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Budget 2019: Solar Sector Gets Only 1.1% Increase in Allocation

After the revised estimation of last year’s budget allocation is taken into account, this year’s budget has seen a rise of just over a percent for the solar sector The union budget for 2019-20 has provided for a budgetary allocation of Rs 3,004 crore for the solar power sector, including both grid-interactive and off-grid projects, […]

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Indian Navy Sails towards Renewable Energy; 24MW Solar Projects under Execution

Besides, Indian Navy has also taken up few pilot projects which utilize wind or hybrid (both wind and solar) as a source of energy. These projects not only aim to reduce carbon footprint but also help achieve self-sustenance in energy security. Demand for energy spurred over the past two decades on the back of unprecedented […]

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Government Approves Second Phase of Atal Jyoti Yojana

Phase-II of Atal Jyoti Yojana will cover installation of 3,04,500 solar street lights (SSL) of 12 W capacity as per the MNRE specification. The president has today given its assent to launch the Phase-II of the ‘Atal Jyoti Yojana’ (AJAY) to be implemented in the year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Sanction has also been accorded for […]

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Rana Calls for Optimum use of Solar Energy in Domestic use

“In a power deficit state like Jammu and Kashmir, solar energy is the most viable and sustainable source of power to meet domestic requirements”, Rana said while inaugurating a private establishment dealing with solar energy gadgets. National Conference provincial president, Devender Singh Rana on Saturday called for optimum use of cost effective solar energy, saying […]

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Punjab to Install 20,000 Solar Water Pumps by 2022

solar hydro pumping project would be given impetus which would act as a game changer in the irrigation sector and within a few years span By the year 2020, Punjab government is aiming to install 20,000 solar water pumps across the state. The project will be executed under the solar hydro pumping project. The state […]

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Cabinet Okays Continuation of Off-grid, Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme

The total project of the 3 components included under the phase-III is Rs 1,895 crore of which Rs 637 crore will be provided as central financial assistance. The government has provided its consent for implementing phase-III of off-grid and decentralized solar PV application programme to achieve additional 118 MWp (Mega Watt peak) off-grid solar PV […]

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Union Cabinet Nods for 3 lakh Solar Street Lights in NE States, Maoist Affected Areas

Prasad said that 3,00,000 solar street lights will be installed throughout the country with special emphasis on areas where there is no facility for street lighting systems through grid power, northeastern states, and Maoist-affected districts. In order to light up the streets of northeastern states and Maoist affected districts, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday has […]

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Cabinet approves Continuation of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Applications Programme – Phase III

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for implementation of Phase-Ill of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV (Photo Voltaic) Application Programme to achieve additional 118 MWp(Mega Watt peak) off-grid solar PV capacity by 2020. Phase-Ill of Off-grid and Decentralised Solar PV Application Programme covers […]

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