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Amplus becomes first solar generator to trade on IEX’s GTAM

Days after the launch of India’s first ever Green Term-Ahead Market (GTAM) introduced by Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), Amplus Solar sold solar electricity in the open market on 20th August 2020, becoming the first solar generator to trade on GTAM under the new Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) norm. IEX launched the GTAM on its power […]

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ISA Assembly likely to vet World Solar Bank DPR in October

International Solar Alliance (ISA) is preparing a detailed project report (DPR) on the creation of World Solar Bank with authorised capital of USD 15 billion to fund projects, a senior official said. The DPR for the World Solar Bank is likely to be placed at annual ISA Assembly in October this year, Director General ISA […]

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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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Thanks to BEL, Over 100 govt schools in Karnataka have solar-powered classrooms

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has set up solar-powered smart classrooms in 122 government schools across the backward Yadgir district in north Karnataka. Thanks to BEL to make education smarter in government schools. City-based defence behemoth’s official KS Ashok speaking to IANS said”About 13,000 children studying in 122 government schools will benefit from smart classrooms, powered […]

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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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Change in Law payments lead to INR 4K crore cash inflow for solar sector: CRISIL

Recent commencement of Change in Law payments by state power distribution companies (discoms) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for Goods and Services Tax (GST) to solar power projects, comes as a shot in the arm for the sector. Together with safeguard duty (SFD) reimbursements, which also qualify under ‘Change in Law’, the payments will […]

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BHEL floats Tender for String Monitoring Boxes for NTPC’s 20 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated tender inviting bids to supply 104 string monitoring boxes, four wireless receiver systems for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and other spare components for NTPC’s 20 MW solar project in Gandhar, Gujarat The last date for the submission of bids is August 8, 2020 As per the […]

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Committee formed by Maharashtra Energy Department to frame solar power policy

The Maharashtra Energy Department has reportedly formed a committee to frame a solar power policy for the state. The energy department’s panel is headed by the Principal Secretary of the Energy Department, Energy Minister Nitin Raut recently said in a statement. The committee will frame a comprehensive solar power policy with an aim to reduce […]

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Coal India, NLC India JV to install 3,000-MW solar power assets

Coal India Ltd (CIL) and NLC India together will develop solar power assets of 3,000 MW with a likely investment of around Rs 12,000 crore, said sources speaking to PTI. The two companies recently announced that they would form a JV to develop 5,000 MW of solar and thermal power assets across the country. They […]

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Solar equipment imports from China may soon come under double taxation

Solar equipment imports, largely from countries such as China, may soon come under double taxation with the Director General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) looking to consider continued imposition of 15 per cent safeguard duty (SGD) on imports of solar cells and modules beyond the cutoff date of July 29. The DGTR is scheduled to do […]

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