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Yet another record low for solar power tariffs in India at Rs 2.44 per unit

“Latest solar power auction at Bhadla Solar Park 3 sets new record with electricity tariff of Rs 2.44/unit,” Goyal tweeted on Friday.  Solar power tariffs in India have fallen to a new record low of Rs 2.44 per unit in … Continue reading

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Free passage for green power soon

The government will allow free transmission of power from renewable sources and may also move to double the number of solar parks in the country to 50, power, coal and renewable energy minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. “We are … Continue reading

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Air Pollution now a Modi Government Priority

Barely 16 miles from central Delhi, a 40-year-old coal-fired power plant run by NTPC Ltd. stands testament to the bargain struck by India’s capital city: The world’s dirtiest air for electricity. The state-owned utility is now seeking to cut emissions across its … Continue reading

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Punjab now approves net metering for Solar – targets 100 MW

India’s Punjab state approved a policy allowing businesses and households to earn credits for solar power produced on rooftops as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to accelerate installations to combat blackouts. The state cabinet passed a net-metering policy that’s expected … Continue reading

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Piyush Goyal stays clear of issue of anti-dumping levy on solar gear

Staying clear of the demand for imposition of anti-dumping duty on solar equipment imports, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said the ministry concerned will take an appropriate decision on the matter. “I am minister for renewable energy. I am focusing in … Continue reading

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India to invite bidding for largest solar power project; aims to achieve a capacity addition of 10,000 MW by 2017

India is about to launch the largest bidding of solar power projects worth 1,500 MW under its flagship Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). In what the government officials claim is the first success story of converging the three energy … Continue reading

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Finally government acknowledges efficiency is the solution and not price hikes for the power sector

Click here for my article that details the losses of Rs. 75,000 Crores but inept Discoms.  This does not even include the power plant efficiencies. Next Steps for the Indian power industry Minister for power, coal and renewable energy Piyush … Continue reading

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