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Year 2011 – Renewable Energy sector in India

January 1, 2012 by


The highlights of the year 2011  for the renewable energy sector in India are The country saw 3815 MW grid connected RE capacity getting added. As expected, wind energy sector contributed the highest at 2827 MW, biomass was second at 498 MW, small hydro contributed 310 MW and solar 180 MW . The total grid-connected […]

Solar PV under the RPSSGP Scheme

November 18, 2011 by

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On 16th November, IREDA announced the list of commissioned Solar Power Projects under Rooftop PV & Small Solar Power Generation Programme (RPSSGP). The list is as under. Name of the Project Proponent State/UT Project Capacity (in MW) Commissioning date B & G Solar Private Limited Tamil Nadu 1.0 10.06.2011 C & S Electric Limited Haryana […]

200 million euroes funding from EU for Indian RE projects

September 1, 2011 by

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In a development that will define the direction of climate change related negotiations and finance, India will be receiving a loan of €200 million from the European Union. This tranche will be used to finance private sector projects for the development of renewable energy resources. This is result of EU’s “strategic partnership” with India. This […]

Solar to provide upto 7% of India’s energy requirement

August 29, 2011 by


A recent forecast shows that solar power can meet 5-7% of India’s total energy requirements in another ten years i.e. by 2021-22. Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said India has good potential for solar power as it receives solar energy equivalent to over 5,000 trillion kWh per year, which is far […]

JNNSM Phase 1 Batch II guidelines released

August 27, 2011 by


MNRE has issued guidelines for selection of new grid connected solar power projects under Phase I Batch II of the JNNSM program. The new guidelines have made it attractive for developers who are serious about solar power. Highlights Maximum project capacity has been increased to 20 MW from 5 MW Min project capacity remains 5 […]

Global RE investments surge to $ 211 billion in 2010

July 9, 2011 by


UNEP recently published the “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011” in collaboration with Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  At a overall level, the RE investements grew by 32% to reach $ 211 billion in 2010. Emerging economies contributed $72 billion, a notch higher than the developed economies, at $70 billion. This is a significant shift […]

India’s first RE based smart mini-grid system commissioned

July 5, 2011 by

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India has recently commissioned the first of its kind RE Based Smart Mini-Grid System in the TERI Retreat at Gurgaon. Speaking at the function, Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister of MNRE said “The country must have strong safeguards so that it gets the best technology and also develops it indigenously.” Shri Sunilkumar Shinde, Union Minister of […]