Only the solar products and manufacturers making to the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) will now be eligible for open access and net-metering projects—in addition to government-backed projects—installed in the country.
Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani is going big on green energy: His conglomerate, Reliance Industries, announced Thursday that it would allocate a whopping 6 trillion rupees (approximately $80.6 billion) to renewable power projects in the western Indian state of Gujarat, where it hopes to help generate a million new jobs.
India does not have a solar waste management policy, but it does have ambitious solar power installation targets. It is likely that India will be faced with solar waste problems by the end of this decade, and solar waste will end up being the most prevalent form of waste in landfills soon.
The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued amendments to its CSERC (Grid Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2019, for distributed solar power projects.
Long-term open access (LTOA) solar offers an attractive proposition for high-tension (HT) industrial consumers. In most states, the tariffs for LTOA range from ₹3.50 (~$0.047)/kWh to ₹5 (~$0.067)/kWh.
An interview with Dinesh Aggarwal, joint MD, Panasonic Life Solutions India; head, new business (ISAMEA Region)
Incepted in 2019, Uravu Labs is dedicated to building a new type of atmospheric water generator that is 100 percent renewable. The startup creates water from air using only renewable energy sources like solar, waste-heat, or biomass to produce 100 percent renewable water.
In 2020, 74% of the value of the energy project loans (US$4,435 million) went to renewables (solar and wind) and 26% to coal. Solar PV accounted for 81% of renewable energy deals and 57% of all deals.
As India makes a strong push to ensure efficient electrification of its villages, the solar PV technology is the way forward. The micro-grid technology is especially emerging as a tailor-made solution for the rural areas that are often characterized by remote or scattered dwellings where grid connections prove financially and physically imprudent.
Tata Power launched a special initiative called TP Renewable Microgrid, a separate company which has been formed to take care of this particular task of reaching out to the bottom of the pyramid people.