Off-grid solar power guidelines coming on June 16

Rs 4337 crore have been approved for activities under first phase of JNNSM


Neha Sethi | June 7, 2010

The guidelines for off-grid and rooftop solar power generation under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) will be out around the middle of June.

“They should be out around 16 June, 2010,” an official from the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) told Governance Now.

The projects for migration will also be announced on the same day, the official added. And the guidlines for tail-end solar power projects will also come out in the sun.

The government has a target of setting up 100 MW of roof top and small solar plants connected to grid in the first phase of the solar mission. The first phase of the mission spans the 11th Plan and the first year of the 12th Plan( 2009- 2013). During the period, the government also plans to set up 200 MW capacity equivalent of off-grid solar applications. The first phase targets to set up 1,000 MW of grid connected solar energy. An amount of Rs 4337 crore has been approved for the activities proposed under the first phase of the mission till March 2013.

The secretary of MNRE in a conference last month had said that the guidelines of the mission would be out by end of June. 



Other News

Need local solutions to climate change: P Velrasu of BMC

Climate change rising temperature and sea levels are posing new risks for coastal cities. With population growth rate of 1%- 2% in India every year, Mumbai too is growing and is population will double from 20 million to 40 million in the coming years. The city is also at the risk of rising sea level. It ne

Civil Services 2022 Top 20 felicitated

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space and MoS Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh on Tuesday interacted with and felicitated the first 20 All India Toppers of IAS/ Civil Services Exam 20

Boost to offshore wind energy projects

In a major decision, the Government has decided to grant waiver of ISTS charges to Off-Shore Wind Projects and extend the waiver to Green Hydrogen/Green Ammonia. This decision has been taken to facilitate wider execution of offshore wind energy initiatives, to promote the expansion of Green Hydrogen / Gree

Duty of stakeholders to provide cost effective, alternate energy fuels: Gadkari

Urging use of alternative and cost effective fuels to reduce pollution caused by vehicles, union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said finding cost-effective fuels is the need of the hour and underlined that use of fuels like bio-CNG and green hydrogen help in protecting the e

Record production of rice, wheat, and sugarcane estimated

The foodgrain production of 3305.34 lakh tonnes is estimated in the current agricultural year 2022-23 – higher by 149.18 LMT as compared to the previous year, according to the Third Advance Estimates of production of major crops released by the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare.

India`s ‘AIRAWAT’ ranks 75th in top 500 Supercomputing List

The AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’, installed at C-DAC, Pune, has been ranked 75th in the world. It was declared so in the 61st edition of Top 500 Global Supercomputing List on Tuesday at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany. It puts India on top of AI S

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Current Issue


Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter