RPO in India Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) was launched in 2010, making it mandatory for distribution companies, open-access consumers and captive power producers to meet a part of their energy needs through green energy. According to the RPO, a certain percentage of a state’s electricity generation must come from clean energy sources. CERC mandated that by [...]

Maharashtra – RE Policy with solar focus Maharashtra is India’s largest industrial state and home to India’s financial capital – Mumbai. The state has massive power requirements and as per CERC guidelines requires to install large amounts of renewable energy capacity.  Maharashtra has lagged in renewable energy capacity installation compared to other states like Gujarat, [...]

India to solve teething issues before seeing actual RE investments Almost each new day sees a major renewable energy developer announcing multi gigawatt investment plans in India. Adanis announced a 10 GW solar investment in Rajasthan and so did the Essel Group, which has not built even 50 MW till date. Even major US developers [...]

Global clean energy investment Global clean energy investment surged in 2014 crossing $300 billon for the first time ever, with solar energy drawing nearly $150 billion in investments. The investment was up 16% this year, as lower solar prices and increase in offshore wind energy investments helped increase investments overall. Solar energy investments included investments [...]

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India Nuclear Energy India has a massive power deficit issue, which requires it to expand using all available fuel sources both green and non-green. The last government placed a huge emphasis on growing nuclear energy signing a landmark deal with USA, which broke its pariah status. Despite the numerous deals signed with uranium suppliers as [...]