rooftop solar systems

Burail Jail, Chd: India’s First Jail to Run Entirely on Solar Energy

Model Burail Jail in Chandigarh has set its sights on becoming the first prison in India to be 100 per cent solar-powered. Chandigarh Renewal Energy Science and Technology (CREST) awarded the final tender for the addition of a 210-kilowatt solar power plant to the existing 500 kilowatt unit of the Burail Jail. This will bring […]

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World Bank Provides $165 M To Support RE In India’s Residential Sector

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on June 28 approved of $165 million in additional financing to support India’s residential sector in adoption of rooftop solar systems and make solar energy more affordable, according to a press release issued by the World Bank. These solar photovoltaic (PV) installations will provide clean, renewable energy, and […]

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Chandigarh jail goes green with 350 kWp rooftop solar plant

To commemorate World Earth Day, the current year’s theme being “Invest in our Planet”, another green energy initiative has been undertaken by the department of science and technology and renewable energy, Chandigarh. A 350 kWp Rooftop SPV Power Plant at Model Jail Complex, Sector 51, Chandigarh was inaugurated by UT adviser Dharam Pal in the […]

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Power Min Simplifies Rooftop Solar Scheme to Enhance Consumer Access

Union Power Minister R K Singh has reviewed the progress of the ‘Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Programme’ and given directions for its simplification to enhance consumers’ accessibility to it, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said in a recent press release. Following the review done on January 19, 2022, the Minister has directed that henceforth, it […]

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Sri Lanka To Purchase 75% Equipment from India For India-funded Projects

Recently, we reported that India extended a USD 100 million Line of Credit (LOC) to Sri Lanka for various solar energy projects. Now, for those solar projects, Sri Lanka will purchase the equipment and materials from India itself. That USD 100 million LOC is a 15-year loan of a fixed rate of 1.75% and that […]

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Rooftop Power Plants Can Save 95 Percent on Bills, Says Study

Residents buying power from a community rooftop solar PV plant, via a subscription plan, could also save up to 35% on their electricity bills. These savings have been estimated over the 25-year lifetime of these systems. Households owning rooftop solar systems could save up to 95% on their electricity bills, says an independent study released at the CEEW Renewable Energy Dialogue […]

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Viz-A-Viz with Praveer Sinha CEO and MD, Tata Power Company Ltd

Q. As in recent quarters Tata Power’s renewable portfolio proved to be a boon for the financial health of the company. How do you see the future of the company’s renewable segment in the country in coming years? As Tata Power aims to achieve up to 40% of its generation capacity from non-fossil fuel by […]

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Cabinet to Vet Rs 48,000 Crore KUSUM Scheme for Solar Power by March

KUSUM will also improve the present scheme for rooftop solar systems. The government is enlarging the scope of the existing scheme and its mechanism, he said adding that the government is thinking of beginning KUSUM with 7.5 lakh solar pumps.     In a significant development, the Rs 48,000-crore KUSUM scheme to promote the use […]

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Intersolar India Exhibition and Conference To Be Held From December 5-7, 2017

The event will have Special Exhibitions on Electrical Energy Storage and Power2Drive. Intersolar India Exhibition and Conference will open its doors in less than a week on December 5 -7, 2017 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre(BEC) in Mumbai, providing a platform for all industry professionals to meet, exchange, discuss challenges and solutions and promote the […]

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