Revitalising PM-KUSUM

Synopsis: There is a need to unlock the PM KUSUM scheme promises in many ways. Introduction  The Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy recently reviewed the progress of the PM-KUSUM scheme and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to accelerating solar pump adoption.  About the PM – KUSUM Scheme  Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-Kusum) scheme was… Continue reading Revitalising PM-KUSUM

NTPC commissions largest Floating Solar PV Project in the country

Source: PIB What is the News? The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd has commissioned the largest floating solar PV project in Andhra Pradesh. About the Largest Floating Solar PV Project: The largest Floating Solar PV Project of 25MW is located on the reservoir of Simhadri thermal station in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.  This is the… Continue reading NTPC commissions largest Floating Solar PV Project in the country

Expiry of safeguard duty: Boon for solar developers, bane for manufacturers

Source: Business Standard  Synopsis: The decision of the center to impose a basic customs duty from April 2022 and the expiration of the existing safeguard guard duty will result in higher solar imports. This move will benefit solar plant developers, but create more problems for domestic manufactures.   Background: Indian solar cell and module makers may… Continue reading Expiry of safeguard duty: Boon for solar developers, bane for manufacturers

UNIDO and National Institute of Solar Energy to partner for skill development program

National Institute of Solar Energy(NISE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO) has signed an agreement to initiate a skill development programme for different levels of beneficiaries in the solar thermal energy sector. NISE and UNIDO will engage with the national and international experts to bring the best practices by developing specialized training material.  This… Continue reading UNIDO and National Institute of Solar Energy to partner for skill development program

Uncertain govt. policies clouded developer sentiment, hit solar capacity addition: Crisil

According to CRISIL report,India’s target of adding 100 GW of solar project capacity by 2022 is facing problems due to (a)lack of clarity on policy (b)frequent bid cancellation and (c)safeguard measures. Last year,the Finance Ministry imposed up to 25% safeguard duty on imported solar panels and modules.The safeguard duty imposition has affected project costs by… Continue reading Uncertain govt. policies clouded developer sentiment, hit solar capacity addition: Crisil

Smart turn: Karimnagar looks to the sun

The urban local body of Karimnagar, an urban centre in Telangana, has signed MoU with the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) for the generation of 1.45 MW of power through solar rooftop panels. A 2018 study by Mercom Capital India group has ranked Telangana second in India in solar power, generating more than… Continue reading Smart turn: Karimnagar looks to the sun