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Renewable Energy

India’s installed solar capacity surpasses wind 

The installed solar capacity (including ground-mounted and rooftop) reached 38.8 GW in January 2021 as against wind’s 38.7 GW, becoming the nation’s largest renewable energy producer.

Cabinet approves India, France MoU on renewable energy

The Memorandum of Understanding entails joint research and development projects in solar, wind, hydrogen and biomass energy.

Indian trough highlighted by Chinese solar glassmaker

Xinyi Solar has posted bullish annual figures on the back of an astonishing rebound in the global market following Covid travails at the start of 2020. There is one national market, however, which has not been invited to the party.

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World Bank signs up for $56m slice of renewables developer’s first green bond

The development lender’s private-sector arm helped Indian commercial clean power company Continuum Green Energy raise $561 million to refinance its debts through the bond, on the Singapore exchange.

Ladakh to host 10 GW hybrid renewable power projects

Work is underway for the installation of 10 GW hybrid renewable power projects in the Indian Union Territory of Ladakh. Land identification and preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for the necessary transmission infrastructure have already begun.

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Floating solar plant operational at Cochin Airport

The 452 kWp array features 1,300 photovoltaic panels across an acre of water split between two artificial lakes at the airport golf course.

India added 7 GW of renewable energy capacity in eight months

The capacity addition during FY 2020-21’s first eight months ending November is 38% lower year-on-year as the pandemic-led disruptions constrained new project development.

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Madhya Pradesh to host ‘world’s biggest floating PV plant’ within two years

The 2,000ha installation, which will surpass in scale a 150 MW plant in China’s Anhui province, will reportedly require a INR3,000 crore investment.

Competition in intra-state transmission sector will drive India’s renewable energy progress

The intra-state transmission infrastructure is the weakest link in the grid. The introduction of competition from private players can help drive down construction costs and promote timely completion of projects, assisting the absorption of low-cost, domestic renewable energy generation.

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India’s path away from climate disaster lies in the rapid growth of renewable power

The nation is already firmly positioned to lead the world in the clean energy revolution. Consolidating this position would unlock significant economic growth and competitiveness by attracting domestic and foreign investment, creating jobs, and improving public health.

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