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Renewables Will Become Dominant Energy Source by 2050: Oliver Wyman

“Governments need to champion and commit to COP21 targets and organisations need to be bold and agile in order to achieve an energy system built mainly on renewables by 2050.” Oliver Wyman in its latest report notes that a global energy system based mainly on renewables can be achieved by 2050, but governments need to […]

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NTPC likely to be mandated to meet its entire auxiliary power requirement through domestic solar equipment: Report

Nearly 2000 MW of NTPC auxiliary power generation can be replaced by solar energy. Indian government is reportedly looking at means to aid domestic solar equipment manufacturing industry despite facing criticism at WTO for the domestic content requirement clause in the JNNSM. BusinessLine citing a top government official reports that towards this end, NTPC may […]

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Solar Alliance Targets Massachusetts as First New Market under Crius Solar Origination Agreement

“Solar Alliance’s core competency is sales and marketing. Partnering with Crius Solar allows us to maintain our high margins and reduce overhead costs associated with the installation process. We believe this model allows for aggressive growth while maintaining fiscal responsibility” Solar Alliance Energy Inc. signs Solar Origination Agreement with Crius Solar, LLC (“Crius Solar”), an […]

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ONGC floats tender for 1MW solar PV plant at IPSHEM, Goa

Last date for submission of bid for the ONGC’s 1MW solar PV project is July 7, 2017. The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has recently floated tendered for 1 MW solar PV plant at Institute of Petroleum Safety, Health and Environment Management (IPSHEM), Goa. The last date for submission of bid for the ONGC’s […]

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ISA countries support commissioning of a Study on CRMM for Solar Power Generation Projects in Solar Resource Rich Countries

The proposed CRMM will offer a simple and affordable tool that will create a secure environment for private institutional investment in solar assets. Argentina, Burkina-Faso, Chad, France, India, Ivory Coast, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal, Uganda and Yemen have jointly supported commissioning of a study to define and structure a Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism (CRMM) […]

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President Mukherjee inaugurates integrated bio-solar-wind Microgrid centre at IIEST, Shibpur

“The integrated Bio-Solar-Wind micro-grid centre of IIEST is one cog in the wheel of sustainable development. We must ensure that electricity is available for ordinary people and potable water is provided for consumption of both humans and animals.” The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a Bio-Solar-Wind Microgrid Centre and Centre for Water and Environment […]

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Haryana govt. exempts solar devices from VAT to encourage manufacturing in the state

Solar devices exempted from VAT includes solar lanterns, solar home systems, stand-alone street lighting systems, solar water heating systems, solar water pumping systems, solar cooker boxes and dish type, solar chargers or inverters and solar photovoltaic modules. The Haryana government has exempted solar devices, equipment or parts used in installation of solar power projects from […]

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