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Puducherry becomes the first UT to join “UDAY” scheme

The Union Territory of Puducherry joined the UDAY scheme (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) signing MoU with the Government of India for operational turnaround of the Union Territory’s Electricity Department. The MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed in presence of the Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy & Mines Piyush Goyal. […]

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Greenbacker buys majority of 12.1 MW rooftop solar portfolio from OneRoof Energy

On the heels of a recent $25 million wind power investment, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company acquired a controlling interest in a 12.1 MW portfolio of 1611 solar systems from a subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Inc., approximately for $19.75 million. The 12.1 MW systems are located on residential rooftops across seven U.S. states, including New Jersey, […]

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West Bengal to host and conduct regular trainings to develop solar technicians

Switch ON with National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) will host and conduct regular trainings in West Bengal to develop solar technicians. Each training program will be conducted through 3-month-long Surya Mitra Solar Skill Development programme at Tapovan Training and Innovation Centre in Nadia. Satyajit Biswas, MLA, Krishnaganj speaking to TOI said, “We are happy […]

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First Solar wraps up 130 MW of solar power plants in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

US-based solar power projects developer, First Solar’s local subsidiary- the First Solar Power India has announced the commercial operation of 80 MW and 50 MW solar power plants in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Both the plants are part of the 260 MW project portfolio owned by First Solar in India. Sujoy Ghosh, First Solar’s Country […]

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13.4 GW of solar tender up for grab during Brazil’s December auction

The Brazilian energy planning agency EPE has announced that 419 solar PV projects have been registered for the solar auction taking place in Brazil on December 16, 2016, where there will be 13.4 GW on offer. The large number of applications was witnessed in the north-eastern state of Bahia, with 101 projects totaling more than […]

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SECI invites bids for 100 MW Grid PV project with Battery Energy Storage System in Kadapa Solar Park, AP

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) is inviting bids for selection of Solar Power Developers for setting up of 100 MW Grid connected solar PV projects along with large scale battery energy storage system at Kadapa Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh. The tender come as part of National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase-II, Batch-IV. Interested bidders […]

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India plans to launch an extensive research programme on solar power

Anil Madhav Dave, Environment Minister stated that the Government of India is planning to start an extensive research on the use of solar power to bring about a “revolution” in this field. Mr. Dave told the Parliament that during the Paris Climate summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech said that there were […]

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CPWD installs solar panels on the rooftop of its office in Belapur, Mumbai

The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has installed 88.2 kWp (kilowatts peak power) solar plant on the rooftop of its office in Belapur. The 88.2 kWp solar plant executed by Pune-based Company CleanMax Solar spreads across 880 sq m and has been integrated with the conventional grid.  The solar plant is said to generate 1.2 […]

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SolarCity Will Sell “Solar roof” products: Tesla CEO, Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk at the SolarCity’s conference call for its second quarter financial results announced that SolarCity will develop and sell a roof integrated with solar panels. Elon Musk’s presence was quite understandable considering the impending deal for Tesla to acquire the solar installer. Currently SolarCity installs solar panels on rooftop of buildings. Musk […]

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