Most state grids are near bankrupt and cannot pay for the ever-increasing subsidy amounts doled out. Once the elections are over, they will have no option but to stop these freebies.
If India has to become a major force in the solar power space, it must first begin to deregulate the power generation and power distribution sectors even further.
Sembcorp will serve Facebook's renewable energy needs through offsite solar panels totalling 50 MWp in capacity.
Several indicators project a grim picture of the rate of unemployment in India. Focusing on rooftop solar power could be the answer.
Crisil stated that a safeguard duty on solar modules from China and Malaysia, which took effect this month and will continue for two years, is expected to slow capacity addition.
In April SoftBank teamed up with China's GCL System Integration Technology Co Ltd on a $930 million Indian solar energy venture.
The hybrid policy will definitely tackle a key pain point for the sector the main bottleneck remains.
India has set a target to generate 100 GW of solar power by 2022.
The ISA's major objectives include global deployment of over 1,000 GW of solar generation capacity and mobilisation of investment of over USD 1 trillion into solar energy by 2030
Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the electricity generated from Sunseap's 60 megawatt-peak solar power project for 20 years for its Singapore data operations, the software company said in a statement. Sunseap's project consists of an array of solar panels on hundreds of rooftops across the city-state.
The total cost of the capacities under this scheme would be Rs 1.4 lakh crore. The Centre will provide Rs 48,000 crore financial assistance under the scheme.
"We are expected to reach the 1,500 mw-mark by March 2018," chairman and managing director Hartek Singh said.
The finance ministry, through its standing board of safeguards, will take a final decision on the duty either on the provisional or the final recommendations of the Directorate General of Safeguards.
Solar photovoltaic power generation pavement, more popularly called photovoltaic road surface is expected to change the way power is generated. The transparent, material allows the sun light to penetrate, aiding in the production of electricity
At best, the government's solar plan Sristi can be described as the work of incompetent officials. At worst, it is the handiwork of crafty bureaucrats who wanted to see the government’s push for solar rooftop to fail.
According to an official, the solar plant will generate 750 MW electricity and is being established with at an investment of Rs 4,500 crore. It will spread in an area of nearly 1,600 hectares land.
As against the target of installing 100 GW of solar power capacity as on December 15, a capacity of 16,676 MW has been installed with another 6,500 MW capacity under installation, he said in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour.
The company will be investing around Rs 100 crore to manufacture solar power equipment.
Speaking at the signing of a Joint Financial Partnership Declaration between ISA and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
The project is part of the government's National Solar Mission in which Indian Railways plans to commission 1,000 MWp solar plants across its network
Decentralised solar power generation and methanation for village clusters could transform India faster than any doles from the government can.
"Idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar system) in India," senior Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who accompanied Gandhi, said after his visit to Sun Power's research center in the Silicon Valley.
The guidelines have been issued under the provisions of Section 63 of the Electricity Act, 2003 for long term procurement from grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects of 5 MW and above, through competitive bidding.
The solar power will be provided to Honda's Narsapura, Karnataka plant. Amplus will supply power from its solar park in Chitradurga, which is a 42 MW plant, Amplus Energy Solutions said in a statement.
The price rise to the Chinese continuing to the feed-in tariff system for the third quarter.