Government May Lift ALMM Mandate for Solar Projects by up to Two Years

Government May Lift ALMM Mandate for Solar Projects by up to Two Years

The government may provide relief to solar developers in the country by exempting them from the requirement of procuring solar modules only from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers ...
Germany's 2022 Solar Capacity Rises 35% Despite Lower Participation in Bids

Germany’s 2022 Solar Capacity Rises 35% Despite Lower Participation in Bids

Germany installed 7.18 GW of solar capacity in 2022, a growth of 35.47% year-over-year (YoY) from 5.3 GW installed in the last year, according to the latest data released by ...
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Odisha’s GRIDCO to Procure 400 MW Wind Power from SECI

Odisha’s GRIDCO to Procure 400 MW Wind Power from SECI

The Solar Corporation of India (SECI) has signed a power sale agreement (PSA) with Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO), a public sector undertaking of the government of Odisha, for 400 ...
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IEX Traded 347 MU of Green Energy in January 2023, Up 24% YoY

IEX Traded 347 MU of Green Energy in January 2023, Up 24% YoY

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 347 million units (MU) of renewable energy in January 2023, an increase of 24% year-over-year (YoY). However, the volume declined by 8% month-over-month (MoM) ...
CEA Proposes Underground Transmission Lines for Endangered Bird Area

CEA Proposes Underground Transmission Lines for Endangered Bird Area

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has proposed that power transmission lines of up to 33 kV voltage level passing through the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) area should be underground lines ...
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EU Seeks to Counter US and China with a €250 Billion Green Industrial Plan

EU Seeks to Counter US and China with a €250 Billion Green Deal Industrial Plan

The European Commission has published the Green Deal Industrial Plan based on the idea of developing a ‘Single Market,’ which will utilize €250 billion (~$274.96 billion) of existing EU funds ...
Karnataka Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Honor Solar Developer’s GST Claims  

Karnataka Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Honor Solar Developer’s GST Claims  

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed four distribution companies (DISCOMs) to compensate a solar developer for the additional cost incurred due to the imposition of the goods and ...
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China Contemplates Restricting Exports of Critical Solar Technology

China Contemplates Restricting Exports of Critical Solar Technology

In a move that could significantly hamper the energy transition goals globally, China is contemplating restricting exports of critical technology related to solar photovoltaic components. The proposal was open to ...
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Qcells to Develop Solar Projects for Microsoft in the US

Qcells to Develop Solar Projects for Microsoft in the US

Solar cell and module manufacturer Qcells and global technology company Microsoft Corporation have entered a strategic partnership to supply over 2.5 GW of solar modules and extend engineering, procurement, and ...
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Government Amends Green Energy Open Access Rules to Align with Regulations

Government Amends Green Energy Open Access Rules to Align with Regulations

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) Amendment Rules, 2023, under which it has added provisions for the banking settlement ...
Union Budget 2023: Substantial Capital outlay to expedite Green Energy Transition

Focus on Green Energy Transition at the Core of Union Budget 2023

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid out an expansive budgetary outlay for expediting green transition as she identified ‘Green Growth’ as one of the seven pillars for Budget 2023 ...
MNRE Grants Timeline Extension for Solar Projects Bid Before BCD Announcement

MNRE Grants Timeline Extension for Solar Projects Bid Before BCD Announcement

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the timeline for the completion of solar and wind-solar hybrid projects for which bids were finalized before March 9, 2021 ...
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Solar Sector Pins Hopes on Budget 2023, Here’s the Long Wish List

Solar Sector Pins Hopes on Budget 2023, Here’s the Long Wish List

The solar sector has a long wish list for the Union Budget 2023, which will be presented in a few days. Stakeholders look forward to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing ...
MNRE Updates ALMM with 14 New Solar Module Manufacturers

MNRE Updates ALMM with 14 New Solar Module Manufacturers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of models and module manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) order to include ...
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Regulator Directs Captive Solar Power Generator to Pay Transmission Charges

Regulator Directs Captive Solar Power Generator to Pay Transmission Charges

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) recently directed the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation (OPTCL) and Bharat Electronics (BEL) to finalize the contracted capacity for the transmission of power utilizing the ...
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Odisha Regulator Sets Tariff of ₹7.25kWh for 25 MW Solar Project

Odisha Regulator Sets Tariff of ₹7.25/kWh for 25 MW Solar Project

Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the power purchase agreement (PPA) executed between Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) and ACME Odisha Solar Power to procure power from a 25 ...
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Uttarakhand's Draft Solar Policy Targets 2,000 MW Capacity by 2028

Uttarakhand’s Draft Solar Policy Targets 2,000 MW Capacity by 2028

The Uttarakhand Government has released a draft solar policy that targets 2,000 MW of installed solar capacity and envisages boosting the proportion of solar power in power distribution companies (DISCOMs) ...
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Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Pay ‘Change in Law’ Dues to Solar Developers

Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Pay ‘Change in Law’ Dues to Solar Developers

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed distribution companies (DISCOMs) to compensate solar developers for incremental impact due to the imposition of safeguard duty and associated 'carrying costs.' It ...
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India's Wind Installations Increased 8% YoY to 229 MW in Q4 2022

India’s Wind Installations Increased 8% YoY to 229 MW in Q4 2022

Total wind capacity installations in India increased year-over-year (YoY) by 8%, with 229 MW added in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2022 against 212 MW installed during Q4 2021. However, ...
Africa's Solar Capacity Grew by 14% in 2022 to Nearly 1 GW

Africa’s Solar Capacity Grew by 14% in 2022 to Nearly 1 GW

Africa added 989 MW of solar capacity in 2022, a 14% growth year-over-over, a report published by the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) said. It added that the continent's total ...
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German Chancellor Reaffirms Commitment to Achieve Net Zero by 2045

German Chancellor Reaffirms Commitment to Achieve Net Zero by 2045

Germany’s renewable shift is well on track despite setbacks and has accelerated post the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said while addressing a session at the 53rd World ...
The Crown Estate To Lease Seabed For Six Offshore Wind Projects

The Crown Estate To Lease Seabed For Six Offshore Wind Projects

The Crown Estate, which manages land and the seabed around England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, said it would lease the seabed for six offshore wind projects that could produce as ...
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Maharashtra Regulator Allows Wind Developers' Delayed Payment Charge Claim

Maharashtra Regulator Allows Wind Developers’ Delayed Payment Charge Claim

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed wind power generators’ claim on delayed payments along with interest for energy supplied to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL). The Commission ...
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China Installed Over 87 GW of Solar Capacity in 2022, Up 60.3% YoY

China Installed Over 87 GW of Solar Capacity in 2022, Up 60.3% YoY

China installed 87.41 GW of solar capacity in 2022, marking an increase of 60.3% compared with the previous year, according to the numbers revealed by the National Energy Administration (NEA) ...
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UAE’s Masdar to Develop 2 GW of Solar Projects in Zambia

UAE’s Masdar to Develop 2 GW of Solar Projects in Zambia

Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (Zesco), a state-owned power utility, signed a memorandum of understanding and joint development agreement with Masdar, the UAE-government-owned renewable energy company, for a capital investment of ...