Tags: India solar news

Now net metering for Rooftop solar is for loads up to 10 kW: Power Ministry

Union Government for the first time laid down Rights to the Electricity Consumers through “Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020”. R.K.Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, said, “These rules shall empower the consumers of electricity and added that these Rules emanate from the conviction that the […]

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Covid 19 Effect- Solar capacity addition in Q2 of 2020 fell to six-year low of 205 MW

A new report from consulting firm Mercom India Research revealed that solar capacity addition in second quarter of 2020 fell to a six-year low of 205 MW, plummeting 86% year-on-year The report noted that large-scale installations accounts for 59%, while the rest was from rooftop projects. Since January the total power added was 2.3 GW, […]

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Pre-Bid Webinar for Indian Railways 400 MW solar project on 10 August

REMCL is organizing pre-bid meeting (webinar) to hold discussions with solar project developers interested in bidding for this tender . In June this year Railway Energy Management Company (REMCL) joint venture established by Indian Railways and engineering consultancy Rites Ltd floated tender inviting bids for the 400 MW land based solar PV power plant to […]

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Sterling and Wilson Solar Q4 net down 56 pc at Rs 128.58 cr

Sterling and Wilson Solar has reported a 56 per cent decline in consolidated net profit at Rs 128.58 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The consolidated net profit of the company stood at Rs 294.80 crore in the quarter ended on March 31, 2019, a regulatory filing said. The total income of the […]

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Amid India China Standoff , Govt plans to impose customs duty on solar cells

In a bid to propel domestic manufacturing and curb the procurement of solar power equipment from China, the government is reportedly planning to bring the basic customs duty (BCD) on imports of such products. It is worth noting that the solar imports from China have dropped to an extent after the imposition of the safeguard […]

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TPREL to develop 100 MW solar power project in Maharashtra

Tata Power‘s wholly-owned arm Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) has received a letter of award from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd. (MSEDCL) to develop a 100 MW solar power project in Maharashtra. The company informed abou the solar power project in a filing to BSE. The energy generated from the solar power project […]

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AP cabinet approves proposal to set up a 10 GW solar power project

Andhra Pradesh cabinet recently approved a proposal to set up a 10 GW solar power project to ensure uninterrupted 9-hour power supply to farmers during daytime, besides establishing an Integrated Renewable Energy Project (IREP). In a statement, Information and Public Relations Minister Perni Venkataramaiah said as part of the IREP, 550 MW of wind power, […]

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Domestic solar firms raise concern over basic customs duty on solar cells

Domestic solar cell and module makers located at the special economic zones (SEZs) have raised concerns over the government’s plan to impose basic customs duty (BCD) on these equipment, saying it would raise their overall product cost on domestic sales. Noting that the domestic renewable energy sector has potential to generate about four lakh jobs […]

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States’ transmission charges key: Gadkari on MSME solar parks

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently said the entry of MSMEs in the solar park sector was a good idea but would only be viable if state governments reduce transmission charges. He was speaking through video conferencing to members of the Pune-based Maratha Chambers of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA). Gadkari told Micro, Small and Medium […]

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