National solar news

HAL Airport Installs 3.5MW Single-Axis Solar Project

To harness solar energy, a 3.5MW solar power project has been installed by HAL at its Airport in Bengaluru. The solar power project that spread across 23 acres with 12,985 solar modules was inaugurated by T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL on Friday.  “We are pleased to be a part of this environment friendly initiative by […]

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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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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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Rural Development Minister Kimidi Mrunalini asks farmers to use solar pumps

Rural Development Minister Kimidi Mrunalini has asked farmers to use solar pumps and stressed on the use of solar devices for energy conservation reports The Hindu. The Minister flagged off a rally taken out by students of various colleges on Monday. The rally was organized as part of ongoing energy conservation week celebrations. Farmers would […]

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US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) Initiative launched to expand access to distributed clean energy projects

Minister of State for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Piyush Goyal and US envoy Richard Verma on Friday launched US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) Initiative. The U.S.-India Clean Energy Finance facility (“USICEF”) would support project preparation activities for distributed solar projects in order to unlock OPIC financing and mobilize public and private capital to expand access […]

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Launch scheme to provide jobs through solar project: Parliamentary panel

A Parliamentary panel has asked the government to launch a scheme to set up solar power projects through qualified unemployed or under-employed youth, as assured by it on the floor of the House. “The implementation of the Assurance given in reply to unstarred question 1778 on March 5, 2015 regarding solar projects is of paramount […]

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Fitch assigns BBB- to IREDA’s issuer default ratings

Fitch Ratings today said it has assigned BBB- to long-term foreign and local currency issuer default ratings on Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency with a stable outlook. “Fitch Ratings has assigned Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltds (IREDA) long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) of BBB- and short-term IDR of F3. The […]

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