India to Have Second Largest Power Capacity in Asia This Year

A consultancy firm based out of London, BMI research has predicted that India will soon overtake Japan in terms of power capacity. The report further added that by the year 2020 there are chances that India has potential to overtake US in terms of energy production. India is home to states like Tamil Nadu that […]

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India Gets its First Solar-Powered Expressway

This is the country’s first highway to be lit by solar power and at every 500 metres, as there are eight solar power plants on this Expressway. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the country’s first solar-powered smart and green Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway which is 135 km long. It is also known as Eastern Peripheral […]

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SECI Named Nodal Agency to Implement 2,500 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

The eligible capacity for bidding will be a minimum 200 MW and maximum 500 MW by a bidder with project capacity of at least 50 MW at one project site. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has appointed Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as the nodal agency for setting up of 2,500 […]

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UNEP Happy to Recognise CIAL as World’s 1st Fully Solar-Powered Airport

“I really want to go around the world and speak about the success story (of CIAL),” the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme said. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Chief Erik Solheim said that UNEP is happy to recognise Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. “We are very happy to do it,” […]

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Chandigarh Admin Approves Rs 250 pm Solar Panel Fee for Govt Houses

To make it viable for citizenry of the area to generate power, the administration has decided to install at least two kilowatts solar power capacity plant on every government house. As Punjab governor and Chandigarh administrator has approved the rate, the government houses in the city with area of 1 Kanal or more have to […]

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Government Apathy a Bottleneck for Solar Energy Push

The delays haven’t gone down well with the prosumers (consumer and producer of solar power), who after investing their money on installing solar panels and getting all the paperwork done, are upset at seeing their installations lie idle. The cabinet had approved the state solar policy last year. The onus is on the government to […]

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Consumers, Integrators Seek Single-window for Solar Power Projects in Goa

The integrators were attending the Goa Conference’s second edition on Solar Energy in Panaji, the capital of Goa. They vigorously questioned the role of the electricity department and the GEDA. To deal with all grid-connected solar power projects, Integrators and consumers of solar power systems have appealed for a single window system for smooth installations. […]

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Azure Power Headquarter Gets LEED Platinum Certification from USGBC

This certification is the highest rated certification for recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices in green building. India’s one of leading solar power producers, Azure Power has secured India’s first Platinum certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Commercial Interiors rating system by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The company […]

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