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Maharashtra Races ahead in 2019 with Impressive Response to 1GW Tender

Maharashtra was also in the news late last year for its tender of 1400 MW across 30 circles in the state, besides a 1 GW tender for providing solar power purely for a dedicated agricultural grid. Maharashtra’s 1 GW solar tender, which saw the state extend the final submission deadline to Jan 22 (today) from […]

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STFI Recommendations to Accelerate Solar Process Heat in Dairies

Speaking at a workshop organized by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), RK Singh, Minister of power, New & Renewable Energy highlighted the need for creating an enabling and stable policy framework to further propagate usage of solar energy. Stressing on the need for utilizing the dairy cooperative network for the benefit of the farmers. […]

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Uganda Gets Unique US$ 25 Million Solar Power Project

This is the largest plant in the East African region. The latest addition of solar-generated energy to the national grid is the 24 MW Kabulasoke pilot solar power plant in Gomba District that was commissioned on 9th January, by President Museveni. UK based firm-Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE), Xsabo Group of Companies and Dr. David Alobo, a […]

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Torrent Power Issues RfS for Purchase of Power of 300 MW from Solar Projects in Gujarat

Torrent will sign power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidders for a period of 25 years from the scheduled commercial operation date of the project. Torrent Power has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for procurement of power through competitive bidding process followed by e-reverse auction up to 300 MW from grid-connected solar photovoltaic […]

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BHEL Wins Largest Order for Solar Photovoltaic Plants

Valued at Rs.565 Crore, this is the largest SPV power plant order won by BHEL till date. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won an order for setting up 129 MW Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) power plants in Telangana from Singareni Collieries Company. Significantly, valued at Rs 565 crore, this is the largest SPV power plant […]

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Assam Issues Tender for 70 MW Solar Project in Amguri Solar Park

APGCL has fixed the upper ceiling for quoted tariff at Rs 3.50/kWh The Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) has issued a tender inviting Request for Proposal (RFP) from interested power producing companies/solar developers for the allotment of 70 MW of Grid-Connected ground-mounted solar photovoltaic projects to be implemented in Amguri Solar Park in the state […]

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MNRE Ceases Empanelment Of Channel Partners Under Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Program

An auction of up to 21GW solar and wind capacities combined to be issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) by March 2018. In an official notice dated of 23 November 2017, The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) declared the discontinuation of empanelment of channel partners under grid connected rooftop and […]

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Merck Plans to Invest Around €10 million, to Push India’s Solar Power

Merck embarked on the installation of solar power panels at its Jigani and Peenya centers in Bengaluru A leading science and technology company, Merck is planning to invest up to €10 million to reduce carbon footprint in India with its largest solar power array initiative and a Gold LEED manufacturing site. These improvements are supported […]

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Climate Talks: India Scores Diplomatic Victory As China Announces Plan to Join International Solar Alliance

China’s decision to join the global solar alliance of 121 solar resource rich countries is seen as India’s significant victory as the former has become the most dominant player of renewable energy. In a significant development, China has announced its intention to join the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the UN-sponsored climate change conference […]

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