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Off-grid biomass plants light up villages; experts demand clarity on tariff regulation
Deadline extended for developers of solar thermal projects
Faulty solar radiation data and delay in raw material supply slow down developers; deadline extended to spare them penalties
Financial and policy issues hinder the adoption of grid-connected rooftop solar power in the country
Boon or doom?
The commerce ministry's recommendation to impose duty on imported solar cells has started a debate. Will it boost the domestic solar power sector …
Two technologies that shape our future
Battery and meters are two widely used technologies, yet no one stops to think how they work. They determine our future. They dictate how we …
Let solar shine
Census 2011 throws light on the darkness across India. Of the 246 million households, 67 per cent get electricity from the grid, while 31 per …
Is REC an albatross for power distribution utilities?
Only two states have achieved their renewable energy targets so far. Others scaled down their commitments
The truth about solar mission
For the Government of India the first phase of the national solar mission has been a grand success. It not only managed to attract industry to …
Investments in Indian renewable energy sector declining
Is it a temporary phase?
Offshore wind energy: project developers have to obtain clearances from 10 ministries
Exclusive economic zone up to 370 km from the shore will be developed for this
What India's wind energy sector looks like
Even though Gujarat has the highest potential in India, its installed capacity remains low. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, has the highest …
Renewable energy: India achieves half of its fiscal target in seven months
While wind power sector has not shown much growth, solar power is undergoing an unprecedented expansion
MNRE has no mechanism to claim CDM benefits, observes CAG
CDM first defined in the Kyoto Protocol with the objective of achieving sustainable development by preventing climate change
Centre to increase solar generation capacity next year
The government is likely to commission projects with a total generation capacity of 4,345 MW by March 2016
Finally, some clarity on environmental regulations for rooftop solar PV systems
A new rooftop solar programme makes the Environment and Social Systems Assessment (ESSA) mandatory for all proposed projects
R&D in wind power given least importance in government’s new action plan
Development significant as India still has a long way to go in wind power
Draft wind power development guidelines fall short in ensuring environmental protection
After 20 years, new guidelines have been issued for the developement of on-shore wind power addressing mostly technical challenges that the …
New draft wind power guidelines seek to reform sector through payment security
The guidelines released by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy address payment and evacuation issues in the wind power sector
Is solar sector truly achieving grid parity?
Given the huge dependence on subsidy, can the trend of reducing solar tariffs be deemed as an achievement of the renewable energy or solar sector?
India is unlikely to reach its rooftop solar power generation target of 40 GW by 2022
The potential for rooftop solar photovoltaic cells in urban settlements can be met if states and Union territories integrate the Centre’s …
Renewable energy in India: In 33 years, India struggled to exploit just 12% of its wind energy potential
Abrupt policy changes and technological challenge of transmitting energy a big setback
‘India’s renewable energy plan lacks vision’
The target of achieving 175 GW green power capacity by 2022 is ambitious; but what’s the logic behind choosing those numbers?
Large-scale solar needs tighter land regulations
The fundamental approach to solar taken up by the government was brought to question at the State of Renewable Energy in India, 2019 conference …
Wind industry must brace the headwinds to stay relevant
Despite its many challenges, wind energy in India has a lot to gain from its experience and its large manufacturing base
The promise and reality of renewable energy
This is not the time to be complacent with green power growth in India because the challenges have grown too