MNRE Director says solar power will be significantly cheaper might cost Rs. 5 per unit in few years, MNRE Schemes, MNRE Approvals, MNRE Advisory Council, MNRE sets up Q & A with Project Developers
Q & A session for Project Developers
MNRE IS organising a Q & A with project developers in India to get the answers they seek towards the policies that will be presiding Phase II of the JNNSM, on 30-31st July in New Delhi.PV Insider has announced that government officials from the MNRE, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Karnataka will gather at the PV Project Development Summit 2012 in New Delhi, to discuss the strategy of the photovoltaic industry for Phase II of the Solar Mission and state policies. The industry is divided on the sustainability of solar projects with such low pricing. With project developers raising concerns over the long- term policy viability for the expansion of the solar power market in India, accurate planning from the government side becomes imperative to eradicate the lack of clarity over the solar policies in the country; now more than ever that the target for Phase II (2013–2017) has recently been revised its to 9,000 MW from its earlier target of 3,000 MW. http://www.eco-business.com/press-releases/mnre-and-state-governments-join-together-to-discuss-pv-policy-in-july-2012/
MNRE helps maintain 2 energy parks per state.
State Level Energy Parks (SLEP) upto two numbers per State are supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) under its Special Area Demonstration Project Scheme. The Parks could be established by the State Nodal Agencies or Departments at an appropriate location where a large number of visitors are expected.
During the last three years and in current year, MNRE has supported SLEPs at Bilaspur in Chhatisgarh, Hamirpur and Solan in Himachal Pradesh and Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Ministry has supported 30 SLEPs in various States and UTs
India must have Global Presence in Renewable Energy Sector
Constant research and innovation are required in the field of renewable energy to keep us in the forefront of cutting edge technology.Ministry of new and renewable energy has constituted 'Solar energy industry advisory council' (SEIAC) to advice the ministry on various technology related matters, attract investment across the value chain, suggest steps required to encourage R&D and drive down costs and make the Indian solar industry globally competitive. more
Installing Transmission Lines to evacuate renewable power is an uphill task
Setting up solar plants, windmills, biomass units to generate renewable energy is only half the story; evacuation of power to the remote interiors where no power grids exist is the more challenging part. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday highlighted the importance of harnessing new and renewable energy potential of the State to accommodate the electricity needs in remote and far-flung areas emphasizing on installation of adequate Transmission System (TS) to extract and distribute power. He said the help extended by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to the State be taken best advantage of in this regard to benefit the people.
CM was of the view that the Panchayat Raj Institutions should be involved in the process of launching new and renewable energy projects and creating sense of ownership in them about these projects. They can manage these units, supply energy and obtain revenue, and utilize a portion of it for the development of the area they represent.more
OFF GRID Lighting for India's Rural Poor
MNRE Secretary is of the opinion that private sector has to take an active part in bringing electric powerto the poor rural masses. IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with the governments of the United States and Italy, is launching a program aimed at providing safe, clean and affordable off-grid lighting to two million people living in rural India over the next three years. more
Biomass Workshop organised by MNRE
The power crisis and global warming is urging heads of conventional energy departments to take serious note of alternate energy. A one day workshop on 'Bio-Mass Power- Issues and Challenges' was organised by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India here today in which the heads of Conventional Energy Department from different parts of the country participated alongwith senior officers of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
In a few years, solar power will be significantly cheaper and cost Rs. 5 per unit — a sum that is on a par with the cost of thermal power — anticipates B. Bhargava, Director of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
Mr. Bhargava was speaking on Monday at the inauguration of the National Training Centre for Solar Technology (South) and the opening ceremony of a five-day training programme on ‘Solar PV grid connected power plants' organised by the Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. in association with the MNRE.