The Telangana government has cancelled the tenders for installation of solar pump sets to energise agricultural connections up to 500 MW after detecting irregularities in the selection of the lowest bidder.
The government has decided to include yen as one of the currencies to pay for solar energy in order to attract foreign investors to India’s solar energy sector by reducing the foreign exchange risk involved.
The Karnataka government has announced a 1.2 GW ground-mount solar tender and issued a request for proposals for the capacity, which it wants to be implemented in 60 taluks – subdivisions of a district, such as a group of villages.
The Rajasthan government has decided to reduce the transmission charges levied on solar power producer by as much as 50 per cent. The transmission charges by the state were the highest in the country and was keeping the investors away.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has urged India’s central government ministries, state government departments and institutions such as schools to take appropriate actions to install the grid connected solar rooftop systems in available roof space in the buildings to produce clean and green power which has become economical too due to the government incentives.