Monthly Archives: November 2013

Solar power: ‘Mandatory local content may lead to trade row’

India’s decision to make the use of domestic contents mandatory in generating solar power under its national solar programme may lead to trade disputes instead of helping domestic manufacturers, according to US-based clean energy consultancy Mercom Capital Group. The first … Continue reading

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Kerala Cabinet approves Solar Energy Policy

Ritesh – Finally! The Kerala Cabinet has approved a Solar Energy Policy that seeks to raise installed capacity of the solar sector to 500 MW by 2017 and 1,500 MW by 2030. The mission is to contribute to long-term energy … Continue reading

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Standard PPA and VGF Securitization Agreement for JNNSM Phase II Batch I

As of 20th December Corrigendum-final-VGF_750MW_Guidelines_for-grid-solar-power-projects Clarification_amendment-in-final-VGF_750MW_Guidelines_for-grid-solar-power-projects Latest Documents as of 12 Dec 2013 Amendments in the RfS document-01 JNNSM Phase II Batch I dated 30th November, 2013 Standard Power Purchase Agreement-JNNSM Phase II Batch I-Final (V01) dated 30th November, 2013 Clarifications on … Continue reading

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Gujarat solar developers under cloud of GUVNL appeal on tariff

Aptel notice to Gujarat solar developers on GUVNL’s plea The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Aptel) has issued notices to 80 Gujarat-based solar project developers in an appeal filed by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL), the state government run utility. GUVNL … Continue reading

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Madhya Pradesh Solar energy firms in bad shape

Solar energy firms in Madhya Pradesh are in bad state as three state-owned distribution companies (discoms) are buying meager power from them. According to sources in the industry,  discoms and firms had inked a pact that the deficit would be … Continue reading

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Biomass, the forgotten option

It needs the support that solar and wind energy receive. India is a biomass-rich country. It is said that availability of agro residues is to the tune of around 600-700 million tonnes. Traditionally, a lot of biomass is used in … Continue reading

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Solar rooftop subsidy for 10,000 customers in TN

Spend Rs 50,000, put up a rooftop solar plant, save Rs 9,200 a year — this is the Tamil Nadu Government’s pitch to domestic electricity consumers. The Government today issued an order making available a capital subsidy of Rs 20,000 … Continue reading

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