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Corporate renewable power procurement: Global models and their suitability for India

Commercial and industrial (C&I) sector consumes 51% of the total electricity generated in India, with a mere 3% of this consumption coming from renewable energy. To increase renewable energy uptake among C&I consumers, India needs to explore new models like virtual power purchase agreements, green tariffs, internationally tradable RECs that have already been successfully tried and tested in many countries—according to a report by climate advocacy group WWF India.

India and German development lender to launch rooftop solar scheme

Program aims to drive down the cost of solar electricity to a maximum of Rs2.50/kWh in a nation where tariffs vary wildly from state to state.

Assessing metal leaching from PV modules dumped in landfill

An Indian Institute of Technology research team analyzed around 300 studies about PV panel waste containing carcinogenic metals. The researchers said solar module recycling is not economically profitable and policy support is necessary to avoid panels being dumped in landfill.

L&T bags order for solar pumps with standalone lighting in Maharashtra

These systems—to be deployed in Aurangabad, Nashik and Pune—will have provision for mobile charging, transfer of automated meter reading and water discharge reading data.

NTPC looks to purchase power from 100 MW solar projects

December 26 is the last date for generators to submit bids for supply of power from their existing 100 MW solar plants. Technical bids will open on December 27.

SECI tweaks 1.2 GW renewables plus storage tender

Energy storage installation to back up at least half of the generation capacity, increase in project size to 600 MW maximum as well as increased off-peak tariff of Rs2.88/KWh are among the major amendments. Bidding is allowed till December 16.

BHEL tenders BOS for 100 MW plant at Raghanesda Solar Park

Bids are invited for supply, installation and commissioning of Balance of System (BOS) items for the state-owned engineering major’s 100 MW (AC) solar plant in Gujarat. The last date for bid submission is December 10.

Making Delhi A Solar City

The Indian capital has so far installed only 146 MW of rooftop solar capacity, against year 2019 target of 606 MW set under the Delhi Solar Policy. The slow growth is primarily due to certain myths among consumers which need to be debunked with better installer-consumer connect—says Delhi Solar Campaigner Sandeep Dahiya who currently leads the 100% UP, SeeNow, Energy & Power Sector reform work in India as a Campaigner at Purpose Climate Lab.

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Distributed Energy’s rooftop solar aggregator platform raises Rs 100 million funding

The platform connects credible renewable energy projects with investors, and has already delivered 5 MW of energy to a range of companies in Southern India and Rwanda.

ADB extends $250 million loan to EESL for energy efficiency initiatives

The investment—part of a $592 million assistance package—will be used to promote adoption of smart meters, distributed solar photovoltaic systems and e-vehicles in India.

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