Solar Energy

SECI Issues RfS for Setting up of 10 MW Grid Connected Solar Plant in R’sthan

State-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a detailed RfS document for selection of solar power developers to set up a 10 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at Bagru Kala town, near Chitroli village, Jaipur district, Rajasthan. Earlier, Saur Energy reported that the nodal agency had issued a notice inviting tender […]

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US Solar Market Sets Q1 Record, Impact of COVID-19 Likely on Q2: Report

The US solar market installed 3.6 GW of new solar PV capacity in Q1 2020, representing its largest first quarter ever in the United States. The US solar market installed 3.6 gigawatts (GW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Q1 2020, representing its largest first quarter (Q1) ever in the United States. According to […]

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US’ DFC Okays $350 Mn for Development in India Including over $200 Mn for Solar

The US-Based Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has sanctioned about $350 million of investment for development in India under various projects including more than $200 million for the solar energy projects. DFC is an independent agency of the US Government that provides financing for private development projects. This investment is part of the $1 billion of […]

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Delayed Solar Development in Japan amid Covid-19 Likely to Facilitate Coal Usage

Amidst coronavirus crisis, electricity demand in Japan like other countries has dropped significantly and thus resulted in a decline in power prices. This drop in demand and rise in solar power generation eventually driving down the wholesale electricity prices, as revealed by the data & analytics company. According to GlobalData, the ongoing economic contraction, delays […]

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Railways provides a 3 GW Boost for Solar targets

The Engineering and Consultancy firm RITES Ltd, which executes key projects specifically for the Indian Railways, announced yesterday that its subsidiary Railway Energy Management Company Ltd (REMCL) has secured its largest mandate from Indian Railways for tendering, installation, supervision and managing power supply for three GW solar energy installations. These plant will be set up […]

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Orb Energy Hires Rabindra Satpathy as Exec VP – Business Development

Shell-backed solar power firm Orb Energy has appointed Rabindra Satpathy as its Executive Vice President – Business Development. Now, Satpathy will oversee the Bengaluru-based company’s business development in ground-mounted solar power plants, including storage, floating solar and other new projects. He brings with him more than 35 years of solar experience in design, engineering, product […]

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Which States Have the Highest Solar Energy Potential in India?

The solar energy generation potential in a specific area can be assessed based on factors like availability of land, solar radiation etc. The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an apex institute of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), has estimated the potential of solar power in the country to be around 750 GWp. […]

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Sterling & Wilson Becomes 1st Indian Company to Commission Solar Project in Oman

Adding another feather in its cap, Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd, one of the largest solar EPC solutions providers worldwide, commissioned its first 125 MW solar energy project in Oman and become the first Indian company to commission a photovoltaic (PV) project in the region. Commenting on the landmark achievement, Bikesh Ogra, Director and Global CEO of Sterling […]

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