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  • The Green Pivot: New renewable energy targets throw up plenty of investment opportunities in the sector Nov 03, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    The Green Pivot: New renewable energy targets throw up plenty of investment opportunities in the sector

    To achieve net zero by 2070, India’s total installed solar power capacity would need to increase to over 5,600 GW , usage of coal would need to drop by 99 percent by 2060, and consumption of crude oil would need to peak by 2050 and fall by 90 percent between 2050 and 2070.  

  • India adds 6,530 MW solar, wind capacities during July 2020-June 2021: Report Oct 13, 2021 10:45 PM IST

    India adds 6,530 MW solar, wind capacities during July 2020-June 2021: Report

    Gujarat added 2,256 MW capacity, the highest capacity during the said period, followed by Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh which added 1,438 MW and 822 MW, respectively.

  • The Green Pivot: NTPC's asset monetization plan to help unlock value and bring back green funds  Oct 05, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    The Green Pivot: NTPC's asset monetization plan to help unlock value and bring back green funds 

    Out of NTPC’s three subsidiaries, two are dedicated to green energy – NREL and NVVN. These two companies are the ones which will be driving most of the future capital expenditure and growth 

  • Distributed renewable energy is vital for India’s clean energy transition Aug 26, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Distributed renewable energy is vital for India’s clean energy transition

    The mini-grids, interconnected with individual DRE systems at prosumers’ homes, and further connected with the main grid to take and feed electricity, along with decentralised management, is the future 

  • Wind power — Which way is the wind blowing? Mar 17, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    Wind power — Which way is the wind blowing?

    Low bids at auction are encouraging, but wind energy faces headwinds that need to be addressed if the sector has to play an effective role in the country’s renewable power journey 

  • Cost control key to success of local power gear Dec 22, 2020 09:08 AM IST

    Cost control key to success of local power gear

    Manufacturing zones must ensure that power equipment are competitively priced so that there is no additional strain on energy tariff

  • Renewable power grows strongly, despite the pandemic Nov 11, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Renewable power grows strongly, despite the pandemic

    Renewables are likely to expand nearly 50% by 2025, the year when, together, they are expected to eclipse coal as the world’s largest source of electric power

  • In pics | Here are countries where wind and solar energy are thriving Aug 19, 2020 05:02 PM IST

    In pics | Here are countries where wind and solar energy are thriving

    Countries across the world are now replacing the coal and gas-fired power plants with wind and solar power to generate electricity.

  • IL&FS sells entire stake in IWPSL to ORIX Corp for Rs 6.05 crore Apr 16, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    IL&FS sells entire stake in IWPSL to ORIX Corp for Rs 6.05 crore

    “The divestment of IWPSL has resulted in a consideration of Rs 6.05 crore to IL&FS Energy that will be kept in an escrow account for its lenders,” the group said in a release.

  • Govt amends bidding guidelines for wind power projects Jul 24, 2019 06:00 PM IST

    Govt amends bidding guidelines for wind power projects

    The amendments have been made based on the experience of bidding and consultation with various stakeholders, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said in a statement on July 24.

  • Markets | Suzlon’s default is not a surprise Jul 17, 2019 10:11 AM IST

    Markets | Suzlon’s default is not a surprise

    Structural issues in the wind power sector, wrong management calls, poor financial numbers and the very structure of FCCBs offer a clue on why bondholders would be lucky to get their money back.

  • 'Auction ceiling prices, project delays lower near-term growth outlook of India's wind power sector' Jul 09, 2019 04:58 PM IST

    'Auction ceiling prices, project delays lower near-term growth outlook of India's wind power sector'

    India has set an ambitious target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2022, which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power.

  • India's wind power potential declining due to warming: Study Dec 06, 2018 12:42 PM IST

    India's wind power potential declining due to warming: Study

    India, the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the US, is investing billions in wind power and has set the ambitious goal to double its capacity in the next five years, said researchers from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

  • Wind power tariffs may be sustainable around Rs 3/unit: CRISIL Jun 19, 2018 05:35 PM IST

    Wind power tariffs may be sustainable around Rs 3/unit: CRISIL

    Wind power tariff is likely to be maintained at around Rs 2.9-3 per unit in the fiscal year 2019: CRISIL

  • Comment | Hybrid wind-solar policy – Tackling state electricity boards issue will be key to success May 21, 2018 03:38 PM IST

    Comment | Hybrid wind-solar policy – Tackling state electricity boards issue will be key to success

    The hybrid policy will definitely tackle a key pain point for the sector the main bottleneck remains.

  • Germany pays people money to  consume excess power that it generated Jan 05, 2018 06:32 PM IST

    Germany pays people money to consume excess power that it generated

    Not just Germany, several European countries including Belgium, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland too experience negative pricing

  • Wind power stocks to gain from potential fast-track projects Oct 17, 2017 05:36 PM IST

    Wind power stocks to gain from potential fast-track projects

    News reports suggest projects of about 4500 MW could be awarded over the next four months, which is quite significant given market estimates of mere 1500 MW addition this year.

  • It's blowin in the wind! A cheaper renewable power is set to overturn price models Oct 06, 2017 11:26 AM IST

    It's blowin in the wind! A cheaper renewable power is set to overturn price models

    Has the wind power industry reached a tipping point? With wind power cost touching a new low of Rs 2.64 per unit, it does seem so.

  • Wind power tariff plunges to record low of Rs 2.64 per unit Oct 05, 2017 09:55 AM IST

    Wind power tariff plunges to record low of Rs 2.64 per unit

    "Wind power tariff has fallen to record low of Rs 2.64 per unit in the tariff-based competitive bidding conducted by the SECI yesterday," an industry source said.

  • Government mulling for monthly auction of wind power projects Jul 21, 2017 06:00 PM IST

    Government mulling for monthly auction of wind power projects

    The minister also said it was time for the government to have a look at whether there was really a need to have separate Renewable Purchase Obligations.

  • Solar capacity addition to be strong in FY18: Icra Apr 25, 2017 02:42 PM IST

    Solar capacity addition to be strong in FY18: Icra

    "As per industry sources, the distribution utilities in states like Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Gujarat are evaluating the competitive bidding mechanism for awarding wind power projects in the near term," Icra said in a statement.

  • India may add 6,000 MW wind power capacity in FY'18: IWTMA Apr 12, 2017 04:15 PM IST

    India may add 6,000 MW wind power capacity in FY'18: IWTMA

    "The government's target (for the 2017-18) I think is 4,500 MW. We know that we have number of challenges in front of us, but we will try our best to give around 6,000 (MW) in the current financial year," Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturing Association (IWTMA) Chairman Sarvesh Kumar said here.

  • Renewable power: Time running out on meeting the 175 GW target Mar 31, 2017 06:07 PM IST

    Renewable power: Time running out on meeting the 175 GW target

  • ABB India's wind generators cross 4.5-gw mark Mar 02, 2017 08:10 PM IST

    ABB India's wind generators cross 4.5-gw mark

    The generators for wind turbines are manufactured in a factory in Gujarat's Vadodara city, which is the fourth such facility in the group.

  • More wind power projects to go under hammer next fiscal Feb 26, 2017 12:52 PM IST

    More wind power projects to go under hammer next fiscal

    Buoyed by drop in tariff to record low of Rs 3.46 per unit in the first auction of wind power, the government is mulling putting on the block more such projects next fiscal.

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