Renewable Energy

Solar Power Tariffs expected to drop to as low as INR 3.50 a unit in 3 years

Solar power tariffs in India, which fell below Rs. 5 per unit since last November, are once again expected to sink further as the industry doubles volumes every year and the cost of producing power continues to drop. A report published in the Mint mentions that that tariffs will fall to as low as 3.5 […]

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NREDCAP asks government offices and private institutions to go solar

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) is advising government offices and private institutions to go solar in a bid to bring down power consumption by 50 per cent and cut down carbon emission. NREDCAP is asking to replace conventional system of lighting with solar powered LED bulbs and T5 lights […]

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MNRE in process of finalizing the draft for National Lab Policy for Renewable Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is in the process of marking the final seal on a national lab policy to set norms for standardization, testing and certification of renewable energy related products in India, and also define the infrastructure required for the testing centres. Expected to be completed within a month’s time, […]

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A Residential Complex in Lokhandwala, Andheri Installs 120 solar panels

A residential complex in Lokhandwala, Andheri (West) goes solar to cut annual electricity bill. The residents have installed 120 solar panels on the rooftop of 16-storeyed Cliff Tower apartment. It is expected to reduce carbon footprint and dependency on the electricity grid. The installed solar panels generate 30 kilowatt (kW) solar energy per hour which […]

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Canada to set up large-scale solar power plant in Balochistan

Canadian Government and Balochistan have signed an agreement to set up solar plants of 1,000MW in different parts of the province. According to local media reports the agreement was signed by Chief Secretary Saifullah Chattah provincial government under special power received through the Pakistan constitution. Under the agreement Canadian firm would establish 20 solar power […]

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India, US solar case: WTO Appellate Body to Deliver Verdict by September

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) appellate body is expected to deliver its verdict on an appeal by India in its solar mission dispute with the United States by September. The appellate body of WTO is a standing body that includes seven officials. It listens to the appeals from reports issued by panels in disputes involving […]

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Karnataka Bank under ‘solar light scholarship’ programme to provide solar lights to rural students

Karnataka Bank Ltd with Manipal-based non-governmental organisation Bharatiya Vikas Trust (BVT) has started a solar programme to provide solar lights to students in rural areas under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Under the program the bank till date has provided solar lights to 100 houses of the students from remote rural areas of Udupi […]

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Photon Energy Adds 28.5 MWP To Its O&M Portfolio

Photon Energy Operations, a subsidiary of global solar power solutions provider Photon Energy NV, has taken over the operations, maintenance and monitoring of 17 PV power plants in the Czech Republic with a total capacity of 28.5 MWp. The power plants are owned by Energy 21. One of Photon Energy’s main advantages for Energy 21 […]

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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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