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Wind industry looking forward to wind-solar hybrid policy to thrive

February 16, 2017

Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Energy
At the recent 750 MW Rewa solar park auction in Madhya Pradesh, solar tariffs witnessed a dramatic crash. Levelized tariff for 25 years hit the...At the recent 750 MW Rewa solar park auction in Madhya Pradesh, solar tariffs witnessed a dramatic crash. Levelized tariff for 25 years hit the...
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Will RPO finally be enforced in India?

December 10, 2014

Electricity Generation and Transmission, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy
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...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...
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The Indian Biofuels Sector – Constraints and Opportunities

August 9, 2012

Bio Energy, Biofuels, Policies and Regulations, Transportation
This article appears to be a bit too positive to me, as the biofuels is going through a tough time right now, but as I...This article appears to be a bit too positive to me, as the biofuels is going through a tough time right now, but as I...
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Tamil Nadu’s Solar PPA List for 1214 MW

August 6, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic
At long last...the PPA list is out The nice folks at EQMag have the complete list scanned and put up here Let's hope this time...At long last...the PPA list is out The nice folks at EQMag have the complete list scanned and put up here Let's hope this time...
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Tamil Nadu Tender Document for 1000 MW Solar PV Power Plants

December 7, 2012

Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic
The country's tender for the largest single purchase of solar PV by a utility was released day before by TANGEDCO. The tender does not have...The country's tender for the largest single purchase of solar PV by a utility was released day before by TANGEDCO. The tender does not have...
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Tamil Nadu Solar Policy Bidding for 1000 MW – Excerpts of TANGEDCO Consultation Meeting

November 24, 2012

Chennai, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
A fairly hectic consultation meeting happened yesterday at TANGEDCO (TNEB) for bidding for 1000 MW of solar projects in TN. Crowd was amazing, something along...A fairly hectic consultation meeting happened yesterday at TANGEDCO (TNEB) for bidding for 1000 MW of solar projects in TN. Crowd was amazing, something along...
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Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012 – Full Text

October 20, 2012

Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy
I have gone through the entire text of the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy released earlier today and providing the policy document in detail. I...I have gone through the entire text of the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy released earlier today and providing the policy document in detail. I...
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Tamil Nadu 1000 MW Solar Policy – Pre-bid Meeting Excerpts and the Big Question

December 20, 2012

Chennai, Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic
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...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...
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SunEdison’s Plan for 2000 MW Renewable Energy Projects in Tamil Nadu

September 13, 2015

Chennai, Events, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Wind Energy
At the recently concluded Global Investor's Meet at Chennai, SunEdison has signed MoUs for 2000 MW of renewable energy development in Tamil Nadu. While no...At the recently concluded Global Investor's Meet at Chennai, SunEdison has signed MoUs for 2000 MW of renewable energy development in Tamil Nadu. While no...
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Solar Federation Welcomes Gujarat’s New Solar Policy – NSEFI’s Pranav Mehta’s Press Note

August 21, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy
Press release == Pranav R Mehta Chairman 18 August, 2015 Press Note National Solar Federation Welcomes Comprehensive New Gujarat Solar Policy encouraging All Categories –...Press release == Pranav R Mehta Chairman 18 August, 2015 Press Note National Solar Federation Welcomes Comprehensive New Gujarat Solar Policy encouraging All Categories –...
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Sigh of relief – No More Rooftop Solar Subsidy for Commercial, Industrial Sectors

August 7, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Rooftop Solar
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...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...
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Should India Say WTF to WTO? India’s Solar DCR, US and WTO Ruling.

September 13, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
  I have always maintained that in the context of solar, the Indian government wants the cake and eat it too. Our government wants solar power plant...  I have always maintained that in the context of solar, the Indian government wants the cake and eat it too. Our government wants solar power plant...
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Rs 6.49 is the Lowest Bid in APTRANSCO Solar Power Purchase for 1000 MW

March 6, 2013

Hyderabad, Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic
 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... 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...
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Rs 5.97 per kWh – Is this the Price of Solar Power?

January 30, 2013

Chennai, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy
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...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...
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RPO Compliance and Penalties for Non Compliance

November 1, 2012

Policies and Regulations
Many individuals and industry professionals had enquired me about the penalties for non-compliance for RPO (renewable purchase obligations). Of course, implementing obligation compliance is a...Many individuals and industry professionals had enquired me about the penalties for non-compliance for RPO (renewable purchase obligations). Of course, implementing obligation compliance is a...
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Review & highlights of Bill Gates’ latest book on Climate Change – Cleantech can save the planet

March 8, 2021

E-mobility, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Geothermal Energy, Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells, Innovations, International, Policies and Regulations
  Bill Gates released his latest book How to avoid a climate disaster in February 2021. I found the book quite interesting and valuable, and am...  Bill Gates released his latest book How to avoid a climate disaster in February 2021. I found the book quite interesting and valuable, and am...
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Offshore Wind to Blow in India Soon? Hey, Hold Your Bets!

September 13, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot...Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot...
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NTPC’s 15 GW Ambition – What’s The Idea?

April 1, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic
Of the 100 GW that the GoI wants to have of solar by 2022, NTPC is supposed to put up 15 GW. Yep, that would...Of the 100 GW that the GoI wants to have of solar by 2022, NTPC is supposed to put up 15 GW. Yep, that would...
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National Renewable Energy Act – Right First Steps

August 13, 2015

Policies and Regulations
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....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....
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Lack of Encouraging Policies Hits Wind Energy in Andhra Pradesh

August 11, 2012

Policies and Regulations, Wind Energy
Though Andhra Pradesh has the potential to generate 14,497 MW of wind power at 80 metre height, it is able to utilise the capacity to...Though Andhra Pradesh has the potential to generate 14,497 MW of wind power at 80 metre height, it is able to utilise the capacity to...
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It’s Odd Even IIT-educated Politicians Can’t See Beyond Obvious – The Case of Delhi’s Odd-Even Rule

April 30, 2016

New Delhi, Policies and Regulations, Pollution, Society and Community, Transportation, Waste Management
  Delhi's Odd-Even Oddly Doesn't Even Address the Root of the Problem, if Research Data are to be believed. I read an interesting take in...  Delhi's Odd-Even Oddly Doesn't Even Address the Root of the Problem, if Research Data are to be believed. I read an interesting take in...
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Is Wind Power Really This Cheap? And Are Indian Wind OEMs Really that Innocent?

February 28, 2017

Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Wind Energy
OK, we all heard the latest on wind power - Rs 3.46/kWh was the tariff arrived at in the competitive bidding held by SECI. Expectedly,...OK, we all heard the latest on wind power - Rs 3.46/kWh was the tariff arrived at in the competitive bidding held by SECI. Expectedly,...
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India Asks – Development or Climate Change?

May 7, 2009

Economics, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations
India rejected any cap on its development in the name of 'climate change', as it asserted that climate-change negotiations should consider overriding developmental objectives of...India rejected any cap on its development in the name of 'climate change', as it asserted that climate-change negotiations should consider overriding developmental objectives of...
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Hillary Clinton Promises 500 MILLION solar panels installed in the US

July 27, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic
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...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...
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Highlights of Uttar Pradesh EV Policy 2018 – Incentives, Subsidies, Exemptions of UP Electric Vehicle Policy

December 22, 2018

E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, EV Policies & Regulations, India State EV Policies, Policies and Regulations
Last updated: Feb 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the...Last updated: Feb 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the...
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Highlights of Maharashtra EV Policy (2018) – Incentives, Subsidies, Exemptions of Electric Vehicle Policy

December 22, 2018

E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, EV Policies & Regulations, India State EV Policies, Policies and Regulations
  Last updated: Feb 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for...  Last updated: Feb 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for...
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Highlights of Kerala EV Policy (2017-2018) – Incentives, Subsidies, Exemptions of Electric Vehicle Policy

December 22, 2018

E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, EV Policies & Regulations, India State EV Policies, Policies and Regulations
Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...Last Updated: February 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...
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Highlights of Karnataka EV Policy (2017-2018) – Incentives, Subsidies, Exemptions of Electric Vehicle Policy

December 22, 2018

E-mobility, Electric Vehicles, EV Policies & Regulations, India State EV Policies, Policies and Regulations
Last Updated: November 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...Last Updated: November 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm...
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Global MOVE Summit 2018 – Highlights, Policy Announcements, Insights, Investments…

December 22, 2018

Policies and Regulations, Uncategorized
Looking for expert advice on EVs in India? Talk to EAI's EVNext team for market & strategic inputs. Know more Wish to know everything about India's EV market from one...Looking for expert advice on EVs in India? Talk to EAI's EVNext team for market & strategic inputs. Know more Wish to know everything about India's EV market from one...
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G.B. Pradhan, Secretary, MNRE, Speaks on Wind Power – Insights and Perspectives

November 22, 2012

Policies and Regulations, Wind Energy
Watch G.B.Pradhan, Secretary, MNRE share his unique perspectives and insights on Indian wind power in this video, released on the occasion of India's largest Wind...Watch G.B.Pradhan, Secretary, MNRE share his unique perspectives and insights on Indian wind power in this video, released on the occasion of India's largest Wind...
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Future Feed-in-Tariff Trends for India – for Wind, Solar and Other Renewable Power Sources

November 1, 2012

Biomass Power, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Wind Energy
It is an open secret that renewable power requires incentives - these usually are in the form of capital subsidies, tax incentives and most importantly,...It is an open secret that renewable power requires incentives - these usually are in the form of capital subsidies, tax incentives and most importantly,...
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Energy Technology Vision 2035 Initiative – Participation Requested from Students

October 8, 2012

Colleges, Events, Innovations, Policies and Regulations, Society and Community
The Technology and Information Forecasting Assessment Council (TIFAC) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India is organizing Technology Vision 2035 for...The Technology and Information Forecasting Assessment Council (TIFAC) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India is organizing Technology Vision 2035 for...
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Doubling Renewables by 2030 will Boost Global GDP by up to USD 1.3 Trillion – IRENA REPORT

March 18, 2016

Climate Change, Energy Investments, International, Policies and Regulations, Pollution
Savings would be up to 15 times higher than costs, thanks to avoided expenditures on air pollution and climate change Berlin, Germany, 17 March 2016...Savings would be up to 15 times higher than costs, thanks to avoided expenditures on air pollution and climate change Berlin, Germany, 17 March 2016...
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Consultation Meeting for Tamil Nadu Solar Policy – Nov 23, 430 PM

November 19, 2012

Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy
Consultation Meeting for TN Solar Policy – Nov 23, 430 PM . A Consultation Meeting has been convened at TANGEDCO Head Quarters, 144 Anna Salai...Consultation Meeting for TN Solar Policy – Nov 23, 430 PM . A Consultation Meeting has been convened at TANGEDCO Head Quarters, 144 Anna Salai...
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Challenges for IEGC (Indian Electricity Grid Code) and RRF (Renewable Regulatory Fund)

November 1, 2012

Policies and Regulations, Wind Energy
If you are in the Indian wind power sector, you would have definitely heard the terms IEGC and RRF often. IEGC stands for Indian Electricity...If you are in the Indian wind power sector, you would have definitely heard the terms IEGC and RRF often. IEGC stands for Indian Electricity...
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CERC Renewable Energy Tariff Guidelines for Various States

November 1, 2012

Policies and Regulations
Here are some interesting web resources that provide tariff guidelines from the CERC, for the various states From the Hindu BusinessLine From the Horse's Mouth...Here are some interesting web resources that provide tariff guidelines from the CERC, for the various states From the Hindu BusinessLine From the Horse's Mouth...
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Can Indian Discoms Afford Solar?

August 22, 2015

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
In all the din of 100 GW, one crucial question does not get asked. Who is gonna pay for solar? Now, this is a somewhat...In all the din of 100 GW, one crucial question does not get asked. Who is gonna pay for solar? Now, this is a somewhat...
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Backing Down Wind Mills in Tamil Nadu – There are two sides to every coin

August 26, 2015

Chennai, Coal, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Financial Investors, Gas, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO...Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO...
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AP Renewable Energy Seminar 2013, Hyderabad – 4th March 2013, Hotel Golconda

February 18, 2013

Events, Hyderabad, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Wind Energy
  Spoorthy Padham in association with New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of A.P (NEDCAP), is organizing a one day conference “AP Renewable Energy Seminar...  Spoorthy Padham in association with New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of A.P (NEDCAP), is organizing a one day conference “AP Renewable Energy Seminar...
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Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Purchase – AP Transco RfS/Tender Document –

January 8, 2013

Hyderabad, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy
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...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...
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Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy – What It Means To Industries, Domestic and Other Segments

October 1, 2012

Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
  Solar Developer - EPC - Financiers Meet for Solar PV Power Plants. Chennai, Mar 22, 2013 India's Largest Meet for the THREE KEY STAKEHOLDERS...  Solar Developer - EPC - Financiers Meet for Solar PV Power Plants. Chennai, Mar 22, 2013 India's Largest Meet for the THREE KEY STAKEHOLDERS...
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Andhra Pradesh Solar 1000 MW Pre-bid Meeting – Excerpts from Dec 14 Meeting at Hyderabad

December 17, 2012

Hyderabad, Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy
Venugopal from EAI consulting team was at the pre-bid meeting that took place last Friday (Dec 14) and the following are what he has to...Venugopal from EAI consulting team was at the pre-bid meeting that took place last Friday (Dec 14) and the following are what he has to...
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Andhra Pradesh Releases RFS Bid Document for – 1000 MW!

December 7, 2012

Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
Andhra Pradesh released its RfS for 1000 MW of solar power purchase. This comes just a day after TN released its own tender document for...Andhra Pradesh released its RfS for 1000 MW of solar power purchase. This comes just a day after TN released its own tender document for...
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Ajay Goel – Anti Dumping Duties on Solar Won’t Lead to Sharp Price Increases

July 7, 2014

Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic
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...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...
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700 MW Solar Farm from Adani at Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu Looks Like a Reality

June 23, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic
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...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...
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36 GW of Solar MoUs for Rajasthan from Adani, Reliance, IL&FS, Essel, SunEdison & Azure

August 18, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Solar Energy
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...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...
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2500 MW of Solar in India in 2015

August 22, 2015

Policies and Regulations, Solar Photovoltaic
Mercom Group says India is all set to instal 2500 MW of solar power in 2015. India installed 1000 MW in 2013 and about 900...Mercom Group says India is all set to instal 2500 MW of solar power in 2015. India installed 1000 MW in 2013 and about 900...
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105550 Villages Electrified Under RGGYY 2005-2012

September 7, 2012

Bottom of Pyramid, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Policies and Regulations, Rural Sector
I have been writing about the fact that tens of thousands of Indian villages are not connected to the grid. (here and here) It was...I have been writing about the fact that tens of thousands of Indian villages are not connected to the grid. (here and here) It was...
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