Solar Projects

30 percent of 472 villages electrified this month are off-grid

According to the Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), electrification of 472 villages was completed this month (6june-28june) and about 142 of them got an off-grid connection. Solar PV has remained the most deployed off-grid connection in the country, with total installed capacity of 7.5GW as of May 2016. Nine out of eleven projects sanctioned under renewable […]

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US and India announces creation of a $20 million USICEF initiative

The United States welcomed the launch of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), recognizes the critical role it can play in the development and deployment of solar power, and intends pursuing membership in the ISA. To further strengthen ISA together, US and India will jointly launch the third Initiative of the ISA which will focus on […]

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SoftBank’s investments in India to surpass $10 billion in 5-10 years

Japanese telecom and Internet giant SoftBank has announced that its investments in the country will surpass USD 10 billion in 5-10 years. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son to PTI said SoftBank will make its first USD 350 million investment in a solar project in India and expand in next 5-10 years, probably around USD 10 billion. […]

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Tata Power Renewable Energy bags 100 MW solar project in Karnataka under NSM

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) has bagged two solar grid connected photovoltaic projects of 50 MW capacities each in Pavagada Solar Park in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. The projects have been awarded through OPEN category under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-Il Batch-Il Tranche-l under ‘State Specific Bundling Scheme’. TPREL has received […]

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SECI asks World Bank to finance 50% of it solar projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) set up originally to help the growth of solar power in the country by holding auctions and promoting projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, is now going ahead with plans of developing a second suite of PV projects in India claims a report. According to ET […]

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First Solar to Announce First Quarter Financial Results on April 27, 2016

First Solar will announce financial results for the first quarter (ended March 31, 2016), after the market closes on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The Company will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss these results and updated outlook for 2016 at 4:30 PM ET (2:00 AM IST). Investors can access a live webcast of this […]

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Suzlon acquires five solar companies to implement various renewable energy projects

Suzlon Energy Ltd on Tuesday announced that it has acquired five solar energy companies for an undisclosed sum to help implement various renewable energy projects across the country. The firm informed BSE in a regulatory filing that it has acquired Gale Solarfarms, Tornado Solarfarms, Abha Solarfarms, Aalok Solarfarms and Shreyas Solarfarms to implement various renewable […]

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Indian Banks edgy, as Solar Companies fails to deliver

What could make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plans of capitalizing $100 billion of solar power from foreign investments edgy? Indeed, an In-Flow and Out-Flow leeway of Investment and Finance. The global renowned US Company, SunEdison standstill on at least $1.4 billion of loans and credit facilities, is seeking to sell as much as 1 gigawatt(GW) […]

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