Daily Archives: March 2, 2013

Incentives /Subsidies by MNRE for Renewable Energy Products

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has been providing  incentives/subsidy for the number of renewable energy products/systems available in the market to make these products affordable to consumers. Among these are: Solar Water Heating System, Solar Cookers, Solar Home Lighting Systems, … Continue reading

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Remote Village Electrification for 6033 villages sanctioned and new scheme of “Rural Area Energy Access Programme I” under development

  Remote Village Electrification (RVE) for 6033 villages and hamlets have been sanctioned during the 11th Plan and work on 5211 nos. of villages and hamlets has been completed in various States including Tamil Nadu and Odisha. Two proposals of 61 hamlets and 161 … Continue reading

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India at No. 4 on the EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index – Feb 2013

Against a backdrop of surging subsidy deficits and public outcry against escalating energy bills, capacity auctions are now becoming the preferred policy mechanism and this issue of the Country attractiveness indices (CAI) analyzes these dramatic changes. The end of 2012 … Continue reading

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Net Metering Debate Rages On in the US Despite Calls For Calm – Discoms dispute the benefits of Net Metering

Net metering is one of the most emotionally charged issues in renewable energy, and now it’s back in the spotlight. A panel discussion at PV America East in Philadelphia last week explored ways that utilities and ratepayers can agree on … Continue reading

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First Solar may recycle 100,000 Abound Solar CdTe panels at a cost of US$2.2m to avoid environmental fallout

First Solar, the world’s leading CdTe thin film manufacturer, has been recycling its products since 2005. Abram said that process can now recover 95% of the semi-conductor material and 90% of the glass. First Solar has said that it has … Continue reading

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US complains over India solar trade

The US has launched a trade complaint against India over its national solar programme, highlighting renewable energy’s place as the new battleground in global trade. The case announced on Wednesday is the latest sign of rising trade tensions between the … Continue reading

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A report on Rooftop Solar PV in India – Potential and Possible Solutions

While the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) opened up the solar electricity sector in India, the focus has primarily been on large-scale grid-connected power plants. With the drastic fall in prices of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and balance of … Continue reading

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