Solar Capacity

Telangana to Add 1,000 MW Solar PV Capacity by the End of 2019

Telangana stands at second position with a generation capacity of over 3,500 MW commissioned through solar energy, which is expected to touch 4500 MW by the end of the year. Telangana will add another 1,000 MW of solar energy capacity in next six to eight months taking the total installed capacity to over 4,500 MW in solar […]

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Indian Railways to Set Up 1 GW Solar Capacity by 2020-21

Indian Railways has an existing capacity of 71.19 MW of Solar plants from rooftops solar installations at various Railways stations. Ministry of Railways has planned to set up 1000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power by 2020-21 which would help Railways to source about 10% of its electrical energy from renewable source, Minister of State of […]

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West Bengal Issues Tender for 11 MW solar Energy

The project is for 900 grid connected solar rooftop power projects of 10 KW capacity and 100 units of 20 KW capacity at multiple locations. Increasing West Bengal’s share of solar power, West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency has issued a tender for the installation of 11 MW of solar power in the state. The […]

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Growth of Indian Solar Capacity Slowing Down: Experts

According to Bridge To India’s latest report, India’s total solar capacity touched 27.4 GW by the end of September 2018. India’s solar capacity which had been witnessing a continual growth over the last four year took a slump in 2018 because of policy challenges and struggles in execution of the projects. Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director […]

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India’s Solar Capacity Addition Slow in H1 2018: Experts

Consulting firm Bridge To India’s latest report says that solar capacity of utility scale witnessed an addition of 1.2 GW in the said period. The unpredictability in the solar industry caused by fluctuating tenders, lackluster response to auctions coupled with the issues related to GST and safeguard duty have caused a slowdown in the July-September […]

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Punjab Solar Capacity Soars to 920 MW in August 2018

The State was having installed capacity of only 9 MW in February, 2012 which has escalated to 920 MW as on August 2018. The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) during 2nd Global Re-Invest 2018 said in a statement that, across government, we are talking about what is the defining issue of our generation – Climate […]

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ADB to Provide $45.4 Mn to Spur Off-Grid SPV Pumping for Irrigation in Bangladesh

ADB grant will help in replacing diesel systems with solar powered irrigation to enhance energy security, reduce local pollution, and mitigate climate change. The project is also expected to result in a reduction of 17,261 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.   The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide USD 20 million loan to Bangladesh […]

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Manufacturing to Become a Key Element for Solar Power Projects, says Govt.

So the bigger bids will be focused on manufacturing, while smaller bids will take care of smaller developers. If there is one big bid and one player takes it all, that will be unfair. As the country aims to add close to 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, the government plans to make […]

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IL&FS, SoftBank Partnered to Power 20 GW Solar Power Parks

The announcement came two months after the SoaftBank tied up with China’s GCL System Integration Technology for Indian solar power venture worth Rs 6350 Crore. Both SB Energy, the power and energy investment arm of SoftBank and IL&FS Energy will develop grid-connected solar projects across the country. To support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious renewable […]

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