India has a target of 100 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity of solar energy by 2022, of which 40 GW is projected to come from rooftop solar systems, an energy expert said on Thursday.

Renewable energy has grown rapidly in recent years, especially in the electricity sector where renewables now account for the largest power capacity additions globally. However, renewables still account for only just above 10% of final energy consumption and the energy sector remains dominated by fossil fuels.

French minister of state for ecological and inclusive transition, Brune Poirson, is set to co-chair on Wednesday the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

Power tariff touched a decade high of Rs 18 per unit in the spot market on Tuesday due to low hydro and wind energy production and coal shortage at thermal plants.

Electricity tariffs discovered in the latest reverse auctions conducted by the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 1,200 MW of wind power went up to Rs 2.76/unit.

The Energy Data report presents actions for G20 countries and beyond to boost the quality and comprehensiveness of energy data to support energy policies, in a more and more digitalized, decentralised and consumer focused world, as well as energy market transparency, and was prepared in collaboration of IEF, IRENA and OLADE.

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) is inviting comments and inputs for its Draft Tamilnadu Solar Energy Policy-2018 under which it has set a target of 8,884 MW by the year 2022, when the Government of India wants to achieve an installed capacity of 100 GW of solar power.

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The MNRE has fixed the maximum permissible tariff at ₹2.68 per unit

Any cap on solar power tariffs in future auctions could dampen free market sentiment and prove to be an Achilles heel for the plans of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to achieve the

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