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India installs 7.5 GW of utility scale solar and 2.4 GW of wind in CY2019

India installs 7.5 GW of utility-scale solar and 2.4 GW of wind in CY2019 India’s renewable capacity installations reached 86 GW as of December 31, 2019. Wind is the major contributor with 44% share in total renewable mix, followed by solar with 39% share. In last one year, the share ...
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Solar with storage is an economically viable solution for most C&I consumers across India

Solar with storage is an economically viable solution for most C&I consumers across India As per the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) estimates, the share of renewable energy generation in total energy mix, would increase from 18% in 2019 to 44% by 2030, while the share of thermal is likely to ...
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Land procurement: The biggest hurdle for solar and wind projects

Land acquistion is the biggest hurdle for solar and wind project developers in India. In India, the land is a state subject, which means various state government agencies, including- revenue department, panchayat, state nodal agencies, among others, are involved in giving approvals to procure/ lease the land. The involvement of ...
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RE installations to peak in 2020: 11 GW solar and 4 GW wind likely to be added

Solar The utility scale solar segment saw an addition of 4 GW in the first three quarters of 2019 and is expected to add another 4.5 GW in the last quarter. This cumulative capacity of 8.5 GW amounts to nearly 28% y-o-y growth. As per JMK Research estimates, the year ...
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Rooftop solar PV with storage: Now a viable solution

Rooftop solar PV with storage: Now a viable solution The declining cost of lithium-ion batteries, along with that of solar, is likely to change the future dynamics of the Indian power sector. Several countries such as Australia, US, Germany, among others, have already endorsed solar power with battery storage. The ...
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Offshore Wind Energy in India- A territory ready to be explored

Offshore Wind Energy in India- A territory ready to be explored Offshore wind turbines harness sea winds to generate power. They work in the same way as an onshore wind turbine, the only difference being that in offshore wind, turbines can be either installed on a permanent foundation attached to ...
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Recycling of lithium-ion batteries in India- $1,000 million opportunity

Recycling of lithium-ion batteries in India- $1,000 million opportunity The lithium-ion batteries market is expected to grow exponentially in the next five years in India. Some of the important initiatives by the Government of India that will accelerate the growth of lithium-ion batteries market in India are: National Electric Mobility ...
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Wind-solar hybrid model struggling to take off in India

Wind-solar hybrid model struggling to take off in India In last one year, several central and state agencies issued more than 3.2 GW of wind-solar hybrid tenders. Although, auctions for 2.4 GW of tenders have been materialized, only 1.6 GW is allotted (~35% under subscription). The auctions saw participation from ...
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Slump in wind sector: Falling capacity addition, rising tender under-subscription

Slump in wind sector: Falling capacity addition, rising tender under-subscription The share of wind energy sector, in overall renewable portfolio of India, has lately seen a sharp fall. This is mainly attributed to sluggish growth of sector and rise in share of solar projects. As of July 31, 2019, the ...
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Restrictive guidelines under KUSUM and SRISTI scheme to impact system integrators

Restrictive guidelines under KUSUM and SRISTI scheme to impact system integrators Last month, MNRE launched two schemes, KUSUM and Rooftop Phase II (SRISTI) with installation target of about 30 GW expected to be achieved by 2022. This 30 GW target includes nearly 26 GW capacity for pumps and grid-connected systems ...
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In FY2019, OPEX model based onsite solar installations doubled in size

In FY2019, OPEX model based onsite solar installations doubled in size As of March 31, 2019, OPEX model based projects hold more than 37% share of cumulative onsite[1] solar installations in India. Under the OPEX model, a Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) invests, builds and maintains a rooftop/ onsite solar ...
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5.3 GW of Floating Solar Projects under various stages of development in India

5.3 GW of Floating Solar Projects under various stages of development in India Last week, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet cleared 150 MW floating solar plant on Rihand dam. It will be the biggest floating solar plant in India and is expected to be commissioned by May 2020. ReNew got 100 MW ...
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Impact of Forecasting & Scheduling (F&S) regulations on RE generators

Impact of Forecasting & Scheduling (F&S) regulations on RE generators So far, 15 states have come up with their final Forecasting & Scheduling (F&S) regulations for RE generators. Most of the states have made it mandatory, for plants above 5 MW size, to have a forecasting mechanism in place. Some ...
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KUSUM Scheme- Summary of Implementation guidelines

KUSUM Scheme- Summary of Implementation guidelines The scheme aims to add a solar capacity of 25,750 MW by 2022 with the total Central Financial Support of INR 34,422 crore. Component A: 10,000 MW of decentralized ground-mounted, grid-connected renewable power plants (500 kW- 2 MW) will be set up Role of ...
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C&I segment holds about 22% share of total solar installations in India

C&I segment holds about 22% share of total solar installations in India Commercial and Industrial (C&I) segment holds about 70% of all rooftop solar installations (nearly 3 GW) in India while in the utility-scale solar market it has about 13% share (>3.5 GW) under third party sale/ Open access/ captive ...
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Storage tenders of 169 MWh capacity issued in last one year in India

Storage tenders of 169 MWh capacity issued in last one year in India Government of India expects to achieve a renewable energy capacity target of 260 GW by 2024. To support this growing share of renewables in the country, according to CEA, we require at least 136 GWh of energy ...
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Andhra Pradesh PPA cancellation/ renegotiation controversy: Acme, Tata, Vector Green and Greenko assets at maximum risk

Andhra Pradesh PPA cancellation/ renegotiation controversy: Acme, Tata, Vector Green and Greenko assets at maximum risk Last month, in Andhra Pradesh, the newly appointed chief minister Mr. YS Jaganmohan Reddy, has constituted a High Level Negotiation Committee (HLNC) to revisit solar and wind power purchase contracts as it is believed ...
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MERC (Distribution and Transmission Open Access), 1st Amendment, June 2019

MERC (Distribution and Transmission Open Access), 1st Amendment, June 2019 MERC issued 1st Amendment to Distribution Open Access (DOA) Regulations and Transmission Open Access Regulations (TOA). The summary of the proposed amendments is: Consumers intending to have Roof-Top Solar Photo Voltaic Systems can simultaneously avail open access under these Regulations ...
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Net metering regulations in India: As solar makes inroads, DISCOMs push back

Net metering regulations in India: As solar makes inroads, DISCOMs push back In last few months, it is seen that there are regressive net metering orders/ regulations from state governments in certain key states. Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Maharashtra are some of the states which have taken such ...
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Impact assessment of KUSUM scheme on Solar water pumps market

Impact assessment of KUSUM scheme on Solar water pumps market In February 2019, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme. Under this scheme, the government has set a target to install 25,750 MW of solar capacity by 2022, consisting ...
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Solar projects installation trends in FY 2019 – Third party sale

Solar projects installation trends in FY 2019 - Third party sale In FY 2019, about 270 MW of third party sale/ Open access (OA) solar projects are installed which is 83% lesser than previous year installation (1,685 MW). In FY 2018, about 86% of total OA solar projects (1,450 MW) ...
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Viability of Open access/ third party sale solar projects in India

Viability of Open access/ third party sale solar projects in India In last one year, various states including Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have either withdrawn their Open access (OA) benefits for renewable projects or have not extended their OA benefits beyond March 2019. In Andhra ...
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