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Solar Industry’s 2024 Budget Wishlist: Tax Cuts, GST Reforms and Fiscal Incentives

With India’s aggressive clean energy push likely to sustain the momentum it has seen in recent years, all eyes are on the Union Budget 2024 to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 23. Stakeholders in t...

July 19, 2024

Markets & Policy

RTC Renewable Products Must be Redesigned to Meet Demand Curve: Economic Survey

In its Economic Survey 2023-2024 presented to the Parliament by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, the Union Government has said round-the-clock (RTC) renewable energy products designed for the present demand pattern may have to ...

July 22, 2024

C&I

India’s Green Goals Depend on Corporate Renewable Energy Adoption

Corporates and industries are at the forefront of decarbonization, setting ambitious net-zero targets and striving to achieve them through renewable energy adoption. These efforts include investing in green technologies, aligning ...

July 22, 2024

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Creating a Supportive Policy Environment for Renewable Energy Deployment

Facilitating the widespread adoption of renewable energy requires a coordinated effort between state and central agencies. Equally important is establishing a policy regime that leaves no room for ambiguities for project developer...

July 22, 2024

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Ohmium Launches PEM Electrolyzer Gigafactory in Bengaluru

Ohmium International, a provider of green hydrogen solutions, has launched a gigafactory in Doddaballapura, near Bengaluru. The facility, spanning 14,000 square meters, will produce 2 GW of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers annually, with...

July 22, 2024

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BluPine Secures ₹4.36 Billion for a 120 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Renewable energy company BluPine Energy has secured ₹4.36 billion ($52.85 million) in financing from the State Bank of India for its 120 MW solar project in Panshina and Radhanpur in Gujarat. The electricity generated from this project will be...

July 22, 2024

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First Solar Opens Plant for Thin Film and Tandem PV Modules in Ohio

U.S.-based photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer First Solar has commissioned a new 1.3 million square feet research and development facility in Lake Township, Ohio. The Jim Nolan Center for Solar Innovation features a high-tech pilot manufacturing...

July 22, 2024

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Current Renewable Energy Growth Rate Falls Short of 2030 Target: IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report saying the world must achieve a minimum annual growth rate of 16.4% in renewable energy installations to triple capacity by 2030, a target set at COP28 in the UAE. IRENA...

July 22, 2024

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MNRE to Incentivize Local Bodies for Residential Rooftop Solar Installations

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has allocated ₹10 billion (~$119.5 million) to incentivize Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) to actively promote and facilitate the adoption of residential rooftop solar...

July 22, 2024

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Daily News Wrap-Up: Solar Sector’s Budget 2024 Wishlist

With India’s aggressive clean energy push likely to sustain the momentum it has seen in recent years, all eyes are on the Union Budget 2024 to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 23. Stakeholders in the solar and other clean...

July 22, 2024

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North Western Railway Invites Bids for 2 MW Rooftop Solar Systems

The Bikaner Division of North Western Railway has invited bids to install 2,068 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems atop residential buildings. The contract value is ₹90.94 million (~$1.08 million). The last date to submit the bids is August...

July 22, 2024

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