PM Extends Invitation to Kazakhstan to Join Solar Alliance

PM also held series of meetings with leaders of other SCO countries. Those include Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. On the sidelines of the 18th summit of the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), held in China’s Qingdao city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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Solar Power System to Convert Plastic into Fuel Invented by IIT Madras

“We thought that if the plastic can’t come to the industry, let the industry come to the plastic,” Selvaraj said. The team showcased its project on the occasion of the World Environment Day, hosted by the United Nations (UN) in New Delhi. A solar powered system developed by the scientists from IIT Madras can convert non-recyclable […]

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Amazon to Generate 8,000 KW of Solar Power via Solar Panels Installations

Apart from expanding existing capacity in Delhi, the company has plans to add large-scale solar panel systems at the fulfillment centers and two sortation sites located in Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore. In order to generate the clean energy and fulfill its power demands for fulfillment centers and sortation sites, Amazon India is eying to install […]

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Azure Power Wins 75 MW Solar Power Project in NE

The company will sign a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) at a weighted average tariff of Rs 3.37 (~US cents 5.2) per kWh. India’s one of the leading solar power producers Azure Power has won the largest solar power project of 75MW in Assam in the North […]

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India, Peru Sign MoU on Co-op in New & Renewable Energy

The MoU aimed to establish the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote bilateral technical cooperation in new and renewable energy on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity between the two countries, it said. India and Peru has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the field of […]

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DGTR to Hold Public Hearing on Safeguard Duty Investigation on June 26

The directorate is mandated to investigate the existence of serious injury or threat of serious injury to the domestic industry as a consequence of increased import of an article into India. India is targeting up to 100 gigawatts (GW) solar capacity by 2022. Under the Commerce Ministry, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) will hold […]

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India-made Li-Ion Batteries to Cut Dependence on China, says Anant Geete

“At present, the world needs to import lithium-ion batteries from China and Rs 50-60 lakh is only the cost of the battery (for buses). If the battery cost is reduced the total cost of electric vehicles will become affordable and commuters will also have to pay less” To cut its dependence on China and strengthen […]

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Lower Incentives for Chinese Solar Developers to Benefit India, says ICRA

Revision in feed-in tariff rates and imposition of installation caps for solar power projects by the Chinese government is expected to negatively affect the demand for solar modules in China. Credit rating agency ICRA said that the reduction in subsidies for solar energy projects in China will benefit Indian solar independent power producers (IPPs) with softer module prices. The agency said in a statement […]

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India Intends to Partner with UN to Promote Solar Energy

While expressing his optimism and hope Syed said that by the next year’s World Environment Day commemoration, solar energy will be part of the energy mix used in the UN headquarters. As part of the efforts to protect and preserve the environment, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said, that the country aims […]

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