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Duke Energy completes sale of international businesses in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Argentina

Duke Energy completed the previously announced sale of its international businesses in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina to I Squared Capital for approximately $1.2 billion enterprise value. The company is exiting the Latin American market to focus on its domestic U.S. regulated core business. Duke Energy announced the sale of its assets […]

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Piyush Goyal to release 3 reports today at ‘Empowering the Grid to meet Future Challenges’

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) is organizing an event ‘Empowering the Grid to meet Future Challenges’ in National Capital where the Renewable Energy Minister, Piyush Goyal is expected to release three reports. The three reports include ‘Renewable Energy Integration: Transmission, an Enabler’ and ‘Green Energy Corridors – II’ and ‘Electricity Demand Pattern Analysis’. […]

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Solar Powered Boat Service to Commence from January 12 in Kerala

Kerala will script a new chapter in its transport sector when a solar powered boat will start its first service from Vaikom in Kottayam district, about 180 Kms from here, on January 12. State Transport Minister A K Saseendran said, ‘‘The solar powered boat would conduct its first service with 75 passengers on January 12 […]

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GARV-II Mobile App to track Rural Household Electrification and Citizen Engagement Window ‘SAMVAD’ Launched

Union Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal on Tuesday launched the ‘GARV–II’ App, as the next step in Government of India’s aim to provide access to electricity to all households in the country. The ministry notes that  under this module, village–wise and habitation–wise base line data on household electrification for all States has been […]

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Aruna Sharma inaugurates 5MW solar plant in Visakhapatnam

Dr. Aruna Sharma, Secretary Steel has inaugurated the 5 MW Solar Plant installed by RINL at a cost of Rs.33 crores in the presence of Shri P Madhusudan, CMD, RINL, Smt Urvilla Khati, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel and Directors of RINL in Vishakhapatnam. RINL has joined other major corporates in harnessing solar power with […]

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Thin Film Solar Cells Market Size to Exceed $30bn by 2024: Global Market Insights

Global Market Insights forecasts the thin film solar cells market size to exceed USD 30 billion by 2024. The research firm notes that strong concerns towards fossil fuel depletion with stringent regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emission will drive global thin film solar cells market share. Financial incentives including tax rebate, subsidies, net metering, FIT, […]

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sPower Connects its Largest Solar Project to the Grid

sPower and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced commencement of commercial operations of the 107 megawatt (MWdc) Solverde 1 solar farm. The project is located in the City of Lancaster, Calif., in northern LA County. sPower installed more than 330,000 solar modules with a peak construction crew of 250 plus workers. The […]

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First Funding agreement signed for ARENA’s program to accelerate the rollout of big solar projects

Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s program to drive down the cost and accelerate the rollout of big solar projects has just seen the first funding agreement signed. The new agreement commits up to $8.9 million of ARENA funding towards Genex’s $126 million Kidston Solar Project in North Queensland. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said the Kidston project was […]

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