180 kW Solar Plant Tendered in Goa

The last date of bid submission is March 1, 2019. The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has issued a tender inviting bid from eligible project developers to set up an on-grid solar power plant of 180 kW capacity on the cover shed of Platform 2 and 3 at the Madgaon Railway station in Goa. The […]

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Goa Amends Solar Policy to Grant Solar Prosumers 50% Subsidy

Small and large prosumers will now receive a 50 percent subsidy instead of the earlier proposed interest-free loan. To further incentivise the generation and adoption of solar power in the state, the Goa government has approved the amendments to the Goa State Solar Policy 2017. The solar policy with proposed amendments was issued last month […]

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Goa’s New Solar Policy to be Notified in 15 Days

The commission at the public hearing stated that the department should, in fact, encourage consumers to switch over to non-renewable energy resources. The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has instructed the electricity department of Goa to help out consumers who are interested in setting up solar systems. The judgment was passed after consumers and solar […]

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High Wind, Solar Potential in Goa: GCCI

A hybrid wind and solar power unit with a capacity of 4 KW has been installed at Verna, Goa to study and showcase the benefits of using the hybrid turbine. Though like any coastal area of Indian subcontinent, Goa has immense wind and solar energy potential but its industry body Goa Chamber of Commerce and […]

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India’s First Solar Powered Ferry Between Aldona-Panaji

The solar powered ferry move came in as a result of repeated stress by the transport minister Nitin Gadkari to use alternative fuels for running vehicles. Renewable energy service in India has finally made it to the inland waterways as a solar-powered ferry is planned to carry passengers across Goa’s Aldona-Panaji water route. PWD Minister […]

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Consumers, Integrators Seek Single-window for Solar Power Projects in Goa

The integrators were attending the Goa Conference’s second edition on Solar Energy in Panaji, the capital of Goa. They vigorously questioned the role of the electricity department and the GEDA. To deal with all grid-connected solar power projects, Integrators and consumers of solar power systems have appealed for a single window system for smooth installations. […]

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Goa Govt to Provide Solar Lamps for Forest-Dwellings 

The permission will be sought from the forest department, which is a requirement in wildlife protected areas, to provide  solar lamps to interested households. The Goa Energy Development Agency and the power department jointly to provide solar lamps to the households who don’t have access to power and are living in remote forest areas of the state. […]

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Government Buildings in Goa to be Solar Powered by 2018

Adopting solar power will help ease consumption levels and set an example for the rest of Goa. This will also reduce the power bill by 50%. Government buildings in Goa will adopt solar energy as a means to generate power by way of setting up rooftop solar plants by this financial year. “Government buildings in […]

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Government Buildings in Goa to Get Rooftop Solar Power Plants

As of now, government buildings with rooftop solar power plants are GEDA, Raj Bhavan, PWD works division IV-Tonca, Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and the National Institute of Technology. To promote solar energy, the state electricity department and Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) have conducted a study to set up rooftop solar power plants across the […]

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