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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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Posted in: Policies and Regulations, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic

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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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Posted in: Electricity Generation and Transmission, Policies and Regulations

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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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Rs 6.49 is the Lowest Bid in APTRANSCO Solar Power Purchase for 1000 MW

 Analysis of the Outcome of the Price Bid of APTRANSCO Solar Bid Process AP Transco released details of the bids for the 1000 MW of solar power purchase in AP. I am presenting the first level data and analysis. More will follow. My special thanks to Niroj Mohanty of Core CarbonX for sending these over. […]

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Posted in: Hyderabad, Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic

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AP Renewable Energy Seminar 2013, Hyderabad – 4th March 2013, Hotel Golconda

AP Renewable Energy Seminar 2013, Hyderabad – 4th March 2013, Hotel Golconda

  Spoorthy Padham in association with New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of A.P (NEDCAP), is organizing a one day conference “AP Renewable Energy Seminar 2013” on 4th March, 2013 at Hotel Golconda, Hyderabad. The two main sectors that will be covered are: Solar & Wind. This event will be of significant benefit to businesses […]

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Posted in: Events, Hyderabad, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Wind Energy

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Rs 5.97 per kWh – Is this the Price of Solar Power?

As the TANGEDCO bids for 1000 MW (499 MW bid submitted) are unfolding, I get this rather difficult to believe number – Rs 5.97 per kWh – as the price from Mohan Breweries. (Courtesy & More details at Madhavan’s blog) I had expected sub-7 bids, but sub-6?! (A brave EAI Member Saravana from Coimbatore had […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy

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Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Purchase – AP Transco RfS/Tender Document –

Call it the second mover advantage. A few weeks after the TN RfS for solar power purchase by TANGEDCO, APTRANSCO released its RfS for 1000 MWof solar power in AP. My first impression is: AP has done a much better job than TN. Perhaps they learned from what was happening in TN, or perhaps they […]

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Posted in: Hyderabad, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy

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Tamil Nadu 1000 MW Solar Policy – Pre-bid Meeting Excerpts and the Big Question

With much fanfare, TANGEDCO conducted the pre-bid meeting for potential bidders for the 1000 MW solar power purchase by the utility. The Big Question The real question at the end of the pre-bid meeting at TANGEDCO on 19th Dec was – how many will really bid for the tender and how much will they bid […]

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Posted in: Chennai, Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic

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