a majority of the bigger investments have come from Mauritius, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Germany, Spain, US and Seychelles. Under automatic route for projects of renewable power generation and distribution, 100 per cent FDI is allowed subject to provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003.
India witnessed a total of $1.77 billion equity investment in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the non-conventional energy sector between April 2014 and September 2016, the Modi government said in an “Achievement Report” of its flagship Make in India initiative.
For hotels and industries that have been violating the solar norms claiming installation of rooftop solar power systems is next to impossible in already-built buildings, the state government has come up with an alternative.
MD Ashvini Kumar said SECI is committed to finalise 5,500 MW of solar energy in next few years for which PPAs to produce 3,200 MW are already in place.
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) said on Monday that it will shortly float tenders for putting up 2300 mw of solar power projects. Alongside, SECI said it has also signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with various stakeholders for 3,200 MW of solar power.
Overall, 2017 will prove to be a bumper year for the solar power sector in India. Total installed capacity is expected to reach 18 GW by the end of the year.
With a pipeline of around 14 GW of utility scale projects, about 7.7 GW is expected to be commissioned in the year—a growth of around 90% over 2016. Combined with 1.1 GW of expected rooftop solar capacity, India should add a total of 8.8 GW in 2017, ranking it amongst the top three global markets after China and the USA.
Anupama Airy India is moving fast on the power capacity generation front and from a power deficit nation, it is presently a power surplus region. Just a day back on December 26, state-owned NTPC Ltd inked an agreement to import 160 mw to India’s strategic neighbour Nepal. With 2016 coming to an end, the Modi […]
Union Minister Piyush Goyal is holding charge of four important economic ministries including Power, RE, Coal and Mines. After de-monetisation move, Goyal has also been helping the government on this front but his performance in the four sectors has clearly given him an edge over many others in the Modi government. Goyal already knows his priorities for the year ahead.
At EnergyInfraPost.com, while we have done an in-depth analysis of all the four sectors including power, RE, coal and mines, we in this article give you a quick sneak peek into the priority areas set by the minister for his four ministries during 2017.
As the Modi government completes its half term in office, Solar Energy Projects with an aggregate capacity of over 8727.62 MW have been installed in the country. In wind energy, India leads Spain and UK with a fourth position in the world after China, USA and Germany.
India saw the largest ever wind power capacity addition of 3423 MW in 2015-16 exceeding target by 43%. During 2016-17, a total 1502 MW capacity has been added till 31.10.2016, making cumulative achievement 28,279 MW. Now, in terms of wind power installed capacity India is globally placed at 4th position after China, USA and Germany.
In order to achieve the renewable energy target of 175 GW by the year 2022, the major programmes/ schemes on implementation of Solar Park, Solar Defence Scheme, Solar scheme for CPUs Solar PV power plants on Canal Bank and Canal Tops, Solar Pump, Solar Rooftop etc have been launched during the last two years.