Anti-dumping: Finally, the drama unfolds!!!
Although the anti-dumping brouhaha affected the short-term outlook for growth of installed capacity for solar projects, the new government was able to take decisive action, by taking a pragmatic, 'big picture' decision.
VC funding in solar crosses $1 billion
India's solar industry has seen a number of merger and acquisitions. Hyderabad-based renewable energy company Fourth Partner Energy,
Why the fuss over solar panel imports?
Equipment manufacturers cannot thrive on their inefficiencies, and developers should be free to source the modules at their will and ease, says DT Barki, Director (Technical), Photon Energy Systems Ltd.
Fresh And Renewed
UBM India concluded the three-day expo and conference with a consensus; the need of the hour is to drive the RE sector, optimising its potential with support of Public-Private interplay. The event witnessed an overwhelming industry response with a 30 per cent increase in attendance over last year. The event witnessed an industry congregation of the renewable energy sector,
RECs worth Rs.1,300 crore are lying unsold
The support mechanism and the incentives like GBI and AD are essentially required for the growth of the wind energy in India, says KR Nair, Vice President, Indian Wind Power Association. Edited excerpts...
Unions oppose hiving off CIL unit
An expert committee recommendation to hive off Coal India´s exploration and consultancy arm into a separate firm under the Coal Ministry has triggered a controversy with unions opposing the move. In an interim report, the advisory group for integrated development of power, coal and renewable energy observed that Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI)
CIL in massive solar drive
Coal India Ltd is considering building Rs 70 billion ($1.2 billion) worth of solar projects to compensate for carbon pollution, said people familiar with the plan.The company is in talks with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy for a combined capacity of 1,000-megawatts according to reports. Earlier, coal and power minister Piyush Goyal described Coal India.
Reforms in coal sector unleashed
The government has decided to allocate area containing coal for specified end uses through auction by competitive bidding, according to Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy.
A strategic need for India
According to estimates, India´s trade deficit stands at $140 billion. Whereas considering only energy imports, around $ 170 billion is a significant contributor to the deficit.