Policy

FAME II program backs more than 27,000 EVs

The second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles program offers purchase incentives for electric and hybrid vehicles and also supports charging infrastructure.

Gujarat extends bidding for 110 MW grid-connected solar and floats new 210 MW tender

Developers now have until September 23 to lodge bids for the 110 MW procurement round and can toss their hat into the ring for a new tender in the district of Jamnagar which closes on October 5.

Study explores feasibility of North India’s renewables transition

The region could, by 2050, cut greenhouse gas emissions from power, heat, transport and desalination which are expected to add up to more than 825 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent this year. Such a transition could be perfectly possible, technically and financially.

Maharashtra utility seeks installers for 25 MW of solar rooftops

The state electric company has issued a call for expressions of interest in installing the residential arrays.

India’s solar future: Domestic first, international second 

The International Solar Alliance signals India’s hope to be a global competitor in emerging technologies and cement its place as an institution builder. But how does India’s vision translate into domestic policy? Has India led by example? 

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Scaling up solar manufacturing in India

A new study by CEEW Centre for Energy Finance assesses the competitive advantage that China has over India and presents a suite of short-term and long-term interventions required for a globally competitive solar manufacturing sector in India.

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Developers want customs duty on solar panels deferred

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) said one-year safeguard duty extension had already resulted in escalated capital costs. Any additional tariff barriers would jeopardize the Government’s ‘100 GW by 2022’ target.

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Engineering drives next-generation solar power in Southeast Asia—Black & Veatch interview

Mitesh Patel, Renewables Director-Asia, US-headquartered EPC player Black & Veatch, speaks to pv magazine about the key trends driving the solar market, especially in Southeast Asia, and strategies to improve the bankability of PV projects.

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Modi loosens the purse strings to help struggling state utilities

Covid-19 hits to demand and bill payment collection have worsened the plight of the nation’s already debt-crippled power distribution companies, prompting the government to order an exceptional relaxation of lending limits.

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Under-construction solar projects get a five-month blanket extension for completion

In March, the government said delays in renewable energy plant construction on account of Covid-19-prompted supply chain disruption would be considered a force majeure event.

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