A solar PV cell shall be considered to be domestically manufactured only if the same has been manufactured in India using un-diffused silicon wafers (generally called black wafers).
To aid the adoption of rooftop solar systems, the government has declared central financial assistance (CFA) of Rs 11,814 crore for phase-II of the programme.
At the time of roll-out, MNRE had proposed central financial assistance (CFA) of Rs 6,600 crore for the implementation of phase-II of the programme in the residential sector.
Falling technology costs and more effective government policies have helped to drive the higher forecasts for renewable capacity deployment since last year's report, the IEA said.
Some of TREDA's schemes include the creation of solar cities, providing solar energy to 52,000 tribal families, electrification of rural areas of Tripura under Remote Village Electrification Programme (RVEP) and development of solar plants.
India plans to build 30 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity along a desert on its western border.
The power plant will be set up at a floating platform on the reservoir, reducing the cost of acquiring land for it, an official from the public relations department said.
Power minister R K Singh said that India has a huge potential because the energy demand is here. The energy demand will grow at the rate of 7, 8 or 9 per cent.
In terms of geographical conditions, the state is quite adept of harnessing solar energy and sees around 280 to 300 sunny days in a year with 8 to 10 hours of sunlight each day.
The New and Renewable Energy Ministry on Thursday denounced a Crisil report that stated the ministry may miss the renewable energy target by 42 per cent.
The reduction in prices was mainly on account of low demand, improved coal supply, extended monsoon and improved hydro power generation.
The per capita annual energy consumption in Lakshadweep is expected to rise from 657 units to around 962 units by FY19.
US assistant secretary of state for energy Francis Fannon says Indian solar developers should put quality, service and diplomacy above one-time expenditure.
The state regulator’s approval for adoption of tariff is required within two months after signing the power purchase agreement (PPA) or the power sale agreement (PSA), whichever is first.
According to a weekend report by Crisil, this target is set to be missed by a full 42% as the industry has been witnessing fast waning interest from developers since the past fiscal.
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission(DERC) in its order last month found default on the part of the three power discoms in meeting their RPO.
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