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MNRE to implement Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II

MNRE to implement Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II

Target of 4,000 MW RTS capacity addition in residential sector The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is executing Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II, for which the guidelines were released in August 2019.Under this Programme, 4,000 MW rooftop solar (RTS) capacity addition is targeted in the residential sector via Central Financial Assistance (CFA). CFA up...

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India´s renewable energy potential is vast and untapped

India´s renewable energy potential is vast and untapped

India has 275 GW of installed electricity generating capacity which is significantly higher than 140 GW of peak demand of electricity across the country. The energy generated through coal alone is higher than its peak demand. Despite the installed capacity exceeding power demand, some parts of the country face acute power shortages and more than 300 million people in India are still without access to power.

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MNRE to decide norms for 1,000 MW wind auction

MNRE to decide norms for 1,000 MW wind auction

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has invited stakeholders for consultation to firm up norms for auction of 1,000 MW grid-connected wind power capacity. ´It is proposed to hold another round of consultations on August 23, 2016 with stakeholders on the revised draft guidelines for the scheme for setting up 1,000 MW wind power capacity through tariff based competitive bidding,´ a senior official said

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Mission Solar

Mission Solar

India´s approach of focussing largely on utility-scale solar parks and aggressive pricing has attracted a lot of scepticism. The renewable energy sector has shown tremendous growth over the last two years.

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Solar on Slow Track

Solar on Slow Track

With 3,000 hours of sunshine every year, which is equivalent to 5,000 trillion kilowatts of energy, India´s solar energy potential is vast. According to the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy Annual report 2014-15, of the total renewable energy

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