utilities award such contracts by conducting a bidding process in which companies are expected to offer their cheapest rate for supplying […]

NTPC to build 520 MW hydro power projects in Himachal Pradesh

NTPC Ltd, formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation, took another step in its journey towards reducing its dependence on coal-fired plants by signing an agreement to develop two hydropower stations with a combined capacity of 520 MW. The two projects, for which NTPC has signed agreements with the Himachal Pradesh government, can be classified […]

India misses FY19 Solar Power target by 58%

India has missed its solar power target by a whopping 58% in the year gone by, according to the latest numbers from the ministry of renewable energy or MNRE. India was supposed to add about 16,000 megawatt (16 gigawatt) of fresh solar power generation capacity in the year ended March 2019. However, it added only […]

Tata Power gets 25-year deal to supply solar power to Gujarat

Tata Power said it received a contract from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited to develop a 100 MW solar project in Raghanesda Solar Park of Gujarat . The energy will be supplied to GUVNL under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) valid for a period of 25 years from the scheduled commercial operation date. The Company […]

Maruti Suzuki to set up Solar Power Plant in Gurugram facility

Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki said it has laid the foundation stone for a 5 MW Photovoltaic solar power plant at its manufacturing facility in Gurugram. The solar plant is likely to be commissioned in FY 2019-20, Maruti Suzuki said. Maruti Suzuki said that it will invest around Rs 24 crores and will offset carbon dioxide […]

Solar power sector sees revival in Feb after downturn due to duties

Solar auction activities garnered speed in February after a disappointing performance in January, according to Mercom India, an agency that tracks the solar power sector in India. About 2.7 GW of solar power was auctioned in February, which is 800 MW more than what was auctioned in the same month last year, the firm said. […]

Cabinet okays incentive scheme for battery manufacturing in India

The government of India today approved a scheme to give incentives to companies that want to manufacture batteries in India. Briefing media after a cabinet meeting, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “We have taken a big step to give incentives under the Make in India program to encourage the manufacturing of batteries.” The move […]

BHEL starts rolling out solar EV chargers along Delhi-Chandigarh highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, which makes heavy electrical equipment, said has started rolling out a network of electric vehicle charges on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway. The first such charger was inaugurated today at Ethnic India Resort in Rai in Sonepat district of Haryana. The chargers will be powered entirely by solar technology and will cover entire […]

23 GW of solar parks sanctioned in India, Gujarat No.1

Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are emerging as the top destinations for large, utility scale solar projects in India, according to numbers from the Minister of New and Renewable Energy. According to data for Government of India’s “Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects” scheme, Gujarat ranked as the state with the highest number […]

BSES, partner suggest bill-based financing of rooftop solar projects

Households owning rooftop solar systems could save up to 95 per cent on their electricity bills, according to an independent study by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited . Solar system costs have declined by 27 per cent, year-on-year, over the last three years, making rooftop solar a lucrative […]

India meets solar mission target for FY18 thanks to year-end push

India is likely to have met its target of adding 10,000 watt of solar power generation capacity in the year ended March 2018, thanks to a sudden spurt of installations during the final months of the year (Jan-Mar), going by numbers released by an independent group. According to Mercom India, a consultancy that tracks the […]

India withdraws import duty on solar modules within months of imposition

India has withdrawn its decision to impose a duty of 7.5% (effectively around 10%) on imports of solar modules, and this could give a shot in the arm for the solar power industry, according to India Ratings. The move could also help achieve the government’s target of achieving total, grid-connected solar power capacity of 100 […]

Suzlon completes execution of solar orders; to focus on solar+wind hybrid farms

Suzlon Energy, one of the pioneers of wind power in India, said it has finished commissioning its entire solar order book of 340 megawatt, and will focus on hybrid solar-wind projects going forward. Out of the 340 MW erected, 210 MW was erected in Telangana, 60 MW in Rajasthan and 70 MW in Maharashtra. The […]