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Solar Federation Welcomes Gujarat’s New Solar Policy – NSEFI’s Pranav Mehta’s Press Note

Press release == Pranav R Mehta Chairman 18 August, 2015 Press Note National Solar Federation Welcomes Comprehensive New Gujarat Solar Policy encouraging All Categories – Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Users. Attractive features include Rooftop Solar, Net Metering, Agricultural Pumps, Solar Park, Canal Top, ensuring RPO Compliance and REC Benefits Much awaited New Gujarat Solar […]

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36 GW of Solar MoUs for Rajasthan from Adani, Reliance, IL&FS, Essel, SunEdison & Azure

Here is an interesting interview with Rajasthan Chief Secretary CS Rajan in The Financial Express in which he mentions that while the state had set itself a 25 GW target for solar within the next few years, they already have MoUs for 36 GW, from just 6 companies – Adani (10 GW), Reliance (6 GW), IL&FS […]

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National Renewable Energy Act – Right First Steps

The central government is proposing a National Renewable Energy Act. The objective is to give a much bigger thrust to development of renewable energy in India. Details of the Act have been published and the government is seeking public feedback and comments on the same. The formal draft document seeking feedback is available here; we have […]

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Sigh of relief – No More Rooftop Solar Subsidy for Commercial, Industrial Sectors

In a long decision overdue, the MNRE has decided to remove the capital subsidies for commercial and industrial sectors. What a relief. This subsidy, which arrives late, if at all, had probably enriched more babus and their lackeys than those putting up rooftop solar. As a result, it was just a pain in the neck that […]

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Hillary Clinton Promises 500 MILLION solar panels installed in the US

Half a billion blooming solar panels. That’s what the US would get if Hillary Clinton is voted to power, or at least that is what she has promised “I want more wind, more solar, more advanced biofuels, more energy efficiency,” she said at a weekend rally in Iowa. “And I’ve got to tell you, people […]

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700 MW Solar Farm from Adani at Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu Looks Like a Reality

Update on 6 Jul 2015: Looks like these folks mean it. Adani has signed an MoU for 648 MW, when Rajesh Adani flew to Chennai and made a presentation to CM Jayalalitha late last week. TANGEDCO also announced that it has separately signed PPA for 31 solar power plants (at the same 7.01 tariff was […]

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Will RPO finally be enforced in India?

Yet again, we have heard about the government’s seriousness about RPO (renewable purchase obligation). The only difference is that, this time it is by the NDA government. Now, why would we take this any more seriously than all of the earlier attempts? Optimists point to the following: 1. To enforce RPO, the government plans to amend […]

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Ajay Goel – Anti Dumping Duties on Solar Won’t Lead to Sharp Price Increases

It has been the raging debate last few weeks in the Indian solar power circles – Will there or won’t there be anti-dumping duties on solar cells and modules? Recall that the Directorate General of Anti-dumping has recently recommended ADD, which will come into force once the Ministry of Finance notifies it. Large scale solar […]

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