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Nearly 27 GW of new Solar Capacity Added in India in Last Three Years

A total of approximately 27 GW (26967.75 MW) of new solar capacity has been installed in India over the last three years in India. A total of approximately 27 GW (26967.75 MW) of new solar capacity has been installed in India over the last three years i.e. from 2016-17 to 2018-19 and the current year […]

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Solar Energy Production in the year 2018-19 was 21.365 Billion Units

Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has reported that the total solar energy production in the year 2018-19 was 21.365 Billion Units (BUs), as on 31.10.2018. The year-wise details of solar energy production since, 2015 are given as under: – S. No Year Generation from Solar Projects (BUs) 1. 2015-16 7.448 2. 2016-17 13.499 3. 2017-18 25.871 […]

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India Will Easily Attain 100 GW Solar Energy Target BY 2022: MNRE Minister  

National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has benchmarked the country’s solar capacity at 748 GW backing the solar energy target. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, it was assured that India, with all comforts, will attain the 100 GW solar energy target by 2022 and has already installed solar energy capacity of 23.12 GW […]

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Around 69,784 MW of renewable energy capacity has been installed in the country as on 31.03.2018

Renewable energy installations in the country are progressively increasing and do not appear to be facing any major challenges Renewable energy sector in India is attracting companies from across the world In the year 2016-17, aggregate capacity of around 11,322 MW of renewable energy was installed in the country, and in year 2017-18, aggregate capacity […]

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Indian Railways to Provide Rooftop Solar Panels at More Stations

It has planned to source 500 MW solar energy by providing rooftop solar panels at its railway stations and other buildings. In a move to go green, Indian Railways (IR) has planned to provide solar panels at many of its railway stations. Railway Ministry in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha said, it has […]

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1 Mn Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented: R.K Singh

The scheme was sanctioned in January 2014 for empowering underserved communities of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The government has successfully implemented the one million solar study lamps scheme, said R. K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for New and Renewable Energy and Power, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. […]

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India Can Reach 17k MW Renewable Energy Capacity by 2022: Government

India can reach a capacity of 17,000 megawatts in renewable energy by the year 2022, the Rajya Sabha was informed. During the Question Hour, Minister of state for power, new and renewable energy R K Singh said the share of renewable energy was progressively increasing in the Indian electricity mix. “In the year 2015-16, with […]

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Tailoring Solar Power for Textile Industry

The Indian Textile Industry has always been amenable in adapting newer and more efficient technologies. Electricity is most necessary input that mill needs today and it has always remained area of concern in this segment. Textile industry has been early adopter of renewable energy in India and has contributed largely in the growth of clean […]

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