Al Ameen Green Energy has tied up with a Russian company Miyota Power for setting up a 100-MW solar power plant near Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, according to a report in Russia an
Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) is lobbying for safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules. It has recommended imposing 70 percent duty on imports of solar photovoltaic cells and modules. The DGS is mandated to investigate the existence of ?serious injury? or ?threat of serious injury? to the domestic industry as a consequence of increased import of an article into India. The association is believed to have put sincere efforts on calculation of costs and injuries to domestic industry.
It may be noted, India has initiated a probe into the alleged dumping of EVA sheets used in solar cell industry, imported from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Thailand.
Solar Power projects have been exempted from statutory environmental clearance as per a new announcement by the Ministry of Environment, provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification, 2006 will not be applicable to solar parks and solar PV projects. The disposal of PV cells will however be covered under the provisions of Hazardous and Other Waste (Management and Trans-Boundary Movement) Rules, 2016. The ministry said that the development of solar parks will be covered under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981. However, no solar project should be implemented in agricultural land and areas with a large habitation. It further said that a proper resettlement and rehabilitation plan should be in
Russian Energy Agency (REA) and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) plan to collaborate on several large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in India through 2022, starting with an up-to-500-MW project. The two entities signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on December 24, outlining the terms of the partnership. One of its goals is to prepare a roadmap for the development of both solar projects and equipment production facilities. The Russian side will take responsibility to provide the needed technologies and low-cost financing for the projects, while SECI will help secure the required government permits. The parties have formed a working group to consider the alliance?s next steps.
India has officially committed to boost its renewable energy capacity to 175 GW by 2022, includi