Indian cabinet approves US$366 million in bonds for schemes including solar parks and rooftop PV

India’s Union Cabinet has approved plans to raise bonds worth INR23.6 billion (US$366 million) for a large range of renewable energy initiatives.

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Indian holy city Varanasi has potential for 676MW rooftop solar – CEED

The Indian city of Varanasi, famed for its burning ghats along the banks of the River Ganges, has the potential for 676MW of rooftop solar installations by using just 8.3% of available roof space, according to a report from the Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED).

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Tata Power crosses 2GW of wind and solar

Indian energy giant Tata Power has surpassed 2GW of wind and solar energy capacity including 933MW of solar.

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Sri Lanka approves hybrid 800MW solar and 240MW wind energy park

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved plans to build a hybrid renewable energy park including 240MW of wind and 800MW of solar.

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ARENA launches AU$20 million PV R&D funding round

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is to provide AU$20 million (US$15 million) for its third competitive funding round for PV research and development (R&D).

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‘Confusion’ around India’s GST tax on solar cells and modules

After announcements that India will hit solar cells and modules with an 18% tax under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, some confusion has arisen about what level the tax will actually be set at.

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12 countries join India to commission ISA study on solar risk mitigation

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is starting to make tangible progress after several countries agreed to support commissioning of a study on a common risk mitigation mechanism (CRMM) for PV generation.

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QOS Energy sets up Indian office as demand grows for analytics software

Renewable energy O&M analytics software provider QOS Energy has opened an office in New Delhi, India, to meet growing demand from the booming Indian market.

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Germany’s Wirsol expanding into Australia

German developer Wirsol has bolstered its business activities by expanding into the Australian market and opening a new office in Sydney.

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Trump effect leaves US trailing China and India in world renewables investment rankings

China and India have surpassed the United States as the most attractive countries for investment in renewable energy projects following a marked shift in policy by President Trump, according to global consultancy EY.

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Yet another India solar tariff record of 2.44 rupees in Rajasthan

After Indian solar tariffs breached a jaw dropping US$0.04/kWh earlier this week in a Rajasthan auction, prices have dropped to yet another record in the same location.

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