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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.

Global South cities realize the importance of energy for all

Rapid growth and development in the Global South means making energy accessible to all is a growing challenge. New report identifies three ways to tackle these challenges.

India obstructs states to prevent 7 GW of PV projects at risk

The Indian power ministry has released notice preventing any renegotiation of signed PPAs in the solar PV sector, calculated at a potential $7.5bn worth of solar projects.

India: State of Mizoram pledges to install 80 MW of solar in 2017

In order to meet its 10.5 % renewable purchase obligation by FY 2021-22, the government of the Indian state of Mizoram has adopted a solar power policy that envisages deployment of 80 MW of solar projects in 2017.

India’s SECI cancels 950 MW of solar tenders, seeks re-tender at lower rate

The Solar Energy Corporation of India has scrapped large amounts of solar+storage tenders at both the Pavagada and Kadapa solar parks as it seeks to renegotiate with states for lower tariffs.

India launches AD probe against Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian solar cells

Country’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping states that it has identified a causal link between dumping and injury of Indian firms, enough to warrant the initiation of the investigation.

India solar dumping case reaction: “Tariffs are a half-baked measure”

Rahul Gupta, founder and MD of Indian solar developer Rays Experts tells pv magazine that the anti-dumping case lodged against Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian solar companies could deliver temporary blow to India’s solar momentum, but in the longer-term it might be best for the sector.

IDFC acquires 190 MW of Indian PV projects from First Solar

The infrastructure fund of IDFC Alternatives has signed an agreement to purchase 190 MW worth of solar PV assets from First Solar Power India, an affiliate of First Solar Group. The projects are located om the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

India: Azure Power to issue $500m solar green bond

The green bond offering will be the first of its kind to be issued in India, and comes via Azure Power’s stated aim to continue promoting and investing in renewable energy in the country.

India energy ministry plans 7.5 GW support program for domestic solar manufacturing

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has initiated the second phase of its CPSU program to provide installation capacity totaling 7.5 GW of solar projects made using domestically manufactured solar cells and modules.

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