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ISA and India sign host country agreement

At signing event of the ISA, MNRE head, RK Singh emphasized need for solar industry to set up energy infrastructure in other ISA member countries.

Delhi 2018-19 budget goes green

The Delhi government run by the Aam Aadmi Party has completed three years in the governance, and yesterday announced its budget for the financial year 2018-19. The government has announced India’s first ‘Green Budget’ – it has a 26 point program. With the green budget it is estimated that around 2.1 million tons of CO2 emissions will be reduced.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance ranks Adani Solar as Tier-1 PV module manufacturer

Adani Solar is the fourth Indian solar PV panel manufacturing company to bagged the renowned tier-1 rating from BNEF. It gives a fresh impetus to India’s solar energy sector. Currently, the company has 1.5 GW solar module and cell manufacturing capacity.

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The 9th ITRPV: module price pressure to continue as production capacity tops 130 GWp and price learning curve rises to 22.8%

Annual International Roadmap for Photovoltaics, compiled by the German production equipment industrial association (VDMA), reveals slowdown in module price reduction for 2017 in contrast to significant market increase that saw module production capacity rise above 130 GW.

Roundup from the International Solar Alliance Summit 2018

The ISA founding ceremony, held on Sunday March 11 in New Delhi, India, was a highlight in the 2018 solar calendar. French President, Emmanuel Macron announced €700 million in support through loans and donations by 2022, while several other financial deals and MoUs were also signed. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi further outlined 10 action points to help the spread of solar energy.

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Big weekend: What will happen at the International Solar Alliance Summit 2018 on March 11 in New Delhi?

International Solar Alliance (ISA), now registered under the United Nations, is organizing its first summit to be held this Sunday March 11. It is also set to host a founding ceremony of ISA in the presence of French President, Emmanuel Macron, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi President, Abdul Hamid. Government dignitaries of member countries are joining, and 51 solar projects will be signed, by announcing the concrete instrument to facilitate the project execution.

‘Groundbreaking’ $40 million green bond issued by Singapore’s Sindicatum for Indian PV projects

Global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright has advised GuarantCo, the international development finance institution, on a landmark INR 2.5 billion ($40 million) dual-tranche unsecured wrapped and rated bond, issued by Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company Pvt Ltd. Such green bonds are beneficial to the country, since they offer low interest rates and long-term repayment schemes, says Dharmendra kumar, an analyst from IHS Markit.

EIB to sign clean energy loan with India, prior to ISA founding ceremony

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today said it will ink an agreement tomorrow, Saturday, March 10, to provide a loan for both small- and large-scale clean energy projects in India, which will form part of its €800 million (around US$984 million) investment in the country.

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MNRE distributed one million solar study lamps

The scheme was sanctioned in 2014 for empowering underserved communities of the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

The recent trade conflicts will reduce India’s total solar installed capacity to 6 GW in 2018

According to the Bridge to India’s ‘India Solar Compass’ report, the total capacity addition in 2017 was 9,255 MW, up 94% over 2016. However, Q4 2017 was slow in terms of project commissioning with only 1,503 MW of utility scale projects being commissioned. Moreover, the execution costs have shot up by about 18% in just six months.

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