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India’s DCR Woes

By Aanal Purani When in the World Trade Organisation, do as the World Trade Organisation says! The World Trade Organisation (WTO) declared on the 25th of February that the US had won a case against India about the local content rules for solar panels and modules. Let us rewind a little and … [continued]

Can India Achieve 100% Renewable Energy?

Energy Central. Darshan Goswami. By 2050, India could rely entirely on renewable energy to create a sustainable energy future. In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security.  To overcome these challenges India needs to shift to non-polluting sources of energy.  As … [continued]

India Breaks 2 GW Solar Barrier

A new update from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in India has proclaimed the country has passed the 2 GW landmark for grid-connected solar. The figures showed that, as of September 30, 2013, the total solar installed capacity was just over 2000 MW, while off-grid power amounted … [continued]

India Invites First Solar Bids In 2 Years

India’s Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has invited bids to build 750 MW of solar plants as part of Phase-2 of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). This is the country’s first national auction since 2011. On top of that already good news, the government is offering 18.75 billion rupees ($303 … [continued]

Sierra Club, 350.org, Greenpeace Lead Effort To Curb American “Bullying” Of Indian Solar Industry

The Sierra Club announced last week that it and 11 other organisations (listed below) had sent a letter to Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, acting US Trade Representative, expressing their growing concern regarding America’s legal intrusion into India’s national solar program. According to the Sierra Club, “the United States government is currently challenging domestic … [continued]