To address the lack of quality certification in solar components which has become a common concern in the sector, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft quality control order for solar thermal systems as per the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a set of guidelines to be followed by solar manufacturers for models of modules that will be utilized in government-owned projects and those set up for the sale of electricity to the government.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked wind energy developers and power transmission companies to take risk mitigation measures to avoid bird collisions with wind turbines and their electrocution with power lines.
The President of India has given his approval for the continuation of renewable energy research and technology development (RETD) program for implementation during 2017-18 and 2019-20 at the cost of ₹1.75 billion (~$24.70 million).
Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh Friday called the Budget 2019-20 “historic, people-friendly and forward-looking” as it provides assistance to all needy sectors while maintaining fiscal prudence.
India would fall short of the government’s target of achieving 175 GW of solar capacity by 2022, city-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said on Monday.
India’s total addition of new renewable energy generation capacity, including both solar and wind resources, is likely to grow by 50 per cent to 15,860 megawatt (Mw) in 2019 mainly on the back of improved tender activity.
India is planning to bid out 500 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy generation capacity by 2028 to achieve its goal of 40 per cent electricity generation from non-fossil fuels by 2030, said Anand Kumar,
India has finalized bids for setting up wind power projects of over 8,000 Megawatt (MW) capacity through Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC), power minister R K Singh said.
Ministry of new and renewable energy has asked state utilities to issue solar and wind energy tenders, instead of depending on central utilities for meeting their renewable energy needs.