Industries minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who was in Delhi for the two-days investor meet stated that investors are showing keen interest in setting up industrial units in diversified fields like solar energy.
Addressing the Global Energy Technology Summit 2015, organised by NTPC, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu stated that deploying 175 GW of power generation capacity from renewable energy is a big challenge however it can be attained in four-and-half years if centre and states work together.
Three young UAE conservationists distributed solar rechargeable lamps at Zainabad, the little-known village in the remote salt pans of Gujarat to light up the lives of 100 underprivileged children who never saw electricity in their area before and also taught them how to use the lights.
Maharashtra Cabinet approved the policy on renewable energy, in which it has set a target of achieving 14,400 megawatt (MW) of installed capacity in a period of five years and attracting an investment of $15.6 billion.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has recently issued guidelines for the implementation of 2GW of projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II Batch-III which covers financial and technical criteria, as well as connectivity with the grid.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited tenders to implement grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems on buildings of India’s Central Public Works Department (CPWD) across various states.
The government has sought views of developers and other stakeholders on the proposed amendment to the guidelines for setting up of over 2,000 MW grid-connected solar power projects with viability gap funding (VGF) under Batch-III of Phase II of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).