Solar News

Indore Municipality To Lead With First Green Municipal Bonds For Solar Plant

The country’s first local government bond (Retail Municipal Bond) will be offered by a city in India with a solid environmental track record, and the revenues will be used to finance a solar power plant. Indore, which has been impossible to dislodge from the top rank among India’s cleanest cities for the past few years, […]

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Ather Energy Drives Into Bihar With Experience Centre In Patna

Bengaluru-headquartered electric scooter manufacturer, Ather Energy has opened its first experience center, Ather Space, in Rukanpura, Patna, and has begun selling its products in Bihar. Ather Space, which was established in partnership with Alankar Energy, would provide test rides and purchases of the recently released Gen 3 versions of its flagship scooters, the Ather 450X, […]

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IIT and IISER Researchers Create New Synthetic Photosynthetic System

A new artificial light-harvesting system has been created by researchers from IISER-Thiruvananthapuram and IIT-Indore. This system efficiently harvests light for power conversion by simulating photosynthesis, the process by which plants absorb sunlight and make sugars. The study was released in the renowned “Royal Chemical Society – Chemical Science” publication. Officials claim that researchers from all […]

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NTPC Floats Tender for Supply of Battery Energy Storage System at Khavda RE Park

NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL) has invited online bids from eligible bidders on a Single Stage Two Envelope basis for a battery energy storage system (BESS) for solar PV-based construction power at NTPC Renewables Khavda RE park, Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. The last date for submitting the bid of this NTPC BOS tender is […]

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APTEL Cites Unlawful Process in UP To Restore Bid Prices For Adani Green Energy

In a judgement that is as much an indictment of almost all the bodies involved in the Uttar Pradesh power sector. the Appellate Tribunal For Electricity (APTEL) has come down heavily on UP New Energy Development Authority (UPNEDA), UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), UP Transmission Company Limited (UPTCL) and the state regulator UPERC. In its […]

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Rajasthan Opens PM-KUSUM Online Land Registration Portal

Under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM), Rajasthan has created the Saur Krishi Ajivika Yojna (SKAY) to encourage the development of decentralised solar projects at load centers with primarily agricultural usage in rural areas. By enabling farmers and landowners to lease out their unused or unproductive land on […]

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As Solar Spreads Out, Marketing Makes an Entrance

Just over 30 months ago, SaurEnergy did a feature on rooftop solar, “Residential Solar. Market Yes, But Marketing?” That story, in our April 2020 issue talked about the potential in the rooftop solar category, albeit, residential. But there was almost complete lack of formal marketing tactics from firms to attract customers. The few firms with […]

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Ministry of Power Launches Scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 4500 MW

The Ministry of Power has launched a scheme for procurement of aggregate power of 4500 MW on competitive basis or five years on Finance, Own and Operate (FOO) basis under B (v) of Shakti policy. PFC Consulting Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of PFC Ltd) has been designated as the nodal agency by the Ministry […]

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PM Modi Envisages Gujarat as World’s Biggest Green Hydrogen Destination

Gujarat is poised to become the world’s biggest green hydrogen hub. Headed towards this goal, the State will ring in investments worth Rs 8-10 lakh crore globally. These investments will be made towards the development of green hydrogen and its ecosystem. These announcements were made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Bhavnagar. […]

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