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Energy and Economy: Rewriting the Indian story for the World

India is running the world’s largest renewable energy expansion program with a mind-boggling target of 450 GW by 2030. Can the country with a growing energy demand do more than this? Can it do what developed countries should have done years ago?


Tata Power to develop 100 MW solar project in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra project is the developer’s second large-scale solar win this month following a 120 MW project in Gujarat. The electricity generated will be supplied to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) under a 25-year power purchase agreement.


India can become electric vehicle manufacturing hub within five years: Nitin Gadkari

The industry needs to cut a dependence on electric vehicle battery imports from China, according to the road transport minister, who said the government is looking to support research into alternatives to lithium-ion technology.

Andhra Pradesh allocates 57% of energy budget to ‘free power for agriculture’ scheme

The overall energy outlay of Rs 6984.73 crore for the year 2020-21 is much lower than 2019-20’s revised estimate of Rs 11,639 crore.


Another bidding extension for off-grid solar pumping systems in Madhya Pradesh

Bidders now have until June 26 to bid for installation and commissioning of standalone off-grid solar water pumping systems in the State of Madhya Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh set for 2 GW ‘ultra-mega’ renewable energy park

The state cabinet has approved a 74:26 joint venture proposal by publicly-owned hydropower company THDC India and the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency for the ambitious project.


Transmission charges waiver to renewables may be extended beyond 2022

Solar and wind projects commissioned beyond the year 2022—at least till mid of 2023—may be eligible for interstate transmission charges waiver on the electricity generated.

Mobile solar pumping system offers pay-as-you-go solution for farmers

Researchers have simulated a cart-mounted solar pump which they say would mean farmers in off-grid areas would be able to irrigate fields by paying only for the solar electricity used.


Azure Power Q4 revenues up 29%, but net loss at Rs 394 million

The New Delhi based developer posted a net loss of Rs 394 million (US$5.2 million) for the three-month period from January to March, mainly on account of higher charges amounting to Rs 551 million (US$ 7.3 million) that were partially offset by higher revenue.

Indian Railways tenders 400 MW of grid-connected solar

Bidders have until September 16 to pitch for generation capacity which can be installed on vacant land owned by the rail company nationwide.


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