Maharashtra approves its electric vehicle policy

February 2018

The Maharashtra government has approved the state’s Electric Vehicle Policy, 2018. The policy covers all the three segments of the electric vehicle (EV) sector – manufacturing, setting up of infrastructure, and consumers. Moreover, the EV […]

JSW Energy incorporates JSW Solar

January 2018

JSW Energy Limited incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, JSW Solar Limited, on January 1, 2018 to venture into the renewable energy sector. The subsidiary will be involved in segments such as energy storage systems, microgrids […]

MNRE estimates tidal potential of India

January 2018

The MNRE has stated that the estimated potential of tidal energy in India stands at 8,000 MW currently. Of this, 7,000 MW potential has been assessed in the Gulf of Kambhat region and 1,200 MW […]

India and Spain collaborate to promote solar energy

December 2017

The National Solar Energy Federation of India has signed a cooperation agreement with Spanish solar association UNEF to promote solar energy and defend the interests of the segment in both the countries. Under the agreement, […]

TPDDL and GIZ sign MoU for renewable energy promotion

November 2017

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have signed an MoU to collaborate and conduct research in the areas of grid-connected rooftop solar, energy storage systems, EVs, smart grid […]

NTPC seeks licence to set up EV charging stations

November 2017

NTPC is seeking a common pan-Indian licence to construct and set up EV charging stations across India. According to the Electricity Act, 2003, electricity can be sold by a discom and its licensees or franchisees. […]

Indian government commits Rs 1.05 billion to purchase EVs

November 2017

The Indian government has announced grants worth Rs 1.05 billion to smart cities for purchasing electric vehicles (EVs) and developing charging infrastructure. Cities with populations greater than 1 million are eligible for this. The vehicles […]

TNERC rejects petition from Adani Group

July 2017

TNERC has rejected petitions regarding the implementation of the must-run status of solar projects in Tamil Nadu from three subsidiaries of the Adani Group. The three subsidiaries are Kamuthi Renewable Energy, Ramnad Solar Power and […]

Hitachi enters Indian solar market with CleanMax Solar

June 2017

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (Hitachi High-Tech) has signed an MoU with CleanMax Solar to tap the Indian solar power market. Under the partnership, the two companies will jointly offer rooftop solar solutions to Japanese companies across India. Hitachi […]

IIT Madras wins award for its solar DC inverter system

April 2017

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has won the IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award 2017 for its solar-direct current (DC) inverter system. The system uses the micro grid technology, and converts residential […]

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