India Unveils National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

In yet another effort to boost clean energy generation, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) unveiled a National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy which seeks to promote new projects as well as hybridisation of the existing ones. The MNRE is also in the process of launching a scheme for new hybrid projects under this policy, which are 10 to 15% cheaper than 100% solar or wind projects.

Under the scheme, the government would bid out wind-solar hybrid projects on tariff-based competitive bidding and these projects can be set up anywhere across the country depending on feasibility and land availability with bidders. The policy seeks to promote new hybrid projects as well as hybridisation of existing wind/solar projects.
Source- DD News

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • Raj Kumar Singh is the Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.