Tamil Nadu has been ranked tenth in the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index (SARAL), below other key States. Karnataka has been given the first rank in the index, followed by Telangana, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued operational guidelines for the implementation of the second phase of its grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Overall, 22 GW of rooftop solar PV projects is to be set up under the second phase of this program.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued guidelines for rollout of the Rs 34,422-crore PM-KUSUM scheme, which would encourage farmers to generate solar power in their farms and use the clean energy to replace their diesel water pumps.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice inviting suggestions and comments from stakeholders on the draft guidelines for implementation of the scheme for farmers for installation of solar pumps and grid-connected solar power plants.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has notified National Offshore Wind Energy Policy in October, 2015 for development of offshore wind energy projects for production of electrical power within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the country.
Ministry, in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai, has prepared a draft certification scheme incorporating various guidelines issued by MNRE and titled under "Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS)".
In yet another effort to boost clean energy generation, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) unveiled a National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy that which seeks to promote new projects as well as hybridisation of the existing ones.
This has reference to the guidelines for implementation of a scheme for setting-up of over 5,000 MW Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects with Viability Gap Gunding (VGF) under Batch-IV of Phase II, issued vide the Ministry's O.M. of even number dated 14-03.2016.