Solar Energy

India Calls for Faster Expansion of ISA at COP 25

Prakash Javadekar at the COP 25 summit has stressed that more and more countries should join the ISA and that there is a need to speed up this alliance Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar stressed on his point that more and more countries should join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to meet their […]

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Trend Analysis: Govt Funding for Grid Connected Solar Rooftops

However, the ratio of allocation of funds for the grid-connected solar rooftop segment has been declined sharply. With an aim to promote solar energy in the country, government has taken various significant measures in the past few years including amendments in policies, releasing funds under various schemes for the sector etc. However, most of the […]

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Could Solar Energy power Indian homes for free?

Imagine running all your electricity-hungry home appliances and devices at home as much as you want and paying zero or near-zero electricity bill. This is already an accepted way of life for many people in Germany, a handful of American states, and a few other countries around the world where electricity tariffs have not just […]

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Renewables to Surpass Coal in US by 2021, Says IEEFA

In an historic crossover, the yearly power generation from renewable energy is likely to surpass power generation from coal-based power plants for the first time in the United States (US) in 2021, said IEEFA report. According to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) report, recent trends for coal has been rapidly declining, […]

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Coal India Arm Issues 100 KWp Solar Tender for Nagpur

Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Ltd (CMPDI), an arm of state-run Coal India Ltd (CIL), has issued a tender for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 100 kWp (10 sets X 10 kWp) capacity grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant. As per the tender details, this solar energy power plant will be mounted […]

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Total Adds 6 New Projects to its Distributed Solar Portfolio in SE Asia

Total Solar Distributed Generation, an arm of energy giant Total, has added six new distributed solar projects having capacity of 10 MWp in Southeast (SE) Asia region. Through this move, the energy giant has continued its strategy of expansion of footprints in the distributed solar sector by adding 10 MWp to its renewables portfolio in […]

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Will the ban on ‘Blue Wafer Cell’ help in boosting the domestic solar manufacturing?

Recently, government had imposed restrictions on the use of imported ‘blue wafer/ diffused silicon wafer’ for the manufacturing of solar PV cells, as such PV cells will not qualify under the category of domestically manufactured solar cells under various government schemes. Here’re some views and voices from the solar industry on its impact: Manish Aggarwal, […]

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Govt to Set up 14 MW of Solar Plants in Leh & Kargil

Under the Prime Minister Development Package 2015 these projects will be developed, he added. The Union Minister of State (IC) Power, New & Renewable Energy and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, RK Singh has said on Thursday that the government is planning to set up 14 MW solar energy power plants in the Leh and Kargil region. This information was provided by […]

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Interview with Nikunj Patel, CEO, Australian Premium Solar (India) Pvt. Ltd.

 Australian Premium Solar (APS) India, founded in 2013, is an Ahmedabad, Gujarat based company that manufacture, export, import and supply polycrystalline solar panels, polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, solar panel along with solar inverter etc. The company’s client base includes residential, commercial and industrial (C&I) purposes, even for local, state or central government, or […]

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