Indian power minster R.K. Singh has urged the Indian solar industry to look abroad and set up projects in member countries of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
The second edition of RE-Invest, envisaged as India’s flagship renewable energy event after its inaugural show in February 2015, has been postponed for the fifth time.
The demand for power in the country is on a rise as new consumers are being connected under the Saubhagya scheme, said RK Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and Renewable Energy.
The law of unintended consequences is taking its toll on the thermal power sector. A report by a government committee on the optimal energy mix in power generation says the thermal power sector may continue to bear the brunt of the thrust on renewable energy.
Energy efficiency and protection of the environment will remain at the heart of India’s development goals even as Asia’s third largest economy tries to improve living standards and ensure access to electricity for all, power and renewable energy minister R.K. Singh said on Tuesday.
The removal of domestic content requirement (DCR) after a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling, triggered by a petition filed by the US, continues to hound the Indian solar industry.
The Biggest Solar Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh has been set up through transparent auction under the Solar Park scheme of New and Renewable Energy Ministry.
India will penalize solar power developers who are using foreign equipment in power generation projects that were awarded on the basis that they would only use locally-made solar cells and modules.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), India will be the fastest growing energy consumer and market by 2040, resulting in the need for increased use of renewable energy.
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