Category Archives: Solar

GST (Goods and Service Tax) rates from July 1

Description of goods Rate 1 Bullions. 1% 2 Gold and silver ornaments. 1% 3 Precious stones. 1% 4 Canteen Sales Department (CSD) 1% SCHEDULE – IV [See section 12(4)(c)] Goods Taxable at 4 per centum Description of goods Rate 1 … Continue reading

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Solar power rates graphically represented from 2015 – 2017

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Limit on ‘rooftop solar power’ output scrapped in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday announced a key change in the ‘Rooftop Solar Project Policy for Homes’ — the condition that the solar plant’s capacity should be within 50% of the sanctioned load has been removed. He announced … Continue reading

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Benchmark Cost for “Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme” for the year 2017-18

In continuation of this Ministry’s sanction order number 5/23/2009-P&C (Pt. Ill) dated 3rd November  2014 reg. additions/amendments  in the  above  mentioned  scheme,  I am  directed to convey the sanction of the President of India for the revised Benchmark Cost with … Continue reading

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Benchmark Cost for “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme” for the year 2017-18

Subject: Benchmark Cost for “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar  Power Plants Programme” for the year 2017-18.  In continuation of this Ministry’s sanction order number 5/23/2009-P&C (Pt. iii) dated 3rd November 2014 reg. additions/amendments in the above mentioned scheme, I … Continue reading

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MNRE does not sanction projects to Channel Partners or release subsidy directly to users. The release subsidy is through State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) and other Government Agencies or SECI. (Dr. G Prasad) Scientist-F/ Director 01.03.2017

Notice The Ministry is in receipt of applications/representation from general public for release of subsidy against the Rooftop Solar Systems installed by MNRE empanelled channel partners or new entrepreneurs without any prior sanction/approval from MNRE/SNAs. It has been observed that … Continue reading

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Wind Loads on Utility Scale Solar PV Power Plants

Abstract The Solar Photovoltaic (PV) industry is experiencing phenomenal growth. Wind loads for ground-mounted PV power plants are often developed by using static pressure coefficients from wind tunnel studies in calculation methods found in ASCE 7. Structural failures of utility … Continue reading

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