On the Cusp of Transformation
Recent initiatives have improved public awareness and attracted investors to the Waste to Energy (WtE) segment. And, having experienced a learning cycle of last two decades, India is at the cusp of major transformation in MSW processing.
India’s solar capacity addition to remain strong in this fiscal | ICRA
India’s solar power capacity addition would remain strong in a range between 7,000-7,500 MW on the back of a huge portfolio of projects awarded recently, research and ratings agency ICRA has said. “While currently there is a temporary lull in the announcement of fresh bids, the magnitude of solar project awards in the past 12-18 months has been quite significant.
Solar tenders and auctions have slowed in India | Mercom
While solar installations in India have picked up speed, tender and auction activity have been slowing down over the last couple of quarters. According to the Mercom India Solar Project Tracker, about 1.9 GW of solar was tendered in Q1 2017 (1 GW of this was a retender) compared to 3.4 GW in Q4 last year.
Aligarh Muslim University adopts solar power in association with CleanMax Solar
Aligarh Muslim University, one of the oldest and most renowned educational institutes in the country, has adopted solar power in association with CleanMax Solar, India’s largest rooftop solar developer. Built in collaboration with SECI and MNRE, a rooftop plant of 1.5 MW has been installed across 17 roofs at the campus, and will provide 10% of the university’s electricity.
Odisha's healthcare facilities to go solar
In a proposal to the Health Department on use of alternative power, the Science and Technology Department has sent a model estimate for providing solar PV to government healthcare institutions under MNRE's off-grid solar applications programme.
India has a very promising solar resource, with tropical and sub-tropical regions. The DNI map of India depicts that several states in India are suitable for solar thermal projects.
IWTMA express need for more policies in Rajasthan
The apex body in wind sector, Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) addressed the media to discuss the wind power development in Rajasthan. In the year 2015-16, Rajasthan installed 688 MW and the current total installation is 4,237 MW till January 2017. The wind sector expressed confidence of growth of wind energy in the state.
Work on JK's first wind power plant to begin in 2017-18 fiscal
The work on Jammu and Kashmir's first wind power project, to be built in Reasi district at an estimated cost of Rs 46 crore, will begin in 2017-18 fiscal, Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu has said. National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), an autonomous institute under MNRE, has identified a windy site at Bidda village in Reasi which has a potential to generate 25 MW power.
Capacity addition in Renewable Energy (RE) has shown a steady progress in the past decade. Though wind energy is leading the RE basket, solar, biomass and small hydro have made significant progress in the last few years.