Over 649 schools in Chhattisgarh electrified through solar energy

CREDA has reportedly setup solar plants at 490 schools out of 649 and ensured supply connectivity in 159 schools where solar plants were already installed.  More than 649 government schools in remote areas of Chhattisgarh have been electrified through solar energy. An energy department official speaking to PTI said “Electrification of government schools in remote […]

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12000 Solar Power Pumps Distributed to Farmers under Saur Sujala Yojna in Chhattisgarh

About 12,161 solar power pumps had been provided to the farmers till now against the target of 11,300 under ‘Saur Sujala Yojna’ since the inception of the scheme in November 2016. Over 12,000 solar pumps have been distributed so far to the farmers at subsidized rates under ‘Saur Sujala Yojna’ in Chhattisgarh. “About 12,161 solar […]

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CREDA to Construct 500 MW Solar Power Park in Chhattisgarh

The first phase of Solar Power Park will be set up in Rajnandgaon with an installed capacity of 250 MW. The Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) will be setting up 500 MW capacity solar power parks in the State. The first phase of the project – a 250 MW capacity solar power plant – […]

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Chhattisgarh Solar Energy Policy

OBJECTIVE To encourage, develop and promote solar power generation in the State with a view to meet the growing demand for power in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner. To enhance the private sector participation in solar power generation. To create a favorable environment for development of solar manufacturing capabilities within the State. To contribute […]

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Poor implementation of net-metering policies poses a major challenge for rooftop solar

India’s rooftop solar market has been growing rapidly with the country adding more capacity in the past 12 months than all previous years put together. However, grid interconnection regulations and processes remain challenging in most parts of the country despite almost all states announcing net- and/or gross-metering policies for rooftop solar. According to survey of […]

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BSNL to offer its Telecom Factory in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh for manufacturing of solar equipments

Government of India introduced various policies viz Make in India, Digital India, National Electronic Manufacturing Policy as well as National Telecom Policy which lay special emphasis on indigenous manufacturing of Electronic / Telecom Equipments & products. Govt. has also made very ambitious plans to aggressively accelerate the solar energy program under Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission. […]

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5200 Megawatts Solar Capacity to be added in 2016-17

India is set to add 5200 MW solar capacity this fiscal year with various states coming out with policies for the sector. The reports from a study conducted by the ratings agency, CARE, it is estimated that out of total installed renewable energy capacity of 42750 MW as on 31st March, the solar energy share […]

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Total installed solar power generation capacity touches 7,805 MW

New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal in Parliament informed that installed solar power generation capacity in the country has touched 7,805 MW mark by June-end this year.  Rajasthan topped the charts with grid connected solar power generation capacity of 1,294.60 MW, followed by Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh with 1,267.41 MW and 1,123.36 MW respectively. India has set an ambitious […]

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