Capital subsidies for renewable energy, both off-grid and on-grid, have been abandoned in favour of some kind of generation based incentives or other financial instruments like soft loans in the case of off-grid solar in almost all parts of the world. The draft of JNNSM, Phase II continues this conservative approach to funding renewable energy projects, says CSE.

By 2017, the cost of generating solar power in India could be as low as the cost of buying conventional electricity if the National Solar Mission sticks to its target.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited comments till December 15, 2012 on this draft of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II. This phase is targeting to bring the cumulative solar capacity to 10 GW by 2017

The wait for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase II policy seems to be over with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) releasing the draft policy in December 2012. Based on the experience of Phase I, a larger agenda has been envisaged under the second phase of the mission.

The state of Tamil Nadu is rich in renewable energy (RE) sources, especially wind and solar. Currently, approximately one-third of the country’s installed RE capacity exists in Tamil Nadu alone.

Off-grid biomass plants light up villages; experts demand clarity on tariff regulation

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The State Government plans to give incentives to CBSE schools for smart steps to save power, Electricity Minister Aryadan Mohammed has said.

3,000 MW of solar energy to be added in second phase of national solar mission. Off-grid solar applications and grid-connected rooftop panels will be given more importance in the second phase of the ongoing Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). Started in early 2010, the mission is a flagship programme of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to promote solar energy in the country. The government plans to add 3,000 MW of solar power in the second batch of JNNSM which aims to infuse 20 GW of solar energy by 2017.

This review by Prayas Energy Group focuses on the technical, social, economic, institutional, and policy aspects of DRE micro-grids in India. Finds that while decentralised renewable energy (DRE) micro-grids have significant potential in remote area, the high incidence of project and system failures suggests that there are several unresolved technical, socio-economic and institutional factors that fundamentally impact its long-term sustainability.

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