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Most States ready to with norms for rooftop solar power

Around 26 states and some Union Territories have prepaired guidlines for installation rooftop solar power systems a move that will bost efforts for constructions of green building in country a senior government officical said director of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) AK Tripathi said the government is also making efforts to encorporate and […]

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Karnataka receives investment proposals worth ₹9,700 crore

Karnataka has received investment proposals worth ₹9,700 crore at the Make in India Week in Mumbai.These include French major Tar Kovacs Systems Group’s proposal to invest ₹2,284 crore to establish an ocean-based renewable energy project.US-based McCormick Ingredients plans to invest ₹150 crore to set up a food processing unit, while garment export company Global Mode […]

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Make in India and renewable energy

The renewable energy seminar held during the Make in India Week on 15 February was one of the best attended sessions. It served as a platform to discuss and reiterate several initiatives, both domestic and international, that the government is spearheading. These range from the flagship Make in India programme to the establishment of the […]

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Clarity on solar plant installation sought

Uilders and solar plant installers have said that the recent Government Order (G.O.) making it mandatory for group units and multi-storeyed apartments to install solar plants for ‘common electricity’ lacks clarity. Further, homebuyers fear that the cost of installing the plants will be passed on to them.And then, the G.O. is vague about the technical […]

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Solar Tariffs Have Room to Fall Further: India Ratings

Solar tariffs are likely to fall further on a reduction in capital costs and solar power companies’ access to competitive funding, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). “Despite aggressive bidding, debt viability of projects with low execution and counter-party risks (especially those under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission scheme and Solar Park scheme), is […]

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Technical Specifications of PV Modules and Inverter Systems

The Rooftop PV and Small Solar Power Projects deploying PV modules and Inverter systems should comply with the IEC/ BIS standards and the standards specified by CERC to be considered technically qualified. The equipment quality to be used should meet the guidelines for engineering design included in the standards and codes listed in the relevant […]

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FEASIBILITY CHECK FOR ROOFTOP PV SYSTEM

Before performing a detailed site survey, a client prefers to do the feasibility check by considering the following parameters: Shadow Test: To collect the maximum sunlight during the day, the panels should be faced to the South as much as possible. The roof must be checked from the shadow of the trees and of the […]

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Five key considerations while installing solar rooftop systems at your roof

While the PV system costs have come down considerably, roof top systems provide altogether a new market to the urban households who are looking to take advantage of net metering benefits offered by the Discoms to the consumers. Here are the five key considerations which you should have while selecting a solar rooftop system for […]

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Components of solar rooftop system

A typical rooftop system generally comprises of the following equipments: SPV Power Source ii. Inverter iii. Grid Charger (only for system with batteries) iv. Charge Controller (only for system with batteries) v. Batteries (Optional) vi. Mounting Structure vii. AC and DC Cables viii. Earthing equipment /material ix. Junction Boxes or combiners x. Instruments and protection […]

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Tariff trend in solar bids

Previous bid results Year Capacity on Offer (MW) Highest Bid (Rs./KWh) Lowest (Rs./KWh) Weighted Avg. Price (Rs./KWh) NSM Batch 1 Dec’10 150 12.76 10.95 12.16 NSM Batch2 Dec’11 350 9.39 7.49 8.79 Orissa Phase 1 Mar’12 25 8.98 7.0 8.36 Orissa Phase 2 Dec’12 25 9.50 […]

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Status of installation of solar rooftop projects by central and state agencies

S.no With subsidy Without subsidy 1 SNAs Under process 200 MW 2 SECI 750 MW 500 MW

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Over 4000 MW of new solar tenders expected during the March 2016

Sl. No. Tendering by Tendering Capacity (MW) States/Likely date of issue of tender 1 NTPC Ltd. ( Own Projects) Total: 800 MW 700 MW Gujarat 100 MW Andaman & Nicobar 2 NTPC Ltd. ( Developer mode) Total: 250 MW 250 MW Andhra Pradesh 3 SECI- 100 MW canal top and canal bank Total: 36 […]

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PM’s solar power plans for Delhi fail to take off

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to give a push to renewable energy by bundling costlier solar power with cheap electricity produced in old thermal plants has failed to take off. After several States, now even Delhi has refused to give its consent to the proposal fearing it would result in higher power tariffs in […]

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Overall Status of tendering/PPA’s for commissioning of solar projects in 2016-17

With GOI Support Sl. No. Tendering by Tendering Capacity (MW) Remarks Expected commissionin g in 2016- 17(MW) 1 SECI 2670 Under 2000 MW VGF Scheme a) Gujarat- 225 MW(Open)+25 MW(DCR) b) Maharashtra- 450 MW(Open)+50 MW(DCR) )(Bids of 450 MW opened) c) UP- 440 MW(open) d) AP- 500 MW(02-01-16) Total= 1690 MW tendered 1600 1250 […]

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Coal India to call tender for setting up 800 MW solar project at Rs 4,800 crore

Kolkata: Coal India will shortly call a tender for setting up 800 MW of solar power generation capacity at an estimated investment of about Rs 4,800 crore. The stateowned mining company recently invited bids to set up 200 MW of capacity in consultation with the Solar Energy Corporation of India and intends to start […]

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Projects likely to be commissioned in 2015-16 under Government of India Policies

S.No Schemes Likely to be commissioned by 31.03.2016 (MW) 1 Grid Connected VGF Scheme (Balance of Ph-II, Batch-I) 330 2 Rooftop Scheme 240 Total 570

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Total Expected commissioning of solar power projects under the state policies during 2015-16 (MW)

Sr. No. State/UT Total Expected commissioning during 2015-16 (MW) 1 Andhra Pradesh 529 2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 3 Chhattisgarh 65 4 Gujarat 0 5 Haryana 0 6 Jharkhand 0 7 Karnataka 100 8 Kerala 0 9 Madhya Pradesh 432 10 Maharashtra 0 11 Odisha 25 12 Punjab 229 13 Rajasthan 330 […]

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Commissioning Status of Grid Connected Solar Power Projects under JNNSM in 2015-16

Commissioning Status of Grid Connected Solar Power Projects under JNNSM in 2015-16 Sr. No. State/UT Total MNRE Projects MW State Policy MW RPO MW REC Scheme MW Pvt. Initiative (Roof top) MW CPSUs MW Total commissioned capacity till 31-01-16 (MW) 1 […]

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Commissioning Status of Grid Connected Solar Power Projects as of 31st Jan 2016

Commissioning Status of Grid Connected Solar Power Projects Sr. No. State/UT Total MNRE Projects MW State Policy MW RPO MW REC Scheme MW Pvt. Initiative (Roof top) MW CPSUs MW Total commissio ned capacity till 31-01- 16 […]

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Centre to consider 1,980 MW Ghatampur project in Kanpur soon

The government will soon consider a proposal for setting up 1,980 MW Ghatampur thermal power project entailing investment of Rs 16,029.32 crore in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, a project which has been hanging fire for over three years.”The proposal for the 1,980 MW Ghatampur project will soon be sent to Cabinet Committee on Economic […]

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