List of Institutes/ Agencies under MNRE MNRE has six different institutes to manage six different aspects of renewable energy – solar, wind, bioenergy and hydropower. These six institutes under MNRE to promote renewable energy in India are: 1) Solar Energy Center Established in 1982, SEC is a body under MNRE to develop solar energy and [...]

MNRE or Ministry of New and renewable Energy is a Government body formed to develop and promote the Renewable Energy usage in India. MNRE has designed and implemented different programs under grid connected, off grid and decentralized system to mainly enable grid competitive prices to use the clean and green energy as power source. These programs [...]

Biomass Projects in India In the last 10 years, about 96 projects aggregating to 656 MW have already been in operation and about 60 projects aggregating to 536 MW are currently under implementation in different parts of the country. Moreover, 63 biomass cogeneration (non-bagasse) projects aggregating to about 211 MW and 153 biomass gasifiers with [...]

There are many sparsely populated areas where extension of grid connectivity is not rewarding. Renewable energy can be most cost-effective and advantageous for such areas. Renewable energy projects are sustainable and uncomplicated. Existing options like kerosene lanterns and diesel generators are expensive, difficult to disseminate in remote areas and pollute air. Renewable energy can play [...]

Orient Green Power – Buying time? Orient Green Power which is one of the largest green focused utilities in India has shown a decent profit in the last quarter after an average performance since its IPO. Note Orient Green Power which mostly has capacities in wind energy and biomass had been facing issues with the [...]

Bottleneck in Biomass Power Development India is predominantly an agricultural economy. The estimated food grain production in India in 2011-12 is estimated as a little over 250 MT (Source: PIB). Since biomass energy is primarily derived from the agricultural waste, this sanctify India with huge potential for Biomass power generation. However reality eludes this. The growing O&M costs and [...]