Author: Zulkarnain

Govt. Extends Deadline for Completion of Solar Power Projects

Earlier, the deadline for commissioning projects was 15 months with a relaxation of one year for land acquisition delays. The solar power projects that have been bid out under the tariff-based reverse auctions are given extension in their deadlines by the Ministry of Power. The relaxations have been offered under the amendment to the guidelines […]

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Indian Railways to Become Net Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030: Goyal

The Minister was speaking in an event organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with the Railway Board. Citing the transformation in the country, Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal said, by the year 2030 the Indian railways will become a net zero carbon emitter. The Minister was speaking in an event organized by […]

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NMC, PGCIL to Set up Floating Solar Power Plant on Gorewada Lake

Water treatment plant (WTP) that is adjacent to the lake will be the first beneficiary of the power generated from the panels. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has decided to set up a floating solar power plant on Gorewada Lake to fulfill its electricity needs. This project is […]

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Jaisalmer Military Station to be Smarter with Solar, LED Lighting

Provisions have been made in the plan for rainwater harvesting, centralized garbage disposal, solar water heaters, solar security lights, underground electric cabling. On the lines of Centre’s Smart Cities plan for the country, Indian Army has drawn a detailed plan to develop the Jaisalmer Military Station as a smart facility. The plan has been formulated in consonance […]

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MP Implements 26 MW Rooftop Solar Programs Via RESCOs

Under the RESCO model, the project developer invests, builds and operates the rooftop solar project using its own funds and/0r taking debt to generate electricity and sell it to the beneficiary. In order to enhance their solar dependency, Madhya Pradesh, via Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) mode, is implementing 26 MW multiple rooftop solar programs in […]

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Ludhiana Railway Station Plans Solarification to Save on Bills

The project will be implemented by the Azure Power Company, an independent power producer, which has already signed a contract with the railway ministry. In order to shift from conventional source of energy to more clean energy and save crores of rupees annually, the authorities at Ludhiana railway station have decided to install solar power […]

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Bengaluru International Airport to Go Solar by 2020

Our aim is to make the airport 100% renewable-energy powered by 2020. We also plan to increase our consumption through on-site and off-site solar power purchase agreements By the year 2020, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has signed up a target of running its Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) totally on solar power. The power demand per day […]

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Gujarat Borosil to Double Tempered Solar Glass Capacity

Currently, the company manufactures 180 tons per day of 2 mm tempered solar glass in its Bharuch facility in Gujarat. This is used to improve the efficiency of the existing glass modules. In order to double its manufacturing capacity of tempered solar glass, Gujarat Borosil, solar glass manufacturer plans to invest around Rs 435 crore […]

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BMTC Plans to Create New Revenue Model, Generate Solar Power

We have had talks with a few solar project developers. The corporation has also written to Bescom and Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC). In order to create a new revenue model and continuing with its core business of running public transport, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is contemplating to generate solar power. In the city of […]

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