Renewable energy developers in Karnataka are agitated over an order passed by the state power regulator imposing “transmission and wheeling charges” on them retrospectively – on solar projects from end-March 2017, on wind projects from October 2013 and on mini hydel projects from January 2015.
The Cabinet today gave its ex-post facto approval to two separate memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with France and Morocco for cooperation in the field of renewable energy.
Global energy management and automation giant Schneider Electric considers high energy demand and policy focus on clean energy as two major growth drivers for India renewable energy sector. In an exclusive interview with ETEnergyWorld,
Suzlon Energy Ltd, which is exploring the sale of 300 megawatts (MW) of wind power assets, has hired an investment bank to manage the process, said two people aware of the development.
The government has given the country’s booming renewable energy industry a serious boost. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy announced a new wind-solar hybrid policy last week that will see the installation of wind-solar-hybrid plants—where both windmills and solar panels are on the same piece of land.
In a major relief to residents of the city, Chandigarh administration is going to extend six months’ period to install solar panels in the houses of 1 kanal and above. Senior officers of Chandigarh administration, on the request of the residents, discussed the matter last week and finally decided to give this one-time relief to the resident.
SB Energy, the joint renewable energy venture of Japan’s SoftBank, Taiwan’s Foxconn and Bharti Airtel has won the entire 200 MW of solar projects auctioned by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on Friday, at a tariff of Rs 2.82 per unit.
The questions regarding renewable energy are never-ending. Is there enough space for all the wind turbines and solar panels to provide all our energy needs? What happens when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow? Won’t renewables destabilise the grid and cause blackouts?
After experimenting with solar-powered train coaches last year, India’s diesel-guzzling railways now have an entire station that runs on renewable energy.
India is apparently set to be both the fastest growing energy consumer and market by 2040. But that also means that over 300,000 people will be employed in the solar and wind industries by 2022, said a report by the International Labour Organisation.