Category Archives: Renewables

Low Indian solar tariffs begin to backfire

Consistent naysayers have predicted that the strategy of presuming module prices would continue to fall would backfire. Credit: Renew Power After two years of tumbling solar tariffs hitting the headlines, the Indian industry is feeling the consequences of its risk-taking … Continue reading

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India issues new specifications for solar power modules

The new standard specifications will come into force on the expiry of one year from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, 30 August 2017 New Delhi: India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an … Continue reading

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Chinese solar module firms reneging on India contracts – Chinese suppliers are demanding an increase of around 6 cents per watt in prices of solar modules already contracted for

Any increase in solar module prices will impact the internal rate of return (IRR) from such solar power projects, many of which have already signed power purchase agreements (PPAs). Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: In what has come as a shock … Continue reading

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Power Sector at a Glance – ALL INDIA – August 2017

Power Sector at a Glance ALL INDIA As on 16-08-2017 Source: OM SECTION 1.Total Installed Capacity  (As on 31.07.2017) – Source : Central Electricity Authority (CEA) Sector MW % of Total State Sector 81,622 24.7% Central Sector 103,868 31.5% Private Sector … Continue reading

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Solar and Wind Generators to Pay Deviation Charges for Under Production in Andhra Pradesh

To facilitate large-scale grid integration of solar and wind power while maintaining grid stability, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has released new regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation with immediate effect. All … Continue reading

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Turkey publishes antidumping fee and list for China-based PV manufacturers

A months-long investigation into price dumping in Turkey has concluded, with the Turkish government announcing a list of China-based PV manufacturers who will be subject to antidumping fees for PV imports. Photovoltaic panels manufactured outside of Turkey are already subject … Continue reading

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India diverts Rs 56,700 crore from the fight against climate change to Goods and Service Tax regime

India’s biggest domestic source of public funds to push renewable energy and protect the environment has become a victim of the Goods and Services Tax. In April, the government included the tax collected on production and import of coal to … Continue reading

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