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India added 1,836 MW of rooftop solar in last fiscal year

Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were the top five states by annual installation, accounting for 60% of the new capacity.

NLC India commissions 63 MW solar capacity in Tamil Nadu

The state-owned power generator has commissioned 63 MW capacity out of the 100 MW solar PV power plant in Tirunelveli district, with Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) as the beneficiary.

EDEN Renewables seals power supply agreements for 716 MW of new solar capacity

The deals will pave the way for four new solar parks that are set to be commissioned towards the end of next year.

Policy can spell success or failure for EVs in Europe

Since 2017, several European governments have announced bans on sales of conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles. Countries like France and the United Kingdom have set bans to come into force by 2040, while Norway has set a more ambitious goal of 2025. Raquel Soat, Research Analyst at Navigant, looks at how policy might affect European electric vehicle markets over the coming years.

Has solar lost its sheen for India’s EV push?

While India’s recent union budget announced steps to create an electric vehicle market, the solar sector still has issues that have not been addressed.

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Rajasthan Electronics tenders for supply of solar modules

Jaipur’s Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited has invited bids from Indian manufacturers for the supply of 75 Wp solar modules based on crystalline silicon technology. Bidding will close on July 19.

Energy storage and EVs clear winners in union budget 2019: IESA

The new budget aims to seize the opportunity in energy storage and EVs through a range of incentives. However, alongside demand, production and export, the government also needs to focus on e-waste management and Li-ion battery recycling to sustain raw material supply and minimize environmental impact.

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The long read: Explosion of cell and module technology

With half-cut, bifacial, shingle cell, and heterojunction designs being deployed at the scale of hundreds of megawatts, it is an exciting time to be in solar cell and module technology.

Economic Survey calls for $330 billion investment in renewables

The annual report has placed EVs at the heart of India’s decarbonization and called for an Indian answer to the U.S. ‘Motor City’ of Detroit, where electric vehicles and the batteries to run them could be manufactured.

Budget 2019: GST on EVs reduced to 5%, tax incentives on loan

To boost electric vehicle adoption in the country, the government has reduced goods and services tax on electric vehicles to 5% from 12%. Further, it will provide additional income tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh on interest paid on loans taken to purchase electric vehicles.

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