The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday (6 January) approved a proposal to make it mandatory for central public sector units (CPSUs) to install 12 GW of solar power projects using locally-sourced solar panels.
India is unlikely to achieve its target of 100 gigawatt (GW) solar electricity capacity as it faces short-term uncertainty due to imposition of various taxes, research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said.
The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) jointly organized a workshop with International Solar Alliance on ‘Cooling Smart cities: The arrival of district energy in India” on Thursday. UN Environment India head Atul Bagai
In spite of a sizeable increase in India’s solar generation capacity, the country might still not be able to meet the 100 gigawatt (GW) solar target by 2022, Rishab Shreshta, solar analyst at research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a Rs 8,580 crore scheme under which companies owned by the Central Government will set up 12,000 MW of solar power plants over the next four years using India-made solar modules.
The UT administration has sought details of power consumption of different departments, who have their own buildings in Chandigarh. The information will aid UT in installing solar power plants on the rooftop of government buildings.
The government is likely to roll out bids to set up solar power projects to tune of around 7,500 MW in Ladakh and Leh region with contentious issues getting nearly resolved at various levels, India Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) chairman K S Popli indicated.