In a significant development, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter (reviewed by Mercom) directing Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set the maximum permissible solar tariff at ₹2.50 (~$0.036)/kWh without safeguard duty
The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has urged the finance ministry to exempt solar power projects under implementation from 25% safeguard duty imposed on imported solar equipment last week.
Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan have topped the list of states with maximum solar power generation capacity approved under solar parks in India, according to fresh data of total 26,449 Megawatt capacity projects released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a series of guidelines for conducting tests on solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules (crystalline and thin film, including bifacial type).
To give confidence to the country’s wind industry, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now announced the medium and long-term target for offshore wind power capacity additions in India, which are 5 GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030.
State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) which is implementing the seven million solar study lamp scheme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), is planning to take it as a business model for distribution of solar lamps throughout the country.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (“MNRE”) has been taking several steps to ensure a clean energy future for the country. As part of its year-end review, the Ministry declared its plans of coming up with the largest renewable capacity expansion programme in the world.
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 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.