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Workers install solar panels onto the roof of a residential property in Johannesburg | Waldo Swiegers | Bloomberg

Mini-grids — the little-known clean energy revolution

Mini grids, which use solar power, have become much cheaper than installing long-distance transmission lines from a central grid, making it more accessible to people who need it.
PM Modi Inaugurating a Solar Project in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh | Twitter

India most attractive global market for clean energy, says PM Modi

Launching a 750 MW solar project in Madhya Pradesh through video-conferencing, Modi also said the state will emerge as a major hub for clean and cheap power in India.
A band of sunlight shines through storm clouds to illuminate wind generators at a wind farm | Photo by David McNew | Bloomberg

Renewable energy has become affordable now

The economics of renewable energy have been improving fast — especially those of onshore wind and utility-scale solar power.

Green energy market booming but not enough to meet climate goals, says IEA

Though heat from renewable energy is set to increase by 22% by 2024, renewables will only support 12% of global heat consumption compared to the 10% now.
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NTPC to set up India’s biggest solar park in Gujarat

The plan is part of the NTPC’s aim to build 32 gigawatts of renewable capacity by 2032 and reduce the share of fossil fuels in its energy mix from 96% to 70%.
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India is now producing the world’s cheapest solar power

Costs of building large-scale solar installations in India fell by 27 per cent in 2018.

India issues new tender for 2GW solar power equipment factories after two failed efforts

India has failed to jump-start its solar equipment manufacturing sector through tenders and a safeguard duty to protect it from cheaper Chinese imports.
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Shapoorji Pallonji Group plans to seek $1 billion by bringing outside investors into its solar unit

The group, owned by Pallonji Mistry, will sell as much as 30 per cent in the solar engineering arm of Sterling & Wilson
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Offered PM Modi free solar power after 25 years: SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son

Son also said that power from the projects will be free after the end of the initial 25-year power purchase agreements.
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China’s new solar policy may delay India’s panel-making plans

The shift in policy next door is expected to cause a glut in global supplies and thus a fall in prices. With India's high capital cost and corporate taxes, locally made supplies can't compete.

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PMC Bank depositors protest against the bank in New Delhi on 23 September 2020. | Photo: ANI

Net worth wiped out, withdrawal restrictions, no resolution — PMC Bank’s worse off 1 year on

RBI’s process to fix the bank hasn’t yielded any results. The bank’s net worth is wiped out and its depositors are struggling with restrictions on withdrawal.

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Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?