Solar Energy

New Policy for Solar Panels in the Indian Railways

With Indian government’s aim of making India the ‘clean energy’ kernel, the largest rail network has settled a policy for harnessing solar energy on rooftops of Railway premises. The policy will allow establishing solar power plants through developer mode with a long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) by Railways. The existing policy pronounces rooftops of […]

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Solar Log smart meters for residential solar PV plants receives UL 2735 certification

Solar Data Systems, Inc. has announced that its Solar-Log line-up of smart meters for residential solar PV plants has received Underwriter Laboratories 2735 certification. Solar-Log line-up includes company’s photovoltaic monitoring technology with Aclara residential I-210+ utility meter (formerly GE). The product line-up which comes with UL 2735 certification include Solar-Log 350, 360 and 370 beside […]

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Geronimo Energy sells a 66-MW portfolio of Minnesota Community Solar Garden developments to BHE Renewables

Geronimo Energy has announced the sale of its second portfolio of Minnesota Community Solar Garden developments (“the Portfolio”) to subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, the BHE Renewables. Geronimo Energy’s Portfolio include a total of 66 megawatts (“MW”) of solar garden projects spread across 21 locations and 16 Minnesota counties, which will be completed by the […]

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Chandigarh to make solar rooftop plants mandatory for building, houses having more than 100 square yards of plot soon: Report

Chandigarh may make its mandatory for all houses and buildings’ having more than 100 square yards of plot to install solar rooftop plants soon, claims The EconomicTimes. Santosh Kumar, director of Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) speaking to the publication said that “a notification to this effect is expected shortly, and […]

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3000 Indian villages to get electricity through renewable energy sources under the DDUJGY scheme: Piyush Goyal

Government is gearing up to electrify about 3000 villages through renewable energy sources. Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy- Piyush Goyal said that out of un-electrified villages, about 3000 villages to be electrified through renewable energy sources under the DDUJGY scheme. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget […]

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ENGIE bags 40 MW solar power project in Peru

French multinational electric utility company ENGIE through its subsidiaries Enersur and Solairedirect has won a 40 MW solar power project as part of the 4th nationwide call for tenders launched in Peru. The company in a statement said this performance in the context of a very selective bidding procedure, reflects the highly competitive price offered […]

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Gamesa bags 12MW Solar Deal in Tamil Nadu

Spanish renewable provider, Gamesa announces a successful solar deal of commissioning 112MW in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Through this photovoltaic (PV) project, the company will provide engineering and design services, supply inverters, implement the actual installation and commission the solar PV parks. Previously, The latest order expands the company’s Indian solar power portfolio […]

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SunEdison’s poll result shows 74% of Maryland voters support the Clean Energy Jobs Act

Sun Edison, Inc. and the Maryland Climate Coalition have released poll results showing that Maryland residents support legislation that would expand clean energy and clean energy jobs in the state. The Clean Energy Jobs Act promotes Maryland’s clean energy standard and entails the state to generate 25% of electricity by 2020 from clean sources. The act also sets […]

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Risen Energy’s in-house production to reach 3,100 MWp by the end of 2016

China based firm Risen Energy Co Ltd. has announced that it in-house production capacity for photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules is expected to reach 3,100 MWp by the end of this year. The company in a statement said that at the end of year 2015 it’s highly automated manufacturing infrastructure amounted to a combined 2,600 […]

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