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B.S. Nagaraj, Senior Editor at Mercom India More articles from B.S. Nagaraj.
Nagaraj BharadwajB.S. Nagaraj is a Senior Editor at Mercom India. Nagaraj is an experienced journalist and has held senior roles in publications like The Indian Express and Deccan Herald, and Qatar Tribune. He has also worked for business advisory and risk management consulting firms in New Delhi. More articles from B.S. Nagaraj.

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SEZ Developers Allowed to Install Solar Systems for Captive Consumption

The Ministry of Commerce has allowed developers of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and units in SEZs to install solar systems for captive consumption, following demands...

June 27, 2024

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Market & Policy

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Solar
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EU Slaps Additional Duties of Up to 38.1% on Chinese EVs

The European Commission has announced it will impose additional tariffs of up to 38.1% on Chinese Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) from July on grounds that they were...

June 17, 2024

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Electric Vehicles
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Pralhad Joshi Gets MNRE Portfolio, Khattar is New Minister of Power

Pralhad Joshi has been appointed the Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in the National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

June 12, 2024

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Renewable Energy
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Conducive Policies Key for Corporates to Adopt Renewable Energy in India: Interview

Substantial savings on energy bills and the clean energy transition goals have led to a growing number of commercial and industrial (C&I) entities in India adopting...

June 11, 2024

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Aggressive Renewable Energy Push Likely to Continue in Modi 3.0

With India’s long-winded election process coming to a close and Narendra Modi sworn in as Prime Minister for a third consecutive term, the country’s...

June 10, 2024

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Renewable Energy

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Solar

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Wind
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Solar, Wind Support Thermal in Meeting India’s Unprecedented Power Demand

Solar and wind energy generation has complemented thermal power in meeting India’s unprecedented power demand this summer. Renewables accounted for 15% of total...

June 7, 2024

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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Government Allows Multi-State Rooftop Solar Vendor Registration

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the process document for implementing the PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana by allowing multi-state vendor...

June 3, 2024

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Rooftop

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Solar
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MNRE Sets Up Directorate to Oversee Rooftop Solar Program Implementation

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has constituted a mission directorate to implement the PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana to ensure the achievement of the...

June 3, 2024

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Markets & Policy

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Solar
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Peak Power Demand Touches a Record 246 GW as Northern India Sizzles

On May 29, 2024, when the temperature in India’s capital, New Delhi, touched a scorching 52.3 degrees Celsius, the peak day-time power demand saw a new high at 246.06 GW....

May 30, 2024

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Solar
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Solar Projects in SEZs Catering to Green Hydrogen Plants Exempt from ALMM

Renewable energy projects located inside a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) or an Export Oriented Unit (EOU) and supplying power exclusively to green hydrogen (or its...

May 28, 2024

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Other Energy

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Renewable Energy
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In a Bid to Become Energy Self-Reliant, Bengaluru MLA Embraces Rooftop Solar

The policy push to promote rooftop solar among the masses gained much traction after the Union Cabinet approved a program earlier this year to make 10 million households...

May 27, 2024

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Consumers

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Rooftop

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Solar
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Burdensome Regulations and Delays Jeopardize Telangana’s Solar Open Access Projects

At a time when solar open-access installations are gaining traction across the country, developers with small-capacity projects in Telangana say the inordinate delay in...

April 24, 2024

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Mercom Research Focus

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Open Access

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Solar
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Threat of US Anti-Dumping Duties on Indian Solar Module Exports

India’s solar exports success story could run into trouble if the U.S. entertains petitions from domestic manufacturers to impose anti-dumping (AD) and...

April 22, 2024

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Markets & Policy

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Modules

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Solar
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BJP, Congress Bet Big on Renewables in 2024 Election Manifestos

Ahead of the seven-phase elections to the Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of Parliament, starting April 17, 2024, the two major political parties in the fray have...

April 15, 2024

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Other

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Renewable Energy
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EU to Probe Chinese Wind Turbine Suppliers for Unfair Trade Practices

Days after announcing an investigation into Chinese solar firms allegedly benefiting from state subsidies to win contracts in Europe, the European Commission is...

April 11, 2024

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Markets & Policy

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Wind

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