Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Will Remain Elusive Without Addressing Inequalities: Report

During the last decade, a greater share of the global population gained access to electricity than ever before, but the number of people without electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa actually increased. Unless efforts are scaled up significantly in countries with the largest deficits, the world will still fall short of ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, […]

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Renewable sources set to expand in coming years at a much faster pace : IEA

Renewable sources of electricity such as wind and solar grew at their fastest rate in two decades in 2020 and are set to expand in coming years at a much faster pace than prior to the pandemic, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. The growth in Europe and the United States […]

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PIL scheme for solar PV modules positive for domestic OEMs: ICRA

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, has notified the guidelines for the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to promote the domestic manufacturing of high efficiency solar modules and thereby reduce dependence on imports in the solar power sector. The scheme has been approved with a financial outlay of Rs. 4500-crore over […]

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A Record 260 GW of new renewable energy capacity added in 2020:IRENA

Global renewable energy capacity additions in 2020 beat earlier estimates and all previous records despite the economic slowdown that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic said IRENA in a statement. According to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) the world added more than 260 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity last year, exceeding […]

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Basic custom duty effect – Solar tariff likely to rise in near term says ICRA

Because of imposition of basic custom duty on equipment, solar power tariffs may rise in near term ,though they would remain cost competitive for the off-takers, ICRA Ratings said on Wednesday. ICRA”s outlook for renewable energy (RE) sector is ”Stable” because of factors such as continued policy support from the Government of India, large growth […]

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India needs to be ready to ride the energy storage wave: IEEFA

Battery storage, green hydrogen and flexible coal-fired power generation can help India address its next big challenge of integrating large-scale variable renewable energy into the electricity grid over the next decade, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). “The transition to low-cost, variable renewable energy generation requires a flexible […]

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Global capital mobilising for India’s renewable energy infra opportunity: IEEFA

A huge global capital pool is mobilising to invest in renewable energy and grid projects in India, according to a new IEEFA report, with pull factors including solar power tariffs hitting record lows, plunging solar module costs, record low interest rates, and the security of government-backed, 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). “Domestic and global institutions across […]

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Total Corporate Funding in Solar Sector Increased 24 percent in 2020: Mercom Capital

Total corporate funding into the solar sector globally, including venture capital and private equity (VC), debt financing, and public market financing, came to $14.5 billion, a 24% increase compared to the $11.7 billion in 2019 says Mercom Capital in its annual report. “Following a tough first half when corporate funding was down 25% year-over-year, recovery […]

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Hybrid Renewable Tariffs to Continue at a Premium over Solar: India Ratings

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) believes that upcoming wind-solar hybrid auctions will spark cautious optimism among independent power producers. Technical complexities related to grid integration and inclusion of floor capacity proportion of wind projects (at least 33% of the total contracted capacity) in the hybrid mix could weigh on the project economics and tariff assumptions. […]

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India Stationary Energy Storage Market set to double its annual capacity additions before 2027

India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) in its flagship report the 6th edition of “Stationary Energy Storage Market Overview Report” forecasts the India Stationary Energy Storage Market to double its annual capacity additions before 2027. IESA has estimated the stationary energy storage market potential in India to be around 230 GWh during the period 2020-2027. The […]

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