India Solar – MNRE officially stops appointment of new Channel Partners

It is now official. MNRE has released a notice saying that it is no longer accepting any new applications to become channel partners. The full notice reads” The SPV division has stopped receiving new applications to become channel partners under Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications programme for the time being. The already received applications will be processed by the end…read more →

MNRE revises off-grid benchmark tariff again

MNRE had previously revised the benchmark tariff for offgrid systems in November 2012. Today, MNRE has come up with another revision for the benchmark tariff for off-grid systems. The most important change, in terms of small scale solar PV plants has been the downward revision of the benchmark tariff of these systems. PV systems (without battery) up to 100 kW…read more →

MNRE releases Solar PV plant performance data for April 2013

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy(MNRE) has released the performance date for April 2013. The performance details of projects commissioned under the JNNSM Phase 1, Batch 2 have also been released. Of the 24 projects commissioned(details available here), performance data is available only for 11 plants. The details of the plants are given below. The Capacity Utilisation Factor(CUF) is…read more →