Policy

Odisha announces net metering system for rooftop solar

Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission has introduced a net metering facility to the existing rooftop solar plants in the Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack city of Odisha.

Indian government planning ‘rent a roof’ policy for solar rooftop

Under proposed ‘rent a roof’ policy, solar developers will rent rooftop space to install a PV array and offer to lease to each household and then feed the solar power to the grid, said MNRE Secretary Anand Kumar.

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Anti-dumping petition has created huge uncertainty for entire Indian solar sector, Bridge to India says

Indian renewable analyst firm notes that anti-dumping comes at inopportune time with the industry already reeling from a slowdown in new project procurement, extra costs due to GST, import duties and increased module prices. It is expected to come by October 2018 and may affect all stakeholders and projects in the pipeline as well as those awaiting auction.

Interview: Vikram Solar CEO talks ahead of COP23 ISA presentation

Gyanesh Chaudhary, the MD, and CEO of Vikram Solar, speaks to pv magazine about the international solar alliance event held in collaboration with MNRE and CII at COP23 in Bonn, Germany and more on the Indian solar manufacturing sector. He is a part of the Indian (CII) delegation to COP23, Bonn Germany.

Maharashtra CM launches Solar feeders project for the farmers

The first project under the “Mukhyamantri (Chief Minister) agricultural feeder scheme,” to provide 12 hours per day electricity access to farmers has launched in Maharashtra.

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U.S. PV system prices have already increased due to Section 201 (w/ charts)

The latest report by GTM Research puts numbers on the increase in H2 2017 system prices and analyzes the potential damage from a range of scenarios.

ISA drafts program for scaling rooftop solar to be launched at RE-INVEST 2017, India

The program will be launched during RE-INVEST 2017, India on December 8. The event will hold several other sessions, including the launch of International Solar Alliance (ISA). Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron are likely to attend the ISA Founding Ceremony.

India launches scheme to electrify all, with solar at core

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches ‘Saubhagya’ scheme with goal to provide electricity to entire country via heavy reliance on solar power.

REI exhibition: India will surpass 175 GW renewable target, says MNRE

Secretary of the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy Anand Kumar believes the country can confound doubts about its bold solar ambitions and smash its 175 GW of renewables by 2022 target.

India’s National Solar Mission: revisions recommended

The standing committee on energy, comprising members of the lower and upper assembly of the parliament, and the secretariat, has released a report recommending vital changes to boost India’s National Solar Mission of 100 GW by 2022.

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