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RENEWABLES 2020 – GLOBAL STATUS REPORT

RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY NETWORK FOR THE 21st CENTURY FOREWORD Every year, we launch the Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) to present the latest data and facts on renewable energy policies, markets and investments. This year, however, something is different. We collectively witnessed the adoption … Continue reading

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Distributed Solar Quality and Safety in India

Key Challenges and Potential Solutions Executive Summary In India, the quality and safety of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems—and their installation—have become a concern for investors, regulators, consumers, and distribution companies (discoms). The lack of quality standards and a push for … Continue reading

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A Renewable Energy Mini-Grid Technical Assistance Guide – Take-aways from 15 years of GIZ support in mini-grid market development

Executive Summary – Mini-grid technical assistance recommendations in a nutshell Over the last 15 years, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has trialed, adjusted and refined approaches to providing technical assistance (TA) to govern- ments interested in rural electrification with … Continue reading

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Best Practises Handbook on Performance Evaluation, Operations and Maintenance of Solar PV Power Plants in India

A must read for all Solar PV Plant Owners and Operators Click the link below Comprehensive Solar O&M Handbook  

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Andhra Pradesh Solar Policy 2019

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH ABSTRACT ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT – Development of Solar Power in Andhra Pradesh – Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy-2018 – Orders – Issued. ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & INVESTMENT (PR.II) DEPARTMENT G.O.MS.No. 1 ORDER: Dated: 03-01-2019 Read … Continue reading

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Draft Amendments to Tariff Policy as of 30th May 2018

Proposed_amendments_in_Tariff_Policy 1.0 INTRODUCTION Draft Amendments to Tariff Policy MINISTRY OF POWER RESOLUTION New Delhi, the 28thJanuary, 2016 TARIFF POLICY As on 30.05.2018 1.1.  In compliance with section 3 of the Electricity Act 2003, the Central Government notified the Tariff Policy … Continue reading

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Major relief for solar power developers: Projects deadline extended

The government has granted major relief to solar power developers, allowing deadlines for project development to be extended in cases where there were delays caused by circumstances beyond their control. Developers had raised an alarm over a letter from the … Continue reading

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GST may push up cost of solar power projects

The goods and services tax may increase solar energy project costs by 12%-18% and generation costs by 40-50 paise per unit, some industry leaders said, although the government said the new taxation regime won’t have much of an impact on … Continue reading

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Yet another record low for solar power tariffs in India at Rs 2.44 per unit

“Latest solar power auction at Bhadla Solar Park 3 sets new record with electricity tariff of Rs 2.44/unit,” Goyal tweeted on Friday.  Solar power tariffs in India have fallen to a new record low of Rs 2.44 per unit in … Continue reading

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Historic Solar Prices till May 2017, now at Rs. 2.44 per KWh

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