Retrospective charges irk green power companies in Karnataka

Retrospective charges irk green power companies in Karnataka

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.

Does hybrid energy policy make sense for India? Find out.

Does hybrid energy policy make sense for India? Find out.

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.

Chandigarh residents to get 6 more months to install solar panels

Chandigarh residents to get 6 more months to install solar panels

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 wins SECI’s 200 MW auction in Karnataka

SB Energy wins SECI’s 200 MW auction in Karnataka

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.

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