Solar India

Andhra Pradesh Aims at Increasing its Green Cover to 50 percent by 2029

Andhra Pradesh CM Naidu has said that there is an urgent need to increase the green cover in cities and towns for sustainable development. Expressing concern over rise in pollution levels world over, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that his government has set a target to increase the green cover to 50 […]

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IESA commemorates World Energy Storage Day by organizing policy roundtable

The objective of this forum is to have a dialogue between thought leaders from industry and the policy makers to identify policy priorities that can help drive adoption of energy storage in India and make India a global hub for manufacturing of advanced energy storage technologies by 2020 said IESA. To commemorate on the 1st […]

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Vikram Solar Commissions 80MW Solar Power Project in Gujarat

The 80MW solar power project has been developed under the Jawaharal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase II Batch IV Tranche-I Scheme. Energy solutions provider Vikram Solar has commissioned 80MW solar PV power project for Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd. (abbreviated GIPCL). The 80 MW project has been developed under the Jawaharal Nehru National Solar Mission […]

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Delhi power distribution firm TPDDL encourages hospitals to opt for solar power

“We will continue our efforts towards enhancing the use of solar power among our consumer base and contribute towards the national solar mission that aims to establish India as a global leader in solar energy” Power distribution company Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) held a workshop for representatives of hospitals and healthcare centres to […]

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NDMC to install 65,000 solar modules on major buildings: Report

Currently EESL is carrying out a study to assess potential of various institutions to generate rooftop solar before initiating the work of installation. Central Delhi is gearing up to go green generating 20 MW solar power from the rooftop of its buildings. According to a report Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has signed a MoU […]

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Policy intervention is needed for renewable energy storage Expert

“Only 15-20 per cent of the grid capacity can be pushed with renewable. The present grid is of about 3.5 GW and in that case we can absorb only 70,000 MW in the system. But the national target is 1.7 GW renewable by 2022 of which 1 GW is from solar itself” Policy intervention is […]

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State distribution companies (discoms) are biggest obstacle on open access for solar power

Open access (OA) was one of the main components of the Electricity Act (2003), introduced in an effort to attract private investment in the electricity generation sector, thereby encouraging competition. There is an increasing opportunity to innovate in solar markets in India thanks to the rapidly declining price of photovoltaics (PV). While large-scale ground-mounted solar […]

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Canadian Solar Acquires an 80.6 MWp of Solar Power Project in Brazil

Once connected to the grid, the solar power plant will generate approximately 143,664 MWh of electricity per year, which will be sold to CCEE (Electrical Energy Commercialization Chamber). Construction will start in early 2018 and reach commercial operation in Q4 2018. Canadian Solar has announced an acquisition of an 80.6 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project […]

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